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25 Classic Christmas Cookies for Your Holiday Parties

By: Beth Ann Morley, Editor,

Cookies for SantaA Christmas party wouldn't be the same without a table full of Christmas cookies. Between the thumbprint cookies, the gingerbread cookies, the peanut butter blossoms, and the traditional Christmas cookies, it'll be hard to decide which cookies to make for this holiday season.

No matter which cookies you choose to make, your family and friends will gobble them up in no time at all. You'll turn your back and suddenly all of your cookies will have disappeared, so we recommend that you save a few for yourself. 

Christmas Cookie Recipes

25 Classic Christmas Cookies for Your Holiday Parties

Table of Contents

Gingerbread Cookies

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Thumbprint Cookies

Cookies for Kids

Traditional Christmas Cookies


Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread cookies are a classic Christmas dessert will delight people of all ages. We recommend that you decorate these cookies with your kids or grandkids. They'll love adding faces and outfits to these homemade gingerbread cookies. 

Swedish People CookiesRaw Gingerbread People

Swedish People Cookies (pictured left)
Cut Out Gingerbread Cookies
Raw Gingerbread People (pictured right)
Gluten Free Gingerbread Men
Almond Butter Gingerbread Cookies


Peanut Butter Blossoms

With the classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate, these peanut butter blossoms will put a smile on your face. It'll be hard to stop eating these delicious gluten free cookies, but we suggest you save a few for your family and friends. They'll never forgive you if you eat them all by yourself. 

Bisquick Peanut Butter Blossom CookiesFlourless Peanut Butter Blossoms

Bisquick Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies (pictured left)
Flourless Peanut Butter Blossoms (pictured right)


For even more holiday recipes, check out these 9 Perfect Pumpkin Pie Recipes


Thumbprint Cookies

The mixture of flavors and textures makes these thumbprint cookies so unlike any other classic Christmas cookie. After just one bite of these gluten free cookies, you'll fall in love. 

Raw Blueberry Chia Jam Thumbprint CookiesTart Cherry Fudge Thumbprint Cookies

Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies
Raw Blueberry Chia Jam Thumbprint Cookies (pictured left)
Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies
Tart Cherry Fudge Thumbprint Cookies (pictured right)


Cookies for Kids

Kids of all ages will love to make and eat these gluten free Christmas cookies. They can help mix the ingredients together, cut out the shape, decorate with sprinkles, or add the M&M's. There are so many ways that the kids can get involved, so make baking these cookies a family tradition. 

Twinkle Star CookiesChocolate Christmas Cookies

Chocolate Christmas Monster Cookies (pictured right)
Cookies for Santa (pictured above)
Classic Sugar Cookies
Cut Out Sugar Cookies
Twinkle Star Cookies (pictured left)
Eskimo Cookies
Cheery Chocolate Crinkle Cookies


Traditional Christmas Cookies

These classic Christmas cookies shouldn't be left out of the holiday fun. Between the snickerdoodles, spice cookies, butter cookies, and ginger snaps, these cookies are some of the best. We recommend you make them all!

Christmas Joy CookiesChewy Spice Cookies

Christmas Joy Cookies (pictured left)
Chewy Spice Cookies (pictured right)
Old Fashioned Snickerdoodles
Easy Paleo Ginger Snap Cookies
Poppy Seed Pinwheel Cookies
Gluten Free Butter Cookies
Ginger Snickerdoodle Cookies


Want even more gluten free cookies? Check out these 16 Homemade Cookie Recipes



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