12 Days of Christmas Cookies – let the games begin! We have 12 days until Christmas day so it’s time for some baking. Cookies are what sparked my love for baking as a child and I love how many endless varieties there are! Today I’m sharing my favorite cookie recipes from the blog for the holidays. I couldn’t narrow it down to twelve so I’ve included a few extra. Enjoy!
Note: If you follow my blog, you know that I share both GLUTEN FREE and REGULAR recipes. This list of 12 Days of Christmas Cookies will include some of each. Look for the letters GF after the name indicating that it’s a Gluten Free recipe (I’ve included 5), otherwise it is regular.
Jerry Seinfeld would totally approve of this Classic NYC Black & White Cookies recipe which also happens to be gluten free but you would never know it because they are completely delicious.
Swedish Fish Heart Cookies are buttery thumbprint cookies dipped in sprinkles and topped with a heart shaped Swedish Fish candy.
Chocolate flavored sugar cookies made with a cookie press flower attachment with M&M candy centers. Perfect for the holidays or any time of year.
Hands down my favorite cookie of all time – are soft, tender and great tasting with a hint of almond flavor, decorated with colored buttercream frosting.
Store bought cookies of your choice, dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with crushed candy canes or sprinkles.
The best soft, sweet and buttery sugar cookies with a bright green Christmas tree in the middle.
Rich, brownie-like cookies topped with a sweet coconut filling, whole almonds and melted chocolate. Made with refrigerated cookie dough so they’re super easy to put together!
Soft, red velvet thumbprint cookies with red sprinkles and dark chocolate kisses in the middle. These are my new favorite cookies, so tasty and their red color is perfect for the holidays!
The perfect no-bake Christmas treat and super simple to make. Just 3 ingredients!
Made from crushed mint cookies and cream cheese, rolled into balls and dipped in white chocolate then decorated to look like the cutest little snowmen for an adorable holiday treat!
Your holiday cookie tray will not be complete without these Raspberry Almond Linzer Cookies – powdered sugar dusted, jam filled almond flavored butter cookies inspired by the famous Austrian Linzer torte.
Red and green shortbread cookie dough in a checkerboard pattern. These colorful cookies will really brighten up your holiday dessert table!
I love this vintage Pillsbury Bake-Off recipe from the 1950s. Turtle shaped sugar cookies with pecans and a creamy chocolate frosting on top. Just like mom used to make.
Learn how to make the cutest little Rudolph Reindeer Chocolate Macarons with chocolate ganache filling, red M&M nose and pretzel antlers in this easy recipe. Santa is sure to love festive French macarons for the night before Christmas!
A tried and true recipe for sugar cookies decorated with a simple royal icing design to look like multi-colored Christmas tree lights.
Simply the best cookies I’ve ever made and are just as the name implies, soft, chewy and delicious!
How do I describe Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Brownies? Imagine if pumpkin pie and brownies had a baby and that’s exactly how they taste. In a word, divine.
Peanut butter oatmeal cookies packed with chocolate chips and mini M&M candies. So easy to make, just dump all the ingredients in a bowl and stir it up. A perfect baking project to make with the kids for the holidays!
And there you have it! My 12+ favorite cookies for Christmas. (There are actually 18 here, because it was hard to decide.) Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments. I love hearing from YOU.
Wishing you all a holiday season filled with love, peace, joy, good health and hope!
Happy Baking and Merry Christmas, everyone!
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in HIM, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
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