Making Christmas cookies is a vital part of holiday tradition. Whether your part of a cookie exchange or you just like baking with your kids, you’re in luck! We’ve rounded up a collection of recipes featuring the best homemade Christmas cookies of 2012 (and possibly of all time!). Add a few of these sweet treats to your holiday recipe repertoire and you’re sure to have happy holiday guests!
3D Christmas Tree Cookies
This simple & ingenious twist on the traditional sugar cookie cookie will brighten any holiday gathering. These make a perfect gift—who wouldn’t love to receive a colorful stack of yummy homemade cookies?
Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies
We all dream of a white Christmas. These gingerbread snowflakes are a super sweet way to capture the nostalgia and warm the hearts of your holiday guests.
via Chasing Delicious
Salty Chocolate Caramel Butter Cookies
Star Mint Meringue Cookies
These sweet little puffs of peppermint are destined to be the highlight of any holiday gathering. Simple yet super impressive!
Christmas Cookie Garland
Peppermint Bark Cookies
Magical Peanut Butter Cookies
Box up a dozen of these yummy cookies as a gift and you’ll surely win the hearts of your family and friends. Who doesn’t love a good old fashioned peanut butter cookie? The recipe came straight out of Paula Deen’s cookbook, so you know it’s good 🙂
via Food Network
Spiced Cider Meltaways
Spiced like a mug of hot cider and covered in snowy powdered sugar, these melt-in-your-mouth cookies are perfect to leave for Santa (and eat after the kids go to bed!).
Homemade Peppermint Patties
What’s better than biting into a York Peppermint Patty? Biting into a homemade peppermint patty! Now you can make everyone’s favorite classic candy in your own kitchen.
via Blue-Eyed Bakers
Dachshund Santa Cookie
Peanut Butter Blossoms
A classic Christmas cookie you can make with kids!
The contrasting colors of these lovely little cookies provide a subtle hint of the sweet surprise waiting for you with the first bite. This simple dessert recipe delivers such beautiful results.
via She Wears Many Hats
Cookies and Cream Cookies
Cookies made with crushed Oreos in the batter… does it get any better than this?
via My Kitchen Journey
If you can’t fight them, join them! The package of Oreos in the cupboard is guaranteed to be left untouched as long as a plate of these delicious cookies is around.
via My Kitchen Addiction
Peppermint Buttercream Cake Mix Cookies
Yet another take on the peppermint cookie, this time with the yummy taste of cake mix! A perfect way to satisfy everyone’s desire to stick their fingers in the cake mix while you’re baking the holiday goodies this year.
via In Katrina’s Kitchen
Brown Butter Snickerdoodle Cookies
The picture of these cookies alone leaves your mouth watering. Imagine what it must be like to see them on a plate, right before your very eyes!
via Ambitious Kitchen
Blueberry Buttermilk Cookies
This recipe takes everything that’s great about blueberry muffins and combines it with the pleasures of a cookie. Absolute genius.
via Savory Simple
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