There are many reasons to love the holidays, but Christmas cookies are definitely on the top of that list. With that in mind, we gathered together all the important Christmas cookie recipes you need to get through this season — we’re talking shortbread, sugar cookies and lots of peppermint. Treat your family and friends to something sweet—these top-rated Christmas cookie recipes! Bake up a dozen, or more, this holiday season. From tasty gingerbread to shortbread to decorated sugar cookie recipes, these treats are sure to sweeten up your Christmas — and impress friends at your cookie swap. Fill your cookie tins with batches and batches of classic cookies and creative variations.

Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies

Yummy Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

Easy Homemade Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

Candy Striped Stick Cookies

Candy Striped Stick Cookies

Vanilla Bean Cashew Crescents

Homemade Chocolate Vanilla Bean Cashew Crescents

Mint Christmas Cookies

Homemade Chocolate Mint Christmas Cookies

Funfetti Shortbread Bites

Christmas Funfetti Shortbread Bites

Sugar Cookie Truffles

Homemade Christmas Sugar Cookie Truffles

Christmas Tree Cookies

Stacked Christmas Tree Cookies

Christmas Tree Cut Out Cookies

Christmas Tree Cut Out Cookies

Christmas Lights Cookies

Homemade Christmas Lights Cookies

Shortbread Cookies

Easy Cookie Press Shortbread Cookies


Cookies With Vanilla Frosting

Eggnog Sugar Cookies With Vanilla Frosting

Traditional Sugar Cookies

Frosted Traditional Sugar Cookies

Gingerbread Man Cookie Sticks

Gingerbread Man Cookie Sticks

Candy Cane Holder Cookies

Candy Cane Holder Cookies

Gingerbread Men Cookies

Traditional Gingerbread Men Cookies

Mint Grasshopper Cookies

Yummy Mint Grasshopper Cookies