5 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes

Cookies are such an essential part of Christmas because they remind us of sweetness, warmth, comfort, and celebrations. Eating cookies during the holidays makes you feel the magic of the season even more.

Whether you want to make cookies for a Christmas party, or you just want to eat some during the holiday season, here are 5 easy Christmas cookie recipes to make and enjoy!

Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches

These cookie sandwiches are festive in color and delicious in flavor! With melt-in-your-mouth red velvet cookies and a rich cream cheese filling, this Christmas cookie is a comforting treat to eat during the holidays.

Recipe Makes 16 Cookie Sandwiches



1 Cup Granulated Sugar

1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter

1 Egg

2 Tablespoons Buttermilk

2 Tablespoons Red Food Coloring

1 1/2 Cups Flour

1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

Cream Cheese Filling:

1 Package of Cream Cheese (8-Ounces)

1 Cup Powdered Sugar

1/4 Cup Butter

1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract


Step 1: First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2: Mix together the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl.

Step 3: Gradually mix in the egg, buttermilk, and vanilla extract and stir until thoroughly combined. Drop in the red food coloring and mix until color is evenly distributed.

Step 4: Using another bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, and unsweetened cocoa powder.

Step 5: Pour the flour mixture into the egg mixture and stir together.

Step 6: Roll the dough into small balls and place on a baking sheet 2 inches apart from one another. Bake them for 7-8 minutes.

Step 7: Set the cookies aside to cool.

Step 8: In the meantime, make the cream cheese filling. Using an electric hand mixer, mix together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla extract. Place the mixture inside of a piping bag.

Step 9: Carefully pipe the filling in between 2 cookies to make a sandwich. Continue until all cookies are used.

Step 10: Put the cookies in the fridge for 3 hours to set. Serve and enjoy!

Peppermint Bark Cookies

Peppermint is a traditional Christmas flavor that shouldn’t be left out of your Christmas cookie recipes this season. A chocolate cookie with a white chocolate peppermint hard coating, these cookies are the perfect combination of sweet and refreshing. They can even make a beautiful Christmas gift or a popular party dessert!

Recipe Makes 36 Cookies



3/4 Cup Unsalted Butter

1 Cup Granulated Sugar

1 Large Egg

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1 1/2 Cups Flour

3/4 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

1/8 Teaspoon Salt

White Coating:

Four 4-Ounce White Chocolate Baking Bars (Chopped Up)

1 Teaspoon Vegetable Oil

3/4 Teaspoon Peppermint Extract

5 Candy Canes (Crushed Up)


Step 1: On medium speed, mix together the butter and sugar until smooth.

Step 2: Add the egg and vanilla extract into the bowl and beat on high speed until mixed.

Step 3: In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Then, using low speed, gradually mix the flour mixture into the egg mixture until combined.

Step 4: Cut the dough in half. Roll out both halves with a rolling pin dusted in cocoa powder. Roll it until the dough is 1/4-inch thick.

Step 5: Place the rolled out dough onto a baking sheet and place in the fridge for about 1 hour.

Step 6: After chilling for 1 hour, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 7: Cut the dough with a 2.5-inch circle cookie cutter and place the pieces onto a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 8: Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Set them aside to cool.

Step 9: While the cookies are cooling, start to make the white chocolate coating.

Step 10: In a bowl, melt together the chopped up white chocolate with the vegetable oil in 15-second increments in the microwave. Keep stirring until smooth. Sir in peppermint extract until you reach your desired taste.

Step 11: Take each cookie and drop it into the white chocolate mixture. Use small tongs or a tool to evenly coat the cookie. Then, add the crushed up candy canes on top of each one.

Step 12: Place the coated cookies in the fridge for about 45 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Christmas Pinwheel Sugar Cookies

These Christmas pinwheels are a fun treat that kids, adults, and even Santa himself, will equally enjoy! The red swirl pattern will get you into the festive spirit while the sweetness of the sugar cookie will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. You can also have fun with the type of sprinkles you use for these cookies; the possibilities are endless!

Recipe Makes 30 Cookies


1/2 Cup Butter

1 Cup Sugar

2 Large Eggs

1 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1/4 Teaspoon Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder

2 3/4 Cups Flour

Red Food Coloring

Holiday Colored Sprinkles


Step 1: Using a mixer, mix together the butter and sugar until you get a light and fluffy texture.

