25 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes — Eat This Not That

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter is the perfect base for an easy cookie. This gluten-free and refined sugar-free recipe only includes four ingredients…and they’re likely already in your kitchen.

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These caramel chocolate delights only have six simple ingredients, and they look elegant on any dish. They’re ready in 30 minutes, making them perfect for a last-minute cookie swap.

Get the recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

Lemon isn’t just reserved for warmer months, and these melt-in-your-mouth crinkle cookies prove it. The secret ingredient? Cake mix.

Get the recipe from Gimme Some Oven.

Festive shortbread cookies belong in every Christmas cookie bundle. This recipe is foolproof, and includes the option to add fun sprinkles.

Get the recipe from Five Heart Home.

The best things in life are made with coconut, including these snowball cookies that also check plenty of boxes for your friends and family with dietary restrictions.

Get the recipe from Big Man’s World.

Buttery Shortbread Cookies

What would a cookie spread be without buttery shortbread cookies? These take the cake (er, cookie), and are so simple, they’ll be ready in no time.

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Peanut butter and pretzels are a match made in heaven. These easy cookies use five basic ingredients, but you can add cinnamon and chocolate chips for a delicious upgrade.

Get the recipe from Half Baked Harvest.

You had me at Nutella. The chocolate hazelnut spread makes the cookies taste more complicated than they are; this recipe comes together in just 20 minutes!

Get the recipe from Ambitious Kitchen.

This recipe uses banana and peanut butter as the base, which act as the binding ingredient. Add some oats and chocolate chips and pop ’em in your mouth, no baking necessary.

If you’re short on time or in search of a Christmas cookie recipe that the kids can make almost by themselves, look no further than these chocolate and mint Hershey kiss cookies.

Get the recipe from Your Cup of Cake.

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You won’t miss the egg in these melt-in-your-mouth vanilla cookies. They’re the perfect sugar cookie to add to your holiday cookie tin, and they take less than 30 minutes to make.

Get the recipe from Mommy’s Home Cooking.

Butter, flour, and sugar: name a more iconic trio. These simple ingredients come together for the perfect chewy shortbread cookie.

Get the recipe from Bigger Bolder Baking.

These brownie cookies will satisfy even the pickiest dessert eater. Made with only five ingredients, you can whip them up on a whim using basic pantry staples.

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If you can never get enough peanut butter, these are for you. Rolled in sugar and then baked, these treats are perfect served warm and gooey.

Get the recipe from Gimme Some Oven.

What’s Christmas without snowball cookies? Chopped pecans are the main ingredient in these, but you can easily substitute them with walnuts or almonds.

Get the recipe from Sweet Phi.

In place of refined sugar, this peanut butter cookie recipe uses dates to naturally sweeten. And add some melted chocolate, and you definitely won’t be missing it.

Get the recipe from Half Baked Harvest.

Ritz crackers can be the perfect vessel for dessert if you like that sweet and salty combination. Combine them with peanut butter, chocolate, and powdered sugar for an addictive treat that tastes just like the traditional Chex muddy buddies.

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Pair these chocolate hazelnut cookies with a piping hot cup of coffee, and you may just run out of cookies to give to Santa.

Get the recipe from Bigger Bolder Baking.

Just because it’s not Thanksgiving season anymore doesn’t mean we can’t try our hand at these adorable cornucopia cookies. Plus, you can swap in the candy bits for red and green chocolate candies for a more festive flair. Even better, there’s no real baking required. They’re perfect for kids.

Get the recipe from Chelsea’s Messy Apron.

Banana bread in cookie form? Say no more. These gluten-free treats can be upgraded with a chocolate drizzle, too.

Get the recipe from Big Man’s World.

Peanut butter, sugar, and an egg is all you need to make these yummy cookies. Next time you’re craving peanut butter, whip up a batch instead of just eating the PB out of the jar. Your sweet tooth will thank you.

Get the recipe from Bigger Bolder Baking.

These surprisingly easy hot cocoa cookies will wow your guests (especially if you tell them you flambéed the marshmallow).

According to the recipe, these cookies taste like homemade Ferrero Rocher truffles. Even if they’re half as good, we’re sold.

Get the recipe from Big Man’s World.

Peanut butter has been the star of many easy cookie recipes, but this one takes the cake because it requires no baking. They’re perfect for last-minute holiday party prep.

Get the recipe from Minimalist Baker.

A box of yellow cake mix to the rescue! These tuxedo cookies are made with dark and white chocolate chips.

Get the recipe from Sweet Phi.

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