11 Christmas Cookies Recipes

These 11 Christmas cookies include easy classics like roll-out sugar cookies, gingerbread cookies, molasses cookies, and other popular cookies for eating and gifting, plus a royal icing recipe, too. Wondering how to best store them? Follow these easy instructions.

Chocolate Ginger Crinkle Cookies

The classic cookie benefits enormously from a hit of ginger here with these surprise sleeper hits of your Christmas season.
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Classic Shortbread Cookies

Tender and delicate and buttery and spectacularly simple, just as classic shortbread cookies ought to be.
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Biscochitos

Yes, lard. In a cookie. The rendered pig fat lends the biscochitos their trademark flaky texture. The truth lies in the taste. Swear.
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Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

Tender and crumbly like shortbread, yet subtly flavored and sweet like cookies, these beg the question, which are they?
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Gingerbread Men Cookies

The cutest, sweetest, happiest gingerbread people ever, right? They also happen to be the fastest, cheapest, unfussiest gingerbread cookies we've encountered.
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Spicy Snowflake Cookies

Christmas cookies that are as dramatic to behold as they are delicious to nosh. Swear. From everyone's favorite food scientist, Shirley O. Corriher
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Gingersnap Cookies

True to their name, these little lovelies practically snap when you take a nibble. We love truth in advertising.
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Wheat-Free Butter Cookies

Believe it. Wheat-free, slice-n-bake cookies that taste like the real deal without fuss or crazy ingredients. You're welcome.
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Lebkuchen

These traditional German Christmas cookies that are subtly reminiscent of gingerbread are typically called lebkuchen, although we tend to refer to them as moments of perfectly spiced deliciousness.
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Black Pepper Cookies

It's no surprise that a traditional Scandinavian cookie would be warming. Chalk it up to an inspired melding of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, black pepper, and cocoa.
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Champagne Glazed Sugar Cookies

The Christmas cookie that celebrated pastry chef Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar fame just can't imagine life without.
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