Spread holiday cheer with amazing Christmas cookie recipes! Whether you are making them for a party, Santa, or to enjoy with loved ones you are sure to find a favorite in this round up.
Holiday baking season is here! Creating delicious cookie trays is a holiday tradition we look forward to each year! Listed below are a few of our favorite and go-to cookie recipes for any occasion.
Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes
You are going to find everything from classic chocoalte chip cookies, sugar cookies, to gingersnaps!
What are the most popular Christmas cookies?
This is a tricky question. The most popular holiday cookies differ greatly all over the world. From our research we have found these as the top five Christmas cookies made in America:
Soft and chewy chocolate chip
Rolled and decorated sugar cookies
Chocolate crinkle cookies
Freezing Cookie Dough:
Freezing cookies or cookie dough can be a handy trick during the busy season. We take one day at the beginning of the season to whip up batches of our favorite cookie dough. Following the instructions in my post, How to freeze cookie dough, we freeze the batter and bake fresh cookies as needed throughout the months.
Here is a quick tutorial on how to freeze cookie dough, but I suggest you take a look at the original post. There are so many great tips and tricks and a breakdown for all of the different types of cookies!
How to freeze cookie dough:
Drop cookies are by far the easiest to freeze and bake. Examples will be chocolate chip, M&M, and snickerdoodle.
Scoop and shape your cookie dough into rounds.
Place close together on a parchment lined baking tray.
Freeze for 1 hour.
Remove and store in a freezer safe bag or air tight container. Be sure to label and date.
Reindeer Sugar Cookies. Cookie decorating is a joy with these holiday favorites! All you need is baked cookies, chocolate frosting, pretzels, vanilla wafers, and M&M’s to recreate these adorable little deer!
The very BEST Snickerdoodle Cookies. The secret? Cinnamon is added into the dough and the batter is rolled into a cinnamon sugar mixture just before baking! The end result is a flavor packed soft and chewy cookie that is hard to resist!
This easy Sour Cream Sugar Cookie Recipe has the perfect balance of sweetness with the added tang of lemon. Perfect topped with a cream cheese frosting or dipped in chocolate! Freezer friendly and perfect for the holidays!