Classic Christmas Cookie Recipes to Bring the Holiday Spirit to Your Kitchen

There’s nothing quite like the smell of freshly baked cookies during the holiday season. Keep your traditions alive with these classic Christmas cookie recipes that are sure to bring the festive spirit into your kitchen.

Thumbprint Cookies

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These easy thumbprint cookies are a classic holiday favorite and so simple to make! Buttery and delicious cookies with a sweet jam filling, they are so easy to customize too.

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Linzer Cookies

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Linzer cookies are made with a buttery almond cookie dough, and are filled with delicious raspberry preserve. They are always a favorite during the holidays!

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Stained Glass Cookies

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These sugar cookies with colorful window panes represent the beautiful stained glass windows in churches and are perfect for Christmas.

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Gingerbread Cookies

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Gingerbread cookies are a Christmas classic cookie! This easy recipe is sure to be a hit!

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Chocolate Ginger Crinkles

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies offer a merry twist on a classic favorite. Bursting with rich dark chocolate, a hint of festive spiciness, and a decadently fudgy center, these cookies are a true Christmas delight that will add a touch of magic to your holiday celebrations!

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Italian Wedding Cookies

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Italian Wedding Cookies are a traditional Italian Christmas cookie made with almond flour, butter, and dusted with powdered sugar.

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Persimmon Cookies

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Indulge in some cozy Soft Persimmon Cookies, packed with the sweet goodness of fresh persimmon, a dash of warming spices, dried cranberries, and a zesty orange glaze – perfect for savoring the seasonal delight of winter!

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Peanut Butter Blossoms

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Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies are a long-enjoyed favorite, especially at holiday time. Sweet and salty peanut butter cookies are made perfect with a Hershey’s kiss in the center

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Spritz Cookies

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Soft and buttery classic spritz cookies shaped like Christmas trees, poinsettia, and snowflakes for the holidays season!

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  • Ali Van Straten

    Ali Van Straten is the founder and journalist of Champagne and Coffee Stains. She is a Peloton expert, certified running coach and certified nutrition coach. Champagne and Coffee Stains provides information and resources on Peloton Interactive, running and recipes.

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