As far as we see it, food is pretty much the most important part of the holiday season. And by food we mean dessert. And by dessert we mean amazing Christmas cookies. Sometimes the stress of the holidays leaves little time to bake up some yumminess for yourself, but thanks to these 15 quick and easy cookie recipes, time constraints (and baking abilities) won't prevent you from having a jar full of festive baked goods on your table this Christmas. While not all Christmas cookies are created equally, these recipes are all guaranteed to satisfy a sweet tooth. Pair them with your favorite booze, and things will be festive all around.
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Thanks to these tasty no-bake cookies by A Beautiful Mess, you don’t even have to turn the oven on.
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Iced Sugar Cookies
Are these the most gorgeous sugar cookies you’ve ever seen? Yeah, we thought so. Pastry Affair shows us how it’s done.
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Cranberry Bliss Cookies
We dare you to find a cookie that looks more festive (and tastes more delicious). Cookies and Cups spreads the holiday spirit with these cranberry bliss cookies.
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Chocolate Kiss Powder Puff Cookies
They may look fancy, but these chocolate kiss powder puffs by Averie Cooks are as easy to make as 1-2-3.
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Oreo-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
Why choose between chocolate chip and Oreos when you can have them both thanks to Bakerella’s AMAZING recipe?
Giant Vanilla Sugar Cookies
With Joy the Baker’s simple recipe, this classic dessert becomes bigger and better.
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You just need 25 minutes to create this childhood favorite with Damn Delicious’ easy recipe.
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Peanut Butter Cookies
What cookie display would be complete without some classic peanut butter treats? Brown Eyed Baker has you covered.
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Cinnamon Caramel Cookies
A gooey filling makes Inside BruCrew Life’s cinnamon caramel cookies a gourmet dessert.
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These nutty cookies by The Kitchn make the perfect wintery dessert.
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Four-Ingredient Christmas Cookies
Four ingredients, one delicious batch of festive cookies. Thank you, Your Cup of Cake. Thank you so, so much.
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Chocolate Cake S'mores Cookies
Topped with chocolate and marshmallows, it’s hard to believe how easy it is to make Steamy Kitchen’s tantalizing s’mores cookies.
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Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
What would the holidays be without a batch of perfect homemade chocolate chip cookies, courtesy of Mel’s Kitchen Cafe?
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Fudge Striped Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cookies
These babies are drizzled in fudge, so you know they’re going to be good. Thanks for the early Christmas present, How Sweet It Is!
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Soft Baked Ginger Cookies with Eggnog Glaze
Two of our favorite holiday flavors collide in the best way possible thanks to this ridiculously good recipe by The Messy Baker.
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