30 Favorite Christmas Cookies & Recipes

For the first time that I can ever remember, I woke up yesterday on December 1st to look out the window and see the season’s first snow. The start of the holiday season doesn’t get much more perfect than the first snow on December 1st. Not for me anyway :)  So it seems like a perfect time to share some of my all-time favorite Christmas cookie and holiday recipes. I absolutely love baking during December, and will be whipping up new cookies, candies and treats for you all month, along with some foodie gift ideas! Now without further ado, my favorite recipes for the holidays…


1. Buckeyes
2. Cheesecake Truffles
3. Dark Chocolate Truffles
4. Homemade Marshmallows
5. Peppermint Bark


6. Anise-Almond Biscotti
7. Anise Cookies
8. Biscotti
9. Chocolate Biscotti

10. Chocolate Chip Tea Cookies
11. Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons
12. Chocolate-Pistachio Biscotti
13. Chocolate Sandwich Cookies (Homemade Oreos)


14. Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
15. Cranberry-White Chocolate Almond Biscotti
16. Cucidati (Italian Fig Cookies)
17. Empire Cookies

18. Italian Walnut Cookies
19. Lebkuchen (German Christmas cookies)
20. Nut Crescents
21. Peanut Butter Blossoms

22. Peanut Butter Cookies
23. Pizzelle
24. Rugelach
25. Snickerdoodles

26. Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies
27. How to Decorate Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing
28. Ultimate Ginger Cookies

Breads and Pastries

29. Cannoli
30. Chocolate Babka

Wishing you a month full of baking fun!
What are some of your favorite holiday goodies?

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