• Wed, Nov 12 2008

50 Cute and Tasty Christmas Cookie Ideas

Christmas Cookies

I love baking Christmas cookies, and every year I’m on the hunt for cute new Christmas cookie ideas. I thought I’d do a little roundup of some of the best holiday cookies I’ve found this year. If you have a favorite please be sure to add it to the comment section. I’m always on the lookout to add to my collection.

It’s not too early to get started on holiday baking. Many cookie recipes can be made ahead, then frozen for a few weeks. Then just pull them out a day or two ahead of when you need them, ice them, and you’re ready to go.

Cookies are great for holiday gatherings, just make an assortment, put them on a holiday tray, and watch them disappear. They also make great gifts wrapped in a decorative cookie tin, and don’t forget to put a few out for Santa!

Here’s a variety of fun Christmas cookies. I tried to include a little bit of everything.

  1. Snow Globe Cookies
  2. Frosted Reindeer Cookie
  3. The Best Christmas Sugar Cookies
  4. Candy Cane Cookies
  5. Tiffany Snowflake Butter Cookies
  6. Mexican Wedding Cookies
  7. Eggnog Snickerdoodles
  8. Cookie Skates
  9. Stained Glass Cookies
  10. Gingerbread Men
  11. Old Fashioned Fruitcake Cookies
  12. Brown Sugar Shortbread Christmas Trees
  13. Almond Crescents
  14. Christmas Eve Mice
  15. Swedish Christmas Cookies
  16. Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
  17. Christmas Shortbread Wreath
  18. Chocolate Peppermint Meringue Kisses
  19. Santa’s Snowflakes
  20. Christmas Cookie Ornaments
  21. Lemony Glazed Cream Cheese Cookies
  22. Christmas Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies
  23. Classic Christmas Spritz Cookies
  24. Mint Cookie Pops
  25. Christmas Biscotti
  26. Chocolate Blossoms
  27. Peppermint Bark Chocolate Cookies
  28. Poinsettia Cookies
  29. Meringue Snowflakes
  30. Snowball Cookies
  31. Jolly Santa Cookies
  32. Holiday Ribbon Cookies
  33. Colorful Christmas Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies
  34. Meringue Santa Hats
  35. Cornflake Christmas Wreaths
  36. Christmas Cookie Train
  37. Pecan Tassies
  38. Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
  39. Almond Snow Cookies
  40. Christmas Shortbread Cookies
  41. Peppermint and Vanilla Butter Cookies
  42. Holiday Wreaths
  43. Gingersnap Cookies
  44. Chili Pepper Christmas Cookies
  45. Gingerbread People
  46. Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies
  47. Beautiful Snowflake Cookies
  48. Gingerbread House Cookies
  49. Holiday Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Cookies
  50. Your favorite Christmas or holiday cookie recipe- share the recipe or a link to the recipe in the comment section.

Looking for more Christmas cookie ideas? Check out Baking Delight’s 50 Best Cookie Recipes, there are some awesome cookies on that list!

Christmas cookie decorating tips, check out these links for more decorating how to’s:

Enjoy, and let me know how your cookies turn out.

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