Christmas cookies are one of the highlights of the season. Every family has their traditional cookie recipes that have been passed down through generations. We always make those classics, but we still want to experiment with new recipes. Baking Christmas cookies is a great way to give lasting memories to your children. Make it a family time by getting everyone involved.

We found 12 amazing Christmas cookie recipes from around the internet. We have some classics, like candied cherry cookies and lace cookies. We also have a ton of new favorites, like the hot chocolate cookies, the red velvet cream cheese filled cookies and even cheesecake cookies. Leave a comment with what your family cookie tradition is!

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12. Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies

Red velvet cake is beautiful for the holiday season. These look amazing but taste delicious too. There is a surprise inside with the cream cheese filling. White chocolate is drizzled over top to make these extra festive.


[Source: Two Peas And Their Pod]


11. Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

These gorgeous cookies will have your guests asking you where you bought them. They’re too perfect to have made! They take some time and extra steps, but you can surely make these at home. Wow everyone with your amazing cookie creation.


[Source: Yum Sugar]

10. Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies

These are the perfect cold weather cookies to warm you up. They’re filled with a delicious caramel that melts as you eat it. Warm them up over a a cup of tea or coffee for an ooey gooey treat.


[Source: Scrambled Henfruit]

9. Hot Cocoa Cookies

These chocolate cookies will be everyone’s favorite. They are topped with marshmallow and chocolate, which melt into a delicious creamy topping. These are perfect to eat for dessert or snack. Snuggle up on the couch, watch a movie, and tuck into these treats.


[Source: Pip And Ebby]

8. Cranberry Christmas Cookies

These amazing cookies are gluten free, but you would never know. They are made from almond flour, giving a marzipan taste that everyone will love. The filling is made from cranberries, which is a perfect flavor combination for Christmas.


[Source: Mennonite Girls Can Cook]

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7. Lace Cookies

These delicate cookies are a real holiday treat. They are super crispy and butter and make a great addition to your cookie tray. Make a sandwich by filling them with nutella and enjoy the different textures.


[Source: Two Peas And Their Pod]

6. Christmas Cherry Cookies

These classic cookies have bright and festive colors with the red and green candied cherries. The cookie itself is a shortbread, so it’s easy to put together and keeps for a long time.


[Source: No Empty Chairs]

5. Mint Chip Chocolate Cookies

Mint and chocolate are the perfect combination. The recipe uses peppermint crunch baking chips, but you can always just add in crushed candy cane. This cookie is made from cake mix, making the result super chewy and delicious.


[Source: Bradley Kitchen]

4. Oatmeal Cookies With Dried Cherries and Pistachios

These chewy oatmeal cookies are a favorite with children and adults alike. The pistachios and the cherries gives a great Christmas color theme. Use salted pistachios for a great flavor contrast.


[Source: The Vintage Mixer]

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3. Christmas Tree Cookies

This recipe isn’t so much about the cookies, but about how to decorate them. Use royal icing and layer sugar or shortbread cookies on top of each other for a 3D effect. Use star cookie cutters to make a Christmas tree.


[Source: Mikaela Danvers]

2. Mexican Wedding Cookies

These pecan cookies will melt in your mouth. They are so light in texture! These are the perfect cookie for after a huge dinner. Serve them with a cup of tea and watch them disappear.


[Source: Jo Cooks]

1. Cream Cheese Cookies

These colorful and delicious cookies are also called Kolaczkis. Change up the flavor with different types of fruit preserves. Apricot is a favorite, but any will work. Try apple preserves with a dash of cinnamon on top!


[Source: Cooking With Sugar]

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