It's not the holidays without an epic cookie swap! We're sharing our most popular Christmas cookies ever, so your sweet treat will be the star of the party.


1. Spice Cake Cutouts

Spice Cake Cutouts

These cookies are full of spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.

Recipe: Try our Spice Cake Cutouts

2. Chocolate Peppermint Bites


Chocolate and peppermint go together like Christmas trees and presents.

3. Christmas Tree Shortbreads

christmas tree shortbreads

These festive confections are easy as can be, and they'll be the star of any holiday party! 

4. Plaid Gingerbread Bars

Plaid Gingerbread Bars

Put a unique spin on gingerbread cookies by decorating them like holiday wrapping paper.

Recipe: Try our Plaid Gingerbread Bars

5. Spiced Stars with Lemon Glaze

Spiced Stars with Lemon Glaze
Credit: Photography by Melanie Dunea

These merry-and-bright snacks just taste like Christmas.

6. Monogram Cookies

Monogram Cookies

Does it get any cuter than personalized cookies? Make 'em for parties or give 'em as gifts all season long.

Recipe: Try our Monogram Cookies

7. Red Velvet Crinkles

red velvet crinkles

These pretty cookies will bring everyone to the dessert table.

Recipe: Try our Red Velvet Crinkles

8. Buttery Holiday Cookies

Buttery Holiday Cookies

Sweet, crispy, melt-in-your mouth cookies... it's what the holiday season is all bout.

Recipe: Try our Buttery Holiday Cookies

9. Gingerdeer Cookies

gingerdeer cookies

Move over, gingerbread men – gingerbread deer have arrived!

Recipe: Try our Gingerdeer Cookies

10. Crispy Canes

crispy canes

Make puffed rice cereal snacks extra special for the holidays with crushed peppermints, chocolate chips, and vanilla frosting.

Recipe: Try our Crispy Canes

11. Coconut Snowflakes

coconut snowflakes

These snowflakes may all be alike, but that just means they're all equally delicious!

Recipe: Try our Coconut Snowflakes

12. Chocolate-Mint Evergreen Cookies

Chocolate-Mint Evergreen Cookies

These cookies use the same dough for both the chocolate and the mint parts, so they're super simple.

13. Double Chocolate Cookies with a Peppermint Patty Surprise 

Double Chocolate Cookies with a Peppermint Patty Surprise

Surprise! There's a minty treat inside each of these bad boys.

14. Frosty's Melting Cookies

Frosty's Melting Cookies

Don't worry, you'll devour these super cute cookies before Frosty has time to melt!

Recipe: Try our Frosty's Melting Cookies

15. Choco-Coconut Cookie Sandwiches

Choco-Coconut Cookie Sandwiches

Your family will gobble up these sweet treats as fast as you can make them.

16. Chocolate-Dipped Fortune Cookies

chocolate-dipped fortune cookies

These cookies guarantee happy taste buds in your future...

17. Almond-Lemon Cookies

Almond Lemon Cookies

These paper-thin cookies are perfect for munching after a hearty family dinner.

Recipe: Try our Almond Lemon Cookies

18. Chocolate-Dipped Almond Biscotti

chocolate-dipped almond biscotti

These not-too-sweet treats are best dunked into frothy hot chocolate or espresso.

19. Minty Chocolate-Covered Slice-and-Bakes

Minty Chocolate-Covered Slice-and-Bakes
Credit: Photography by Ryan Liebe

These French-ish cookies are très bons!

20. Sparkly Lemon Sandwich Cookies

sparkly lemon sandwich cookies

Who could turn down a cookie that literally shines?

21. Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pile these onto Santa's plate for a guaranteed spot on the Nice List.

22. Hot Cocoa Cookies

hot cocoa cookies

These cookies take your favorite cold-weather drink to a new, chewy, and delicious level.

Recipe: Try our Hot Cocoa Cookies

23. Parmesan Shortbreads

Parmesan Shortbreads

Not much of a sweets person? Bake these savory parmesan-flavored cookies for a whole new holiday experience.

Recipe: Try our Parmesan Shortbreads

24. Apricot Cheesecake Pockets

apricot cheesecake pockets

Bet you've never had a cheesecake like this before!

25. Cherry-Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

Cherry-Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

These oatmeal cookies are dressed for the holidays, studded with toasty pecans and dried ruby-red cherries.