Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

Best Christmas Cookies Recipes | snappygourmet.comThe Snappy Gourmet 2013 Best Christmas Cookie Recipes roundup is here!  My 2012 Food Bloggers Favorite Holiday Cookie Roundup was a big hit, so I thought I’d do it again this year. Here are 70+ recipes from other food bloggers and myself that I think you’ll enjoy!

Before I get to to my fellow food bloggers’ favorite cookie recipes, I thought I’d take a quick trip down memory lane for some of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes and other cookies over the last few years.

Best Christmas Cookies Recipes | snappygourmet.comHere’s the complete list (as of today…) of Snappy Gourmet cookies, starting from the top left:

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies – soft, chewy, and crispy around the edges.
Butterscotch Sandwich Cookies – just butterscotch, and lots of it.
Caramel Apple Bars – like a caramel apple in cookie form.
Chocolate Cherry Chunk Cookie Bars – like chocolate covered cherries, but a cookie.
Chocolate Turtle Cookies – chocolate, caramel, and nuts.
Coconut Amaretto Chocolate Sandwich Cookies – perfect combo of coconut and amaretto.
Dark Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cookie Poppers  – check out the surprise ingredient.
Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Pie Bars – an ooey gooey cookie bar.
Double Chocolate Fudge Cinnamon Cookies – cinnamon chips give regular chip cookies a fun twist.
Elvis Inspired Cookie Cups – bacon, honey, banana, and peanut butter. Yep, BACON.
Kahlua Drizzled Butter Cookies – a little kahlua puts these butter cookies over the edge.
Martini Cookies – fun martini glass shaped cookies perfect for holiday parties.
Mexican Chocolate Snowball Cookies – sweet and spicy twist on the usual snowball cookie.
Mexican Hot Chocolate Sandwich Cookies – chocolate, cajeta, cinnamon, almonds, and ancho chile.
Nutty Jam Nests – use your favorite jam and nuts to these little cookie cups.
Peppermint Chocolate Sandwich Cookies – peppermint and chocolate, always a great combo.
Peppermint White Chocolate Sticks – great way to use up those candy canes around the house.
Rainbow Painted Sugar Cookies – fun project to do with the kids and try it with holiday shapes.
Salted Peanut Butterscotch Cookies – salty and sweet all in one.
Shortbread Cookies – 3 flavors – easy recipe with three flavor choices.
Spicy Chocolate Ginger Guys – a twist on your average gingerbread cookies.
White Chocolate Drizzled Pina Colada Cookies – popular cocktail in cookie form.

And now from some of your favorite food bloggers, their favorite and best Christmas Cookie Recipes! Big thanks to all the food bloggers who sent me the links to their favorites!

Almond Spritz Cookies – Bake Love Give
Black Forest Sandwich Cookies – Cravings of a Lunatic
Candy Cane Blossoms – Cupcake Diaries
Candy Cane Faux Jo’s – Savour Fare
Cardamom Snowdrop Cookies – Savory Simple
Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies – Gourmande in the Kitchen
Chocolate Brownie Biscotti – Crumb
Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies – Wonky Wonderful
Chocolate Peppermint Cake Cookies – Miss Information
Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies – Diethood
Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti – Spoonful of Flavor
Cranberry White Chocolate Shortbread – Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Double Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies – Chocolate Moosey
Earl Grey Vanilla Bean Cookies – Cooking with Jax
Eggnog Cookies – Jen’s Favorite Cookies
Favorite Ginger Cookies – Tag Sale Tastes
Florentine Lace Cookies – An Edible Mosaic
Flourless Fluffernutter Thumbprint Cookies – Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Ginger Molasses Maple Cream Sandwich Cookies – The Law Student’s Wife
Ginger Nut Biscotti – The Creekside Cook
Gingerbread Men – Chocolate, Chocolate and More
Gingerbread Spice Biscotti – Poet in the Pantry
Gingersnap Sandwich Cookies with Lemon Cream Cheese Icing – Keep it Sweet Desserts
Healthier Chocolate Chunk Molasses Gingerbread Cookies – Running to the Kitchen
Hermit Bars – The Lemon Bowl
Holiday Monster Cookies – Rhubarb and Honey
Homemade Thin Mints – Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Iced Molasses Cookies – I Heart Eating
Insanely Delicious Turtle Cookies – The Kitchen is My Playground
Italian Cookies – Noble Pig
Italian Wedding Cookies – Little Ferraro Kitchen
Mexican Chocolate Cookies – Cookin in Stilettos
Mexican Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies – Wine & Glue
Mint Surprise Cookies – Kailley’s Kitchen
Minty Meringue Cookies – Shugary Sweets
Peanut Butter Blossoms – A Cedar Spoon
Peanut Butter Chocolate Mounds – Simply Southern Baking
Peanut Butter Ritz Cookies – Julie’s Eats & Treats
Peppermint Bark Cookies – Life and Kitchen
Peppermint Snowball Cookies – Inside BruCrew Life
Peppermint Twist Kiss Cookies – Alida’s Kitchen
Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Cookie – Beyond Frosting
Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies – Savoury Table
Snow Balls Cookies – Texana’s Kitchen
Soft Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chunks – The Taylor House
Speculass (otherwise known as Dutch Windmill Cookies) – Eat the Love
Sweet William’s Spirited Chocolate Chip Cookies – Good Grief Cook
Triple Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies – Everyday Maven
Turtle Thumbprint Cookies – Mom on Timeout
Vegan Fruit & Nut Ginger Cookies – Because I Like Chocoalte
White Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies – Dinners, Dishes, & Desserts

Happy Holidays!


  1. What a wonderful gift to be included among so many great bloggers and their cookie recipes. Thanks, Snappy Gourmet <3

  2. Oh yum! I can’t wait to find a new recipe or two to try this year. Thanks for including me in this fun mix of sweets!

  3. Wow, what a list! Thanks so much for including my recipe :)

  4. This is such an awesome resource! I’m pinning this now…I need all the cookie help I can get. Baking cookies is NOT my one of my talents! :)

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