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100+ Easy christmas cookie recipes with few ingredients

Are you looking for some easy Christmas cookie recipes with few ingredients, so you don't spend too much time fussing in the kitchen during the holiday season? Then look no further.

Whether it's a classic sugar cookie, chocolate crinkle cookies, peanut butter blossoms, or gluten-free options these delicious and simple recipes are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth without having to spend hours in the kitchen!

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Festive Cookies

North Pol Cake Mix Christmas Cookies

Easy North Pole Cake Mix Christmas Cookies from A Hundred Affections

Front view of a stack of Santa's Whiskers Christmas Cookies in front of a vintage red and white firestone cup and 1950's red and white enamelware pantry canisters

Santa's Whiskers Christmas Cookies from The How-To Home

Cherry Bell Cookies

Cherry Bell Cookies from Num's the Word

Southern tea cakes sprinkled with sugar and stacked on a shiny red plate

Southern Tea Cake Cookies from The How-to Home - These buttery and light cookies scream holiday cheer and are perfect to serve at any Christmas party!

Red and Green Christmas Pinwheel Cookies

Christmas Pinwheel Cookies Recipe from Julie's Eats & Treats

Mexican Pink Cookies from 24 Bite

red and green fluffy crinkle cookies

Red and Green Christmas Crinkle Cookies from Mooshu Jenne

Easy Christmas Cake Mix Cookies

Easy Christmas Cake Mix Cookies from Two Kids and a Coupon

stack of freshly baked M&M Christmas cookies on a cooling rack

M&M Christmas Cookies from Beyond the Chicken Coop

Meringues

Meringue Christmas trees on a baking sheet

Easy Meringue Christmas Trees from A Country Girl's Life

Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies side view

Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies from Drugstore Divas

side view of chocolate pecan meringue cookies on a baking sheet

Pecan Chocolate Meringue Cookies from Cooking with Mamma C

Snowball Cookies

Smarty Pants Kitchen

beautiful tower of Italian wedding cookies on a white cake plate

Italian Wedding Cookies from Pinch and Swirl

Christmas snowball cookies filled with M&Ms

Christmas Snowball Cookies from Crayons and Cravings

pecan snowball cookies stacked in a tower on a white cake plate

Pecan Snowball Cookies from Fantabulosity

holiday butter cookies close up on a table

Holiday Butter Cookies from Urban Farmie

overhead view of a bowl filled with pecan snowball cookies

The Best Pecan Snowball Cookies from Tasty Treats & Eats - These buttery pecan snowballs are the perfect holiday dessert. Easy to make and so delicious!

Meyer lemon greek butter cookies

Meyer Lemon Greek Butter Cookies (Kourabiedes) from Flavor the Moments

Italian Almond Cookies

Amaretti Cookies (Italian Almond Cookies) from The Petite Cook

Classic Cookies

What could be more festive this Christmas season than baking up a batch of classic cookies for all your Christmas celebrations. Whether you’re making them as a treat for your loved ones or for a cookie exchange party there’s nothing quite like the taste and smell of homemade cookies.

puff pastry almond cookies

Quick and Easy Puff Pastry Almond Cookies from Cooking in Chinglish - Crispy and nutty puff pastry almond 5 ingredient cookies that only require 10 minutes of prep time.

german almond crescent cookies dipped in chocolate cooling on a wire rack

German Almond Horn Cookies (made with almond paste) from Cinnamon and Coriander - These traditional German cookies come together in a snap and taste simply divine!

Rosette Cookies from The Dizzy Cook - These Christmas rosette cookies are made with simple pantry ingredients and taste like extra crispy little funnel cakes!

freshly baked molasses crinkle cookies stacked on a white plate

Soft and Chewy Ginger Molasses Crinkle Cookies from Simple Scrumptious Eats -

red velvet crinkle cookies on a platter

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies from Babaganosh

red velvet cake mix cookies

Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies from This Farm Girl Cooks

plate full of chocolate gooey butter cookies

Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies from Cooking with Carlee

Italian Cookies Canestrelli overhead view on a platter

Italian Cookies Canestrelli from Dani's Cookings

Close up side view of a glorious stack of Greek Christmas Honey Cakes

Melomakarona Greek Christmas Honey Cookies from Scrummy Lane

overhead view of dried fruit cookies on a plate

Dried Fruit Cookies from Dani's Cookings

chocolate caramel brownie cookies

Caramel Brownie Cookies from Simply Scrumptious Eats

Thumbprint Cookies

lemon raspberry thumbprint cookies

Lemon Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies from Masala Herb

5 ingredient raspberry cheesecake thumbprint cookies

Easy 5-Ingredient Raspberry Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies Recipe - from The Fresh Cooky

