50 Old Fashioned Christmas Cookie Recipes - Lauren's Latest (2024)

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November 26, 2023

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Christmas isn’t Christmas without cookies! Today, I’m sharing a list of more than FIFTY Old-Fashioned Christmas Cookie Recipes that are popular on my site and perfect for the holidays. From buttery shortbread to ginger to chocolate chip, we have a little something for everyone! Whether you’re baking for others or yourself, I recommend ALL of these Christmas Cookies.

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50+ Old Fashioned Christmas Cookie Recipes to Try This Season!

I thought I’d pull together a list of 50+ Old Fashioned Cookies from my site that are 100% amazing and festive for the holidays! As we get closer and closer to Christmas special occasions, we are all scrambling to find the right recipes for family, friends, neighbors, and Santa! There is bound to be one or two recipes that will give you sweet dreams.

Here are some of my favorite Christmas Desserts if you’re looking for some sweet treats that aren’t cookies that the whole family will enjoy!

That’s right, 50+ Christmas Cookie Recipes to enjoy all season long! From classic Christmas cookies to cookies that are a little outside the Christmas Cookie Box!

Let’s dive into grandma’s recipe box for her classic recipes and Happy Holiday Baking! 🙂

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Table of Contents

  • Ginger Based
  • Shortbread
  • Peanut Butter
  • Sugar Cookies
  • Cinnamon Based
  • Oatmeal
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Chocolate Based
  • Peppermint/Candy Cane
  • Miscellaneous
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The recipe card for each cookie can be found by clicking the linked titles below. Happy Holidays!

Ginger Based

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Gingerbread Cookies

Lightly spicy and buttery cookies, these Gingerbread Cookies aren’t too bitter or too sweet, and are soft all the way through. Pair with my Royal Icing Recipe! Perfect for a holiday cookie exchange!

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Ginger Cookies aka Gingerdoodles!

These soft-baked Ginger Cookies, or Gingerdoodles, are the quintessential classic Christmas cookie! Chewy, buttery, and full of warm spices that will get you into the Holiday spirit this Christmas.

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Gingerdoodle Sandwich Cookies

These Gingerdoodle Sandwich Cookies are a Ginger Cookie and Snickerdoodle mix that are soft, chewy and so delicious! Filled with Cinnamon Buttercream – the perfect holiday cookie.

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Gingerbread Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

If you’re planning on making treats for neighbors or loved ones this holiday season, these soft and chewy Gingerbread Bars, are perfect for holiday parties.

Shortbread

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Classic Shortbread Cookies

Get perfectShortbread Cookiesevery time with this buttery, yet sweet Shortbread Cookie recipe. Just in time for Christmas Cookie exchanges!

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Spritz Cookies

Spritz Cookiesare slightly sweet, buttery delights formed with a cookie press and decorated perfectly for your holiday cookie tray! Get out the food coloring, because with these festive and endlessly customizable cookies, they are sure to be a big hit at your Christmas party!

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Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies

These festive Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies are turned into wreaths and topped with powdered sugar and a candied cherry! If you’re looking for a unique Christmas Cookie – this is it!

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Vanilla Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

These Vanilla Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies are sweet and tender. The vanilla extract complements the jam and the optional glaze is gorgeous and so Christmasy!

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Christmas Shortbread Cookies

These Christmas Shortbread Cookies are so easy and delicious! Fill the middle with anything from strawberry jam to Nutella! Enjoy!

Peanut Butter

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Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossoms are the quintessential cookie for the holidays! They are the perfect combination of sweet, soft, and peanut buttery goodness!I can SMELL these baking in grandma’s kitchen!

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Peanut Butter Cookies

These Peanut Butter Cookies are soft, chewy, and what dreams are made of! Sweet and a little salty too, you will never need another peanut butter cookie recipe.

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Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

Salted Nutella Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies are warm peanut butter cookies, stuffed with Nutella and sprinkled with a little salt.

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Peanut Butter Toffee Cookies

Peanut Butter Toffee Cookies are so soft and chewy with little hints of toffee and chocolate throughout! You will absolutely LOVE these for holiday cookie exchanges!

