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10 Easy cookie recipes that are perfect for Christmas season Part I

Fill your cookie jars with these yummy cookies or complete your cookie tray with this easy recipes for Christmas cookies to a festive holiday favorites.

Baking cookies and filing the Christmas cookie jars are some of our most beloved Christmas traditions. Complete your Christmas cookie tray with this cookies recipes to a festive holiday favorites. From ginger flavored cookies to chocolate and sugar cookies.

10 Easy recipes for Christmas cookies

 

Ginger Crinkle Snowflake Christmas Cookies

Christmas cookies ideas for a cookie exchange

Recipe | Photo: Simple As That Blog
Prep & Cook time: 20 min

10 Ingredients

2 1/4 cups butter
2 1/4 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 cup molasses
3/4 tsp salt
5 1/2 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 tsp clove
2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger
6 cups flour
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Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas cookie ideas easy

Recipe | Photo: Penelope’s Oasis
Prep & Cook time: 30 min

6 Ingredients

1 package sugar cookies
1 eggs
1 stick butter
1 package M&M’s Candy (’S Holiday Baking Minis)
1/2 cup sugar (edible, glitter sprinkles)
1 can frosting (prepared)
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Yugoslavian Christmas Cookies

Christmas cookies ideas and recipes

Recipe | Photo: Gonna Want Seconds
Prep & Cook time: 65 min

11 Ingredients

1/2 pound unsalted butter (room temperature)
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 large egg yolk
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
4 large egg whites
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup ground walnuts
1 tsp lemon extract
1 cup blackberry jelly
1/4 cup walnuts
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Favorite Christmas Cookies

Christmas cookie recipes and decorating ideas

Recipe | Photo: The Pioneer Woman
Prep & Cook time: 2 hours, 6 min

18 Ingredients

[For cookie batter]
2/3 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp grated orange (or lemon zest)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 whole eggs
4 tsp milk
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

[For the glaze (egg yolk)]
1 whole egg yolk
1 tsp water
2 drops food coloring (to 3)

[For icing (white decorative)]
1 bag powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 tbsp egg whites (optional)
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Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies

Easy Christmas cookie baking ideas

Recipe | Photo: Cooking LSL
Prep & Cook time: 2hours, 10 min

5 Ingredients

4 egg whites (room temperature)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Sprinkles (holiday, to decorate)
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Easy Christmas Cookies

Christmas cookies ideas for a cookie exchange

Recipe | Photo: Love and Food For Eva
Prep & Cook time: 35 min

6 Ingredients

16 oz (454 g) sugar cookies (ready to bake, 24 cookies)
6 oz (170 g) chocolate chips (milk or bittersweet)
6 oz (170 g) peanut butter chips
2/3 cup heavy cream (divided)
1/2 tsp instant espresso granules
Sprinkles (or nonpareils)
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Melting Moments Christmas Cookies

Christmas cookie ideas easy

Recipe | Photo: Cinnamon Girl
Prep & Cook time: 57 min

7 Ingredients

1 cup corn starch
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
16 tbsp unsalted butter (softened)
1/2 cup sugar (confectioners’)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup sugar (confectioners’, sifted)
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Christmas Cookie Sticks

Christmas cookies ideas and recipes

Recipe | Photo: The Grant Life
Prep & Cook time: 35 min

9 Ingredients

[For cookie sticks]
2 packages sugar cookie mix
2 sticks butter
2 eggs
green food coloring (and red)

[For cream cheese frosting]
1/2 stick butter
2 tbsp cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
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Evelyn’s Christmas Cookies

Christmas cookie recipes and decorating ideas

Recipe | Photo: View from Great Island
Prep & Cook time: 30 min

7 Ingredients

1/2 lb unsalted butter (2 sticks)
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 large egg yolks
2 tsp vanilla extract (e.g. vanilla paste, if you love the little specks)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup currant jelly (use any jam or jelly you like)
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Simple Spritz Christmas Cookie

Easy Christmas cookie baking ideas

Recipe | Photo: Pint Sized Baker
Prep & Cook time: 17 min

17 Ingredients

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cups butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 eggs
2 tbsp milk
1 1/2 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 buns (cinnamon flavor)
5 drops cinnamon graham crackers
2 drops salted caramels
2 drops vanilla cream
sprinkles (colored sugar)
Sandwich cookies
Rolo Caramels
Candy melts (chocolate)
Sprinkles (candy cane)
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