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Top 10 Christmas Cookie Recipes

These Christmas cookie favorites are recipes you'll want to share, hand down, make again and again, and save in your recipe box.

Hazelnut Truffle Cookies

This award-winning recipe is a decadent alternative to the traditional holiday gingerbread men. Two crisp hazelnut cookies filled with a creamy chocolate truffle filling and drizzled with a chocolate glaze.

 

 

 

 

 

Magical Holiday Gift Bars

This recipe from Fisher Nuts is a homemade mix that can be jarred and given as a sweet holiday gift!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coffee Toffee Bars

If you enjoy toffee at the holidays, you will love these cookie bars! A hint of Folgers coffee enhances the chocolate flavor in these indulgent treats.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Orange-Pecan Snowballs

You will want to throw a few of these snowballs right into your mouth! Grated orange zest, chopped pecans and a hint of Grand Marnier make these holiday cookies a real treat.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Salty Caramel Peanut Brittle Bars

Peanut brittle is a perennial holiday favorite, and this recipe turns the classic candy into a cookie bar. It is a Betty Crocker prize-winning recipe that just happens to come from my mom's kitchen!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Holiday Cookie Wreath

This giant cookie is a fun centerpiece for your holiday dessert table. The preparation is easy with the help of Pillsbury products, and the decoration is a fun activity for kids!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Grandma's Ginger Molasses Crinkles

My grandma has been making these ginger cookies at Christmas time for as long as I can remember! I added my own twist by rolling them in turbinado sugar for extra holiday flair and a nice crunch.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Christmas Star Cookies

Lemon-scented sugar cookies are sandwiched between a light layer of currant jelly. A cut-out star gives a peek inside!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santa's Cookie Sleds

This year, leave cookies for Santa in a whole new way! In this recipe from Nestle, candy canes and cookies are used to create and edible "sleigh" which is then filled with various chocolate and candy "gifts"!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Candy Cane Christmas Cookies

These cookies have been my favorite year in and year out since I was a young girl. Christmas just isn't complete without candy canes! Red and white cookie dough is twisted into candy cane shapes and then topped with crushed peppermints. It's everything wonderful about candy canes and cookies rolled up into one!