Santa’s Favorite Treats: Irresistible Cookie Recipes to Delight Kids and Kids-at-Heart!

Welcome to the magical world of Santa’s favorite treats! We’re excited to bring you a delightful collection of irresistible cookie recipes that are sure to delight both kids and kids-at-heart. Whether you’re a parent looking to create sweet holiday memories with your little ones or a retiree seeking a nostalgic taste of Christmas past, these recipes will transport you to a land of sugary goodness and warm, oven-fresh cookies. 

Snowball Cookies

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Photo Credit: Christina’s Cucina

Snowball cookies will hit the mark this holiday season! With two domed cookies sandwiched together and coated in icing and coconut, they taste as good as they look!

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Gingerbread Yule Log Cookies

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Photo Credit: Food Meanderings

Featured in Taste of Home’s “Ultimate Cookie Swap”, this soft gingerbread cookie is a delicious combination of gingerbread, Nutella and lime (and no molasses) all rolled up in a festive Yule Log cookie! They are perfect as an edible Christmas gift and ideal for a Christmas cookie exchange!

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Italian S Cookies

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Photo Credit: Marisa’s Italian Cookies

These Italian “S” shaped cookies are all dressed up for the holidays with a drizzle of white chocolate and a sprinkle of crushed pistachios!

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Cherry Christmas Cookies

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Photo Credit: Platter Talk

Old-fashioned Cherry Christmas Cookie are an easy refrigerator cookie that you can make ahead of time until you’re ready to use!

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Coconut Almond Macaroons

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Photo Credit: Happy Simple Living

Coconut Almond Macaroons are chewy and sweet with a little salty crunch. Finish them with a drizzle of semisweet chocolate and festive sprinkles for even more flavor.

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More Christmas Cookie Recipes

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Can’t get enough Christmas cookies? Be sure to check out these popular Christmas Cookie recipes!

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Santa’s Trash Cookies

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Photo Credit: Moore or Less Cooking

Sweet, salty, and full of irresistible ingredients, leave a plate of these Santa’s Trash Cookies out for Mr. Claus and his helpers to munch on this holiday season. They’re the ultimate festive cookies that are full of crushed pretzels plus an assortment of chocolate chips, candies, and sprinkles!

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Peppermint Stuffed Snowmen

melting snowman on top of chocolate cookies
Photo Credit: Moore or Less Cooking

Impress your friends and family with these adorable snowman cookies that are full of chocolate and peppermint and topped with a candy-coated marshmallow snowman. These Peppermint Stuffed Snowman Cookies are the perfect crafty sweet treat for winter and the holidays.

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Coconut Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles

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Photo Credit: Easy and Delish

Make these cut out coconut sugar cookies for Christmas! There is no chill time and you can dive into them in 40 minutes.

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Peppermint Meltaways

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Photo Credit: Blend with Spices

Peppermint Meltaways – A light, buttery and delicious Christmas cookie that melt in your mouth. These cookies are topped with peppermint frosting and sprinkle of crushed candy canes for a lovely festive touch!

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Santa’s Whiskers Cookies

santa's whiskers cookies in a tin
Photo Credit: Blend with Spices

A classic slice and bake Christmas cookie studded with candies cherries and pecans, and rolled in coconut. These are delicious, flavorful and festive treat that is perfect for the holiday season!

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Italian Butter Cookies

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Photo Credit: Little Sunny Kitchen

Delicate and buttery Italian Butter Cookies are melt-in-your-mouth amazing, and simple to make with this easy and authentic recipe.

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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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