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It’s Christmas cookie season!  Who doesn’t love the extra excuse to chow down on chocolate and delicious treats at Christmastime?  

Our family loves the tradition of trying out a variety of Christmas cookie recipes and candies.  Since we have so many mouths in our home, we can make many different cookie recipes without worry of them going to waste.

These are some of our very favoritest recipes.  It just wouldn’t be Christmas without them!


Sweet Christmas Cookie Recipes

One of these recipes will be perfect for that cookie exchange you’re hosting (or heading to)!

Looking for some Christmas cookie recipes to try this year? These delicious Christmas cookie ideas will put you right in the spirit of the season.

Peanut Butter Cookies

This might be a strange way to start a roundup of Christmas cookies and candies, but let’s talk peanut butter cookies.  This is usually the first recipe I make at Christmas time.

It’s probably the fact that I generally have the ingredients readily on hand.  But it’s also because I remember rolling the peanut butter cookie balls in green or red sugar before smooshing them with a fork on the tray when I was a girl baking with my own Mom.

They are always yummy, and they look pretty if you use a little green or red dye in the sugar.
Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

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Chocolate Covered Pretzels

For our family, chocolate covered pretzels mean Christmas time is here.  The combination is amazing.  

If you have not made them before, you’ll be surprised at how simple they are to make.  Especially if you use the method this smart blogger uses!

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Microwave Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Cleverly Simple


Candy Cane Cookies

My hubby’s favorite Christmas cookie is candy cane cookies.  They always turn out so cute!  While I’ll never complain about too much chocolate, the peppermint flavor is a nice change.

peppermint candy cane cookies

Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies

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Maybe it’s just because we live in Ohio, but you really can’t celebrate the Christmas season without biting into a soft, delicious Buckeye.  These are so good that even a Michigan fan would love them!  😉

Buckeyes Peanut Butter Balls


Chocolate with Grace

Peppermint Bark

Last year I found a recipe for Peppermint Bark.  It was so good that I had to hide it from myself so I wouldn’t eat the whole bag!

This is especially noteworthy because I do NOT like to mix mint and chocolate.  I know, I’m strange like that.  But the white chocolate mixed with the festive candy canes is hard to resist.  It’s delicious and easy to make.

peppermint bark

Peppermint Bark

Plain Chicken

Double Chocolate Toffee Cookies

A friend shared a recipe for these cookies a few years ago, and we’ve been hooked on them ever since.  Double chocolate?   Always!

double chocolate toffee cookies

Double Chocolate Toffee Cookies

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Clearly, I’m a sucker for chocolate, so anything with that word in the name will pique my interest immediately!  These cookies look like snow has fallen on them.  They turn out so neat that whenever I make them, I call in the nearest person to brag that I made them myself.

chocolate crinkle cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Something Swanky

Pumpkin Cookies

We discovered these Pumpkin Cookies a few years ago.  They do not look pretty.  Katrin’s photo here looks much more beautiful than the ones I made myself!  I had to convince people to actually eat them.  But once they took a bite, they wanted to eat the entire batch!  They are so very delicious, you definitely must try them.

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Pumpkin Cookies

Kreativ K


Buttery Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint cookies always remind me of my Grandma.  She used to make these every year at Christmastime.  So it feels like sharing the season with her when I make these.  Plus you can use a variety of jam flavors and colors to make a very festive tray of cookies!

Buttery Jam Thumbprints recipe

Buttery Jam Thumbprints

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These are just a few of our favorite recipes!  We are always looking for new ones to try, so if you have a great tasting Christmas cookie, be sure to leave a link in the comments so we can check it out.


9 Sweet Christmas Cookie Recipes You'll Love to Make
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