100 Christmas Holiday Cookie Ideas {traditional & modern recipes} Saturday Inspiration & Ideas

100 Christmas Holiday Cookie Ideas {traditional & modern recipes} Saturday Inspiration & Ideas

The holidays around here would not seem complete without some good old fashion Christmas baking and cookies have always topped our family list.

If you are a cookie fan, this weeks Saturday Inspiration and Ideas needs no introduction – Whether you’re baking as a family tradition, planning a cookie exchange or simply looking for some homemade gifts to give this season – I hope you’re inspired by the recipes below.

{100 Christmas Cookie Recipes}

Original NESTLÉ® Toll House® Chocolate Chip Cookies
{source: NESTLÉ Toll House}

Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies
{source: Neiman Marcus}

Oreo Cookies and Cream Cookies
{source: The Knead for Speed}

Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
{source: Picky Palate}

Outrageous Chocolate Cookies
{source: Martha Stewart}

Giant Double Chocolate Cookies
{source: Annie’s Eats}

Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies
{source: Paula Deen}

Chocolate Blooms {raspberry ganache}
{source: Better Homes and Gardens}

Chocolate-Cherry-Walnut Thumbprints
{source: Better Homes and Gardens}

Oma’s German Chocolate Chip Cookies
{source: Betty Crocker}

German Chocolate Cookies
{source: Disney Family}

Red Velvet Shortbread Cookies
{source: Better Homes and Gardens}

Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Swirl
{source: Amy Bites}

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with Peppermint Filling
{source: Better Homes and Gardens}

Snickerdoodle Cookies
{source: Once Upon a Plate}

Snickerdoodle Crème Cookies {cream cheese filling}
{source: Betty Crocker}

Instant Oatmeal Cookies
{source: Bites and Bliss}

Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, and Pecan Cookies
{source: Cooking Light}

Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
{source: McCormick}

Two-Tone Cinnamon Cookies
{source: Better Homes and Gardens}

Cinna-spin Cookies
{source: Betty Crocker}

Cinnamon-Sugar Roll Cookies
{source: Better Homes and Gardens}

Cinnamon Bun Cookies
{source: Project Foodie}

Pretzel Chip Cookies
{source: Macheesmo}

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chip Pretzel Cookies
{source: Sugar Cooking}

Sweet & Salty NESTLÉ® Toll House® Cookies
{chocolate, pretzel and potato chip pieces}
{source: NESTLÉ Toll House}

Potato Chip Cookies
{source: Paula Deen}

Chip and Dip Cookies {with crushed potato chips}
{source: Betty Crocker}

Honey Walnut Cookies
{source: Baking Bites}

Cream-Cheese Walnut Cookies
{source: Martha Stewart}

Almond Icebox Rounds
{source: Better Homes and Gardens}

Almond Thins
{source: Real Simple}

Almond Gingerbread Cookies
{source: McCormick}

Chocolate-Pistachio Slice-and-Bake Cookies
{source: Real Simple}

Pine Nut Cookies
{source: Martha Stewart}

White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies
{source: Real Simple}

Pecan Wafers
{source: Betty Crocker}

Perfectly Pecan Praline Cookies
{source: Paula Deen}

Butter Pecan Cookies
{source: Martha Stewart}

Chocolate Cookie Turtles {pecans, caramel and chocolate}
{source: NESTLÉ Toll House}

Cashew-Caramel Cookies
{source: Martha Stewart}

Caramel Cashew Cookies
{source: Better Homes and Gardens}

Salted Peanut Cookies
{source: Betty Crocker}

Chocolate-Peanut Blowouts
{source: Better Homes and Gardens}

Peanut Butter-Cup Cookies
{source: Real Simple}

Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Cookies
{source: NESTLÉ Toll House}

Peanut Butter Munchies
{source: Better Homes and Gardens}

Sunny’s Crunchy Peanut Butter S’more Bites
{source: Food Network}

Fluffernutter Cookies
{source: Betty Crocker}

Peanut Butter Cookies
{source: Real Simple}

Oreo Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies
{source: The Girl Who Ate Everything}

Memory Lane Oatmeal Peanut Butter Creme Sandwiches
{peanut butter frosting filling}
{source: Betty Crocker}

