19 Christmas Cookie Recipes For People Who Don’t Believe in Holiday Calories

Silas & Grace

Christmas cookie recipes are supposed to be rich, melty, and eat in five seconds tasty. You’re not supposed to count the calories for these, you’re supposed to grab a cozy mug of hot chocolate, put six of these on your plate, and go watch Home Alone.

At least that’s what I think about when I make cookies for the holidays. I don’t wanna think about how these aren’t very healthy, they’re not supposed to be. They’re just supposed to be eaten. And these nineteen Christmas cookies are perfect for eating. 

Glazed Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

Pillowy brandy glazed Christmas cookies. Um, I honestly don’t know how you couldn’t make these. These sound absolutely perfect. 

You can get the recipe for these glazed chocolate gingerbread cookies here.

Shortbread Cookies with Chopped Christmas Chocolate

Five ingredients and ten minutes, that’s all you need for these Christmas cookies. Also the rich melty caramel and chocolate look like it would pair perfectly with a cup of coffee. 👌

You can find the recipe for these shortbread cookies here.

No Spread Sugar Cookies

Pretty cookies with intentionally simple icing makes a great classic recipe for the busy holidays.

Get the recipe for these no-spread sugar cookies here!

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

These look SO rich and gooey and perfect. They kind of also look like peppermint hot chocolate in cookie form so this cookie recipe is a yes from me.

Grab the recipe for these chocolate peppermint cookies here!

White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Perfectly soft white chocolate peppermint cookies. I felt like this was the perfect recipe to follow the dark chocolate recipe above.

Check out the recipe for these white chocolate peppermint cookies here. 

Toblerone Cookies

I LOVE Tolerbone chocolate so these cookies were an immediate yes for me and got on this list right away. Also, I’m a sucker for anything with melting chocolate on top.

Get the recipe for these Tolerbone cookies here.

Sage Cookies with Cranberry Buttercream

If you’re a bit of a foodie, then I think you might like these sage and cranberry buttercream cookies. I mean that flavor combo sounds SO good.

Get the recipe for these sage cookies with cranberry buttercream here.

Christmas Light Cookies

Whether you have kids or not, these are one of the cutest ideas for a Christmas cookie recipe I’ve ever seen.

Grab the recipe for these Christmas light cookies here!

Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies

I remember the first time I had matcha + chocolate. It was in Bangkok, Thailand and it was PERFECT. So I think these ones should definitely be on your list. 😉

Get the recipe for these matcha chocolate chip cookies here.

Peppermint Brownie Cookies

Fudgy brownie cookies + a peppermint filling looks like a crowd-pleasing Christmas cookie recipe to me.

Get the recipe for these peppermint brownie cookies here.

Festive Vegan Linzer Cookies

These look like the kind of Christmas cookies you’d make while living in a cottage with a roaring fire. I mean, how cute are these?

Get the recipe for these vegan Linzer cookies here.

Fudgy Hot Chocolate Cookies

Fudgy hot chocolate cookies sound like the perfect thing to bake this holiday season. I mean can’t you just imagine these coming out fresh from the oven on a cold day?

Get the recipe for these fudgy hot chocolate cookies here.

Chocolate Peppermint Snowball Cookies

I feel like these snowball cookies are a necessary and delicious recipe to have on this Christmas cookie list. 

Check out the recipe for these chocolate peppermint snowball cookies here.

Christmas Crack Cookies

Super cute and festive plus super delicious cookies for Christmas day. You honestly can’t go wrong!

Get the recipe for these Christmas crack cookies here.



These cookies look ABSOLUTELY delicious! Also, she goes into how to make sure they come out perfectly, so I think this is a great Florentines recipe to check out.


I think one of the first times I ever had these cookies was when I was visiting an elderly couple in the English countryside. I came to their home and they had these (plus other cookies) and tea ready for us. It was honestly such a good memory! 

Check out these Linzer cookies here!

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Crumb Cookies

I think pumpkin cookies sound SO good and these have to be the prettiest ones I’ve EVER seen!

Get the recipe for these gluten-free pumpkin crumb cookies here.

Ginger Melted Snowman Cookies

These have to be one of the cutest Christmas cookie recipe ideas I have EVER seen! These look SO cute. ❤️

Get the recipe for these ginger melted snowman cookies here! 🙂


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Silas & Grace

Chasing Foxes was started in 2016 as a way for Grace and her husband, Silas, to start traveling. However, they started to realize that they had a passion for improving themselves, and wanted to help others level up their lives as well. So whether it's with cooking, travel, or staying healthy, they want to help you better your life bit by bit, as they do the same.

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