Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit like a fresh batch of Christmas Cookies! Homemade treats make wonderful gifts for coworkers and neighbors and go a long way in spreading Xmas cheer. If you’ve got kids, get them involved in the baking process to create holiday memories that will last a lifetime.
There are lots of Christmas-themed cookies to choose from. From the classic gingerbread man to holiday pastries and snowman cookies, you’re sure to find your new favorite cookies on this list.
What is the Most Popular Christmas Cookie?
According to a survey conducted by General Mills, peanut butter chocolate cookies seem to be the favorite. The delicious combination seems to get people in the Christmas spirit.
What is the Original Christmas Cookie?
Gingerbread cookies are considered the quintessential holiday treat. The recipe goes back to medieval times and remains a Christmastime favorite to this day.
Best Christmas Cookie Recipes
These cookies are a real classic. Feed your nostalgia with these easy homemade gingerbread man cookies.
You’ll only need five ingredients for these simple, wholesome cookies. Fill them up with chocolate, Nutella or your favorite jam. This posts also provides some ideas on how to decorate these cookies into Christmas themed cookies.
’Tis the season for these cute sugar cookies! They’ll make the perfect holiday treat for your coworkers or neighbors.
Oreo cheesecake calls are coated with dark chocolate for a festive treat. These quirky truffles are decorated to look like an ugly Christmas sweater.
These pretty cookies are sure to be the star of your Christmas party. The “stained glass” is made from Jolly Ranchers hard candy!
How adorable are these holiday snowman cookies? These no-bake Oreo balls have soft Oreo cheesecake on the inside and a white snowman decoration on the outside. Perfect for the holiday season!
Chocolate and peppermint make a delightful combination. These cookies will make a fun treat for your office’s secret Santa festivities.
Bits of peppermint candy cane and chocolate are used to fill these mini cookie cups. Consider this recipe for a simple DIY stocking stuffer.
The Brits enjoy these delightful cookies during the festive season. You’re sure to enjoy these buttery biscuits filled with strawberry jam.
This simple recipe yields the cutest teddy bear-shaped cookies. They’ll melt in your mouth with buttery sugar cookie flavors! They’re so easy to make with only 3 ingredients!
They’re soft, chewy and filled with a mini Reese’s peanut butter cup. Enjoy them during the holiday season, or any time of the year.
These unique pastries are a tasty cross between a cookie and a cinnamon roll. Cinnamon roll cookies are easy to make and you’ll only need three ingredients.
Try this recipe with the kids for a fun holiday project. They’ll love handing out these star-shaped cookies to their friends.
Take a trip to Italy this Christmas with these delectable cookies. They’re crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside and totally yummy.
These classic shortbread cookies are festively decorated and so tasty. Learn the easy technique for bakery-quality Christmas cookies.
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15 Best Christmas Cookies (Thumbprint Cookies Recipe & More)
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine softened butter, sugar, vanilla, and beat on medium-high speed until creamed, fluffy and well combined, about 2-3 minutes.
- Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl and add flour and cornstarch. Beat on low speed until just combined, about 1 minute. The dough will now look dry and crumbly. Just scape down the sides and use your hands to combine the dough together.
- Scoop out 1 tablespoon amount of dough, roll very well and shape it into a 1 ¼ inch ball. Make sure the ball is smooth with no cracks.
- Press the tip of your thumb about a 1/2 inch into the middle of the ball to make an imprint. Repeat until you use up all of the dough.
- Place the indented balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Leaving an inch apart from each other.
- Transfer the balls into the fridge and chill for 30 minutes.
- Heat the oven to 350°F about 10 minutes before the cookie dough balls are done chilling.
- Take the jam out of the bottle, and stir it well. If it’s too thick, you can place it in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave for 10 seconds before using them.
- Remove the chilled cookie dough balls from the fridge, and spoon jam into each indented ball. Fill the indent almost full, but not over-flowing.
- Bake 10-12 minutes, removing from the oven before they brown.
- Remove the cookies to cooling racks using a rigid spatula and allow to cool. Fill the cookies with your favorite jam. Serve and enjoy!