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Scrumptious Christmas Cookie Recipes

Updated on December 23, 2013
Scrumptious Christmas Cookie Recipes
Scrumptious Christmas Cookie Recipes | Source

With the holidays impending, the first thing I think of is cookies.

Cookies! Shouldn’t I be thinking about cleaning and decorating for family, winterizing my home and shoveling snow, and even thinking about Christmas presents?

No way! Nothing puts me in the holiday spirit like getting in the kitchen and baking delicious cookies. What else am I going to munch on while cleaning, decorating, cooking, and buying presents?

Throw in some amazing Christmas movies and some upbeat Christmas music, and not only will the decorating be better and the cooking get tastier, but I’ll be more productive than ever.

Great Christmas cookies are the lifeblood of the holidays, bringing everyone together, cheering everyone around you, reminding everyone of the joy of Christmas, and filling everyone’s bellies with delicious sugary treats.

Let’s look at some great cookies that could be the highlight of your holiday get-together!

Raspberry Almond Linzer Cookies
Raspberry Almond Linzer Cookies | Source

Raspberry Almond Linzer Cookies

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Makes about 36 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup almonds
  • 1/4 + 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1 (12oz) jar raspberry jam

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line 2-3 cookie sheets with aluminum foil. Spray them well with cooking spray to keep your cookies from sticking during the cooking process.
  2. In a food processor, process your almonds and 1/4 cup of your brown sugar until the almonds are finely ground. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream your remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar and butter together until relatively smooth and light colored.
  4. Beat in your egg and your teaspoon of vanilla until well combined.
  5. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together your flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  6. Gently add your almond mixture, a little at a time, to your butter mixture in the large bowl. Mix well.
  7. Now add your flour mixture, a little at a time, to your butter and almond mixture in the large bowl. Mix everything really well.
  8. Scoop out a couple of teaspoons of cookie dough at a time, roll them into balls, and place them on your cookie sheets about 2 1/2 inches apart.
  9. Using the bottom of a regular drinking glass, smash each of your balls down to about 1/8 inch flat. Move your cookies to adjust distance if needed.
  10. Using a small 1 inch cookie cutter, or a spoon, cut out the center of exactly half of your cookies. These will become the tops of your sandwiches.
  11. Bake your cookies for 10-12 minutes. Let cool completely before handling.
  12. When cool, spread about 1 teaspoon of raspberry jam on your whole cookies, top with your cookies with holes, and sprinkle all of your cookie sandwiches with powdered sugar.
Chewy Brown Sugar Spice Cookies
Chewy Brown Sugar Spice Cookies | Source

Brown Sugar Spice Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ready in: 20 minutes

Yields: Makes about 42 cookies


Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Instructions

1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line 2-3 cookie sheets with aluminum foil. Spray them well with cooking spray to keep your cookies from sticking during the cooking process.

2. In a large bowl, cream together your butter and brown sugar. You will want to mix them together until they are relatively smooth and creamy in texture, and are lighter in color.

3. Add in your egg, molasses, and vanilla, one at a time to your butter and sugar mixture. Mix well after each addition.

4. In a separate medium bowl, mix your flour and baking soda together.

5. Next, add in all of your spices to your flour mixture, and mix everything well.

6. Gently add your dry mixture to your wet mixture, slowly adding in a little of your flour mixture at a time to your butter and sugar mixture. Beat well in between and very thoroughly afterward, making sure everything is well combined.

7. Pour your 1/4 cup of sugar into a small bowl and set aside.

8. Spoon out your cookie dough one tablespoon at a time, roll it into a ball, and drop it into the bowl of sugar.

9. Roll it around in the sugar and then place it onto one of your prepared cookie sheets.

10. Repeat this with all of your cookie dough, spacing your cookies out at least an inch and a half apart to account for spread.

11. If you wish them to be flat when finished you may want to smash them down with the bottom of a clean drinking glass.

12. Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes. Cool before eating.

Gingerbread Cookies
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Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ready in: 30 minutes

Yields: Makes about 36 cookies


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets by lining them with aluminum foil. Spray each of them well with cooking spray to keep your cookies from sticking during the cooking process.

