25 Christmas Cookies Recipes for Santa

Before you know it the Big Guy will be making his yearly appearance. Have your sweet treats ready with these 25 Christmas Cookies recipes for Santa! Kids will love helping choose their favorite to make then leave out on Christmas Eve.


Some of my favorite holiday memories are baking in the kitchen with my Mom. Now that my girls are older, they love to join in on the Christmas baking too! While we make plenty of sweets for ourselves, I also love to gift these festive baked cookies and treats during the Holidays. They make perfect gifts for teachers, mail carriers, and other service men and women.

Are you ready to start your holiday baking? Here are some great Christmas Cookie recipes to get you started!

Christmas Thumbprint Cookies – Clever Pink Pirate

Snowman Cookies – Peace But Not Quiet

Peanut Butter Pretzel Reindeer Cookies – ThriftyJinxy

Christmas M&M Cake Mix Cookies – Cincy Shopper

Turtle Cookies – The Kitchen is My Playground

Traditional Spritz Cookies – Cincy Shopper

Old Fashioned Snowball Cookies – To Simply Inspire

Candy Cane Cookies – Home Cooking Memories

Peanut Butter Buckeyes – O Taste and See


Old Fashioned Tea Cake Christmas Cookies – Intelligent Domestications

No-Bake Cheesecake Cookie Cups – Practical Mommy

Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies – Thrifty DIY Diva

Molasses Crinkle Cookies – Thinking Outside the Sandbox Family

Bake Peppermint Sugar Cookies – Frugal Living Mom

Cereal Holly Leaf Cookies – Mission to Save

Cherry Chocolate Kisses – Everyday Shortcuts

Bite of Peppermint Mocha Truffles

Not technically a cookie, but my Mocha Peppermint Truffles are amazing!

OREO Snowball Cookies – Flour on my Face

Sugar Cookies with Eggnog Cream Cheese Frosting – Nel’s Nook

Candy Cane Sugar Blossoms – A Night Owl Blog

Chocolate-Dipped Mint Shortbread Cookies – Mom On a Time Out

Holiday Confetti Sandwich Cookies – Glued to My Crafts

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies – Wonky Wonderful

Rocky Road Fudge

Another non-cookie recipe, but this Rocky Road Fudge is a holiday favorite in my family!

Chocolate Peppermint Shortbread Cookies – Mom Endeavors

Cranberry & White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies – The Pinning Mama

Cornmeal Stars with Orange Glaze – Love Bakes Good Cakes



  1. I have been wondering of what other cookies I was going to make and there are so many to choose from for the Holidays. Thanks for posting these cookies so I can make them!

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