Easy Christmas Cookies: Four Must-Try Recipes for the Holidays

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Christmas means cookies! Along with a plethora of other sweets and treats—and who doesn’t love indulging in cookies like Santa Claus on Christmas Eve? Cookie trays are a holiday season staple. While everyone else gifts boxes of chocolate, simply spend an afternoon baking and you’ll have a delicious assortment of cookies to gift to all your friends and family.

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Peanut Butter Blossoms

peanut butter blossom

Arguably the most iconic Christmas cookie, alongside gingerbread men and decorated sugar cookies, is the Peanut Butter Blossom. Here’s my twist on this classic—turns out, if you run out of Hershey’s Kisses, you can still whip them up! I was in the middle of baking when I realized I forgot to buy the chocolate kisses.

easy pb blossom

Luckily, I found chocolate buttons, also known as chocolate melts, in my pantry that worked just as well. Although they don’t look particularly traditional, they tasted just as delicious. I actually prefer the sleek look of this old favorite.

Christmas Pinwheel Cookies

christmas pinwheel cookies

Here’s another fun variation on a classic: Sugar Cookie Pinwheels! Colored sugar cookie dough is rolled thin and then layered to create a mesmerizing effect. For some added festivity, the cookies can also be rolled in sprinkles.

red and green pinwheel cookies

The best part about these pinwheel cookies is that they only look complicated to make!

Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins

muffins for christmas

While cookies may be the champions of Christmas treats, muffins are certainly a welcome addition to any cookie platter. These chocolate muffins feature a cheesecake filling that’s jazzed up with red, green, and white sprinkles for some holiday cheer.

cupcakes for christmas

Plus, I made my muffins mini so they are easy to sneak into your mouth in a single bite. And trust me when I say, these things are straight addictive!

Hot Cocoa Candy Cane Cookies

peppermint hot cocoa cookies

It’s hard to imagine celebrating Christmas without stumbling upon at least one candy cane. These cookies leverage hot cocoa powder for their chocolatey flavor and crushed candy canes for a burst of peppermint goodness.

hot cocoa cookies

It’s like the holiday season all wrapped up into one cookie.


I’ll be back next week with more delicious recipes!

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