2. In a large bowl, cream together your butter and sugar. You will want to mix until you get a creamy texture and your mixture has a consistently light color.

3. One ingredient at a time, add in your egg and molasses and mix thoroughly.

4. In a separate medium bowl, mix your flour and baking soda together.

5. Add in each of your spices to your flour mixture and blend well.

6. Now add your dry mixture to your wet mixture, a little at a time, mixing well to incorporate in between.

7. If you simply want round gingerbread cookies, spoon it out, roll it into balls and bake on your cookie sheets.

8. For gingerbread man shapes and other cookie shapes, pour your mixed cookie dough out onto a clean floured surface.

9. Roll flat with a rolling pin and use a cookie cutter, or several, to cut out your desired shapes.

10. Place them on your prepared cookie sheets and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

11. While baking your cookies, you can be making a really simple icing for your cookies.

12. Mix your powdered sugar in a small bowl with 1 tablespoon of water until you get a really thick, evenly mixed icing with no lumps.

13. Pour your icing into a sandwich bag and seal it.

14. When your cookies come out, cool them completely before icing.

15. To ice, cut a small hole in the bottom corner of your sandwich bag and ice your cookies.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies | Source

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ready in: 25 minutes

Yields: Makes about 36 cookies


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line 2-3 cookie sheets with aluminum foil. Spray them well with cooking spray to keep your cookies from sticking during the cooking process.

2. In a large bowl, cream your butter and sugar together. You will want to mix them together until they are relatively smooth and creamy, with a lighter color.

3. Add in each of your eggs, one at a time, beating your mixture well in between.

4. In a separate medium bowl, mix your flour, baking soda, and cocoa powder together well.

5. Now add your dry mixture to your wet mixture slowly but surely. A little bit at a time, add in a little dry mix and mix well. Add in a little more, and mix well, etc. Make sure all ingredients are well distributed.

6. Pour your powdered sugar into a small bowl and set aside.

7. Spoon out one tablespoon of cookie dough at time, roll it into a ball, and drop it into your powdered sugar.

8. Roll each ball in your powdered sugar and then place it onto one of your prepared cookie sheets. Make sure to space them out by about an inch and half or so to account for spreading.

9. Bake your cookies for 10-15 minutes until the tops crack.

10. Enjoy!

Yummy Coconut Macaroons
Yummy Coconut Macaroons | Source

Yummy Coconut Macaroons

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ready in: 40 minutes

Yields: Makes about 32 cookies


Ingredients

  • 1 (14oz) package shredded coconut
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 small bag of milk chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

1. Preheat your oven to 325°F. Line 2-3 cookie sheets with aluminum foil. Spray them well with cooking spray to keep your cookies from sticking during the cooking process.

2. In a large bowl, beat your 4 egg whites with your sugar.

3. Add in your flour and mix in well.

4. Add in your vanilla and mix in well.

5. Finally add in your shredded coconut and mix until all of your ingredients are evenly incorporated together.

6. With a small ice cream scoop, or a metal tablespoon, scoop out a tablespoon of cookie mixture. If you’re using an ice cream scoop, drop your cookie mixture onto your prepared cookie sheets. If using a metal tablespoon, roll your mixture into a ball first before placing on your cookie sheets.

7. Bake for about 30 minutes.

8. For an extra treat, melt your chocolate chips on low in a saucepan over your stove, stirring constantly. When melted, dip the bottoms of each of your cookies into the chocolate. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to let the chocolate set.

Delicious Almond Snowballs
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Delicious Almond Snowballs

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ready in: 30 minutes

Yields: Makes about 60 cookies


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup + 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups flour

Instructions

1. Preheat your oven to 325°F. Line 3-4 cookie sheets with aluminum foil. Spray them well with cooking spray to keep your cookies from sticking during the cooking process.

2. Process your almonds in a food processor until finely ground. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, preferably with a hand mixer, beat your 1 cup of butter until smooth and creamy.

4. Add in your vanilla and powdered sugar and beat in well. Your mixture will be slightly crumbly.

5. In a separate medium bowl, mix your flour and ground almonds together.

6. Slowly, a little at a time, beat your flour and almond mixture into your butter mix. Blend until thoroughly combined.

7. Spoon out your cookie dough, one tablespoon at a time, roll it into a ball and place it on one of your prepared cookie sheets.