PB&J Sandwich Cookies
{source: Betty Crocker}

Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprints
{source: Martha Stewart}

Peppermint Meringues with Chocolate Filling
{source: Martha Stewart}

Peppermint Palmiers
{source: Better Homes and Gardens}

Chocolate-Peppermint Cookies
{source: Martha Stewart}

Petite Peppermint Sandwiches
{source: Better Homes and Gardens}

Peppermint Pinwheels
{source: Better Homes and Gardens}

Double Chocolate Peppermint Paddy Surprise Cookies
{source: Pip & Ebby}

Andes Mint Cookies
{source: The Girl Who Ate Everything}

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
{source: Betty Crocker}

Minty Cool Meltaway Cookies
{source: Square Bakery}

Chocolate Mint Pinwheels
{source: Betty Crocker}

Minty Cocoa Fudge Sandwich Cookies
{source: Better Homes and Gardens}

Linzer Sandwiches
{source: Martha Stewart}

Raspberry-Almond Linzer Cookies
{source: Real Simple}

Chai-Spiced Cookies
{source: Betty Crocker}

Chai Butter Cookies
{source: Ezra Pound Cake}

Coffee Cake Cookies
{source: Bakers Royale}

Cappuccino-Chocolate Bites
{source: Martha Stewart}

Gingerbread-Espresso Spirals
{source: Better Homes and Gardens}

Café Coffee Cookies
{source: Betty Crocker}

Coconut Cookies {coconut macaroon – chewy butter cookie}
{source: Martha Stewart}

Coconut Slice-and-Bake Cookies
{source: Real Simple}

Chewy Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies
{source: The Girl Who Ate Everything}

Iced Oatmeal-Applesauce Cookies
{source: Martha Stewart}

Caramel Apple Pie NESTLÉ® Toll House® Cookies
{source: NESTLÉ Toll House}

Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies
{source: Scrambled Henfruit}

Dulce de Leche Cookies {caramel apple dip filling}
{source: Betty Crocker}

Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies
{source: Betty Crocker}

Chocolate, Hazelnut, and Caramel Thumbprint Cookies
{source: Better Homes and Gardens}

Chocolate-Caramel Sandwich Cookies
{source: Martha Stewart}

Orange Sable Cookies
{source: Martha Stewart}

Orange Creamsicle Cookies
{source: The Girl Who Ate Everything}

Chocolate Orange Drop Cookies
{source: Paula Deen}

Orange-Glazed Rosemary-Cranberry Cutouts
{source: Betty Crocker}

Christine’s Lemon Wreath Cookies
{source: Martha Stewart}

Frosted Lemon Tea Cookies
{source: My Madison Bistro}

Lemon Icebox Cookies
{source: Martha Stewart}

Egg Nog Cookies
{source: Social Couture}

Eggnog-Frosted Nutmeg Sugar Cookies
{source: Better Homes and Gardens}

Almond Butter Maple Cookies
{source: Texanerin Baking}

Cathy’s Frosted Maple Cookies
{source: Better Homes and Gardens}

Fudge-Mallow Topped Cookies
{source: Betty Crocker}

Marshmallow Brownie Cookies
{source: Cooking Classy}

Candy-Stripe Cookie Sticks
{source: Martha Stewart}

Checkerboard Cookies
{source: Martha Stewart}

Colorful Spiral Cookies
{source: Sprinkle Bakes}

Stained Glass Trees
{source: Martha Stewart}

Hope you are enjoying your weekend ~ Happy Baking!


  1. Holy Moly! Thanks for compiling all these wonderful cookie recipes! I’m going to try at least one!

  2. WHOA! So many great recipes — thanks for compiling all of these for us! Even though we’re on a strict ‘heart’ diet, I looked at several and I believe they could be modified so looking forward to trying some of these out!

  3. My sister JUST asked me last night to post about Christmas Cookies because she needed ideas. I’ll be sending her your way! 🙂

  4. I am literally almost in tears… I can pass up cakes, pies, icecream…but put a cookie in front of me and I melt like a stick ‘a butter on a hot fryin’ pan…MMMM..COOKIES….said the Cookie Monster….

