Looking for some new Christmas cookies to bake? Here’s a list of some of the best Christmas cookies recipes that are simple to make.

Can you believe that now is the time for baking all the sweets and treats? This list of Christmas cookies and candies will have you whipping up desserts in no time at all. No matter if you’re craving chocolate, decadent, or something downright creamy, you’ll find just about every type of Christmas cookie and holiday candy that you can imagine right here.

Now is the time to start holiday baking and fill your tummies with some of the best flavors of Christmas. Prep the oven, load up on the ingredients and get started with these easy holiday cookies.

Make sure that you make a plan to get through as many of these fancy Christmas cookies as you can! You’ll find red and green cookies, cookies with holiday sprinkles, and ones that just have you reminiscing about your childhood.

Fuel your heart and tastebuds this holiday season with these holiday cookies.

If I were you, I’d start making my own list of holiday goodies right now and checking it twice. You don’t want to miss out on baking any of these yummy desserts – I promise!

The Best Easy Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe
This recipe will be your new go-to recipe for Cutout Sugar Cookies. It's that perfect!
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red white and green christmas pinwheel cookies on a plate
Christmas Pinwheel Cookies
These Christmas Pinwheel Cookies might just be the most festive cookies you’ll make this holiday season! Three colors of buttery dough are rolled up into a log, revealing a colorful pinwheel inside when sliced and baked.
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stacked snickerdoodle cookies on a table
Snickerdoodles Cookies
THE BEST Snickerdoodles Cookies recipe that is perfectly chewy and packed full of flavor.  This is a classic cinnamon-sugar cookies that is always a hit!
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christmas crunch cookies
No-Bake Christmas Crunch Cookies
These simple 4- ingredient No-Bake Christmas Crunch Cookies the perfect holiday cookie to enjoy at home and give as gifts!
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christmas gooey butter cookies
Christmas Ooey Gooey Butter Cookies
You'll love these 6-ingredient Christmas Ooey Gooey Butter Cookies made with cake mix and holiday sprinkles – ready to enjoy in less than 20 minutes!
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Christmas M&M Cookies
The BEST M&M cookies- chewy and soft with crispy edges, these M&M Cookies will quickly become a family favorite! 
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Snowball Cookies
Snowball Cookies are the most magical Christmas cookies as it combines butter, sugar, vanilla extract, flour, and pecans that is then baked and rolled in powdered sugar to create a soft buttery, melt in your mouth cookie to enjoy this holiday season or anytime throughout the year. 
 
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Thumbprint Cookies
Try these Thumbprint Cookies that are an easy shortbread cookie recipe rolled in sugar and filled with jam for the perfect holiday cookies!
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Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookie Bars
Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookie Bars are delicious and wonderfully simple to whip up in no time with a yellow cake mix and chocolate chips!
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7 Layer Cookies
These 7-layer Magic Cookie Bars are made with seven delicious layers – a classic cookie recipe that everyone loves any time of year!
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peanut butter kiss cookies
Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
This Peanut Butter Kiss Cookie is soft, chewy and topped with a Hershey's Kiss. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies are the perfect Christmas Cookie and for year-round baking! 
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Cake Mix M&M Cookies
You’re only 5 ingredients away from soft, chewy Cake Mix M&M Cookies! They’re easy to make, colorful, and absolutely delicious!
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sugar cookie bars
Sugar Cookie Bars
Sugar Cookie Bars are quick, easy, and delicious! Using cake mix, sugar cookie mix, butter, and eggs – it's the perfect easy bar cookie recipe!
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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
This is probably my favorite Oatmeal Cookie recipe that I’ve tried. Perfect for Cookies Exchanges or for keeping all to yourself! Give em’ a whirl, you’ll love them!
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Frosted Sugar Cookies
Frosted sugar cookies are a classic treat that everyone loves! You can’t go wrong with a buttery cookie base, colorful frosting, and fun sprinkles!
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Yellow Cake Mix Cookies
Yellow cake mix cookies take all the fuss out of making homemade cookies! Customize them with your favorite mix-ins or toppings.
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red velvet cake mix cookies
Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies
These Easy Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies only require 4 simple ingredients and are ready in less than 30 minutes. These cookies are the perfect easy Valentine’s Day treat or for any occasion!
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Shortbread Cookies
Shortbread Cookies are a classic cookie recipe everyone should know. They’re simple in appearance, but their rich, buttery flavor makes it impossible to eat just one!
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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are a little bit like brownies in cookie form! They’re rich, fudgy, and chewy in the middle, and dusted in a coating of powdered sugar.
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The Best Peanut Butter Cookies
These easy Peanut Butter Cookies are soft, chewy and always turn out delicious! Add a glass of milk for the BEST EVER Peanut Butter Cookies you've had!
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Brookies
Brookies are perfect for all those times when you can’t choose between a brownie and a cookie! This easy brookie recipe uses chocolate chip cookie mix and brownie mix to help get dessert on the table lickety-split!
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oatmeal cranberry cookies
Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies are the perfect cookie for the holidays! You'll love this cookie for gift giving and cookie exchanges, too!
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Delicious Homemade Christmas Candy Recipes

Don’t forget to whip up some of these holiday candy recipes as well! Use your crockpot or oven and treat yourself.

Old-Fashioned Saltine Cracker Toffee
This Christmas Crack recipe is also known as Old-Fashioned Saltine Cracker Toffee. It's easy to make with just 4 ingredients –  saltine crackers, butter, brown sugar, and chocolate!
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Crock Pot Candy
The easiest candy you'll ever make! Crock Pot Candy is perfect for holiday gifts, especially when you add sprinkles for a festive touch.
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Peppermint Bark
Homemade peppermint bark recipe is easy, delicious, and it only requires 4 ingredients! This old-fashioned Christmas treat is always a hit!
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cream cheese mints
Cream Cheese Mints
You're going to love these easy recipe for homemade mints!
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No-Bake Chocolate Chip Truffles
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Simple Christmas Cupcake Recipes

I have to add a few of my favorite cupcake recipes to the list, too!

Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcakes
Using a doctored up box mix and homemade frosting makes this a simple AND delicious Christmas Treat!
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Red-Velvet Cupcakes
Red Velvet Cupcakes
The Very Best Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe! These cupcakes are so easy, you’ll wonder why you ever bought them from the bakery!
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Coconut Cream Cupcakes with Homemade Buttercream Frosting
Coconut Cream Cupcakes with Homemade Buttercream Frosting
Check out these semi-homemade Coconut Cream Cupcakes! Made from a doctored up cake mix and topped with homemade buttercream frosting…easy AND delicious!
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About Kasey Schwartz

Hi, I’m Kasey, Founder of All Things Mamma – where I am dishing up family favorite recipes that are easy to make with simple, everyday ingredients. Plus – tips and tricks for living your best life!

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