8. Space your cookies about 1 inch apart and bake for about 15 minutes.

9. In the meantime, pour your remaining 1/2 cup powdered sugar into a small bowl.

10. Cool your cookies slightly before rolling them each in your powdered sugar.

11. Enjoy!

Smoky Mountain Snowcaps
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Smoky Mountain Snowcaps

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ready in: 30 minutes

Yields: Makes about 42 cookies


Ingredients

  • 1 (6oz) bag white chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line 3-4 cookie sheets with aluminum foil. Spray them well with cooking spray to keep your cookies from sticking during the cooking process.

2. In a small saucepan, melt your olive oil and white chocolate chips over low heat, stirring frequently.

3. On the side, cream your butter and sugar together. You will want to mix them until smooth and creamy, and consistently light in color.

4. Add your eggs, one at a time, and beat everything together well.

5. Add your vanilla and mix well.

6. Now add your melted white chocolate chips to the mixture and mix in really well.

7. In a separate medium bowl, mix your flour, baking powder, and nutmeg together.

8. Gently, a little bit at a time, add your dry mixture to your wet mixture. Stir to incorporate everything consistently.

9. Finally, stir in your walnuts.

10. Bake for about 10 minutes.

11. When you remove your cookies from the oven, sprinkle them with your powdered sugar.

Crunchy Frostbite Cookies
Crunchy Frostbite Cookies | Source

Crunchy Frostbite Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ready in: 30 minutes

Yields: Makes about 36 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked regular oats
  • 1 1/2 cups cornflakes cereal
  • 1 (12oz) bag white chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

Instructions

1. Preheat your oven to 325°F. Line 2-3 cookie sheets with aluminum foil. Spray them well with cooking spray to keep your cookies from sticking during the cooking process.

2. Cream your butter and both sugars together. You will want to mix them until relatively smooth and creamy, and consistently a lighter color.

3. Add your eggs, one at a time, to your mixture and beat thoroughly after each one.

4. Finally, add in your vanilla and mix well.

5. In a separate medium bowl, mix your flour, baking soda, and baking powder.

6. Combine both of your mixtures by adding your dry mixture to your wet mixture.

7. Gently, a little bit at a time, add your flour mixture to your butter mixture, blending well throughout.

8. Now fold your oats and cornflakes into your cookie mixture, making sure that they are evenly distributed.

9. Spoon out tablespoons of cookie dough, drop them into heaps on your prepared cookie sheets, and flatten them a little with the back of your spoon before baking.

10. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes.

11. In the meantime, melt your bag of chocolate chips and your olive oil in a saucepan on low heat, stirring frequently to prevent burning.

12. Once melted, add in your peppermint extract and mix well.

13. Cool cookies completely before dipping.

14. Once cooled, dip the bottom of each cookie into your melted chocolate, and place your dipped cookies, dipped side up, back onto your cookie sheets to set.

15. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cookie
Calories 83
Calories from Fat36
% Daily Value *
Fat 4 g6%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 12 g4%
Sugar 7 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 10 mg3%
Sodium 49 mg2%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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After giving you such yummy Christmas cookie recipes, it's hard to know what else to say besides, go give them a shot!

As you'll notice, most cookie recipes begin with butter and some sort of sugar being combined, along with eggs and vanilla, and then flour and baking soda.

Any other flavorings, spices, toppings, and mix-ins, like nuts, berries, etc. are totally up to you!

You obviously can't possibly have the holidays without a good batch of cookies to get you in the holiday mood.

I hope you enjoy these tasty treats, and I know all of your friends and family members will.

Now it's on to cleaning, cooking, and decorating!

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 years ago

      What can I say, except you're making me hungry. These look awesome. Definitely some here to go in the "Christmas cookie recipe" box-- we make about 6 to 8 varieties every year. Nice hub, voted up.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Don't they look yummy! I had to sneak one last night that we made for the family. Delicious!

      I'm glad you enjoyed the recipes. Did I forget any that should have been named? Thanks for the comment!

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