Sugar Cookies

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Bakery Soft Sugar Cookies

These soft, frosted Sugar Cookies are just what you’re looking for! Bakery-style cookies topped with frosting and sprinkles.Perfect for Santa!

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Cut-Out Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies

These Cut-Out Cookies are flavored with vanilla bean! They are easy to cut out, hold their shape after baking, and yield soft and chewy sugar cookies.Perfect for making and decorating with the kiddos!

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Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars

Create a beautifully decorated pan of Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars that will feed a crowd! They look fancy, but it’s a simple recipe that couldn’t be easier!

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Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies Recipe

Need a quick and easy cookie fix? Try these super simple chewySugar Cookies! Only a few pantry ingredients and 10 minutes are needed. You’re just one small pot away from the chewiest, sweetest, and most amazing sugar cookies EVER!

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Copycat Swig Sugar Cookies

I love these big, thick, soft Copycat Swing Sugar Cookies! Pressed down with a glass, softly baked then topped with a light pink buttercream, you too will fall in love with these cookies this Christmas!

Cinnamon Based

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Snickerdoodle Cookies

You’ll never need another Snickerdoodle Cookie recipe after this one! These old-fashioned cookies have slightly crispy edges with big chewy centers, just how they should be. Snickerdoodle heaven.

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Snickerdoodle Waffle Cookies

Snickerdoodle Waffle Cookies are quickly “baked” in a waffle iron! And they’re extra amazing drizzled with cream cheese glaze! Kinda likeSnickerdoodle Cookiesbut in waffle form. Perfect for Christmas goodie plates!

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Caramel Snickerdoodle Bars

Caramel Snickerdoodle Bars are seriously addicting! All the things you love aboutsnickerdoodlesplus soft caramel in the middle!

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Cinnamon Roll Cookies

If you don’t have the time to makecinnamon rolls, make these Cinnamon Roll Cookies! Chewy cookies that are soft and very sweet! Perfect for any holiday occasion.

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Cinnamon Butterscotch Cookies

These Butterscotch Cookies are soft baked, sweet, and comforting. Plus they’re so simple and easy to make, all cookies should be this good this holiday season!

Oatmeal

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Oatmeal Cookies

Soft and chewy, this is a classic recipe for Oatmeal Cookies. Filled with butter, sugar, lots of oatmeal, and a ton of sweet flavor. Enjoy them plain, add inraisinsorchocolate chipsor make them intoOatmeal Cream Pies.

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Apple Oatmeal Cookies

These delicious Apple Oatmeal Cookies are topped with creamy brown butter frosting and a sprinkle of cinnamon. It’s likeapple piemeatsoatmeal cookie, perfect as a yummy holiday treat!

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Oatmeal Cream Pies

These Old FashionedOatmeal Cream Piesare easy to make and so much better than store-bought! Soft bakedOatmeal Cookiessandwiched with a simple marshmallow buttercream filling. So sweet, comforting, and classically delicious. You will love these.

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Monster Cookies

Monster Cookies are like three cookies all rolled into one(Oatmeal Cookies,Peanut Butter Cookies, and)! Filled with oats, peanut butter, and M&Ms, these will have you coming back for more. All the goodies we love about cookies in one glorious sweet treat! Kids love these and I bet Santa will too!

Chocolate Chip

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Actually Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is the best recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies! Soft baked, extra sweet with two kinds of chocolate, and nearly impossible to ruin.

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies are oh so gooey and so good! Bite into a perfect mix of sweet, salty, and chocolatey!

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Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you like chocolate chip cookies, you will die over Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. They’re soft and chewy and delicious. Our of all the Christmas cookie recipes on this list, this is one of the most popular.

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Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies are simple yet so magical. Eat warm with a cold glass of milk and enjoy yourself!

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Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

If you like a lot of goodies in your cookies, then these chewy Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies are perfect!

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Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies are laced with tons of dark chocolate which takes them right over the top! They are similar to myChocolate Chip Cookiesbut with brown butter and chocolate chunks instead of chips. So good, make a double batch!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Soft and chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars recipe! Filled with mini chocolate chips, chocolate chunks, and walnuts. BasicallyChocolate Chip Cookiesbut way easier!

