Christmas Cookie Recipes | Allrecipes

Christmas Cookie Recipes | Allrecipes

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Soft Christmas Cookies

Rating: 4.47 stars
1602

Soft cut out sugar cookie that I have used for years. I sprinkle with colored sugar before baking or you could also try icing them when cool.

Sugar Cookie Icing

Rating: 4.5 stars
3763

This icing dries hard and shiny and the colors stay bright. Choose as many different food colorings as you desire.

Our Top 20 Most Cherished Christmas Cookies

Deck the halls with Christmas cookies! As we enter the peak season for cookie baking, we want to honor the top 20 holiday cookies that you, our Allrecipes community, have told us you love to bake and share again and again. Some are simple, some are fancy — and all of them are baked with a lot of heart. Check them out and maybe you'll find new favorites to add to your holiday cookie trays.

By Vanessa Greaves

Russian Tea Cakes I

Rating: 4.68 stars
1524

This is a family recipe that's been made at Christmas time by at least 4 generations. This year will be the first for number 5!!! 'Bubba' brought it with her when she came from Lithuania. I pass it on in the true spirit of this season!

Chocolate Crinkles II

Rating: 4.69 stars
2426

Chocolate cookies coated in confectioners' sugar...very good!

Butter Snow Flakes

Rating: 4.53 stars
493

A wonderful Spritz cookie with cinnamon in it. These freeze very well.

Peanut Blossoms II

Rating: 4.74 stars
691

I make these every year for our annual cookie open house. We make about 15 to 20 different kinds of cookies and have a 4 hour open house with friends. We then prepare cookie trays to take to shut ins and freeze the rest to enjoy all year long. My husband helps with this four day project! He's retired ... and I'm partially retired. It has been a long standing tradition that we enjoy every year!

Hedgehog Cookies

Rating: 4.38 stars
47

I needed something else to decorate a tree trunk cake, so baby hedgehogs seemed to be the perfect match.

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Rating: 4.81 stars
1760

The red and green make a great Christmas cookie. Have used other nuts instead of pistachios with success. If your pistachios are salted, omit the 1/4 teaspoon salt from the recipe.

Royal Icing II

Rating: 4.67 stars
195

This recipe is the 'glue' that holds gingerbread houses together, and makes it still edible.

Citrus Shortbread Cookies

Rating: 4.55 stars
354

This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law, one of the best cooks I know...and given that we're from south Louisiana, that's saying something. With the chopped up dried cranberries, these are as pretty as they are tasty.

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Inspiration and Ideas

Tips For The Best Gingerbread Cookies

If gingerbread's your holiday happy place, here are 10 quick tips to help you bake and decorate the most delightful gingerbread cookies.

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