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’s Christmas cookie category for these and a bunch more cookie recipes.

49 Responses to “Christmas Cookie Recipes: 25 Favorites”

  1. postedNov 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!

  2. postedNov 28, 2008 1:53 PM
    Happy cook

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

  3. postedNov 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!

  4. postedNov 28, 2008 2:58 PM
    Bellini Valli

    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

  5. postedNov 28, 2008 3:33 PM
    Nina Timm

    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!!!!

  6. postedNov 28, 2008 3:43 PM
    Sandy Smith

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

  7. postedNov 28, 2008 3:49 PM

    All of these cookies look so beautiful and fun!

  8. postedNov 28, 2008 4:56 PM
    Tiaras and Tantrums

    Oh I am bookmarking this page for sure!

  9. postedNov 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! :)

  10. postedNov 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

  11. postedNov 28, 2008 8:31 PM

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

  12. postedNov 28, 2008 9:12 PM

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

  13. postedNov 28, 2008 10:15 PM

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

  14. postedNov 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!

  15. postedNov 29, 2008 12:02 AM

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

  16. postedNov 29, 2008 12:44 AM

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

  17. postedNov 29, 2008 12:54 AM
    Teresa Cordero Cordell

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

  18. postedNov 29, 2008 1:53 AM

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

  19. postedNov 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.

  20. postedNov 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!!!!

  21. postedNov 29, 2008 3:26 AM

    So many gorgeous, delicious-sounding cookies!!!

  22. postedNov 29, 2008 4:02 AM
    Mommy's Kitchen

    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.

  23. postedNov 29, 2008 4:27 AM
    Stacey Snacks

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

  24. postedNov 29, 2008 7:21 AM
    noble pig

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

  25. postedNov 29, 2008 12:56 PM

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

  26. postedNov 29, 2008 1:40 PM
    The Blonde Duck

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

  27. postedNov 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!

  28. postedNov 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!

  29. postedNov 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!

  30. postedNov 29, 2008 6:31 PM

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

  31. postedNov 29, 2008 7:56 PM

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

  32. postedNov 29, 2008 9:00 PM
    Susan from Food Blogga

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

  33. postedNov 29, 2008 9:27 PM

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

  34. postedNov 29, 2008 10:22 PM
    Clumbsy Cookie

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

  35. postedNov 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,

  36. postedNov 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!

  37. postedNov 30, 2008 6:00 AM

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

  38. postedNov 30, 2008 1:21 PM
    Queen B.

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

  39. postedNov 30, 2008 1:41 PM
    Mike of Mike's Table

    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

  40. postedNov 30, 2008 8:13 PM
    Lori Lynn

    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

  41. postedNov 30, 2008 9:30 PM
    Snooky doodle

    wow great cookies :)

  42. postedDec 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? :)

  43. postedDec 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! : )


  44. postedDec 1, 2008 7:08 PM

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

  45. postedDec 2, 2008 2:02 AM
    Robin Sue

    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.

  46. postedDec 2, 2008 4:11 AM

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

  47. postedDec 2, 2008 5:42 AM

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

  48. postedDec 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!

  49. postedJul 12, 2010 1:48 PM

    They are soooooooo cute I have to make then

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