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The 50 Best Christmas Cookie Recipes This Season

Dec 12, 2012 | Updated Dec 03, 2014

There are many reasons to love the holidays, but Christmas cookies are definitely on the top of that list. With that in mind, we gathered together all the important Christmas cookie recipes you need to get through this season -- and some great twists on classics too (like mocha coconut crinkles!). Because it isn't really the holidays unless you bake some cookies, whether you're a baker or not.

We have easy recipes for the amateur baker, like holiday shortbread -- seriously, anyone can make these -- and then we have Christmas cookie recipes that require a little more work like linzers to get you in the holiday spirit. Give a few (dozen) of them a try -- at least.

  • 1 White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
    Completely Delicious
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  • 2 Easy Slice ‘N’ Bake Vanilla Bean Christmas Sugar Cookies
    Half Baked Harvest
  • 3 Peppermint Pattie Cookies
    How Sweet It Is
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  • 4 Chewy Triple Ginger Cookies
    Feasting At Home
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  • 5 Red Velvet Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies
    Foodie Crush
  • 6 Christmas Tree Cookies
    Damn Delicious
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  • 7 Mocha Coconut Crinkle Cookies
    How Sweet It Is
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  • 8 Chewy Gingersnap Cookies
    Completely Delicious
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  • 9 Speculoos Spice Snowflake Cookies
    The View From The Great Island
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  • 10 White Chocolate And Peppermint Christmas Wreath Cookies
    Foodie Crush
  • 11 Ginger Spiced Sugar Cookies
    The View From The Great Island
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  • 12 Orange Almond Biscotti
    Completely Delicious
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  • 13 Brown Butter Shortbread
    Completely Delicious
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  • 14 Christmas Tree Shortbread Cookies
    Just A Taste
  • 15 Chocolate Mint Thumbprint Cookies
    Completely Delicious
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  • 16 Coconut Snowball Cookies
    Foodie Crush
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  • 17 Pistachio Snowball Cookies
    Completely Delicious
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  • 18 Double Chocolate Cheesecake Cookies
    How Sweet It Is
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  • 19 Molasses Cookies With Ginger Cream Cheese Filling
    Pastry Affair
  • 20 Double Dark Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
    The View From The Great Island
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  • 21 Chocolate-Dunked Pistachio Shortbread
    Food52
  • 22 Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookie
    The Faux Martha
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  • 23 Brutti Ma Buoni Cookies
    Bell'Alimento
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  • 24 Coffee Crumble Cookies
    Always With Butter
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  • 25 Viennese Cookies
    Taste of Home
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  • 26 Super Simple Gingerbread Cookies
    Sweet As A Cookie
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  • 27 Sicilian Christmas Fig Cookies
    Emiko/Food52
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  • 28 Gluten-Free Vegan Linzer Cookies
    Cafe Johnsonia
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  • 29 Chai Spiced Cookies
    Texanerin Baking
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  • 30 Cranberry Bliss Cookies
    Gimme Some Oven
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  • 31 Sandwich Sugar Cookies
    i am baker
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  • 32 Red Velvet Melting Snowman Cookies
    i am baker
  • 33 Spiced Linzer Cookies
    My Baking Addiction
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  • 34 Pierre Herme And Dorie Greenspan's World Peace Cookies
    Food52
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  • 35 Almond Thumbprint Cookies With Dark Chocolate And Sea Salt
    Food52
  • 36 Chocolate Fudge Pistachio Thumbprints
    How Sweet It Is
  • 37 Snowflake Sugar Cookies
    Bakers Royale
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  • 38 Lemon Curd Sandwich Cookies
    A Spicy Perspective
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  • 39 Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
    My Baking Addiction
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  • 40 Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies
    Le Delicieux
  • 41 Triple Chocolate Devils Food Cookies
    I Am Baker
  • 42 Chai Shortbread Cookies
    Le Delicieux
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  • 43 Dulce de Leche And Nutella Thumbprints With Sea Salt
    A Spicy Perspective
  • 44 Chocolate Crinkles
    Simply Recipes
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  • 45 Figgy Pudding Butter Cookies
    Food52

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