15 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes That Are Fun for Any Holiday Party

Cookies are pretty much the best part of Christmas right? Whether you're making them as a cookie gift exchange or enjoy them on a cozy night in by the fireplace, there's always a reason to whip up a batch of cookies during the holidays. Let’s begin!

If you’re making them for a party your handmade cookies deserve the spotlight. Why not create a great Christmas dessert table that your guests won’t forget. 

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  1. Perfect Sugar Cookies

It doesn't get much more festive than this! Whether frosted, sprinkled or eaten plain right out of the oven we can't get enough of these cookies. Our recipe is the only one you need because: It holds its shape, it's perfect for decorating and you'll get sharp edges every time. Via Delish

  1. Gingerbread Cookies

Master this classic recipe and make gingerbread men worthy of Santa himself. Whether or not you actually like gingerbread cookies is kinda irrelevant. You make them every single year because they make people happy. And because they're so damn adorable. We tested this recipe over and over (and over again) until it was perfect. Here's everything you should know. Via Delish

  1. Santa's Trash Cookies

Even Santa has a naughty side. These cookies are loaded with chocolate chips, sprinkles, pretzels, and potato chips for the salty-sweet dessert of your dreams. Via Delish

  1. Sugar Cookie Trees

Your own personal and edible Christmas tree. Via Delish

  1. Peppermint Pattie-Stuffed Chocolate Cookies

Everyone will love the surprise hidden inside this stuffed cookie. This isn't ordinary cookie dough—it's made with chocolate cake mix! It's the perfect fudgy compliment to peppermint patties. Via Delish

  1. Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

These just look like Christmas. These Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies won't only taste delicious but they will look totally adorable and absolutely festive! And getting that signature crinkle look is as simple as rolling in powdered sugar. This is a perfect dessert to add to your holiday menu (or bake sale, or random Tuesday afternoon!). Via Delish

  1. Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups

These mini cocoa cups are almost too cute to eat...almost. Via Delish

  1. Snowball Cookies

You can have a snowball fight over these cookies! Via Delish

9. Cake Mix Christmas Cookies

Let them eat cake cookies. When you feel like you just don't have all the time to bake, treat these shortcut cookies as your magical elves. Via Delish

  1. Cookies 'n Cream Blossom Cookies

Cookies inside candy, on top of more cookies? Yes, please. Via Delish

  1. Buddy The Elf Cookies

If you're going to emulate Buddy's spaghetti breakfast, you might as well make it edible (and delish). These no-bake cookies are the perfect treat and include all the main food groups. We love taking these to cookie exchanges to change things up! Via Delish

  1. Red Velvet Cookie Cake

Cream cheese frosting seals the deal. Via Delish

  1. Christmas Spritz Cookies

They may look store-bought, but with the help of a cookie press (like the Oxo Good Grips Cookie Press), these buttery Holiday Spritz Cookies are super simple to make at home. Everyone will be impressed. Via Good Housekeeping

  1. Jam Sandwich Cookies

It's what's on the inside that counts. Wrap each cookie in a personalized paper envelope to gift all your loved ones this holiday season. Download our PDF and use the template as your guide on sturdy card stock paper. Choose whatever paper suits your style — gold, silver, you name it — then simply trace, cut out, fold in the corners and seal with a sticker. Keep your sweets safe and sound by adding a layer of wax paper between the cookie and the paper. Via Good Housekeeping

  1. Gingerbread Wands

For a more sophisticated — yet still magical! — take on gingerbread, slice up the rolled-out dough with a pizza wheel and cover with sprinkles. Via Good Housekeeping


Make your holiday countdown the most indulgent one yet by trying one of these easy Christmas cookie recipes for simple-yet-thoughtful homemade food gifts. Explore all our homemade holiday banners made in the USA and get ready to spread some holiday cheer.

Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes