Christmas Cookie Recipes: 25 Favorites

Here are my 25 Christmas Cookie & Candy favorites of last season… Click picture to find the recipe.


My Top Six favorites of the favorites:
(I liked all of them, but here are the tops)
#1: Blackberry- Sage Thumbprints
#2: Bake & Slice Chocolate Swirls
#3: Sparkling Butter Toffee Cookies
#4: Cinnamon Fudge
#5: Macadamia Nut Butter Toffee
#6: Chocolate Mint Wafers

Especially good for packaging and mailing:
Triple Chocolate Cranberry- Oatmeal Cookies
Sparkling Butter Toffee Cookies
Rosemary Shortbread Cookies
Milk Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps
Gossamer Spice Cookies
Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

Click on pictures to reach recipes. If, for any reason, the link isn’t working, visit www.RecipeGirl.com’s Christmas cookie category for these and a bunch more cookie recipes.

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49 Responses to “Christmas Cookie Recipes: 25 Favorites”

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    jesse — November 28, 2008 @ 1:16 PM

    Oh my goodness, they all look PERFECT!!! I think I’m more of a gossamer cookie girl… I’ll have to try that one out first. Thank you for sharing all these beautiful recipes, happy holidays!

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    Happy cook — November 28, 2008 @ 1:53 PM

    Wow they all are just beautiful. I am sure going to try and make one from the whole bunch.

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    HoneyB — November 28, 2008 @ 2:16 PM

    Thanks for this list! Especially the shippable ones…I need some ideas for shipping to the soldier this month for baking gals!

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    Bellini Valli — November 28, 2008 @ 2:58 PM

    They all look delicious it would be hard to choose…but wait…why would I have to. I already decided NOTHING was off limits for the holidays:D

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    Nina Timm — November 28, 2008 @ 3:33 PM

    This is such a clever and stunning post and must have taken you quite some time to finish. Thx for sharing, all the cookies look like winners to me!!!!

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    Sandy Smith — November 28, 2008 @ 3:43 PM

    This is an awesome post – thanks for putting so much work into it!! I’ve found some new faves for this season for sure!

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    Sara — November 28, 2008 @ 3:49 PM

    All of these cookies look so beautiful and fun!

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    Tiaras and Tantrums — November 28, 2008 @ 4:56 PM

    Oh I am bookmarking this page for sure!

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    Megan — November 28, 2008 @ 5:21 PM

    I’ll just bookmark this page and I’m set for the holiday baking. Thanks for the recipes and I found a few that are speaking to me! :)

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    Rosie — November 28, 2008 @ 6:51 PM

    Awesome cookies Recipegirl!! They are all so beautiful and thanks for sharing with us :) I must try some of these out for sure.

    Rosie x

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    Hopie — November 28, 2008 @ 8:31 PM

    Wow, what a beautiful array of festive cookies! All of them look so good.

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    anudivya — November 28, 2008 @ 9:12 PM

    They all look gorgeous! Looks like they are right out of a gourmet cookie book!

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    Dawn — November 28, 2008 @ 10:15 PM

    Oh that rosemary shortbread!!! Oh my goodness!!

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    silverdot — November 28, 2008 @ 10:28 PM

    Wow. Beautiful cookies. The espresso cookies and the lemon cookies look divine. I can’t wait to check out the recipes. Thanks for posting!

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    melissa — November 29, 2008 @ 12:02 AM

    What a great collection. I’m most interested in that top one, the chocolate chip gingerbread. Nice.

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    Leslie — November 29, 2008 @ 12:44 AM

    oh Wow..that is a huge cookie spread!!!! I dont think I can even pick a favorite

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    Teresa Cordero Cordell — November 29, 2008 @ 12:54 AM

    I don’t even know where to start! They all look fantastic. Great job. I think I’ll do one each day.

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    Manggy — November 29, 2008 @ 1:53 AM

    Gorgeous! I look forward to the new batch of treats this coming holiday season ;)

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    Pamela — November 29, 2008 @ 3:12 AM

    What a great list of cookies. I remember seeing the chocolate mint wafers last year when you posted them. And I LOVE the milk chocolate gingerbread. I already have a batch of them in the freezer! It’s going to be cookie mayhem here soon.

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    Marisa — November 29, 2008 @ 3:13 AM

    Oh my!!! Where to even start? I have to go to a cookie exchange and was trying to find something new, yummy, and that looked and tasted just as good! Thank you!!!!

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    CookiePie — November 29, 2008 @ 3:26 AM

    So many gorgeous, delicious-sounding cookies!!!

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    Mommy's Kitchen — November 29, 2008 @ 4:02 AM

    Lori they all look so beautiful. I saw a bunch i want to try my hand at. Thank you so much for sharing all these great holiday goodie recipes.

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    Stacey Snacks — November 29, 2008 @ 4:27 AM

    I vote for bake and slice swirl, but they are all beautiful!
    Stacey

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    noble pig — November 29, 2008 @ 7:21 AM

    Oh the Gossamer spice sound awesome, I love a cookie like that!

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    VeggieGirl — November 29, 2008 @ 12:56 PM

    You are THE cookie connoisseur, RecipeGirl!! I am all over those cookie varieties!! :-)

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    The Blonde Duck — November 29, 2008 @ 1:40 PM

    Those look so good! I can’t decide which one I like best!

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    Mandy — November 29, 2008 @ 1:52 PM

    What a great post. Thanks for giving us your top cookies, I’m not sure which one to make first!

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    Maria — November 29, 2008 @ 4:48 PM

    I am in heaven! Thank you for posting all of your favorites. I love holiday baking!! I can’t wait to try some of your favs!

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    Karen — November 29, 2008 @ 5:34 PM

    I used to live by a bakery that sold the chocolate espresso snocaps… I’m glad to have found this recipe!

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    dessertobsessed — November 29, 2008 @ 6:31 PM

    wow, thanks for posting this! now i know what to make pre-christmas! all your cookies are so cute!

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    Helene — November 29, 2008 @ 7:56 PM

    This is so nice of you to share these with us. Beautiful pics!

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    Susan from Food Blogga — November 29, 2008 @ 9:00 PM

    I’d gladly have one of each, please! Thanks for submitting so much holiday cheers!

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    Cakebrain — November 29, 2008 @ 9:27 PM

    What a great collection of cookie recipes! They look fantastic!

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    Clumbsy Cookie — November 29, 2008 @ 10:22 PM

    OMG! I want one of each, they all look delicious and you know how I love cookies!

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    Mandy — November 30, 2008 @ 1:51 AM

    Thank you SO MUCH for sharing all these! I’m going to try AT LEAST your top 6 (probably more:))–I better get to work!:)
    Enjoy your weekend,
    -Mandy

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    Patsyk — November 30, 2008 @ 2:59 AM

    Thanks for sharing your favorites! I’m still finalizing my list of what I’ll be making… might have to add a couple from your list now!

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    Hannah — November 30, 2008 @ 6:00 AM

    So many great ideas here… Thanks for sharing them all!

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    Queen B. — November 30, 2008 @ 1:21 PM

    Recipe Girl- You ROCK ! Your photos are so inspiring !! Makes me want to go bake right this very minute !

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    Mike of Mike's Table — November 30, 2008 @ 1:41 PM

    I was just thinking about xmas cookies the other day (since I have done so little with cookies) and then I see this post–you could keep me very busy this month, lol! Those all look spectacular

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    Lori Lynn — November 30, 2008 @ 8:13 PM

    Christmas cookies already and I still have Thanksgiving dishes to put away…I gotta get my act together.
    Your cookies are amazing Lori all 25 of them. I’m sure I haven’t baked 25 different cookies in over half a century! ha

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    Snooky doodle — November 30, 2008 @ 9:30 PM

    wow great cookies :)

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    Grace — December 1, 2008 @ 1:45 PM

    this post is a treasure trove of goodness. and stop the presses–cinnamon fudge? where the heck have i been? :)

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    Nancy — December 1, 2008 @ 3:21 PM

    How very kind of you to post this! Although I thank you, my big belly does not…lol!

    Wish I knew the easiest ones…I’m not much of a baker! Feel free to shoot me an email if you’d like to give me a hint on easiness! : )

    Nancy
    nhd106@aol.com

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    Colleen — December 1, 2008 @ 7:08 PM

    Wow, what a great list! I am not inspired yet for holiday baking so hopefully this motivates me!

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    Robin Sue — December 2, 2008 @ 2:02 AM

    What a fantaistic list of cookies you have here. I am going to have to add a new one from your list to my baking. Hmm but which one?! I am interested in the Holly Cookies they look kinda neat for the kids.

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    Kirby! — December 2, 2008 @ 4:11 AM

    You are unbelievable, Recipe Girl!! You are a cookie machine.

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    Sharon — December 2, 2008 @ 5:42 AM

    Thanks for the awesome roundup! ONce I start my holiday baking, I know where I’m heading :)

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    SavvyGirl — December 7, 2008 @ 5:34 AM

    They all look wonderful — I have no idea which one I will try first!!! Thank for sharing such beautiful recipes!

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    Breanna — July 12, 2010 @ 1:48 PM

    They are soooooooo cute I have to make then