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12 Christmas Cookie Recipes That Are Santa Approved!

The countdown to Christmas has been begun and we couldn’t be more excited to share the 12 most popular cookie recipes on our blog this December! From sugar cookies, to slice and bake, gingerbread (of course!), and even a some new fun ideas that Santa is sure to love. We’ve got just a little bit of everything. So, be sure to grab a glass of milk and let’s get baking!

Six different cookie images in a collage with text reading, "12 cookie recipes that are Santa approved!".

Can you believe it’s only 12 days to Christmas Eve? This month just seems to be flying by! Thankfully, there’s always time to bake cookies. I mean, it’s really not Christmas until you’ve baked a batch (or three!) of cookies to share with friends and family.

With that being said, I thought it would be fun to put together our top 12 cookie recipes from this month so far. You all have been SERIOUSLY baking up some cookies this season and we love to see it!

There definitely has been one cookie that everyone seems to agree might just be one of our best. Any guesses?

Though, no matter what recipe you choose, it’s sure to be a recipe the whole family will LOVE! Actually, there are enough recipes here to bake a batch a day allllll the way to Christmas Eve 😉.

So, without further adieu, let’s see our top 12 cookie recipes from this December!

– 12 Cookie Recipes That Are Santa Approved! –

12. Santa’s Glove Peppermint Sugar Cookies

Perfectly peppermint-y and melt in your mouth delicious. These Santa’s Glove Peppermint Sugar Cookies are not only fun to make, but extra festive! The perfect cookie to make for Christmas, gift giving, parties, or just whenever you need a delicious and festive cookie this holiday season. So. GOOD.

glove shaped sugar cookie propped against large bell, with six more cookies around, red ribbon beside, a red ornament, and fairy lights behind.

11. Chai Tea Eggnog Cookies

The ultimate Christmas cookie! Everyone’s favorite tea, mixed with the holiday classic…baked into a delicious cookie. Every bite of these Chai Tea Eggnog Cookies is sweet, buttery, perfectly spiced, and loaded with eggnog flavor. They are SO good!

overhead shot of nine eggnog cookies on white plate with greenery, flowers, and whole spices

10. Oatmeal Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

Soft, creamy, perfectly spiced, and oh so delicious! These Oatmeal Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling are the perfect treat to bake.

close front shot of stacked carrot cake sandwich cookies with sandwich cookies in front and behind with white flowers and glass of milk

9. Slice and Bake Key Lime Shortbread Cookies

The perfect cookie to enjoy anytime of year! Every bite of one of these super simple Slice and Bake Key Lime Shortbread Cookies is buttery, perfectly sweet, and extra citrusy.

stacked key lime cookies on upside down sheet pan with more cookies behind, key limes, and white flowers on marble surface

8. Classic Bourbon Fruitcake Cookies

Perfectly sweet, soft, and so delicious! These Classic Bourbon Fruitcake Cookies are the best way to celebrate the holiday’s.

five cookies stacked and tied with string, more cookies behind, and a copper christmas tree

7. Homemade Gingerbread Cookies

Spicy, sweet, and oh so delicious. These Homemade Gingerbread Cookies are truly the perfect cookie for this holiday season!

iced gingerbread cookies on gold cooling rack with napkin, greenery, lights, and piping bag

6. Danish Wedding Cookies

Buttery, nutty, perfectly sweet, and delicious! Every bite of one of these Danish Wedding Cookies just melts in your mouth. They’re the perfect cookie to bake all year long, but especially during the holiday’s! So. GOOD.

three stacked cookies on upside down plate with tan string, flowers, and pecans around

5. Thin and Crispy Gingersnap Cookies

Thin, crispy, perfectly spiced, and SO delicious! These Gingersnap Cookies are the perfect easy to make treat to bake during the holiday season.

pulled back overhead shot of eight gingersnaps on white platter with seven more around on marble surface with flowers, gold ornaments, cinnamon sticks, and cookie crumbs around on marble surface.

4. Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

Sweet, warming, and chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies. The ideal Fall treat! Every bite is filled with warming ginger spice, molasses, and a good amount of sweetness. Delicious and the easy to make, these extra ginger-y cookies will have you feeling the holiday spirit in no time!

overhead shot cookies with star anise and two cinnamon sticks

3. Cranberry Pistachio Slice and Bake Cookies

Cranberry Pistachio Slice and Bake Cookies…aka the perfect cookie for the holiday’s! This delicious red and green cookie is perfect sweet, with just the right amount of tartness from the cranberries, and nutty pistachios. Every bite just melts in your mouth! SO. GOOD.

cookies on round marble plate with bowl of cranberries and more cookies around

2. Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Lemon Crinkle Cookies…aka the ultimate cookie to bake this holiday season! Every bite is soft and chewy, while being perfectly sweet, and easy to make. The best part? This recipe is naturally dairy-free!

stacked crinkle cookies with lemon slices and flowers around

1. Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

Our #1 cookie this December! Simple make-ahead slice and bake Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies…which are the best cookie to enjoy this holiday season! Every bite is buttery, sweet, cinnamon-y, and taste just like a cinnamon roll. So delicious!

front shot of two stacked cinnamon roll cookies with more around on parchment paper.

BONUS! Fudge-y Chocolate Brownie Cookies

This is our top cookie recipe from ALL YEAR LONG! So, I just had to throw it in!! Soft, super fudge-y, extra chocolatey, and SO DELICIOUS! These Brownie Cookies are not only easy to make, but the perfect treat to bake for Santa this Christmas.

overhead shot of brownie cookies on white wood board with bowl of chocolate chips beside, cookies around, knife beside, glass of milk, flowers, and cookie crumbs around on marble surface

Please let us know in the comments below if you make any of these cookie recipes and, if you’ve made some already, let us know which one is your favorite! Happy holiday’s 🥰

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  1. 5 stars
    I made the fruitcake cookies from this list and they were absolutely DIVINE! Can’t wait to make them again.