Christmas means lots of baking in our house, along with family, hugs, gifts, and gratitude for all of the blessings in our lives. A must have for all of us, though, are our traditional Christmas Cookies. Today, I’m sharing with you some of the recipes we have gone to for generations!
(click cookie name for recipe)
I’ve had a lot of folks ask what my favorite cookie recipes are for Christmas cookie exchanges so I’m putting them together in one handy, dandy list to help you with your holiday get togethers. My favorite thing to do is have other families each make one type of cookie and then get together for a big cookie exchange. By making a few dozen of one type and exchanging them like this, we can all end up with a big holiday cookie variety without the mess and also get to enjoy the delicious baking skills of our friends!
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Candied and Dried fruit layered with cinnamon, brown sugar, and just enough flour and butter to hold it all together until it reaches your mouth!
These classic Christmas shaped buttery cookies ensure you always come back with an empty cookie plate 🙂
These are the cookies that, according to both of my children, make me the absolute best mother in the entire universe.
Chocolate…chocolate…enough said. 🙂
My nephew took one bite of these cookies years ago and declared them to taste just like clouds! Crisp and delicate meringue wrapped around chocolate chips – it’s all good here!
Nothing like a good old fashioned peanut butter cookie and a big glass of milk!
Mama always made these growing up and let us decorate the tops with M&M’s before putting them in the oven. We got to use exactly three M&M’s per cookie…
Santa loves ’em
Ooey gooey chocolate chip cookie bars with a delicately crisp brown sugar meringue topping.
This is cookie decadence at it’s finest!
I love baking from scratch, but I also love being able to turn out cookies as wonderful as this using boxed white cake mix!
This is one of my personal all time favorites. I like to make ’em really big and put each one in it’s own little bag with curling ribbon at top to give out as treats.
This is my go to bar cookie recipe, with the addition of butterscotch chips and raisins to make a cookie that is a favorite of my husband.
Oh. My. Goodness. So. Good. Please don’t leave me alone in the house with them! ~whimper~
Always a classic!
“Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more….”
― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!