Our Favorite Christmas Cookies plus dozens of others to share this holiday season. They’re great to make for holiday parties and functions or to package and give as gifts to neighbors, friends and family.
One of our all-time favorite things to do this time of year is bake cookies!! It’s something we do all year long but something we especially look forward to during the holidays.
Making treats and assembling plates for neighbors, friends and church members is a common occurrence and a tradition we look forward to each year. That is why I’m sharing our classic Christmas Cookies recipe today (modified off of our classic Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe), along with dozens of other Christmas cookies that are great to enjoy this time of year!
Whether you’re baking up several types for a fun holiday party or only baking a few for a cozy night at home, I’ve listed several Christmas cookie recipes that I know you’ll love along with some tips and packaging ideas.
Christmas Cookie Tips
Most all of these recipes include tips and tricks in the post, but I wanted to include some general cookies tips here:
Many cookies keep for about a week when stored in an airtight container. Including a piece of white bread helps keep the cookies soft.
Most cookie dough can be frozen and stored for up to 3 months. This is especially helpful as December is particularly busy with shopping and other Christmas events. Keeping dough on hand will give you a quick freshly baked treat for any event.
Line your pans with parchment paper, not only does it keep the cookies from sticking, but it makes for easy clean up.
how to package christmas cookies
Here are some of our top tips for packaging cookies this holiday season:
The easiest is to put the cookies in a store bought holiday box or bin. Dress it up by putting piece of tissue paper, or holiday napkin, in the box before placing the cookies inside.
Wrap in Cellophane: This is particularly pretty. Place cookies on a holiday plate and cover with plastic wrap. Then, place the plate in the center of a piece of cellophane, bring all the sides up over the plate and gather them together. Finally, tie closed with a holiday ribbon or tulle.
Bake the cookies the same size and stack them in a large mouth mason jar. Cover the lid with Christmas fabric or paper. Tie a ribbon around the top.
Save those Pringles cans! Wash and dry, then wrap the can with decorative holiday paper. Stack the cookies in the can, cover with the lid, and top with a gift wrapping bow.
A brown lunch bag is pretty in its simplicity. Stack cookies in a brown lunch bag. Fold the top over and punch two holes. Thread a simple ribbon through, tulle or raffia also work, and tie the top closed.
These gingerbread men cookies have soft centers and crispy edges. Then they're filled with brown sugar, molasses & warm spices for a delicious gingerbread flavor. Frost with royal icing or a buttercream frosting for the perfect holiday cookie.
This recipe is SO simple, you'll want to make these cinnamon-y cookies drizzled with baking chocolate all the time!! The fact that these Cinnamon Roll Cookies are bite-sized makes it even harder to not eat the whole batch!
What is Christmas without Sugar Cookies cut into holiday shapes with red and green frosting? We have several different recipes that will give you that Christmas Cookie Fix. And, of course, they are all delicious!
DessertPeppermint Sugar Cookies Recipe
Peppermint Sugar Cookies - the softest sugar cookie with hints of peppermint and topped with a creamy peppermint frosting and candy cane pieces.
So delicious and festive Peppermint Oreo Sugar Cookies. A great treat for family, friends, and neighbors. Recipe includes your favorite sugar cookie mix, andes peppermint baking chips, and candy cane oreos!!
We also know that sometimes, cookies (in general) are all you want to bake at Christmas time. Here are some of the classic cookies we like to make all year long, but are also great additions to any party or cookie plate!
DessertGooey Butter Cookies Recipe
Whether you call them butter cookies or cake mix cookies, you know they are ultra yummy! These cookies are made with a yellow cake mix, butter, cream cheese, and a few additional ingredients. They are so gooey, chewy, and moist - it's impossible to resit them!
These Funfetti Cookies are quick, simple and a kid-favorite! They are made using funfetti cake mix and can be topped with canned frosting or homemade frosting along with every kids' favorite - SPRINKLES!
These almond cookies are not only soft and a bit chewy - but they're easy to make and are full of flavor. With hints of almond through out the cookie, these cookies are sure to become a family favorite in no time.
These Easy Oatmeal Cookies are a family favorite because they are chewy, soft and always gone in minutes. Filled with brown sugar and oats, these cookies are irresistible and will soon become a go-to cookie recipe.
My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!