Whether you are baking cookies to enjoy with a cup of hot chocolate or baking up dozens to share with friends, family, and neighbours, this roundup of the BEST Christmas Cookies has you covered!
Cookie season is here and there is truly no better time of year! Baking Christmas cookies is a tradition in our home. Each year, I love to recreate our favourite classic cookies as well as experiment with a few new flavours. Assembling them all on platters to deliver to friends and family for the holidays is one of my favourite ways to spread some holiday cheer.
In this post, I am sharing my absolute favourite cookies to whip up around the Christmas season (though, to be honest, these are definitely made throughout the year as well). This list includes classic cookies like Gingerbread Cookies and Chocolate Crinkle Cookies but has so much more than that.
I’ve included a bit of everything for everyone here. You will find vegan cookies to share with those with dietary restrictions, cookies for chocolate lovers (quite a few of those cause I am right there with you guys on this!) as well as my favourite Greek cookies!
I hope you find recipes to entice you and bring joy into your kitchen this holiday season! Happy baking!
P.S. I plan on updating this list with new favourites each year (including this season as I share some of my newest baking creations) so be sure to save this post and check back for more ideas!
Classic Christmas Cookies:
You can’t make a list about the Best Christmas Cookies without including these classic Christmas cookie recipes! These tried and true favourites are made each year in our kitchen. I love a good classic recipe and these are a must to include in our holiday cookie box!
Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies
These melt in your mouth Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies are a fun twist on a Christmas time classic! These allergy-friendly, nut-free cookies are studded with mini chocolate chips and are so easy to make too!
This Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies Recipe is made with ground hazelnuts and stuffed with chocolate hazelnut filling, though you can easily stuff them with your favorite jam filling too. They're easy to make, fun to eat, and sure to become a new favorite sandwich cookie recipe!
This Pecan Cookie Recipe produces delicious cut-out cookies that are speckled with pecans and can be topped with a simple cinnamon icing for an extra flavorful treat!This recipe is easy to do and perfect with a cup of coffee or tea!
As a Greek girl, making these classic Greek cookies is a must this time of year. That said, these are probably one of my most requested recipes from Greek and non-Greek friends this time of year. I just couldn’t complete a list of the best Christmas cookies without including a few of these favourites.
Recipe for Kourabiedes (Greek Butter Cookies)
This recipe for Kourabiedes is a family favourite producing the most delicious traditional Greek butter cookies. Easy to make, studded with roasted almonds and always a favorite during the Christmas season!
This Amygdalota Recipe produces delicious Greek Almond Cookies that have the perfect crunchy exterior but or soft and chewy on the inside. This simple cookie requires only 5 ingredients and are naturally gluten-free!
Looking for vegan, dairy-free or egg-free cookies to share with your friends and family? The cookies below are perfect for gifting and sharing! In addition to this list, my Chocolate Dipped Toffee Shortbread Cookies and Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies are naturally egg-free. You can easily turn them vegan by opting for dairy-free substitutes in place of the dairy components (e.g. by using a butter substitute and vegan chocolate).
Cinnamon Espresso Cookies
These cookies are healthy, vegan, and only slightly sweet. They are made with olive oil instead of butter, giving them a nice crumbly texture!
These Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies are thick, chewy and oh-so chocolatey! With a few healthy swaps, this twist on a traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe is made vegan while still tasting like a traditional chocolate chip cookie!
Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies or Alfajores are soft, tender cookies filled with deliciously sweet dulce de leche. These melt-in-your-mouth sandwich cookies can be served as is, sprinkled with powdered sugar or rolled in coconut. However you enjoy them, they are sure to be a hit!
These soft and chewy Lemon Crinkle Cookies are the perfect cookie to enjoy with cup of tea! These sweet little bites are surprisingly easy to make and owe their bright, delicate flavour to fresh lemon juice.
I hope you find joy in baking some of the delicious Christmas cookies on this list! Put the kettle on and enjoy a delicious treat by the fireplace. Or better yet, whip up some Homemade Hot Chocolate or a Gingerbread Latte and really get into the festive season!
Wishing you loads of fun baking and Happy Holidays!
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