So we like to make Christmas cookies. You might have noticed this already if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, because my pictures are going to be all about baking with the kids from now until Christmas!
Tonight we made our favorite Cheesecake Spritz Cookies again and they were so fun and yummy to make! I only have a few more short years to make Christmas cookies with my kids at home and I want to have those memories to cherish. That’s why I wanted to have this list of Christmas cookie recipes with pictures.
Recipes for Christmas cookies make me smile. For years now, my husband and I have purchased the Christmas cookie magazines that always show up on the newsstands at this time of year, and then gone through and picked out new cookies to try with the kids. It’s a fun tradition we can expand on now that we make massive use of the internet and take our iPads into the kitchen to cook.
But the pictures! The pictures are what make it so fun to find recipes.
Now, if you are looking for Christmas cookie recipes for kids, let me tell you something. Kids can help with any cookie recipe. I’m serious! Just roll up your sleeves and find something that your child can do. Even when I’ve had toddlers, they’ve been able to help! And having Christmas cookie recipes with pictures is a huge help for kids too, because it’s not long before kids can make cookies all on their own as you stand by taking pictures and cheering them on!
This is a huge list of recipes for Christmas cookies, so I’ve decided to organize it by category so you can jump to exactly what you want to find. If, like me, you like to peruse, you can do that too! We’ve got a great variety of Christmas cookie recipes here, from chocolate to peppermint and everything in between. Pick a few recipes to try and start baking!
Chocolate Christmas cookie recipes with pictures
- Mom Endeavors – Chocolate Cake Mix Christmas Cookies
- Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons – Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Cookie Cups
- Chicken Scratch NY- Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Orange Meringues
- Cakescottage- Hershey’s Secret Kisses Cookies
- Creations by Kara- Chocolate Drizzled Christmas Cookie Sticks
- Dear Crissy – Cherry Chocolate Nut Cookies
- Coco and Ash- The Perfect Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie
- Tammilee Tips – Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
- Chocolate with Grace- Andes Mint Cookies
- Fashionable Foods – White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
Traditional recipes for Christmas cookies
- Arts & Crackers – Poinsettia Spritz Christmas Cookies
- Red Velvet Cool Whip and Cake Mix Cookies – I love to make these with all the different variations; they are one of the easiest Christmas cookie recipes for kids too! From Encouraging Moms at Home.
- The Spruce – Polish Florentine Cookies
- The Sweetest Occasion – Eggnog Cookies
- Wishes and Dishes- Italian Ricotta Cookies
- Wicked Good Kitchen – Eggnog Gooey Butter Cookies
- B-Inspired Mama – Christmas Cookie Sandwiches
- Yellow Bliss Road – Christmas Cookie Pinwheels
- Dinner at the Zoo- Christmas Wreath Cookies
- Dessert Now, Dinner Later! – Christmas Meltaway Cookies
- I Heart Nap Time – Bon Bon Cookies
- The Emotional Baker – Pecan Pie Shortbread Cookies
Thematic Christmas cookie recipes for kids
- Lovely Indeed – Elf Quote Christmas Cookies
- Brown Eyed Baker – Gingerbread Men Cookies
- Princess Pinky Girl – Snow Globe Cookies
- Aww Sam – Flamingo Christmas Cookies
- The Decorated Cookie – Mini Mod Christmas Tree Cookies
- Like Mother, Like Daughter- Reindeer Cookies
- Cherished Bliss – Grinch Stole Christmas Cool Whip Cookies
- Must Have Mom- Melting Snowmen Cookies
- Crazy for Crust- Santa’s Favorite Cookies
- Two Sisters Crafting – Peanut Butter Christmas Cookie Stockings
Cut-Out and Sugar Cookie recipes for Christmas cookies
- Wholefully – Perfect Frosted Sugar Cookies
- Two Sisters Crafting – Christmas Sugar Cookie Bites
- Cooking Classy – White Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Sugar Cookies
- A Family Feast- Brown Sugar Cookies
- Sweetopia – Perfect Peanut Butter Cut Out Cookies
- Fireflies and Mud Pies- Christmas Lights Cookies
Peppermint and Mint Christmas cookie recipes with pictures
- You’ll love this gorgeous and delicious Peppermint Meringue Cookies recipe. My kids declared them the new favorite for Christmas cookies!
- Sallys Baking Addiction – Candy Cane Kiss Cookies
- Mint Melt-A-Ways Cake Mix Cookies from Encouraging Moms at Home — this time adding a little flavoring to the mix makes these a wonderful variation on the classic cake mix cookie.
- Home Cooking Memories – Candy Cane Cookies
- Savory Experiments- Peppermint Twist Macarons
- Oh Nuts! – Chocolate Mint Cookies
- Chelsea’s Messy Apron- Peppermint Bark Brownie Cookies
- Wife in Progress – Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Random Favorite Christmas cookie recipes for kids
- Sarah Hearts – Waffle Maker Cookies
- Soft Easy Gingerbread Cookies using Cool Whip and a cake mix. These are so good we make them multiple times each year! From Encouraging Moms at Home. These cake mix cookies are definitely the perfect starter Christmas cookie recipes for kids.
- Simply Designing – Sugar Cream Pie Cookies
- The Eyes of a Boy- Chewy Coconut Honey Cookies
- Flour On My Face- Cherry Blossom Cookies
- Wanna Come With?- Cinnamon Bun Cookies
- An Italian in my Kitchen – Crescent Cookies
- Six Sisters Stuff – Peanut Butter Cookie Cups
- Cheesecake Spritz Cookies remain one of our favorite, fast, addicting, beautiful go-to recipes for cookies and the kids never tire of using the cookie press! I got a new one last year from Oxo and it is so superior to the old one that broke I cannot even believe I waited so long to try it. These are not your typical dry tasteless press cookies! From Encouraging Moms at Home.