Andes Mint Cookies – a chewy chocolate cookie topped with an Andes Mint glaze. These are a classic holiday cookie that are so easy to make and always disappear in no time!
Christmas Cookies fit for cookie exchanges, holiday trays, gifts, and more!
Holiday baking. The best time of year! The smell of butter, chocolate and sugar in the air. I get hungry just thinking about it.
I think that most people have a few cookies that they make every year out of tradition. But they are always adding to the mix and trying new ones. At least, my family is definitely that way.
Over the years the list of what we want each holiday season has grown out of control. So at our house each person get to pick 1 cookie they want, and then we have a couple things that are a must!
I usually have a couple different cookie exchanges that I attend each year, so we end up with way more cookies that we need. My husband's co-workers are always happy about that.
Here are a few tips to make your Christmas Cookie Baking a success!
- Plan ahead. I like to make a list of the cookies I need and the ingredients. So I know how much butter I actually need when I am at the store. This also eliminates some overlap - you only need so many cookies with toffee for example.
- Bake in batches. If you have cookies that are similar, bake them on the same day. Or if you have an easy no bake cookie, pair that with the day you are doing the involved sugar cookies.
- Freeze your dough. I am not a huge fan of freezing already baked cookies. It works, and you can totally do it. I can just tell the difference. So I prefer to freeze my dough, and then bake the cookies fresh when I need them.
- Stock up on packaging. You can buy bags, boxes, and holiday containers at just about any store. Have those on hand for when you need a quick gift for the neighbor, teacher, or delivery person.
- Get festive! Use the holiday colored M&M, sprinkles, colored sugar and frosting for your treats. They stand out on a cookie tray and are just more fun.
Here are some of my family favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes
Cornflake Cookies – a super easy peanut butter and cornflake cookie that you can make in just minutes! They are crispy, chewy, and just like you remember!
Grinch Sugar Cookie Bites – make these cute little cookie bites in no time! A sugar cookie base filled with an easy no bake cheesecake and decorated with sprinkles. A fun and easy Christmas cookie to add to your cookie plate!
Cranberry Icebox Cookies – these are a fun throw back cookie you can make for the holidays or anytime. Cranberries and walnuts work great together in these buttery and delicious cookies.
Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies – soft and chewy oatmeal cookies loaded with dried cranberries and white chocolate chips. A great cookie everyone will love any time of year!
M&M Cookies – soft, chewy, and delicious cookies loaded with plenty of chocolate and M&M’s. They have crispy edges that taste like they come straight from the bakery!
Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies – take your cookies to a whole new level with brown butter! Brown butters add a rich and almost nutty flavor to make them extra special.
Turtle Candy – a homemade candy of pecans, covered in gooey caramel and topped with chocolate!
Christmas Magic Cookie Bars – Classic Magic Cookie Bars all dressed up for Christmas. Layers of graham crackers, chocolate, peanut butter chips, coconut, M&M’s and sweetened condensed milk.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft, fluffy, and full of chocolate and peanut butter! These are the thickest and softest cookies ever!
Easy No Bake Avalanche Cookies – just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to make this cookie version of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory’s Avalanche Bark! I love easy no bake desserts and these avalanche cookies are right up there, they could not be simpler to make. These are great for the middle of the summer when…
Double Tree Chocolate Chip Cookies – Make the same giant, fresh, warm cookies you get at the DoubleTree hotel at home! Loaded with chocolate and so good! Have you ever stayed at a DoubleTree hotel? I have had the chance a few times, and most recently in Fort Lauderdale. Our flight out of Colorado was…
Chewy Molasses Cookies – Perfectly spiced, tender and chewy molasses cookie recipe that are perfect for any holiday baking tray! Christmas cookies are all about classics. You have Frosted Sugar Cookies that are a must and need to be made every year. Then you also have some that you mix it up with and try…
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies – Rich and fudgy chocolate cookies coated in powdered sugar. A classic cookie that is perfect for the holidays or any time of year! Do you have cookies that you make over and over again. Yes, these Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies are a staple and have been forever. But I mean other…
Chocolate Peppermint Cookies – these chocolate cookies have a hint of peppermint and are super fudgy. They are topped with a white peppermint glaze and more peppermint candies. You guys know that I am a huge fan of chocolate, right? I mean my favorite homemade brownies are chocolate on chocolate. If there is a way…
Coconut Macaroons – super simple sweet coconut cookies that are dipped in chocolate. If you like coconut you are going to love these! I am really excited for this post today. Not only is it my Grandma’s cookie recipe and a staple in our house around Christmas time. But I get to share all about…
Frosted Sugar Cookies – Soft sugar cookies that are perfect for any occasions. Decorate with frosting and sprinkles for Christmas or any other time of year.
Soft Monster Cookies – a soft and chewy cookie that is a cross between a peanut butter cookie, an oatmeal cookie, and a chocolate chip cookie! Full of lots of goodies everyone loves them!
Andes Mint Cake Mix Cookies – Combine 2 favorites, Andes Mint Cookies and Cake Mix Cookies into one and get these super easy, chocolate-y, and fudgy cookies! You may know of the traditional Andes mint cookies that are often around at Christmas time. They are a chocolate cookie, that you place a mint on when…
Melted Snowman Bark – get in the holiday spirit with this super easy, super adorable candy recipe. Serve as one full tray and let everyone break off their own snowman, or package up to give as a darling holiday present. Click HERE to get the full printable recipe for Melted Snowman Bark Do you see cute…