Christmas Cookie Recipes
Baking Christmas cookies is a tradition in itself. Try one of our favorites like, gingerbread trees, candy-stripe cookie sticks, eggnog cheesecake bars, butter cookie sandwiches with chestnut cream, lemon-pistachio wreaths, chocolate espresso snowcaps.
Traditional Christmas Cookie RecipesOur classic cookie recipes will instantly evoke warm Christmas memories. Choose from sugar cookies, gingerbread, spritz butter cookies, thumbprints, shortbread, biscotti, and more.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Dark- and White-Chocolate Shortbread HeartsYou will need a nesting set of four to five heart-shaped cookie cutters for this recipe, ranging in size from approximately 3 1/2 inches to 3/4 inch (available at williamssonoma.com).
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Does your holiday baking include cutouts? We're all about cookie cutters!Recipe
Spiced Orange PalmiersFor this classic, we had morning buns on our minds and added orange zest and cinnamon to the sugar.Recipe
Cornmeal, Cherry, and White-Chocolate-Chunk BiscottiCornmeal adds a nice crunch and hint of sweetness to these dunkers. The salted macadamia nuts balance out the richness of the white chocolate.Recipe
Streusel JammiesInspired by an Italian tart, torta sbrisolona, this almond-studded batter does double duty. Three-quarters is pressed into rounds, and the remainder is sprinkled around the jam center like a streusel.Recipe
Double-Chocolate Peppermint SandwichesPeppermint patties inspired these chocolate shortbread cookies. You can use small snowflake, Christmas tree, or other holiday cutters to make the cutout windows. Bake the cutouts at 325 degrees until the edges are firm, 6 to 8 minutes.Recipe
Brandy-Nutmeg CrescentsThis one goes out to eggnog lovers everywhere. For the best flavor, grate your nutmeg fresh; we like a Microplane zester for the job.Recipe
Shortbread SwirlsGive this universal favorite a modern update by creating an ombre of color. Each batch of dough can be divided in half for two colors. For red/pink and green/light-green variations, tint the dough to a light shade before dividing, then separate in half and add more dye to one half for a deeper color. (The golden variation has no food color.) To make all five colors pictured, you'll need to make three batches of dough. A cookie press can also be used in place of the piping bag.Recipe
Date BarsThe underrated dried fruit takes center stage in these chewy, irresistible bars. Martha made this recipe on "Martha Bakes" episode 710.Post
How to Use a Doily to Decorate Snowflake Cookies This Holiday Season
A crocheted doily is a genius way to give Christmas snowflake cookies a beautiful design.Recipe
Glazed Spiced Snowflake CookiesThe pattern on these buttery, spiced speculaas cookies is created by placing a doily on top of the dough and then using a rolling pin to imprint the design in it. The thicker the doily, the clearer the imprint. The simple sugar glaze dries to a frosty finish.Post
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Grab an apron and join in the fun! Hosting a Christmas cookie-decorating party is a low-stress way to celebrate the holiday season with friends.Recipe
Lemony Brown-Butter Crinkle CookiesLemon zest and juice add brightness and cut the richness of the brown butter in these cookies. You can make the dough up to two days in advance.Recipe
Make-Ahead Chocolate Chunk CookiesThis easy make-ahead cookie dough can be prepared, rolled into logs, and then frozen until the craving strikes.Recipe
Mazurka with Apricot ToppingThese Polish bar cookies are traditionally made on Christmas Eve.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Polish Tea CookiesThese jam-filled treats are a close cousin to thumbprint cookies.Recipe
Chocolate WedgesA chocolate version of our Basic Shortbread Wedges.Recipe
Basic Shortbread FingersTurn our Basic Shortbread into easy-to-enjoy, bite-size fingers.