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Christmas Cookies and Other Holiday Baking Recipes

A variety of Christmas cookie recipes

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Here is a selection of delicious Christmas cookies, sure to make the holidays even sweeter.

Everyone loves Christmas cookie recipes of some sort.

I always think that the best holiday baking recipes are easy. There is just so much stress and busyness during the holiday season that adding more from complicated recipes is just too much for most of us.

No need to feel pressure with these easy dessert recipes. Many can be made ahead and stored in the freezer or in airtight containers.

A few are a bit more complicated, but definitely worth the time if you have it.

It is always best to have a real mixture of holiday baking on hand. That way you satisfy the eyes with a variety of colors, shapes and textures, as well as the taste buds with an abundance of fantastic flavors.

These Christmas cookie recipes can help create lasting holiday memories for your family and friends.

Develop new holiday traditions by trying a variety of holiday cookies and other Christmas recipes and finding the ones your family loves the best.

Let the kids help too. Kids love to help in the kitchen and what better way to create wonderful Christmas memories than to let them help with their favorite Christmas cookie recipes!

Christmas Cookie Recipes

Plain Cookies

These are the classics, and variations on classics – the cookies we all love.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Soft Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe with Blueberries
Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Sugar Cookies
Hermit Cookies
Monster Cookies
Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Cookies to Decorate

Many of these recipes have lots of delicious and easy variations, so one cookie dough recipe can make several different kinds of cookies. Click on the links to check out the variations in the recipes.

Butter Cookies
Gingerbread Cookie Recipe
Refrigerator Cookies
Plain Christmas Cookies with Many Variations
Shortbread Cookies

Pretty Cookies

Mixing in a few of these Christmas cookies with the plainer cookie recipes will give your holiday dessert trays a wonderful mix of textures, flavors and colors.

Raspberry Refrigerator Pinwheel Cookies
Thumbprint Cookies
Mexican Wedding Cookie Recipe
Mocha Meringue Recipe
Date and Nut Pinwheel Cookies
Crescent Shaped Walnut Cookies

No Bake Cookies and Squares

There is absolutely nothing easier than these no bake cookie recipes! The kids will love to help put these together.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Drops
Rum Balls
Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate Chinese Noodle Cookies or Chocolate Spiders
Chocolate Coconut Cookies
Peanut Butter Balls
Rocky Road Fudge
Nanaimo Bars

Bar Cookies

These cookie recipes get baked in a square pan, then cut into cookies after they are baked.

Apricot Bars
Coconut Cherry Bars
Christmas Jewel Bars
Chocolate Coconut Bar Cookie
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Squares
Raspberry Lattice Bars

Squares, Tarts and Brownies

These recipes really round out your Christmas baking offerings. Make a few of them to add variety and color to your holiday dessert trays.

Fudge Brownies
Chocolate Brownies with Raspberry Filling
Butterscotch Brownies
Date Squares
Lemon Squares
Lemon Tarts
Butter Tart Recipe
Chocolate Pecan Tarts
Layered Coconut Macaroon Brownies

Christmas cookies are an essential part of all Christmas celebrations. Find Christmas dinner menu suggestions here.

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