It’s Christmas cookie season and I am bursting with sweet tooth excitement! One thing I love more than eating delicious Christmas cookies is baking them and sharing the sweets with those around me. If you also want to take part in spreading some holiday cheer through Christmas cookie baking, then you’re in the right place! I’ve found my favorite easy holiday cookie recipes to share with you, so you can also bake them, enjoy, and be merry!
Red Velvet Cookies
A striking take on the classic Christmas sugar cookies are these holiday red velvet cookies. With white icing, these cookies are strikingly beautiful and easily very festive! If you’re looking for something relatively simple yet deliciously decorative, then you HAVE to make these red velvet cookies. Decorating these cookies are probably the most fun part, but they can also be shaped in several Christmassy shapes to make decorating a bit easier and more festive.
Snickerdoodles are a classic that SCREAMS Christmas. These cinnamon cookies are perfectly sweet and spiced to warm you up on a cold December night. Snickerdoodles are another simple cookie recipe that will head impressively tasty results. The flavors are tasty and festive, meanwhile, you can keep things simple or shake it up with the decoration and get creative with it.
Dipped ‘n Decorated Oreos
While most of these cookie recipes are ridiculously simple, none come quite close to how easy making these cookies are. They are, in fact, no-bake! All you have to do is melt down some chocolate or colored candy melts and decorate them once they have cooled and hardened. These are tasty, easty-to-make and, with the right decorative skills, SUPER festive. The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to decorating your dipped Oreo cookies, so I suggest you really go outside the box!
Peanut Butter Reindeer
Peanut butter cookies are easy to make and oh-so-delicious! After baking your standard peanut butter cookies, you can dress them up like reindeer or Rudolph with the addition of some candy and pretzels! These easy decoration hack heads ridiculously cute results that are guaranteed to be a crowd favorite among your neighbors and work friends.
How cute are these? Christmas Pinwheels involve making sugar cookie dough, separating the dough into several sections in order to use food coloring to make the sections of dough different fun, and festive colors. After all the dough has been colored, the cookies are assembled by placing the dough pieces atop one another then rolling them to create a pinwheel look. They are super fun and really tasty. Because of the dough’s decorative design, these sugar cookies don’t necessarily require any icing.
Thumbprint cookies are a holiday classic but they can be made even more festive by using peppermint kisses instead of the normal ones. In fact, there are several kiss flavors that could be used instead of the original, like caramel, hot cocoa, cherry, etc. However, the peppermint ones really bring an extra bit of festivity to these cookies and allow for you to make the base cookie chocolate-flavored – Yum!
White Chocolate, Cranberry, and Pistachio Cookies
Take your classic cookie base and add some pizzaz with white chocolate, dried cranberries, and pistachios. These ingredients are amazingly tasty together and also look great inside a cookie! The red of the cranberry and the green of the pistachio make for an unmistakable Christmas cookie. If you’re looking for something a little different than the traditional chocolate, peppermint, and cinnamon flavors that come with the holiday season, consider including these festive ingredients instead!
Dipped Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Sometimes there is nothing better than a chocolate chip cookie. Wait.. scratch that. A DIPPED chocolate chip cookie is always better than a chocolate chip cookie, but seriously, it doesn’t get much better than that. These chocolate-dipped chewy chocolate chip cookies are to DIE for. To add that bit of extra festive pizzaz, you can use the melted chocolate you dip your chocolate chip cookies in as a base for your decoration or as an adhesive for festive sprinkles.
Which of these easy holiday cookie recipes sounds best to you? Let us know what your favorite Christmas cookie is in the comments!