Cookies are such a huge part of Christmas. They’re fun to bake, fun to decorate, fun to take to parties, to give to your friends, to leave for Santa and most importantly, fun to eat! I feel like I’m baking cookies constantly these days, just because I enjoy being in my kitchen so much at Christmastime! Here’s a list of my most cherished (most delicious!) Christmas cookie recipes. Whether you’re looking for that perfect cookie to leave for Santa (a very big decision!), need a recipe for your cookie exchange or you’ve got a major Christmas cookie craving and need a cookie QUICK, this list is for you!

Monster Cookies – full of oats, peanut butter and M&Ms, these are always on my Christmas cookie list! However, the recipe makes a floppity-gillion cookies, so you’ll most likely need to half the recipe. Unless you’re hosting a party for all of Connecticut.

Chocolate Mint Puddles – soft, chewy, minty and oh-so chocolaty. I adore these!

Peppermint Kisses – my new favorite Christmas cookie! I took Dorie Greenspan’s delicious sugar cookie recipe and dressed it up with a little peppermint and white chocolate…absolutely irresistible!

Soft and Spicy Gingerbread Cookies – I’m not a fan of crunchy gingerbread cookies, so these are right up my alley! Soft and chewy, with just the right amount of spice- and GREAT for decorating!

Peppermint Chocolate Truffles – these aren’t technically cookies, but they’re so delicious and easy to make that I just had to share them! These would look just gorgeous on a big platter for your next party- they’re so pretty!

M&M Cookies – these are the cookies my sister and I always left for Santa. Even though my dad kept suggesting we leave buttermilk pie for Santa (why would we do that?!), we always knew that Santa would have preferred these. 😉

Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies – these are rolled in crushed peppermints and baked, so they have a wonderful, chewy crunch to them! A HUGE hit with my coworkers!

I hope you’re able to find a recipe or two you’d like to try this Christmas- they’re all husband, kid and coworker tested (and approved!), so I know they’ll be sure to impress! MERRY CHRISTMAS and happy baking!



  1. Awesome list. Makes me wish I was home baking instead of working right now.


    Comment by Eliana — December 13, 2010 @ 1:32 PM

  2. Your peppermint cookies are so pretty! What a great selection of cookies.


    Comment by Hezzi-D — December 13, 2010 @ 7:19 PM

  3. Great list, Amy! I’ll be making the Oreo Peppermint Bark and M&M cookies next weekend. Today was the cookie contest at work, and I made the Cranberry Delight cookies. I didn’t win first, BUT got a ton of compliments on them, and pleased my husband’s workplace with the leftovers. 😉 Thanks for your always amazing recipes.



    Comment by Emily — December 13, 2010 @ 8:37 PM

  4. Thank you, Emily! I’m sorry you didn’t win first, but we’ll think of something even better for next year’s contest! 😉 Merry Christmas!


    Comment by amy — December 13, 2010 @ 9:27 PM

  5. Wow what an incredible list of cookies. Not only do they all look sooo good but you make the most gorgeous cookies! Thank you for sharing so many amazing cookie ideas.
    By the way, your blog is one of my absolute favorites! 🙂


    Comment by Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels — December 14, 2010 @ 8:07 AM

  6. Thank you so much, Lindsey! I’m so thrilled to know that you enjoy my blog! Merry Christmas! 🙂


    Comment by amy — December 14, 2010 @ 10:36 AM

  7. I’ve been dreaming about your peppermint kisses for the past week. The thought of them has really given me some holiday cheer–now I just need to make them!


    Comment by Jen — December 16, 2010 @ 8:08 PM

  8. Wow, what delicious holiday goodies! And I love your idea to add candy cane to Dorie’s sugar cookies… YUM! I hope you had a very merry Xmas!


    Comment by Kori — December 26, 2010 @ 12:01 PM

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