The Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

I love baking anytime of the year, but I go cookie crazy in December. I love baking up a storm and sharing my cookies with everyone. I picked out my top 12 Christmas cookies to share with you today. I hope you find a few recipes to bake for your loved ones-or go nuts like me and bake them all:)

If you have a favorite Christmas cookie-please share the recipe. I am always looking for new cookies to try. Happy baking and have a great weekend!

Cinnadoodles: these are a jazzed up version of the traditional snickerdoodle cookie. I added cinnamon chips to maximize the cinnamon flavor. If you can’t find cinnamon chips, they are still good without them.

Chocolate Mint Thumbprints: these cookies have a chocolate base with a chocolate mint center.They taste like the popular Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies, but better, in my opinion.Cranberry Orange Buttermilk Cookies: cranberry and orange are the perfect pair. These cookies are soft, cakey, and unique. The glaze really makes them special too.

Lime Coconut Snowballs-Josh loves these cookies. They were just featured in the Salt Lake City Tribune too:) The cookies look like snowballs-they are the perfect addition to any holiday cookie platter.

Chocolate Crinkles: I make these every year, without fail. I love that they taste similar to a brownie but in cookie form, and they powdered sugar reminds me of snow. A very pretty cookie to serve!

Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate and Dried Cranberries: I have a lot of favorite cookies, but these are near the top of the list. I am a sucker for oatmeal and the white chocolate and cranberries make them even better!

Lime Meltaways Cookies: these buttery lime cookies are covered in powdered sugar and they really do melt in your mouth.

Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies: I just made these and I already want to make them again. I love how the candy cane pieces melt in with the chocolate and create a chewy, minty, chocolaty treat!

Soft Gingersnaps-your house will smell amazing if you bake a batch of these. Take them out on time for the perfect SOFT gingersnap cookie.

World Peace Cookies-you can’t celebrate the holidays without a Dorie recipe:) Everyone asks for World Peace, right? So give them the best gift-cookies! These are always a hit. I love the rich chocolate cookie with the hint of saltiness. Mmmmm!

S’mores Cookies-these cookies are loved by kids and adults. Bring the campfire inside this winter with S’mores cookies!

Peppermint Bark Cookies-first you need to make the peppermint bark, which is so easy! Then you chop it up and stir it into a chocolate chip cookie recipe. Two fabulous treats in one!

I had hard time picking out my top 12. If you don’t see anything you like, visit my Recipe Index, I have a lot of other cookie recipes too! Happy Baking!

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