Plate full of Raspberry Thumbprint cookies

Easy Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies from Tasty Treats & Eats

Mint Cookies

overhead view of Andes cookies

Andes Mint Cookies from Num's the Word

freshly baked round andes mint cookies stacked on a cookie plate

Andes Mint Cookies from Belle of the Kitchen

Chocolate peppermint kiss cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies from Nourish Plate

chocolate peppermint cookies on parchment paper

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies from Nourish Plate

double chocolate peppermint dipped cookies on a white plate

Double Chocolate Peppermint Dipped Cookies from Homemade Heather

overhead view of peppermint crunch cookies and crushed peppermint brites

Peppermint Crunch Cookies from The Monday Box

Cute Christmas Cookies

Gnome Sugar Cookies

The Cutest Gnome Cookies from Just is a Four Letter Word - These adorable gnome cookies can be enjoyed year round though I am partial to enjoying them alongside my other favorite Christmas cookies.

Easy Santa Sugar Cookies

Easy Santa Sugar Cookies from Mommy Mouse Club House

Easy melted snowman cookies recipe

Easy Melted Snowman Cookies from A Country Girl's Life

super cute snowman cookies with peppermint candy earmuffs on a white plate

Adorable Snowman Cookies from Belle of the Kitchen

adorable sugar cookies decorated like reindeer with pretzel ears and mini chocolate chip nose and eyes

Cute Reindeer Cookies Made with Refrigerated Cookie Dough from The How-to Home

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

Peanut Butter Red Nosed Reindeer Cookies from Barefoot in the Pines

adorable Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Cookies on a red cookie plate

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Cookies from The Short Order Cook

adorable chocolate reindeer cookies on a wire cooling rack

Reindeer Cookies from I Heart Eating

Shortbread Cookies

stack of chocolate chip shortbread cookie dippers

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookie Dippers from The Toasty Kitchen

classic shortbread

Classic Shortbread Cookies from What a Girl Eats

dipped shortbread cookies stacked

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies 3 Ways - The Rising Spoon

Easy Chocolate Chip Shortbread from Practically Homemade - The perfect cookie for Christmas, this Chocolate Chip Shortbread recipe only requires a handful of ingredients

Whipped Shortbread cookies stacked on a countertop

Whipped Shortbread Cookies from Tasty Treats & Eats - These Whipped Shortbread Cookies are lightly sweet, buttery and delicious. Learn how to make easy shortbread cookies in under an hour!

adorable rolled whipped shortbread cookies on a red Christmas platter

Buttery Whipped Shortbread Cookies that Melt in Your Mouth from Not Entirely Average - If your holiday baking is underway or about to begin, you’ll want to include these perfectly little imperfectly shaped Whipped Shortbread Cookies to your short list. With only four ingredients, they require little focus, but pay out BIG TIME in terms of tasty!

mint chocolate shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate with holiday sprinkles stacked on a white plate

Mint Chocolate Shortbread Cookies from The Toasty Kitchen

Easy Gingerbread Cookies

gingerbread cookies decorated and on a black cake stand

Easy Soft Gingerbread Men Cookies with a Cake Mix from Practically Homemade - Make super soft rolled Gingerbread Men Cookies that hold their shape with only 6 ingredients including a box of spice cake mix.

Ginger biscuit cookies stacked on a white cookie platter

Ginger Biscuit Cookies from My Morning Mocha

Gingerbread thumbprint cookies on a wooden board

Soft Chocolate Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies from Champagne and Coconuts

gingerbread cookies dipped in white chocolate

Gingerbread Spice Cookies from The Monday Box

Grinch Cookies

green Grinch cookies with red candy hearts stacked on a white plate

Grinch Cookies made with a white cake mix - so fluffy and delicious from Crayons & Cravings

no bake grinch haystack cookies

Easy No-Bake Grinch Haystack Cookies from Intelligent Domestications - Easy No-Bake Grinch Haystack Cookies are the quintessential no-bake cookies for the holiday season.

Grinch sugar cookies

Grinch Sugar Cookies (Chewy & Easy!) from Trop Rockin'

red and green Grinch cookie sandwiches for Christmas

Grinch Christmas Cookies Sandwiches from Champagne and Coconuts

Easy Sugar Cookies

sugar cookies decorated for Christmas

How to Make Sugar Cookies from Masala Herb

no chill sugar cookies decorated for Christmas on a Pyrex plate

No Chill Sugar Cookies from I Heart Eating

stack of perfectly round sugar cookies topped with sprinkles

Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe {only 3 ingredients!} from Belly Full

Sugar cookies decorated for Christmas

Christmas Sugar Cookies from Julie's Eats & Treats

Amish sugar cookies stacked on top of each other

The Best Amish Sugar Cookies from Platter Talk

platter of sugar cookies and one being dunked in fresh tea

Easy 3-Ingredient Brown Sugar Cookies - from Greedy Girl Gourmet

Sugar cookies shaped like Christmas trees frosted with icing and garnished with peppermint

Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies with Peppermint Buttercream Frosting from Kim & Kalee - Your family, friends, and neighbors will love these Christmas tree sugar cookies. Top with crushed candy canes or peppermint star brites.

