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10 Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

Knowing what to bring to a Christmas party if you’re hosting or attending can be stressful, but the holidays and its seasonal, edible goodness is no reason to panic! Instead of slaving over the stove for a main dish, opt for these easy but delicious Christmas cookies instead that will have everyone yearning for a to-go box.

White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies
This recipe gives chocolate chip cookies a decadent holiday makeover, upgrading them to white chocolate, vanilla bean sugar cookies. Best part of all? They’re made with vegan butter, yet taste anything but delicious.

Cream Cheese Stuffed Red Velvet Cookies
These cookies are popular at bakeries and cafes all over, but the homemade version is so much better and Christmas appropriate even the color palette!!

Gingerbread Cookies with Cranberry Filling
Gingerbread is a seasonal holiday favorite that is irresistible for us all. This recipe makes it even better by going Linzer style with a cranberry cream filling. Buds are shaped like Christmas trees and a light dusting of powdered sugar.


Grandma’s Schnitzer Snickerdoodles
Snickerdoodle cookies are the stuff of dreams for every sweet tooth, bringing a classically sweet American favorite back to life.

Hot Chocolate Crinkle Cookies with Marshmallow Frosting
Crinkle cookies are a constantly reimagined cookie recipe during holiday season. The one are blessed with a fat dollop of marshmallow frosting that spells out melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness.

Death By Chocolate Brownie Cookies
All lovers of chocolate will find a new favorite dessert in these decadent “death by chocolate” brownie cookies which are balanced out by flakes of sea salt. Oddly enough, they have reduced sugar and are grain free.

Peppermint Amish Sugar Cookies
Peppermint candy canes are cute in concept, but hard and get stuck in our teeth, even if we do enjoy the flavor. Instead, they’re reimagined in soft, puffy sugar cookies with a peppermint icing and a smattering of crunchy peppermint pieces on top.

Molasses Ginger Cookies
Those with a more nuanced taste for desserts and a slightly spicy kick will adore this recipe which is studded with ginger and robust but subtle flavors. They even freeze well if you want to make a huge batch to spread out over time.

Fluffy Frosted Eggnog Cookies (vegan)
Eggnog is delicious in flavor, but some don’t like the thick and syrupy texture as a beverage. But don’t worry, they’re fool proof as cookies. These iced eggnog cookies are made with healthy ingredients and coconut milk eggnog, but will convert even the biggest eggnog skeptics.

Christmas Lights Cookies
While the rest of the cookies on this list were chosen for their tastebud exploding abilities, these cookies, while still delicious, were chosen more for aesthetic purposes. Why make boring snowmen or snowflake cookies when you can make these chic but simple Christmas light looks made adorable by M&Ms.

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