25 festive Christmas cookies to make these holidays

25 easy Christmas cookies to make this festive season | Mum's Grapevine

It’s that wonderful time of year again. Christmas cheer is in the air and what better way to dive into the festivities than with a fresh batch of Christmas cookies. We’ve got all the festive recipes you’ll need, from traditional Christmas gingerbread to drool-worthy chocolate goodness. These Christmas cookies are perfect for sharing and scoffing alone.

Here are 25 Christmas cookies for you to make these holidays.

Time for the tree

Iced Christmas tree Christmas cookies

“O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree…”A sweet little indulgence to compliment the festive decorations at home. (via Wholefully)

The cherry on top

Christmas thumbprint cookies with cherries

Red and white screams of Christmas and chocolate does too for that matter! These tiny morsels the perfect treat to take to a friends place this Christmas. (via The Kitchen Is My Playground)

Rudolph at the ready

Easy reindeer Christmas cookies

When Rudolph comes to the party it can only mean one thing – Santa is on his way! Adorable Christmas biscuits for the little ones to bake in the lead up to the big day. (via One Little Project)

Full of flavour

Sour cherry and stem ginger Christmas cookies

A sophisticated Christmas cookie for your foodie friends. This recipe for sour cherry and stem ginger biscuits is heavenly. (via BBC Food)

Sweet stacks

Christmas tree cookie stack

How high can you go? These Christmas tree cookie stacks are a delight for the eyes and the tastebuds! (via Delish)

Salivating sandwich

Dolce de leche cookie sandwiches

Ooey gooey caramel sits at the centre of two delectable shortbread biscuits. They may not be your traditional Christmas cookies but we’d happily eat these all year round. (via Serious Eats)

Chocolate crunch

Chocolate crinkle cookies

Gooey at the centre and crisp and crunchy on the outside. These chocolatey crinkle cookies have been dusted with a pinch of Christmas magic too. (via What’s Gaby Cooking)

Falling snowflakes

Iced snowflake Christmas cookies

Iced to perfection, these snowflake sugar cookies are as pretty as the fresh snow falling. (via Cooking Classy)

Hungry horses

Rhubarb linzer Christmas cookies

The classic Linzer cookie gets a little Scandi makeover thanks to a dala horse cookie cutter. Simple, yet so effective. (via My Name Is Yeh)

Tall traditions

German Christmas cookie recipe

The Europeans do Christmas so well. For a traditional festive flavour punch, these German-style Christmas biscuits tick all the right boxes. (via Happy Kitchen)

Bright baking

Christmas light Christmas cookies

The lights are on the tree, now it’s time to light up the Christmas table. Using a light bulb cookie cutter simply cut-out your cookie dough, bake and decorate until they shine! (via Country Living)

Starry surprises

Jam stained glass Christmas cookies

A wonderful recipe for festive family gatherings or a thoughtful homemade gift. Take your Christmas biscuits to the next level by using homemade preserves too. (via My Foodbook)

Winter woollies

Cut-out Christmas cookies

Winter may well and truly be on it’s way out but that doesn’t mean we can’t use it for baking inspiration, These winter-themed cut-out cookies are just too cute! (via Sweetopia)

Back to basics

Simple Christmas shortbread

Here’s a basic sugar cookie recipe you can use time and time again. Whether you’re making stars, polar bears, Christmas trees or snowflakes, it’s simplicity at its best. (via The Barefoot Baker)

Man, it’s Christmas!

traditional gingerbread men recipe

If gingerbread men are your thing, then this is the recipe for you. A subtle ginger flavour combined with a soft biscuit texture makes them the best (gingerbread) men around town. They’ll be a hit with the kids too! (via Taste)

Snowy sweets

Snowflake Christmas cookies

As scrumptious as they are easy to make, these snowflake cookies will look stunning alongside your other Christmas goodies. (via Hint of Vanilla)

Melt in the mouth

Chocolate Christmas cookies with sprinkles

There’s absolutely no doubt about it, Nigella knows how to make divine biscuits. Here, her chocolate shortbread is topped with sprinkles for added festive cheer. Love! (via Nigella)

Pretty as a picture

Jam sandwich Christmas cookies

It seems a shame to eat such pretty looking biscuits, but it is Christmas after all. Placed in a small basket with polka dot paper and a festive bow they make a special treat for a special friend. (via Country Living)

Mini munchies

Ginger Christmas cookie pops

Cute as a button, these mini ginger pops are a must for your munchkins over the festive season! (via Munchkin Munchies)

The star of Christmas

Almond and cinnamon Christmas star cookies

A healthy recipe for the holidays. Made from ground almonds, chia seeds and coconut sugar, you’ll never know these stunning cinnamon stars were good for you! (via Heavenly NN Healthy)

Merry Men

Candy cane Christmas cookies

Take your gingerbread men to the next level with a little candy cane decoration. Want to go one step further? Once dry, use a piece of festive ribbon to transform your gingerbread men into a Christmas garland! (via Art And The Kitchen)

Dietary dream

Traditional Christmas cookies

Dairy-free, gluten-free and refined sugar-free these ginger Christmas biscuits are an absolute dream for anyone with dietary requirements. Thought you had to miss out on the festivities this year? Not any more! (via Kitchen McCabe)

Frosty frosting

Snowmen Christmas cookies

From the snowy village of Lapland to the coziness of the kitchen bench, these Frosty the Snowman cookies will be a welcomed addition to your Christmas stash this year, (via Sally’s Baking Addiction)

Christmas kisses

They’re the ultimate kid-friendly cookies. Whip up a batch of these Chocolate Christmas cookies and let the kiddies press their thumb into each ball of dough. They’ll love the baking and the eating! (via The Kitchen Is My Playground)

Gold and glam

Reindeer Christmas cookies

Give Rudolph a glamorous makeover with these gilded reindeer Christmas cookies. You’ll need a reindeer cookie cutter, a bottle of gold gel paste and a very steady hand but we promise the end result is worth it! (via Sweetapolita)

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