  5. these look amazing! i think we may have to try the smores cookies- i think my kids would love those!

  6. What a great post!! I can hardly wait to try a few of these recipes!!

  7. Wow! Fantastic post. Thanks for all the time and hard work at wrangling up these wonderful cookie recipes!

    You are appreciated!

  8. holy cow, girl!

    this is one crazy yummy post!


  9. So may I do not know what to try first. Did copy of a few and will add to my Christmas baking this week.


  10. What a great list. Thanks.

  11. Oh my goodness! Cookies are my weakness… so this post is just heavenly! My Christmas baking list just got a whole lot longer!

  12. Holy Smokes..I don’t know where to look first..They all look delicious..

  13. You are seriously the best “compiler” out there. I love all of your collections. Thanks SO much for working so hard on them…. i can only imagine how long it takes!!!

  14. I’ve learned so much, and seen so many different and wonderful food thingys and fun thingys…..I’m so glad I was directed here. Your work here is awesome!

  15. Christmas is a very great event and you must do preparation to celebrate it nicely so this can easy to make cookies to serve your guest.

  16. I have to agree with Lucy……..you are the best compiler out there. I really look forward to each and everyone of your blogs. I want to try the one with the cake flour, bread flour and pretzels…..really sounds different.

  17. This is one of the best cookie round ups I’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing. If I made all that I like I’d be in the kitchen until next Christmas. Thank you so much I know that took lots of time to compile.

  18. Wonderful email to wake up to:) I now have a new pinterest board!!


  19. Stephanie,

    Beautiful pictures. Great ideas.

    Change your to you’re (you are) in the introduction.

    Thanks for posting!

  20. Such an AMAZING collection of cookies!

  21. WOW! What a great compilation! Thank you for adding the photos! That’s what gets my mouth watering!

  22. Oh my gosh! what an amazing selection. I have never seen such beautiful biscuits. Thank you.

  23. How do I get the recipes? When I press the picture I only get a bigger version of the picture. I am new to pinterest…

  24. Hi Anonymous, click on the Source underneath the picture and it will take you to the recipe.

  25. My name is Stephanie Lynn as well!

  26. Do not forget the “Magic Gingerbread Jimmi Cookies”! They are adorable!

  27. These cookies look delish!This is a great list!

  28. these all look fabulous!! I’ll be trying a few of them. I’ve been looking for a Cherry-Wink cookie recipe. I made them every year until I lost the recipe. I’ve made it since but it was missing something like some spice(s). If you have a recipe for them where can I find it? Thanks for you site it is a great list.

  29. Thank you for the recipes. I have tried several of these in the past and they turned out great. My 7 yr old daughter has decided we will be making this years Christmas cookies from your list.

  30. Hi, Stephanie Lynn. My name is also the same, ao when I seen this had to comment on your page. It is a great set up you have and love the color and title. What a great job you have done on all of this. Love the recipes! So thanks, Stephanie.

  31. Thank you for this amazing list!

  32. Where are the recipes? All I see are pics

  33. What a great idea to compile. Thank you for all the time you put into this,

  34. I’m definately going to have to try some of these!

    -Laurie from QuinnStitch

  35. Where/how do we find the recipes? I ‘repinned’ this on my Pintrest but I’m not finding the link to the recipe. I really want the one for the Colorful Sprinkle Cookie

  36. Thxs. for doing all the work!! I have found
    5 new cookies I want to try, and hopefully add to my annual christmas baking list.

  37. Thanks for these lists of recipes. Many I do not see as Christmas cookies rather cookies for other celebrations that I will use (excited about the chewy lime coconut cookies). I made the checkerboard ones and even though they look hard they are easy and I feel they look so fun and would add a kick to any occasion. Also, they are light and crunchy with a hint of lemon. Will save these to use for the future! Thanks for posting these.

  38. hi, fantastic work!! thank u very much ! happy new year!!

  39. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you! I am jumping head-over-heels looking at all of these wonderful cookie recipes. The oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies look to die for. Thanks again.

  40. Hi Stephanie! Thanks for sending me this link! I love it. Is there any way to pin this?

  41. Wow! I wanted to add a few new cookies to my cookie trays this year, but how will I ever decide? Thanks for sharing!



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