25 Holiday Cookies

Sunday, December 15, 2019
Here are 25 more popular holiday cookies we make every year for the Christmas season the whole family looks forward to.

To make it easier for everyone, I complied with all these photos and recipes to find it all in one easy blog post.

This roundup happens to be all my family favorite cookies through the years as well.

We have anything from copycat girl scout cookies, bars and some favorite Italian traditional cookies we make every year.

I love making festive cookies and cakes like our favorite Reindeer cupcakes Rudolph of course or the peanut butter Rudolph peanut butter cookies, the kids just love those holiday projects!

If you find it hard to find time to keep looking for all the cookies you love all over the world wide web, look no more, you will find all these delicious cookie links right below the photos here on this post.

You don't have to wait until Christmas to make your family favorites but the season sure puts most of us in the mood to bake.

Hopefully, you find something you love below if not, check out my recipe index for another whole assortment of festive treats.

Let's get this cookie party started shall we? Just remember to click the link below each photo it will bring you to the recipe cards at the bottom to print off, Happy Baking!

this is a collage of 25 popular Christmas Cookies in a pin for later

Rum balls rolled in powdered sugar

No-Bake Rum Balls

slice and bake sugar cookies green, red and white

Slice and Bake

a cranberry filled almond biscotti on a poinsetta dish

Cranberry-Almond Biscotti

an italian biscotti on red wrapping paper that is orange marmalade flavored

Orange Marmalade Biscotti

These are Amaretto Snowball Cookies

Italian Amaretto Snowball Cookies

this is copycat supermarket cookie that is decorated with Holiday sprinkles and white frosting

Loft Sugar Cookies

this is a banana oatmeal cookie with chocolate chips

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

these are pumpkin spice cookies made from a cake mix

Cake Mix Pumpkin Spiced Cookies

these are Italian cookies filled with fudge placed in a striped cardboard holder

Italian Chocolate Fudge Rolls

this is a popular almond paste cookie an Italian speciality

Almond Paste Cookies

these are cranberry and white chocolate cookie

Cranberry Oatmeal White Chocolate Cookies

these cookies are made with three colors of the rainbow green, white and red dipped in chocolate

Italian Rainbow Cookies

these are a spicy cinnamon cookie rolled into powdered sugar

All Souls Day Cookies

these are an assortment of all kinds of homemade girl scout copycat recipes

Girl Scout Assortment

these are cookies shaped like a bow filled with jam

Bow Tie Jam Cookies

these are cookies that have everything in them like coconut, nuts, chocolate, oatmeal and look like chocolate chips but loaded

Cowboy Cookies

these are a lemon tasting cookie rolled into sesame seeds on a pink round demitasse plate

Sesame Italian Cookies

these are an Italian cookies with pistachios in them

Pistachio Biscotti

these are frosted white cookies made with ricotta cheese and sprinkles on top

Mom's Ricotta Cookies

these are a no bake truffle cookie in a red tin rolled into sprinkles and nuts

Oreo Truffle Balls

these are red wine cookies

Italian Red Wine Cookies

these are shortbread cookies with coconut and chocolate chips

Shortbread Magic Cookie Bars

these are a bar cookie filled with raspberry jam and all butter bars

Linzer Raspberry Pistachio Bars

this is a no bake oreo crust filled peanut butter candy

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

these are thumbprint cookies with jam and hershey kisses in the mddle

Peanut Butter Thumbprints or Reindeer with Antlers


  • For mailing cookies: store each flavor in individual zip lock bags, place them on bubble wrap tape altogether then mail them in a heavy cardboard shoebox or whatever will fit
  •  For freezing cookies: leave them single on parchment paper or wax paper and freeze until solid then place them in freezer bags add the not so study ones  in plastic containers do not store different flavors together they should all be separated
  • For serving them on cookie trays: place each individual cookie flavors in separated cupcake liners to prevent them from all tasting alike  also to keep hard cookies hard since soft  cookies extract moisture 
  • For stronger flavors cookies: wrap mint or anisette cookies in clear wrap or they may make the whole tray smell or transfer flavors they are very strong extracts
  • Cover the entire tray lining from under the tray then covering the top to keep fresh

Pin for later

More Cookies to Try

Hot Cocoa Cookies
Italian Butter Cookies
Sugar Cookie Cutouts
Candy Cane Cookies
Nutter Butter Reindeer and Penguin Cookies
Santa Cookies Nutter Butter
Crinkles made with Cookie Mix
Christmas Cupcake Decorated Ideas

Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2013. It was edited and re-published in 2019.


  1. Oh, my gosh, it would be a dream to be able to taste ALL of these amazing cookies!

  2. I have a cookie exchange this week and see so many of your amazing cookies that I've loved for years! Thanks for putting them all in one spot for my holiday baking!!

  3. The perfect list for making holiday cookie trays! So many yummy options in one place!

  4. What a great collection of cookies that we will love! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  5. Such mouthwatering options! So hard to choose!


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