Our Favorite Recipes for Christmas Cookies

Christmas is the ultimate season for baking and sharing cookies!

The popularity of Christmas Cookie Recipes is undeniable.

If you have any doubt about the popularity of Christmas Holiday Cookies, just take a look the covers of cooking magazines this time of year and you are sure to see cookies prominently featured.

Even people who do very little baking the rest of the year often bake a favorite Christmas cookie recipe or two.

And when prompted, most everyone has a special holiday cookie story to share.

Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies

Christmas cookies are so much more than simple sweet baked treats.

They are gifts of love that help connect us to our past through the power of memory and tradition and let people know how special they are.

Christmas Cookies - Family Visit (circa 1952, Henry Wilczynski Collection) in the Chicago Film Archives:

Baking Christmas Cookies

I've been baking Christmas Holiday Cookies since I was a kid. It doesn't really feel like Christmas to me until the cookie cutters come out and the kitchen counters are full of tins and trays of cookies for eating and sharing.

Baking Holiday Cookies is a great way to resurrect happy childhood memories of simpler times, keep important traditions alive, and spend some quality time with your children or grandchildren.

I always make several kinds of Holiday Cookies including:

I bake many of these favorite cookies only once a year, at holiday time, making them even more special.

But I keep the warm Christmas Cookie feeling alive all year by collecting tins, cookie cutters, and Christmas Cookie Exchange party decorations when I see them.

If you are short on time there are several strategies for baking Cookies for Christmas and sneaking in some holiday cookie cheer in a stress free way.

Bringing Christmas Cookies To Life with Gail Dosik

Making Gingerbread Houses
Interested in making your own gingerbread house from scratch, but not sure how to get started? Visit our gingerbread houses page to learn more or to find out about premade gingerbread house kits that include everything you need to get started quickly and easily.

Be sure to check out Fairmont San Francisco's World Famous 2-Story Gingerbread House

Rudolph Sugar Cookie How To
Make your very own Rudolph The Red-Nose Reindeer Sugar Cookies.

Marshmallow Melted Snowman Cookies
Visit Truly Custom Cakery and follow their tutorial to learn more about how to make your own unique Marshmallow Melted Snowman Cookies.

Holiday Bars and Cookie Recips
These simple, yet festive, holiday bar and cookie recipes are perfect for parties, gifts or a cookie exchange. Create your own holiday treats with these favorite holiday cookie recipes from Land O' Lakes.


What's Your Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipe or Story?

The joy and memories of favorite holiday and Christmas cookies.

What's your favorite Christmas cookie recipe or story?

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