Six Unbeatable Cookie Recipes to Warm You Up for Christmas and the Holiday Season

Christmas and the holiday season are the perfect time to enjoy some special treats and what better way to do so than with some delicious cookie recipes? Whether you’re looking for something to share with family and friends or something to make your home smell like Christmas, these six unbeatable cookie recipes are sure to be a hit. From oatmeal logs to pizzelles, these recipes are sure to make your holiday season merry and bright!

Oatmeal Logs

Nothing says ‘Christmas’ quite like a tray of homemade cookies! Oatmeal logs are a great way to incorporate the beloved flavor of oatmeal into your Christmas cookie recipes. Not only are they delicious, but they’re easy to make too!
To get started, you’ll need a few basic ingredients: butter, brown sugar, rolled oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and eggs. Start by creaming the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, mix together the oats, baking powder, and cinnamon. Once the mixture is combined, add it to the butter-sugar mixture and stir to combine.
Finally, add in the eggs and beat until everything is well blended. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out the dough and roll it into logs. Place the logs onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
Once done baking, remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack. Enjoy your delicious oatmeal logs during the Christmas season, or store them in an airtight container for later!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Optional: nuts, candy pieces, etc.
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips (and any other desired add-ins).
  4. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Nothing says Christmas quite like a batch of warm, gooey peanut butter chip cookies. This classic cookie recipe is easy to make and can be enjoyed by the whole family. The key to making these delicious cookies is in the ratio of ingredients – use an equal amount of both peanut butter chips and semi-sweet chocolate chips for the best flavor. Start by creaming together the butter, sugar, and eggs until light and fluffy. Then stir in the peanut butter chips and semi-sweet chocolate chips until everything is mixed evenly. Finally, scoop the cookie dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes at 350°F. Enjoy these amazing cookies with a mug of hot cocoa or a cup of eggnog this Christmas season!


These cookies are surprisingly easy to make and require no special equipment or ingredients. All you need is some butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and flour. Once mixed, the dough is rolled out into thin sheets and placed in a special pizzelle iron (which you can find at most kitchen stores). In just a few minutes, you have perfectly shaped cookies that can be eaten as-is or dressed up for the holidays.
If you’re looking to impress your guests this holiday season, then pizzelles are the perfect cookie for you. Not only do they look beautiful and taste delicious, but they can also be made ahead of time so that you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your family. With this unbeatable cookie recipe, you’ll have the best Christmas cookies around!

Russian Tea Cakes

One of my favorite recipes to make during Christmas time is Russian Tea Cakes. The combination of butter, powdered sugar, and walnuts makes them the perfect treat to enjoy during the holiday season. Not only are they easy to make, but they are also incredibly delicious. Plus, you can easily add a festive twist with a few sprinkles or decorations.
To make these tasty treats, you’ll need 1 cup of softened butter, 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, 2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup of chopped walnuts, and an extra 1/2 cup of powdered sugar for rolling the cookies in.
Preheat your oven to 400°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 1/2 cup of powdered sugar until it’s light and fluffy. Next, mix in the vanilla extract. Gradually add the flour into the wet mixture until it’s well combined. Finally, stir in the chopped walnuts.
Roll the cookie dough into 1-inch balls and place them onto the prepared baking sheets about 1 inch apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes before rolling them in the remaining powdered sugar. Allow them to cool completely before serving.
These Russian Tea Cakes are sure to be a hit at any Christmas gathering! Enjoy!

Snowball Cookies

Christmas is the perfect time for baking delicious treats, and there’s no better cookie to make than snowball cookies! These simple, but scrumptious cookies are a classic holiday favorite, and they’re easy to make too! To make snowball cookies, all you need are some butter, sugar, vanilla extract, flour, and chopped nuts. Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, then add the vanilla extract. Add the flour and chopped nuts until a dough forms, and then roll the dough into 1-inch balls. Place the balls on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes at 375 degrees F. Once cooled, roll the cookies in powdered sugar for an extra special treat.