Christmas cookies is probably my favorite part of Christmas.
Sure, it’s also the reason I gain 15 pounds every holiday season, but also, worth it! The deliciousness of Christmas cookies is reason enough to spend hours in the kitchen, but it’s also a fun family tradition many enjoy.
At our house, baking Christmas cookies starts on Thanksgiving night and doesn’t stop until Christmas Eve when we bake Santa’s favorite oatmeal chocolate chip cookies to leave by the tree.
If you’re looking for some delicious Christmas cookies to try this holiday season, here are 25 amazing recipes for Christmas cookies you should definitely try.
The Best Christmas Cookies to Bake This Christmas
Day 1: Oatmeal Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies
Start the season off right with these moist chocolate chip cookies with a hint of oatmeal and a little almondy crunch.
Need some new bowls? I recommend these stainless steel mixing bowls. They come in every size you need and they’re super easy to clean!
Day 2: Chewy Hot Cocoa Cookies
They go perfectly with a cold glass of milk, which means Santa is gonna dig them.
Recipe: Chewy Hot Cocoa Cookies
These adorable matryoshka dry measuring cups make baking easier. They also dress up your counter tops nicely!
Day 3: Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies
These Christmas cookies are no bake, gluten free, and diet friendly for those watching their waistlines this holiday season.
Looking for something to add to your holiday wish list? A KitchenAid stand mixer is a splurge that will come in handy for years and maybe even generations (note: I am still using the one my mother purchased when I was a child!).
Day 4: Mickey Oreos
Kick your Oreos up to Christmas cookies with some fun dip and decor.
Recipe: Mickey Oreos
Day 5: Mexican Wedding Cookies
These powdery sweets are also known as snowball cookies and are a holiday favorite at our house.
Recipe: Mexican Wedding Cookies
Day 6: Double Chocolate Cake Cookies
They’re like a cookie but also like cake. You get the best of both worlds in these ultra chocolatey Christmas cookies.
Recipe: Double Chocolate Cake Cookies
Day 7: White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
These Christmas cookies are made yummy with M&M’S® White Chocolate Peppermint candies.
Day 8: Grinch Holiday Sandwich Cookies
These red and green sandwich cookies are made in honor of everyone’s favorite green Who, but you could easily make them any color you choose.
Recipe: Grinch Sandwich Cookies
Day 9: Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies
These Christmas cookies are the perfect mix of salty and sweet.
Recipe: Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies
Day 10: Rocky Road Cookies
These Christmas cookies are just as delicious as the ice cream.
Recipe: Rocky Road Cookies
Day 11: Mint Surprise Sugar Cookies
Because these aren’t regular sugar cookies, they’re cool sugar cookies!
Recipe: Mint Surprise Sugar Cookies
Day 12: Peppermint Snowball Cookies
These are a fun twist on the traditional snowball cookie we baked earlier in the month.
Recipe: Peppermint Snowball Cookies
Day 13: Spritz Cookies
If you have a cookie press, making the fancy shapes will be fun.
Recipe: Spritz Cookies
Day 14: Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Day 15: Eggnog Cookies
Everyone’s favorite holiday drink gets cookiefied in these Christmas cookies.
Recipe: Eggnog Cookies
Day 16: Rice Krispie Cookies
They’re like Rice Krispie treats in cookie form. Snap, crackle, pop!
Recipe: Rice Krispie Cookies
Day 17: Frosted Gingerbread Cookies
The frosting gives these cookies an added goodness that makes them special.
Recipe: Frosted Gingerbread Cookies
Day 18: Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookies
Dark chocolate? Check. Sea salt? Check. Delicious chocolate chip cookies? Check. This cookie has all the good things you want in your Christmas cookies.
Day 19: Holiday Thumbprint Christmas Cookies
They’re like the traditional thumbprint cookies with a Hershey’s Kiss on top, but the red velvet version.
Day 20: Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
My favorite ice cream becomes a cookie – winning!
Recipe: Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
Day 21: Lemon Sugar Cookies
Sugar cookies, but with lemon to add a little sour to the plenty of sweet.
Recipe: Lemon Sugar Cookies
Day 22: Glazed Cinnamon Cookies
Soft and not too sweet, but delicious for a little holiday treat.
Recipe: Glazed Cinnamon Cookies
Day 23: Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies
Candy canes in your hot chocolate cookies, 100% yummy!
Recipe: Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies
Day 24: Chocolate Cherry Chip Cookies
Easy to make and freeze for later use.
Recipe: Chocolate Cherry Chip Cookies
Day 25: Classic Chewy and Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
Saved the best for last: good old fashioned chocolate chip cookies for Santa.
Recipe: Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies