The more time we can steal for ourselves over the holidays, the better! Sure, you can spend hours making your Nana’s famous shortbread—or you can make an assortment of our holiday-ready, no-fuss no-bake cookies in a virtual flash (dashier than Santa’s reindeer), and still enjoy the holidays. Make these no-bake cookie recipes a new, foolproof holiday tradition.
Chocolate dipped Oreos look fancy but they’re so easy to make! Simply dip the Oreos in melted white or dark chocolate and garnish with festive sprinkles. These fool-proof cookies can be made in a hurry and only require 3 ingredients! They make a great dessert, snack or holiday gift.
https://www.dinneratthezoo.com/chocolate-covered-oreos/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: DINNER AT THE ZOO
Enjoy a soft chewy cookie loaded with decadent white chocolate and dried raspberries. As a bonus, these no-bake cookies are keto-friendly so low-carb dieters can dig in guilt-free! Don’t follow the keto diet? You can swap the keto sweetener for regular maple syrup and add in regular sweetened white chocolate.
https://thebigmansworld.com/healthy-no-bake-white-chocolate-raspberry-protein-cookies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE BIG MANS WORLD
There is no need to nibble on your cookie dough batter because you can indulge in this no-bake cookie dough bites! Make these bites festive by adding in red and green sprinkles. Keep them all for yourself or share them with friends and family over the holidays.
https://therebelchick.com/no-bake-cookie-dough-bites-recipe/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE REBEL CHICK
Fudgy mint chocolate cookies are full of impressive flavor and wonderful texture. A simple no-bake chocolate cookie is topped with a dreamy mint frosting and is finished with a dollop of decadent chocolate ganache. Don’t be surprised when everyone begs you for this recipe!
https://www.thereciperebel.com/fudgy-mint-chocolate-no-bake-cookies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE RECIPE REBEL
Everything you love about Turtles chocolates can now be enjoyed in a delicious no-bake cookie! A simple no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookie gets an upgrade with thick caramel, pecans, and a chocolate drizzle. They’re ooey-gooey and so darn delicious!
https://www.thereciperebel.com/no-bake-turtle-cookies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE RECIPE REBEL
Grab a cup of hot cocoa and make these delicious hot cocoa cookies while you sip on your favorite holiday drink! These no-bake cookies are full of chocolate flavor and delicious mini marshmallows. These will surely become a new favorite treat for the holidays.
https://ohsweetbasil.com/hot-cocoa-no-bake-cookies-recipe/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: OH SWEET BASIL
No-bake peanut butter jam thumbprint cookies are rich, fresh, and perfectly crunchy. Pretzels and Rice Krispies provide the perfect crunchy texture while peanut butter and jam contribute to the rich and fresh flavors. You may want to double or triple this recipe because these are going to disappear quickly!
https://noshingwiththenolands.com/no-bake-peanut-butter-jam-thumbprints/?utm_content=buffer23884&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: NOSHING WITH THE NOLANDS
Chocolate raspberry cookies come together quickly with the help of store-bought chocolate wafer cookies, jam, and frosting. The frosting is made from 2 simple ingredients. Keep in mind, it’s recommended that you enjoy these cookies the same day they are prepared.
https://www.bhg.com/recipe/cookies/chocolate-raspberry-bites/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: BETTER HOMES & GARDENS
No-bake pumpkin cookies are going to be a big hit if you share them this holiday season! Made with pumpkin spice pudding mix, and pumpkin pie spice, there is no shortage of delicious pumpkin flavor. This recipe yields 12 cookies and comes together in just 15 minutes.
https://www.sugarandsoul.co/pumpkin-no-bake-cookies-recipe PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SUGAR AND SOUL
These candy cane no-bake cookies look fancy and complicated but we assure you they are so easy to make! The cookie is made from a mixture of crushed Oreos and cream cheese. Freeze the mixture first, then to make the candy cane shapes ,use a cookie cutter. Finish by dipping them in melted red candy melts and decorate with royal icing and white sanding sugar.
https://thefirstyearblog.com/candy-cane-oreo-balls/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE FIRST YEAR
Even Ritz crackers can be transformed into an enticing cookie! These cookies have the perfect balance of sweet and salty flavors. The crackers are filled with peanut butter and marshmallow creme and then are dipped in melted chocolate.
https://neighborfoodblog.com/2015/12/chocolate-dipped-fluffernutter-ritz-cookies.html PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: NEIGHBOR FOOD
What pairs best with cookies? Why a glass of milk, of course! This fun and festive dessert combines store-bought cookies with melted chocolate to make the most adorable (and delicious) treat that you need to try this holiday season. Be sure to leave a plate out for Santa too!
https://thecraftingchicks.com/milk-cookies-bark-no-bake-christmas-treat/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE CRAFTING CHICKS
Irish Cream no-bake cookies are boozy, sweet, and delicious! You’ll only need 15 minutes to whip these cookies together. Be sure to head to the notes section of the recipe to learn about important tips and tricks to ensure your cookies turn out perfect every time.
https://www.sugarandsoul.co/irish-cream-no-bake-cookies-recipe/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SUGAR AND SOUL
Holiday reindeer cookies are festive, delicious and effortless to make! You could even make these with your little ones — they’ll love playing chef in the kitchen. To make these cookies you’ll need peanut butter sandwich cookies, chocoalte, pretzels, candy eyes, and red M&M’s.
https://domesticsuperhero.com/holiday-reindeer-cookies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: DOMESTIC SUPERHERO
A simple no-bake cookie is wrapped around a jumbo marshmallow to create a delicious treat! With a few ingredients and 10 minutes of your time, you’ll have these cookies made in a hurry. As a bonus, this is a freezer-friendly recipe which means your cookies will keep all holiday season long.
https://www.rockrecipes.com/marshmallow-roll-cookie/?utm_content=bufferc8e40&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: ROCK RECIPES
These chocolate coconut snowballs might be the perfect wintery touch you need on your dessert table. These little snowballs are chock full of exciting textures and intriguing flavors. They will even freeze well if you’re feeling ambitious and would like to get a head start on your Christmas preparations!
https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/no-bake-chocolate-coconut-snowballs/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SALLY’S BAKING ADDICTION
Traditional sugar cookies may take a bit of time to make and most certainly require an oven. However, with this recipe, you can enjoy the same flavors you love but without all the fuss. You’ll only need 5 ingredients to create these sugar cookie balls. Store them in the fridge until you’re ready to eat!
https://whoneedsacape.com/2016/10/jingle-balls-no-bake-sugar-cookie-balls/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: WHO NEEDS A CAPE?
Transform an Oreo cookie into a festive Christmas treat that is perfect for the holidays! This no-bake recipe is so easy that you can encourage your kids to help you! All you’ll need are lollipop sticks, double-stuffed Oreos, and colored chocolate wafers!
https://www.itsalwaysautumn.com/easy-adorable-christmas-oreo-pops.html PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: IT’S ALWAYS AUTUMN
As festive on your door as they are accompanied with a glass of eggnog, these crunch-worthy holiday wreaths make great Christmas gifts if you can resist gobbling down the entire batch. These no-bake wreaths are made with whole grain cereal, mini marshmallows, butter, vanilla chips, liquid green food coloring, and mini red cinnamon candies for the holly.
https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/no-bake-christmas-wreath-cookies/b5166707-9793-4411-84dd-0ab40be3a1e3 PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: BETTY CROCKER
Forget the sugarplums — on the night before Christmas visions of these creamy, crunchy three-layer dream bars certainly danced in the heads of your holiday guests. Or they will after sampling a morsel of sweet custard icing layered between a graham cracker and chocolate crust and a thick chocolate topping.
https://www.cookingclassy.com/nanaimo-bars/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: COOKING CLASSY
Just like a beautifully wrapped gift or fuzzy stocking, these scrumptious squares with delicate frosting-piped trees contain a ton of yummy secrets. Made with a cup of sugar, sticky corn syrup, creamy peanut butter, rice crisps, mini marshmallows, milk chocolate, and red and green candy-coated milk chocolate for the trees, this unique take on the popular Scotch-er-oo cookie will have guests begging for these no-bake wonders every year!
https://www.bhg.com/recipe/chocolate-glazed-cereal-bars/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS
We know this recipe isn’t technically for cookies…it’s for fudge. However, when your guests behold the winter wonderland come to life in this addictive peppermint fudge recipe, it won’t matter. Sweetness overload can be had thanks to peppermint chips, white chocolate morsels, fluffy marshmallow crème, and a few other deliciously sweet ingredients.
https://www.shugarysweets.com/peppermint-fudge-and-a-christmas-giveaway/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SHUGARY SWEETS
Simple yet truly satisfying, these popular holiday classics entail nothing more than creamy peanut butter, unsalted butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract, bittersweet chocolate, and a pinch of kosher salt. Buckeyes offer a sweet, creamy holiday indulgence in mini peanut butter bite form.
https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/buckeyes PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: REAL SIMPLE
Despite all the good intentions of making “12 kinds of Christmas cookies this year”, there never seems to be enough time. Cute as a button and seasonally apt, these no-bake holiday trees are made using shredded coconut, butter (or margarine), icing sugar, milk, vanilla, white chocolate chips for the frosted snow, green food coloring to dye the trees, and mini M&Ms for the little ornaments.
https://www.thereciperebel.com/bake-christmas-tree-cookies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE RECIPE REBEL
We could really make these cookies any time of year, but for some reason, chocolate haystacks have become a holiday tradition. Simple to make and zero baking involved, haystacks require nothing more than crispy chow mien noodles stuck together in cookie greatness with melted peanut butter chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and shortening.
https://www.ilovemydisorganizedlife.com/twelve-days-of-christmas-series-5/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: I LOVE MY DISORGANIZED LIFE
Give your kids something to laugh about by telling them you’ll be making reindeer poop cookies! These silly cookies are quite delicious and can be made in a hurry. You’ll need just a handful of ingredients to create these. Some of these include butter, cocoa powder, Rice Krispie cereal, peanut butter, and just a few other ingredients.
https://www.lifeissweeterbydesign.com/north-pole-kids-club-fun-new-tradition/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: LIFE IS SWEET BY DESIGN
Enjoy an activity with your kids that is simple yet still extremely fun by creating these Santa graham cookies! This no-bake recipe is foolproof and they’ll enjoy making them with you too. For this recipe, all you’ll need are graham crackers, vanilla frosting food coloring and a few candies to decorate.
https://livingwellmom.com/santa-grahams-cookies-recipe-for-kids/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: LIVING WELL MOM
Enjoy a sweet winter treat with this easy peanut butter snowball recipe. A sweet white candy coating surrounds a soft peanut butter center. These will only take you 5 minutes to prepare and require just 5 simple ingredients!
http://lilluna.com/peanut-butter-snowballs/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: LILLUNA
If you love peanut butter as much as we do then you need to try this no-fuss recipe! All you’ll need is 1 bowl, 3 ingredients and 5 minutes of your time. The best part is these cookies are made from wholesome ingredients so you can feel guilt-free when indulging in 1 or 4 of these cookies!
https://minimalistbaker.com/3-ingredient-no-bake-peanut-butter-cookies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MINIMALIST BAKER
Bring the wintery outdoors to your table with these winter white cookies. They might not chill you to the bone but they’ll definitely satisfy your sweet tooth. These cookies contain delicious layers and will be gobbled up in no time. From start to finish you’ll have this tasty treat made in about 30 minutes. They also freeze well so make them ahead and save yourself valuable time closer to the holidays!
https://www.rockrecipes.com/winter-white-cookies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: ROCK RECIPES
Skip the refined sugars and lengthy baking steps and make this recipe instead! These chocolate cookies are chocolatey, sweet and irresistible! The hazelnut provides an essential nuttiness, while the cocoa powder provides a rich chocolate flavor and the dates create the perfect amount of sweetness. To make these cookies festive you could decorate them with red and green sprinkles.
https://minimalistbaker.com/chocolate-hazelnut-no-bake-cookies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MINIMALIST BAKER
If you love rocky road ice cream you’ll love this simple recipe and as a bonus, it’s much easier to make than rocky road cookies! These bars are filled with fluffy marshmallows, crunchy peanuts that are surrounded by a delicious peanut butter chocolate.
https://www.rockrecipes.com/peanut-butter-rocky-road-bars/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: PEANUT BUTTER ROCKY ROAD BARS
This decadent treat is festive in color and overflowing in delicious flavors. The best part is you’ll need just 4 simple ingredients. Simply, melt the chocolate and butter and stir in the gumdrops. Then, pour the mixture into a baking dish and refrigerate. Once hardened you can cut this stunning treat into little squares.
https://www.aprettylifeinthesuburbs.com/easy-christmas-gumdrop-nougat-candy/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: A PRETTY LIFE
Not only are rum balls one of the easiest no-bake cookies to make for Christmas but they might be Santa’s personal favorite. These rolled little balls can be prepared in no time! You will need chocolate cookie crumbs, pecans, confectioners sugar, cocoa powder, honey, and rum.
https://www.ifyougiveablondeakitchen.com/2014/12/22/fudgy-rum-balls/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: IF YOU GIVE A BLONDE A KITCHEN
These holy jolly cookie sticks are an excellent example that shows how you can make a delicious treat using all store-bought ingredients. Delicious vanilla cookies are dipped in melted white chocalte and are sprinkled with festive candy. They’re so pretty you could gift them to friends and family.
https://thecraftingchicks.com/holly-jolly-cookie-sticks/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE CRAFTING CHICKS
These chocolate peppermint balls will surely be a new family favorite! They only require 15 minutes to make and would make an excellent last minute gift too. Dates are used in this recipe to help provide the perfect fudgey texture as well as a wonderful sweet flavor. To create the perfect festive flavor mix in peppermint extract and crushed candy canes!
https://happyhealthymama.com/no-bake-chocolate-peppermint-balls.html PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: HAPPY HEALTHY MAMA
If the peppermint balls sounded too healthy for your liking then you need to try this peppermint oreo truffle recipe! They’re so easy to make you’ll be asking yourself why you haven’t tried them sooner. Fudgy Oreo and cream cheese balls are dipped in melted chocolate and then are garnished with crushed candy canes.
https://www.handletheheat.com/peppermint-oreo-truffle/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: HANDLE THE HEAT
Have you been dreaming about hitting the slopes lately? Enjoy a taste of winter with these delicious no-bake avalanche cookies! The process is almost like making Rice Krispie squares but these cookies get 2 delicious secret ingredients, creamy peanut butter and white chocolate!
https://dinnersdishesanddesserts.com/easy-no-bake-avalanche-cookies/#_a5y_p=4735170 PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: DINNERS, DISHES AND DESSERTS
Perhaps, you prefer to keep your cookies more traditional. Try this chocolate oatmeal cookie recipe and quench a sweet tooth craving! This no-bake recipe is so easy that you’ll find yourself making them all year round. If you’re feeling adventurous you could decorate them with festive sprinkles! The whole family will enjoy these.
https://sugarapron.com/2016/07/30/no-bake-chocolate-oatmeal-cookies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SUGAR APRON
Truffles are some of the most elegant desserts! Instead of a chocolate truffle, you need to try making these sugar cookie truffles. To create the truffle, you’ll need to blend store-bought sugar cookies with cream cheese. Once it forms a dough you’ll be able to roll them into ball shapes and you can dip them in melted red and white chocolate! Finally, decorate the truffles with crushed candy canes and festive sprinkles.
https://www.iheartnaptime.net/sugar-cookie-truffles/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: I HEART NAPTIME
Clarissa loves experimenting with food of all cultures to make unique healthy dishes. When she’s not browsing Pinterest for new recipe inspiration she likes to pick up a DIY project and use her creative hands to make art or crafts. In her down time you can find her watching the latest documentaries on Netflix or going for nature walks.