Chocolate Based

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Double Chocolate Cookies

This Double Chocolate Cookies recipe is also known as the chewiest chocolate cookies made in a pot on the stove!! The easiest recipe ever!!

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Chocolate Snickers Cookies

I’m not sure there’s any better cookie than thesechewy Chocolate Snickers Cookies! A simple chocolate cookie dough with lots of candy bar pieces stirred in and gently baked to give you big, fat, chewy decadent Snickers cookies! You’re gonna love them and Santa will too!

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Chocolate Fudge Cookies

These Chocolate Fudge Cookies are everything that is right in the world. Soft, sweet, so easy to make (made with cake mix)! A fun add to any holiday cookie plate!

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No Bake Cookies

This No Bake Cookies recipe has been in my husband’s family for the last 50 years! You only need one pot and ten minutes to make them. A sweet holiday dessert everyone loves!

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Mocha Cookies

Chewy, double chocolate cookies with a hint of coffee flavor. These Mocha Cookies will knock your socks off this holiday season!

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Triple Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Cocoa powder, two kinds of chocolate chips with a chewy cookie base makes these Triple Chocolate Brownie Cookies pretty amazing. Basically my incredibleHomemade Brownie Recipein cookie form!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies are a classic, soft-baked chocolate cookie with lots of peanut butter chips folded in and pressed into the cookies before baking. Chewy, salty and sweet, these cookies have it all! Perfect for Christmas or New Years Parties!

Peppermint and Candy Canes

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Candy Cane Cookies

These Candy Cane Cookies are adapted from my Lemon Crinkle Cookie recipe. They are absolutely divine. Simple, sweet, soft, and most of all, the perfect amount of peppermint flavor. Perfect for Christmas!

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Triple Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

These Triple Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies are the perfect Christmas Cookie! Soft, chewy, extra pepperminty, and laden with lots of chocolate! Totally decadent dessert for the holidays.

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Chocolate Mint Cookies

Chocolate Mint Cookies are chewy, sweet and SO addicting! Filled with my favorite mint truffle Hershey’s Kisses, these soft and minty cookies are so easy and so fabulous. You will LOVE ’em! The ultimate Christmas cookie recipe!

Miscellaneous

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Cranberry Orange Cookies

TheseCranberry Orange Cookiesare a new holiday favorite! Simple to make in one bowl, soft-baked to perfection with the perfect amount of tang and chewy sweet goodness. All the flavors of Christmas in one cookie!

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Homemade Red Velvet Oreos

These Red Velvet Oreos will blow you away! They are soft, sweet, and have the lightest cocoa flavor that will knock your socks off! Of course, all inspired by ClassicRed Velvet Cake.

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Red Hot Cookies

Red Hot Cookiesare sweet, spicy, chewy, basically perfect cookies. Great for holiday gifting and/or hoarding!

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Sweet Potato Cookies with Homemade Streusel

Sweet Potato Cookies are soft and lightly spiced cookies make with mashed sweet potato, topped with homemade streusel and powdered sugar. A spice cookie that’s perfect for the holiday season!

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Butterfinger Reese’s Pieces Cookies

Butterfinger Reese’s Pieces Cookies are made in one pot, baked soft, and feature peanut butter, chocolate, Reese’s pieces, and a Butterfinger bar. So festive for the holidays!

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Cake Mix Cookies

Incredibly soft, theseCake Mix Cookiesare easy to make and even easier to eat! Only 4 ingredients are needed to whip up a batch with endless flavor combinations. The sky is truly the limit when it comes to these cookies! Delicious withcrockpot hot chocolateoreggnogfor the holidays!

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Amaretti Cookies

With a crispy exterior and soft interior, these Italian almond flavoredAmaretti Cookiesare one of my favorite holiday cookies!

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Coconut Macaroons

This easy Coconut Macaroons recipe is perfectly soft and chewy on the inside while crisp and toasty on the outside. Chocolate is optional. A fancy holiday treat option!

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Coconut Cookies

TheseCoconut Cookieswill make you swoon! Soft, chewy and loaded with coconut goodness, these will become your new addiction!

Let me know in the comments if you plan on giving away delicious Christmas Cookies this year and which old fashioned Christmas cookie recipe you’ll be making! Merry Christmas, friends!

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