Easy Cake Mix Sugar Cookies from A Cedar Spoon - Easy Cake Mix Sugar Cookies uses 3 simple ingredients to create the perfect holiday sugar cookie. These make a great base for adding other things to them like sprinkles, icing or candy. Your kids or Santa will love these!

More Easy and Delicious Christmas Cookies

beautiful nutella cookies on a cutting board

3-Ingredient Nutella Cookies from Urban Farmie

2-ingredient palmiers cookies

2-Ingredient Palmiers from The Kitchen is my Playground

coconut macaroon cookies stacked on a white plate

Coconut Macaroons from The Kitchen is My Playground

cookies stacked on plates ready to eat

Foolproof Cookie Dough Recipe from

butter cookies stacked on a marble slab

Easy Butter Cookies from Pinch and Swirl

overhead view of snickerdoodle cookies

Best Snickerdoodle Recipe from Joy Food Sunshine

melting moments Christmas cookies with icing melted on top and jimmies on a white plate

Melting Moments Christmas Cookies from Cooking with Carlee

lace cookies on a red Christmas platter

Lace Cookies Recipe from Raising Whasians

stack of brownie mix cookies

Brownie Mix Cookies from This Farm Girl Cooks

Brownie batter cookies on a plate

Crumbl Brownie Batter Cookies from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks -   Brownie Batter cookies are made with just a handful of basic ingredients and start with a box of brownie mix. They are a cross between a thick, fudgy brownie and a decadent chocolate cookie.

bowl of homemade forgotten cookies ready to serve

Homemade Forgotten Cookies from Platter Talk

funfetti cake mix cookies on a yellow plate with a glass of milk

Easy Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies from Dancing Through the Rain

Gluten-Free, Keto, and More - Healthier Options Cookies

almond flour peanut butter cookies stacked on a white plate

Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies from Urban Farmie

The Best Healthy Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies from Nourish Your Glow - Made with delicious white chocolate chips and coconut oil!

almond flour shortbread cookies on a silver cookie sheet

Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies {Gluten-free} from Haute and Healthy Living

beautifully dipped gluten free shortbread cookies

Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies from Meaningful Eats

Brownie Crinkle Cookies that are gluten free

Brownie Crinkle Cookies from Basics with Bails - Gluten free and delicious!

vegan and gluten free chocolate chip cookies freshly baked and on parchment paper

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies from Basics with Bails

Easy Swiss Brunsli Cookies - gluten free in the shape of a star with a red ribbon

Gluten-Free Swiss Brunsli Cookies from Fearless Dining

Gluten free ginger molasses cookies

Gluten-Free Ginger Molasses Cookies from Basics with Bails

Easy Peanut Butter Truffle Cookies (Gluten Free) from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks -  These easy peanut butter cookies have just 5 ingredients, are gluten free, and have a rich peanut butter flavor studded with chocolate chips.

butter cookies being dunked in a hot beverage

Healthy Whole Wheat Butter Cookies from Lathi's Kitchen - These are soft melt in your mouth cookies that will leave you wanting more!

flourless peanut butter cookies

Easy Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies from Chatfield Court

Keto peanut butter chocolate pecan turtles

Keto Peanut Butter Chocolate Pecan Turtles from The Roasted Root

Easy Vegan Gingersnap Cookies

Soft and Chewy Vegan Gingersnap Cookies from World of Vegan

gluten free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies stacked tall with a glass of milk

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten-Free) from The Rising Spoon

Maple Syrup Chocolate Chip Cookies

Maple Syrup Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Littlest Crumb

peanut butter cookies with the word believe on them on a square white plate on a black and white check tablecloth

Gluten free Peanut Butter Believe Cookies from Mooshu Jenne

vegan walnut snowball bookies on a blue serving plate

Vegan Walnut Snowball Cookies from Kiip Fit

gluten free peanut butter blossom cookies

3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Blossoms {Gluten-free} from Haute and Healthy Living

Flourless peanut butter blossom cookies close up

Flourless Peanut Butter Blossoms from Wheat by the Wayside

paleo shortbread cookies stacked on a plate and surrounded by Christmas lights

Make-Ahead 3-Ingredient Paleo Shortbread Cookies from The Roasted Root

cake mix Christmas Cookies stacked on a platter

Cake Mix Christmas Cookies from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks

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