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My Favorite Christmas Cookies

My Favorite Christmas Cookies

Baking massive amounts of Christmas cookies during the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas is a family tradition that I have continued with my children. Each year I make all my favorites, adding a new recipe to the mix every now and again. Here are my personal favorite Christmas cookie recipes.

Sugar Cookies

Colorfully decorated sugar cookies are a favorite in my house during the holidays. Check out my full Rolled Sugar Cookies Recipe.

Sugar Cookies

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

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Peanut butter blossoms rolled in red and green sugar are another favorite in my home during the Christmas season. Check out my full Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Recipe.

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

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The smell of gingerbread cookies alone makes me think of Christmas. Check out my full Gingerbread Cookies Recipe.

Gingerbread Cookies

Butter Cookies

I added some simple butter cookies to my collection of Christmas cookies a few years ago. Check out my full Butter Cookies Recipe.

Butter Cookies

Molasses Cookies

Molasses cookies are another tradition Christmas cookie in my family. Check out my full Molasses Crinkles Cookies Recipe.

Molasses Cookies

Sinfully Cinnamon Cookies

After falling in love with How I Met Your Mother, I created a sinfully cinnamon cookies recipe inspired by the “How Lily Stole Christmas” episode a few years ago. Check out my full Sinfully Cinnamon Cookies Recipe.

Sinfully Cinnamon Cookies

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

The green of my mint chocolate chip cookies are perfect for the holiday season. Check out my full Easy Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin cookies are a favorite in my family from Halloween to Christmas. Check out my full Chewy Pumpkin Cookies Recipe.

Chewy Pumpkin Cookies

Grinch Cookies

I added some delicious and festive Grinch cookies to my list of favorite cookies last year after finding the recipe on Pinterest. Check out my full Grinch Cookies Recipe.

Grinch Cookies

Holiday Velvet Cake Cookies

By modifying my recipe for Grinch cookies, I also came up with some delicious and festive holiday velvet cookies last year. Check out my full Holiday Velvet Cake Cookies Recipe.

Holiday Velvet Cake Cookies

Cream Cheese Jam Cookies

Cream cheese jam cookies are a new addition to my list of favorite Christmas cookies from last year. Check out my full Cream Cheese Jam Cookies Recipe.

Cream Cheese Jam Cookies

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Although not technically cookies, chocolate covered pretzels sprinkled with red and green sugar are another favorite holiday treat for my family.

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Spiced Orange Crinkles

After discovering an easy and tasty recipe for Grinch cookies a few years ago, I began experimenting with cake mix cookies and created a batch of tasty spiced orange crinkles. Check out my full Spiced Orange Crinkles Recipe.

Spiced Orange Crinkles

Butter Cake Crinkles

In addition to spice orange crinkles, I also created a batch of delicious butter cake crinkles using some butter recipe yellow cake mix that I have added to my list of favorite Christmas cookies. Check out my full Butter Cake Crinkles Recipe.

Butter Cake Crinkles

Chocolate Cake Crinkles

During my experiments with cake mix cookies, I created a batch of delicious chocolate cake crinkles using some chocolate cake mix that I have also added to my list of favorite holiday cookies. Check out my full Chocolate Cake Crinkles Recipe.

Chocolate Cake Crinkles

Mint Chocolate Fudge Cake Crinkles

In addition to plain chocolate cake crinkles, I also make a delicious batch of mint chocolate fudge cake crinkles using chocolate fudge cake mix and mint extract that I have added to my list of favorite holiday cookies. Check out my full Mint Chocolate Fudge Cake Crinkles Recipe.

Mint Chocolate Fudge Cake Crinkles

Peppermint Sugar Cookies

In addition to the traditional sugar cookies, I also created a batch of peppermint sugar cookies. Instead of the vanilla and other spices, I added pure peppermint extract to the dough. Check out my full Peppermint Sugar Cookies Recipe.

Peppermint Sugar Cookies

Butter Cake Blossom Cookies

In addition to peanut butter Kiss cookies, I also added some delicious butter cake blossom cookies to my list of favorite holiday cookies. Check out my full Butter Cake Blossom Cookies Recipe.

Butter Cake Blossom Cookies

Butter Pecan Blossom Cookies

In addition to the other chocolate Kiss blossom cookies, I also added some delicious butter pecan blossom cookies to my list of favorite holiday cookies. Check out my full Butter Pecan Blossom Cookies Recipe.

Butter Pecan Blossom Cookies

What is your favorite Christmas cookie?

Image Credits

My Favorite Christmas Cookies © 2016 Heather Johnson
Sugar Cookies © 2013 Heather Johnson
Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies © 2013 Heather Johnson
Gingerbread Cookies © 2013 Heather Johnson
Butter Cookies © 2013 Heather Johnson
Molasses Cookies © 2013 Heather Johnson
Sinfully Cinnamon Cookies © 2013 Heather Johnson
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies © 2013 Heather Johnson
Chewy Pumpkin Cookies © 2013 Heather Johnson
Grinch Cookies © 2013 Heather Johnson
Holiday Velvet Cake Cookies © 2013 Heather Johnson
Cream Cheese Jam Cookies © 2013 Heather Johnson
Chocolate Covered Pretzels © 2013 Heather Johnson
Spiced Orange Crinkles © 2015 Heather Johnson
Butter Cake Crinkles © 2015 Heather Johnson
Chocolate Cake Crinkles © 2015 Heather Johnson
Mint Chocolate Fudge Cake Crinkles © 2015 Heather Johnson
Peppermint Sugar Cookies © 2015 Heather Johnson
Butter Cake Blossom Cookies © 2015 Heather Johnson
Butter Pecan Blossom Cookies © 2015 Heather Johnson

Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cats. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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