Step 2: Gradually mix in the eggs, vanilla extract, salt, and baking powder.

Step 3: Mix in flour 1 cup at a time until the whole mixture is fully combined.

Step 4: Cut the dough in half and keep one half in the mixing bowl. Drop in about 5 drops of red food coloring and mix together until the dough is completely red.

Step 5: Keep the uncolored dough and the red dough separate. Roll out each one into 9 x 16-inch rectangles. Place both in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.

Step 6: Carefully place the untinted dough rectangle on top of the red dough rectangle. Trim the sides until it is even all around. Slowly roll the dough into a tight log. Wrap it up in wax paper and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Note: You can also keep it in the fridge overnight.

Step 7: Pour the sprinkles onto a dish. Take the wax paper off the dough log and roll the dough log in the sprinkles until it is fully covered. Re-wrap in wax paper and put back in the fridge for 1-2 hours.

Step 8: After 1-2 hours, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 9: Take the wax paper off the dough. Carefully slice the dough into 1/4-inch slices. Place them on a lined baking sheet 1-2 inches apart from each other. Bake for 10 minutes.

Step 10: Serve and enjoy!

Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints

These cookies are perfect for those who enjoy eating fruity desserts. The festive and beautiful appearance of these cookies makes them ideal for a holiday party or a specially wrapped Christmas gift. This Christmas cookie recipe is a must have treat for the holiday season!

Recipe Makes 36 Cookies



1 Cup Butter

2/3 Cup Sugar

1/2 Teaspoon Almond Extract

2 Cups Flour

Raspberry Center & White Drizzle:

1/2 Cup Seedless Raspberry Jam

1/2 Cup Confectioners’ Sugar

3/4 Teaspoon Almond Extract

1 Teaspoon Milk


Step 1: First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2: Mix butter and sugar together in a medium bowl until it’s a smooth consistency.

Step 3: In the same bowl, pour in the flour and the 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract. Mix together until it becomes dough.

Step 4: Create 1 1/2-inch dough balls and arrange them on cookie sheets.

Step 5: Using your thumb, push a small indentation into the middle of each ball. Then, place a small spoonful of the raspberry jam into each indentation.

Step 6: Bake in the oven for 14-18 minutes. The finished cookies should be slightly browned on the edges.

Step 7: It’s time to make the white drizzle. Mix up the confectioners’ sugar, the 3/4 teaspoon of almond extract, and 1 teaspoon of milk in a medium bowl. Once it’s a smooth consistency, carefully drizzle it over all of the cookies.

Step 8: Let the cookies cool off and then enjoy!

Apple Snickerdoodles

Put a spin on the traditional snickerdoodle cookie with sweet taste of apples. These cookies would make a flavorful and welcoming addition to a Christmas party or a warm treat during a brisk winter night. The flavors in these cookies complement each other so naturally; they just melt in your mouth!

Recipe Makes 30-40 Cookies



1 Stick Butter

2/3 Cup Brown Sugar

2/3 Cup Sugar

2 Eggs

2 Cups Flour

2 Tablespoon Cornstarch

1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

1/8 Teaspoon Nutmeg

1 Small Apple (Peeled, Cored, and Diced)

Cinnamon Sugar Mixture:

1/2 Cup Sugar

3 Tablespoons Cinnamon


Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2: Using a mixer on medium-high speed, mix up the butter until smooth.

Step 3: Mix in the 2/3 cup of brown sugar and 2/3 cup of sugar into the butter until combined. Then, beat in the eggs.

Step 4: In another bowl, mix together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg.

Step 5: Gradually pour the flour mixture into the butter mixture and gently fold in until combined. Then, fold in the diced apple pieces.

Step 6: Roll the dough into small balls and coat them in the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Step 7: Place each dough ball onto a lined cookie sheet and push down on each one to slightly flatten them. Sprinkle extra cinnamon sugar on top of each one.

Step 8: Cook in the oven for 7 minutes, turn the pan around, and then cook for another 7 minutes. Note: The cookies are done when they are golden around the edges.

Step 9: Let the cookies cool before serving.

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7 Responses

  1. Lyn Wigginton says:

    Thanks so much! I think this is a great ideal to do. I love shopping at LTD and now I can find great recipes also.

  2. Host a cookie exchange every year at my church appreciate the easy cookie recipes

  3. Melody says:

    So, how many cookies do these recipes make?

  4. Jean Herr says:

    Great idea!



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