Find a list of the best Classic Christmas Cookies to get you through the holiday season! These traditional favorites are easy to make and so delicious you’ll find yourself baking them all year long.

5 Classic Christmas Cookie Recipes that should be on your baking list this holiday season!

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From all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season to the quiet times with a cup of hot cocoa by the warmly lit Christmas Tree, I love this time of year.

I also love all the food and treats that come this time of year, don’t you?! So, I thought it would be a great time to share our top five favorite classic Christmas cookies recipes with all of you!

These tried and true family recipes are delicious, easy to make, and perfect for holiday gatherings, gift exchanges, and gifting. I love them and know you will, too!

Top 5 Classic Christmas Cookies Recipes

Tried and true family favorites, these classic Christmas cookies are the only treats you’ll need to get through the holidays! However, if you’re looking for even more holiday goodies, we’ve got lots of dessert recipes to choose from to satisfy all your cravings.

1. Crispy and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies 

This is my FAVORITE chocolate chip cookie recipe! Crispy and chewy just like bakery-style chocolate chip cookies. Try this one!

Crispy chewy chocolate chip cookies on a baking sheet.
Crispy Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Crispy chewy chocolate chip cookies are a recipe that you're going to want to keep in your back pocket. Crispy, chewy, chocolatey, and truly irresistible. There is really nothing not to like!
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2. Peanut Butter Cookies Three-Ways

A classic but still delicious, these cookies are a staple during the holidays. No dessert table is complete without them!

Peanut Butter Cookies – 3 Ways!
Use this easy peanut buter cookie recipe to make three different types of classic Christmas cookies. Peanut butter cookies at Christmas are always a delight!
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3. Old-Fashioned Satine Cracker Toffee

Just like Grandma used to make, this classic toffee is easy to prepare and so good it’s addicting. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

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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4. Gobstoppers

These no-bake cookies are as easy as melting peanut butter and white chocolate together, mixing in a few other ingredients, and chilling. They’re so tasty you’ll be making them all year long!

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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5. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Quick and easy yet super yummy, these sweet cookies are a treat you’ll want to keep on hand all season long. Enjoy them for dessert or even as part of breakfast with your morning coffee. The combination of oatmeal and raisins means they’re healthy, right?

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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Creating family memories at Christmas with your own favorite cookie recipes is a great way to start traditions that will last for years to come. I hope one of my favorite cookies becomes one of your family’s favorites, too! Enjoy these 5 Classic Christmas Cookies in your home this holiday and for years to come!

How to Store Christmas Cookies

After your cookies have baked and cooled, it is best to store them in an airtight container. Most cookies should be kept at room temperature and will last for about 3-4 days. However, if your cookies have a soft frosting made of butter or cream cheese, they should be kept in the fridge.

Most cookies can also be frozen either baked or as cookie dough. Check your specific cookie recipe to see if your cookies will hold up in the freezer. Freezing Christmas cookies is a great way to get ahead on your holiday baking!


What is the most common Christmas cookie?

Of course, it depends on where you’re at in the world and who you’re asking. However, we find that iced sugar cookies are the most common Christmas cookie followed by pecan snowball cookies which come in second place. Peanut butter kiss cookies, snickerdoodles, and gingerbread cookies are next in line.

How long before Christmas should you make Christmas cookies?

You can start making Christmas cookies and freezing them up to 6 months before Christmas. Lots of cookies and cookie dough freezes really well. So, when Christmas comes along, all you need to do is defrost and bake! If you are making fresh cookies for Christmas, only make them 3-4 days in advance. Keep the freshly baked cookies at room temperature in an airtight container until you are ready to serve.

What Christmas cookies stay freshest the longest?

Hard, crunchy cookies will stay fresh the longest. Tough cookies like biscotti will keep for months without changing in quality. Soft, chewy cookies tend to decline in quality the fastest as they dry out and lose their chewy texture.

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For over 15 years, Kasey Schwartz, the mastermind behind All Things Mamma, has been the ultimate go-to for mouthwatering family recipes. Her work has been featured on, Buzz Feed, Better Homes and Gardens, and more, making her your go-to mom next door for all things delicious and family-friendly.

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