25 Creative Christmas Cookie Ideas & Recipes

Christmas cookies are as much a part of the Christmas tradition as Santa Claus.

Whether you’re baking with your kids, making cookies for a class party or a holiday cookie exchange, here are my favorite 25 creative Christmas cookie ideas that can make your holiday cookie tray extra special this year.

Whether you’re baking with your kids, making cookies for a class party or a holiday cookie exchange, here are my favorite 25 creative Christmas cookie ideas that can make your holiday cookie tray extra special this year.

Jolly Santa Cookies

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These adorable Santa cookies from Betty Crocker are fun to decorate and a wonderful addition to your cookie tray this holiday. Get the recipe…

Cranberry Noels

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These festive holiday cookies from Martha Stewart are easy-to-make and convenient! If you want, you can freeze the cookie dough for up to a month. Get the recipe…

Snowflake Sugar Cookies

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These beautifully decorated snowflake cookies from Bakers Royale are perfect for your next holiday party or Christmas cookie exchange. Be sure to check out her sugar cookie recipe and the reasons for using cream cheese vs. butter. Get the recipe…

Reindeer Sugar Cookies

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How adorable are these! These fun reindeer cookies from Better Homes and Gardens would be a wonderful addition to any holiday party. Get the recipe…

Easy Snowflake Cookies

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These pretty Christmas cookies from A.C. Moore look like they came from my neighborhood grocery store. You can use either your favorite sugar cookie recipe or store bought cookie dough. Get the recipe…

Lemon Rosemary Christmas Trees

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The lovely cookies from Fine Cooking feature the refreshing combination of rosemary and lemon to make these a welcome addition to your holiday cookie plate. Get the recipe…

Frosty’s Melting Cookies

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Here’s another fun cookie design from Everyday with Rachel Ray that’s perfect for family holiday cookie decorating. You can use either homemade or store-bought cookie dough. Get the recipe…

Kaleidoscope Snowman Cookies

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These super creative cookies from Better Homes and Gardens will make everyone smile. Cookies made in the shape of a snowflake are then decorated with snowmen using royal icing. Get the recipe…

Stained Glass Trees

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These pretty Christmas cookies from Martha Stewart will make your holiday cookie tray sparkle. These easy to make cookies get their sparkle from finely chopped hard candy. Get the recipe…

Christmas Ball Cookies

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These colorful ornament-inspired cookies from Betty Crocker are as decorative as they are delicious. Made with plenty of butter, you’ll love serving these at your next holiday party. Get the recipe…

Christmas Cookie Train

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These easy-to-make Christmas train cookies from Taste of Home are perfect for the whole family to make. Using store-bought cookie dough, decorate with frosting (recipe included) and assorted decorations such as M&M’s, mini vanilla wafers, and more. Get the recipe…

Christmas Cookie Puzzle

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These unique Christmas puzzle cookies from Martha Stewart would make a fun puzzle to solve at your next holiday dinner! Get the recipe…

Easy Peppermint Buttercream Cake Mix Cookies

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These delicious cake mix cookies from Tidy Mom were featured at In Katrina’s Kitchen’s virtual cookie party. Colorful, easy-to-make and above all, delicious! And with cake mix, your holiday cookie baking couldn’t be easier! Get the recipe…

Christmas Wreath Cookies

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These pretty Christmas Wreath cookies from Ledelicieux are perfect for either your holiday cookie tray or even an ornament! Although mine wouldn’t last very long on my tree! Get the recipe…

Chocolate Mint Kiss Crinkles

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These pretty Christmas cookies from Recipe Girl use my favorite holiday candy: Mint Truffle Hershey Kisses! Get the recipe…

Peanut Butter Rudolph Reindeer Cookies

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These adorable reindeer cookies from Ladies Home Journal would make the perfect addition to your next school holiday party! Get the recipe…

Pretty Package Cookies

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These pretty holiday cookies from Better Homes and Gardens will bring a festive flair to your holiday party. Get the recipe…

7 Layer Cookies

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These holiday cookies from Epicurious feature all the colors of the season in three colorful layers. Get the recipe…

Flourless Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

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These gluten-free holiday cookies from Recipe Girl are a nice option for those who are gluten-free diets. Get the recipe…

Gingerbread Place Card Cookies

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These cute Gingerbread Place Card cookies from Ladies Home Journal offers a really cute way of designing your holiday place setting. Get the recipe…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Snowballs

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Recipe Girl has taken the traditional Wedding Cookie recipe and made them even more delicious with chocolate and peanut butter. These probably won’t last very long on my holiday cookie platter! Get the recipe…

Santa Face Cookies

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These adorable Santa Face cookies from The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle looks as if I bought these in a bakery. Detailed instructions are provided on how to recreate these cute holiday cookies. Get the recipe…

Snowball Trees

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These cute Snowball Trees from Better Homes and Gardens are a unique twist on the traditional sugar cookie. And about just as easy to make! Get the recipe…

Pineapple and Macadamia Nut Shortbread

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These shortbread cookies from Better Homes and Gardens pair the zing of pineapple with the richness of macadamia nuts to create a unique holiday cookie. Get the recipe…

Tartan Christmas Tree Cookies

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These Christmas tree cookies from Bon Appetit get a little bit of Scottish inspiration. These easy-to-decorate cookies will add a colorful flourish to your holiday table. Get the recipe…

Christmas Mint Evergreen Cookies

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A handy dandy cookie press and colorful cookie decorations will create these delightful chocolate mint cookies. Get the recipe…

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