12 Easy and Unique Recipes for Christmas Cookies

Cook platter with holiday and christmas cookies

I don’t bake a lot. By that I mean I bake once a year to make Christmas cookies and every year I remember it’s hard! Cleaning up takes so long and one recipe never works like it’s supposed to. The reason I have been so adamant about making Christmas cookies every December since I was a pre-teen, is because of my fond memories of cooking with my mother and grandmother growing up. It was a holiday tradition that we baked, we decorated cookies, the kids got bored and then we would leave halfway through to go play games. We loved doing it nonetheless.

While I still find myself overwhelmed by the cleaning up and upset by the flat batch of chocolate chip cookies, I still love doing it. They make a perfect, affordable gift for the office, aunts and uncles, friends, and people you want to show a little appreciation to.

I often make 3 – 4 different kinds of cookies to give out, take to parties, and enjoy at home. Here are some fabulous recipes that will build your holiday spirit and be a hit with anyone you gift them to!

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Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

These crinkle cookies leave holiday spirit behind (some call it powdered sugar). This fun and delicious Red velvet cookie is always a hit.

Peppermint Cookies

Peppermint Cookies

You can’t have Christmas, or winter for that matter, without peppermint. This recipe adds a fun twist and elevated look to your normal tin of holiday goodies!

Buddy's Kitchen Sink Cookies

Buddy’s Kitchen Sink Cookies

You can never go wrong with Elf. These Everything cookies are very on-brand for the movie and are so yummy!

Pumpkin Chai Spice Cookies

Pumpkin Chai Crinkle Cookies

For our pumpkin lovers out there! Delicious, chewy, and fluffy. These are great when making a pie just seems like too much.

Polar Bear Paw Cookies

Polar Bear Paw Cookies

Are these not the cutest cookies you’ve ever seen? Guaranteed to be a hit with the kids, these polar bear print cookies are so good and unique.

cherry chocolate chip cookies

Maraschino Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are a personal favorite. Everything you love about chocolate chip cookies with a sweet twist! This is a simple and easy recipe.

Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies

Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies

Cake mix cookies never fail. If you haven’t tried one of these recipes already, you must! These are simple to make and always a hit. Try adding peppermint M&Ms too!

Snowman Buttercream Board

Snowman Buttercream Board

So this isn’t exactly a cookie… But look how fun! Buttercream boards are all the rage right now and we understand why. It is a fabulous party platter and you can make one at home!


Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft and chewy, just like a chocolate chip cookie should be–these Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies are your new favorite Christmas Cookie!

Pecan Sugar Cookies (with Brown Butter Icing)

Pecan Sugar Cookies (with Brown Butter Icing)

These pecan sugar cookies raise the classic cut-out sugar cookie to new heights, delivering both extra flavor and texture. Best of all, the rich and flavorful brown butter icing requires zero decorating skills


Salted Brownie Cookies

These salted brownie cookies are two desserts into one delicious chocolatey treat! They are sure to be a crowed pleaser at any party, cookie exchange, or holiday shenanigans!

Frosted Eggnog Cookies

Frosted Eggnog Cookies

I bet this will be a unique one for the get-together! These soft and chewy eggnog sugar cookies with frosting are SO good!

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Katy Cawley
Katy Cawley
Brand Manager & Events Coordinator | Website

Katy is an entrepreneur, a social media know it all, and a lover of all the vintage things. She started Katy's Flower Wagon in 2020, having recently sold that business to pursue other creative endeavors. She has been working with Sass Magazine as well as local businesses as a social media manager. You can catch her around town snapping pictures, collaborating with local businesses, and working on all things Sass!

Fun facts -
1. She went to University of Maryland
2. She has a dog sidekick named Stitch
3. She shares a birthday with Julie Andrew's
4. You should follower her @adventuresinkatyland

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