My Top Ten Favorite Christmas Cookies

My Top Ten Favorite Christmas Cookies.  The ones I make every year.

Top Ten favorite Christmas cookies

Although I always experiment with a few new cookies each holiday season I definitely have my list of favorites, ones I make every year.  The list is getting a little long and today I wanted to share my Top Ten Favorites – in no particular order…

I love cookies with something hidden inside – I love that surprise when you bite into it!  Here are two cookies with something fun hidden inside!

#1 Snowballs


Snowball Cookies


#2 Snickers Cookies


No cookie plate is complete without something lemon on it at my house!! These are my all time favorite lemon cookie!!

#3 Lemon Drop Cookies

Lemon Drop Cookies

and then there must always be something with peppermint on the plate.

#4 Minty White Chocolate Cookies

Minty White Chocolate Cookies

or maybe two different somethings with mint….

#5 Peppermint Cookies

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and a little bit of spice is always nice…

#6 Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Frosting

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and I love the combination of cinnamon and ginger in these cookies…

#7 Sandlake Cookies


but some of you may be asking “Where’s the Chocolate?”  No worries – this cookie has plenty of chocolate!

#8 Chocolate Mountains

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And what cookie plate would be completed without a sugar cookie?  My personal, all time favorite sugar cookie…

#9 Almond Glazed Sugar Cookie

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and last but surely not least something a little fruity….

#10 Raspberry Almond Shortbread Thumbprints

Raspberry Almond Shortbread Cookies

 So what will be on your cookie plate this year?

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. says

    Your cookies look delicious! Thanks for sharing you top 10 favorite Christmas cookies. I have made a very similar pumpkin cookie recipe with orange juice frosting. I can’t wait to make them with maple frosting. I would like to try your raspberry thumbprints, chocolate mountains and snicker cookies. My husband will love all of these!

    I have my giveaway goodies all planned out, caramel chex, minty brownies, chewy ginger cookies and snickerdoodles. I also am going to make peanut butter bars with chocolate frosting, lemon bars and sugar cookies to decorate with my kids. I love all of these yummy treats!

  2. says

    Yum, yum, yum!! Some of your favorites are favorites at our house too. I tried your almond cookies last year and we loved them so much that I’m making them again this Christmas. :)

    Oh, and I’m doing a Christmas cookie recipe swap on my blog and I’d love it if you shared any of these fabulous recipes!

  3. Valerie H. says

    They all sound really good! Here’s a favorite of mine from Martha Stewart.
    They take a bit longer but are worth it. Love the fresh ginger in it!
    Mine make more than the 2 dozen listed.

    Chewy Chocolate-Gingerbread Cookies
    Makes 2 dozen
    7 oz. best-quality semi-sweet chocolate
    1 1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
    1 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    1 tablespoon cocoa powder
    8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter
    1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
    1/2 cup dark-brown sugar, packed
    1/4 cup unsulfured molasses
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 1/2 teaspoons boiling water
    1/4 cup granulated sugar

    1. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Chop chocolate into 1/4-inch chunks; set aside. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and cocoa.

    2. In bowl of electric mixer, beat butter and grated ginger until whitened, about 4 minutes. Add brown sugar; beat until combined. Add molasses; beat until combined.

    3. In small bowl, dissolve baking soda in boiling water. Beat half of flour mixture into butter mixture. Beat in baking soda mixture, then remaining half of flour mixture.
    Mix in chocolate; turn out onto a piece of plastic wrap. Pat dough out to about 1 inch thick; seal with wrap; refrigerate until firm, 2 hours or more.

    4. Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch
    balls; place two inches apart on baking sheets. Refrigerate 20 minutes. Roll in granulated sugar. Bake until the surfaces crack slightly, 13 to 15 minutes; let cool 5 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  4. says

    Thanks for sharing your favorite cookies. I have never really enjoyed the thumbprint cookies until now. But, oh my! Those raspberry almond shortbread thumbprints are divine! I made them originally to give out on my holiday cookie plate. But, my husband and I are enjoying them too much! Today I’ll be making another batch. This is now one of my favorite cookies.

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