Most popular Christmas Cookies recipes

Christmas cookiesby Diane Quinn  

This year why not make at least one new cookie from one of the three Christmas cookie recipes listed below?

Holiday oatmeal lace cookies

This Christmas recipe is easy, but it’s loaded with sumptuous holiday flavors.


1/2 cup softened butter

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1 cup rolled oats

1/4 cup baking flour

1/2 teaspoon each of the following: salt, cinnamon, cloves, allspice and ginger

1/8 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 cup each raisins and chopped walnuts

1 teaspoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Sift dry ingredients together and set aside. Cream the softened butter and sugar, and then beat in the egg, oats and dry ingredients. Stir in raisins, walnuts and vanilla. Fill a teaspoon with the mixture and drop onto a greased or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, and then allow them to cool for optimal flat and crispy texture.

Christmas toffee cookie bar

Want a Christmas cookie that pairs perfectly with your favorite cup of java?


Approximately 12 graham crackers

1 cup melted butter

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 cup chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Layer the graham crackers in a 12-by-18-inch jelly roll pan. Melt the butter and brown sugar together in microwave about one to two minutes (on high) until the sugar is dissolved. Pour this mixture over the graham crackers as a coating, and then sprinkle the nuts evenly over the top. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Allow to cool until lukewarm. Take a sharp knife and cut into 48 rectangular bars.

Super easy Christmas cookie

Pull out this tasty cookie recipe in case of a sweet emergency and let your kids help.


1 box cake mix, any flavor

1/2 cup extra flour

2/3 cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

6 oz. chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix together all ingredients except for the chocolate until combined, then add the chips and mix again. Drop a teaspoonful on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 12 minutes until centers are set. Your list of Christmas cookie recipes just grew by one.

What’s your favorite Christmas cookie? Tell us in the Comments section below.


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  1. That Christmas toffee cookie bar sounds really easy and good! Wonder if you can substitute a different nut for pecans? They're expensive this year because the crop was sparse.

  2. Bake these first, then you are able to complete your baking without eating so many cookies! Then you don't feel like baking at all:( These are the chocolate cookie bars you will remember and bake year after year. enjoy!

  3. For Chocolate Lovers
    2/3 C Butter or Margarine Softened
    1 package German Chocolate Cake Mix
    1 C Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
    I Tub Coconut Pecan Frosting
    1/4 C Milk
    cut butter into 2 1/2 C cake mix and line pan.Bake 10 minutes. Sprinkle chocolate chips over baked mix. Drop frosting by T over chocolate chip layer.Stir milk into remaining cake mix. Drop by T over the frosting layer. Bake25 to 30 minutes or until cake mix is dry and springs back like a baked cake does..check with butter knife or toothpick.Cool slightly, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows,48 bars. Refrigerate Try one!Decorate to look like a present.