One of the best parts of the holiday season is all of the sweet treats and savory eats. Here are some of our favorite Christmas cookie recipes you should try this holiday season:


Start with a classic for your holiday baking. This snickerdoodle recipe from Betty Crocker is easy to make.

Buddy the Elf Cookies

If you love the movie “Elf” as much as we do, this is the Christmas cookie for you. Delish was inspired by Buddy’s spaghetti and candy concoction, but found a way to make it edible. To make it you coat chow mein noodles in white chocolate and add marshmallows, chocolate syrup, and rainbow sprinkles.


These Italian wafer cookies are both delicious and beautiful. You can make them in a snowflake or other winter pattern to make them special for the holidays. Here’s a simple recipe from Allrecipes:

Dulce de Leche Sandwiches

For another international Christmas cookie, let’s head to Argentina. These are a little more involved, so make sure you’re up for the task ahead of time. According to Good Housekeeping, you first have to make the cookie part of the sandwich, which involves flour, baking powder, cornstarch, cinnamon, butter, sugar, vanilla, and eggs. Then, you make the dulce de leche filling, which is made of sweetened condensed milk that sits in a slow cooker for eight hours. You then pipe the dulce de leche onto the cookies to make a sandwich. You also can use a hazelnut-cocoa spread and roll the sandwiches in sprinkles, chocolate chips, nuts, or coconut to make them extra tasty.

Gingerbread Cookies

Nothing smells quite like Christmas like gingerbread cookies. Take a look at this recipe from

Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies

If you want a more Christmas-feeling version of this classic, all you need to do is add a little more chocolate and some peppermint. Basically you make your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, add in some peppermint extract and cocoa powder to the dough, and sprinkle some crushed candy canes on top. Voila! It’s a minty Christmas delight.

There are so many more types of Christmas cookies, from simple sugar to intricate international treats, so don’t limit yourself to just one this holiday season. Holiday baking is part of the fun, so get out your rolling pin and start cooking! If you have a favorite Christmas cookie recipe, let us know in the comments below.

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