20 Christmas Cookie Recipes and Creative Ways to Give Them

Chocolate Sugar Cookies via Sweetopia


If you’re a baker, you probably share cookies and other baked goods from your kitchen with friends and family, especially at Christmas. Even if you’re not a baker, cookies are easy treats you can make and gift. Today we’ve collected some tasty cookie recipes along with some creative ways to package and present your finished sweets.

Cookie Recipes

Maybe you have a few favorite Christmas cookie recipes in your repertoire already. Or maybe you’re looking to expand your Christmas cookie options. Either way, here are some yummy cookie recipes you might like.

Gingerbread is a popular flavor during Christmas, and these pretty Sugared Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies are perfect for gifting!

Sugared Gingerbread Snowflakes

via Bakerlady

These festive Gingerbread Christmas Tree Cookies don’t require a cookie cutter and are a ton of fun to decorate.

Gingerbread Christmas Tree Cookies

via Skinnytaste

This Perfect Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs recipe might be the best sugar cookie recipe. Mix, cut, bake, and decorate!

Perfect Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs

via Love Grows Wild

Sugar cookies are wonderful. Chocolate Sugar Cookies are wonderfully chocolatey.

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

via Sweetopia

These Snickerdoodle Cut-Out Cookies aren’t technically snickerdoodles, but they’re cinnamony and sugary and delicious.

Snickerdoodle Cut-Out Cookies

via Sweetopia

Almond Spritz Cookies look elegant and difficult to make, but these buttery and light cookies aren’t as tricky as they might seem.

Almond Spritz Cookies

via Better Homes and Gardens

This Rose Neapolitan Spritz Cookies recipe includes instructions for three types of spritz cookies: vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate. Yum!

Rose Neapolitan Spritz Cookies

via I Am Baker

These Soft Almond Sugar Cookies are thick and chewy and feature just a hint of almond.

Soft Almond Sugar Cookies

via Confections from the Cody Kitchen

If you love the pecan pie, you’ll flip for these Pecan Pie Cookies!

Pecan Pie Cookies

via Land O’Lakes

Rich, buttery, and chock-full of chocolate chips, these Ritz Carlton Chocolate Chip Cookies sound incredible!

Ritz Carlton Chocolate Chip Cookies

via Cookies and Cups

These Salted Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies feature a delicious blend of sweet and salty.

Salted Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

via Two Peas and Their Pod

A combination of brownies and chocolate-chip cookies, Brookies are soft and chocolatey and delicious.


via Urban Bakes

You’re just four ingredients away from these wonderful No-Bake White Chocolate Thin Mint Cookies.

No-Bake White Chocolate Thin Mint Cookies

via The View from Great Island

A holiday classic, these Snowball Christmas Cookies are packed with pecans.

Snowball Christmas Cookies

via Dear Crissy

Chocolate cookies, coated in toasted pecans, and filled with a caramel center. That’s what these Chocolate Turtle Cookies are all about.

Chocolate Turtle Cookies

via Pixelated Crumb

Another take on gingerbread, these sweet and soft Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies are filled with rich and delicious dark chocolate.

Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies

via Love and Olive Oil

Creative Cookie Packaging

You want to ensure your gift cookies arrive fresh and pretty. Here are some creative ways to package your cookies so they arrive picture perfect.

These cute mini jars are just right for holding a few of your favorite cookies. Add a ribbon, and you’re ready to share!

Cookie Jars

via Lark and Linen

Dress up your cookies by nestling them inside folded, patterned cardstock; tuck inside clear plastic bags; and add a pretty bow.

Cookie Bags

via Middle Passages

Fill small tubs with cookies, download and print these fun labels, and you’ve got an awesome homemade gift!

Cookie Tubs with Printable Labels

via Julep

Kraft boxes are great for gifting cookies. Tie with a ribbon, tuck in some holly leaves or fresh greenery from your yard, and add a pretty tag.

Cookie Boxes

via Nine and Sixteen Home

Instead of decorating the cookies before sending them, you can give a Cookie Decorating Kit so the recipients can make their own memories decorating Christmas cookies. Bake a batch of cookies, add the icing and decorations, and share. Fun!

Cookie Decorating Kit

via Better Homes and Gardens

Christmas cookies make quick and easy gifts, and with some creative packaging, you can share your sweet treats!

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About Christy Wagner

Hi! I'm Christy, an editor and writer. My husband, Keith, and I live in Fishers, Indiana, where I enjoy reading, writing, crocheting, quilting, embroidering, pouring candles, gardening, baking, and just about anything else creative. I'm so excited to be teaming up with Cyndy and sharing some fun ideas on The Creativity Exchange!
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