Our Favorite Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes With Few Ingredients

Cyd Converse

If you're anything like me, the holiday season is easily the best time of year - especially when you're stocked up on easy Christmas cookies!

My favorite Christmas cookie recipes are those with simple ingredients and simple steps resulting delicious cookies bursting with holiday spirit.

From easy sugar cookies to peanut butter blossoms these are our favorite Christmas cookies all made with fewer ingredients.

If you're hosting a cookie exchange or any kind of Christmas party these easy cookie recipes will make the festive treats you're craving.

1. Peppermint Patty Cookies Recipe

These creamy, minty cookies are the perfect fudge-like treat combining everyone's favorite flavor combination - chocolate and mint! With a cake mix base for the cookie dough and the addition of peppermint extract, these easy cookies will satisfy your sweet tooth.

2. Nutella Stuffed Sugar Cookies Recipe

Super soft sugar cookies filled with a hidden pool of Nutella - this decadent yet simple recipe is sure to quickly become a new family favorite. A holiday party favorite, this easy recipe levels up the classic sugar cookie into a tasty treat sure to become one of your favorite recipes.

3. Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies Recipe

These gluten free peanut butter blossom cookies are delicious, gluten free cookies topped with chocolate candy kisses. A new twist on the iconic Christmas season cookie! This is perhaps one of the easiest cookie recipes you'll ever make and the best part? Everybody loves this simple cookie made with basic ingredients.

4. Soft and Chewy Ginger Cookies Recipe

If you love easy gingerbread cookies, you have to try these chewy cookies! This easy holiday cookie recipe is made with just a handful of ingredients. These soft and chewy ginger cookies are easy to make and everyone loves them! They're the best soft molasses cookies.

5. Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

A unique take on classic chocolate chip cookies, these tasty morsels are perfect for adding to your cookie plate loaded with homemade cookies. This is such a great recipe, switching up the classic cookies with the addition of rich coffee along with chocolate chips leading to festive cookies you'll love.

6. Easy Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Made with just three minimal ingredients, these delicious treats make one of the best holiday cookies with truly minimal effort. Naturally gluten free, these delicious Christmas cookies make a great addition to your cookie platter roster.

7. Keto Sugar Cookies Recipe

With a texture that will remind you of shortbread cookies this perfect sugar cookie recipe is made with almond flour and coconut flour. One of our best holiday cookie recipes, cut them out with a cookie cutter, place on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake until golden brown.

8. Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Recipe

With a dense texture similar to chocolate brownie cookies, this chocolate peppermint fudge recipe is about to become a new family tradition. Topped with crushed candy canes this fudge recipe is a mainstay of Christmas celebrations plus it's yummy cold or room temperature.

9. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Made with few ingredients like oats, brown sugar and cream cheese, these oatmeal chocolate chip cheesecake bars are an easy way to make cookies. There's no need for a cookie scoop or other fancy tools making these cheesecake bars a great way to make lots of cookies that taste of holiday cheer.

10. Dark Chocolate Cranberry Cookies Recipe

These dark chocolate cranberry cookies are perfect for celebrating the holidays. Sweet, chewy and utterly delicious, your friends and family will love them.

11. Peppermint Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Peppermint chocolate cookies are the quintessential winter cookie. Buttery, chewy chocolate cookies studded with white chocolate peppermint chips. Arguably one of our best easy Christmas cookie recipes with few ingredients, if you bake cookies during the holidays it's a good idea to try these!

12. Chocolate Sugar Cookies Recipe

If fancy sugar cookies topped with royal icing are not your thing, try these simpler chocolate sugar cookies made with just a handful of ingredients instead. Perfect for piling into a cookie tin for a neighbor or a teacher, these cookies are the best way to say Merry Christmas without a ton of extra fuss.

13. Chocolate Hazelnut Crinkle Cookies Recipe

Chocolate hazelnut crinkle cookies are impossible to resist. They're made with sweet hazelnut spread and rolled in powdered sugar - a Christmas classic!

14. Lemon Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

If you prefer a lighter, brighter cookie for the holidays, give our lemon cake mix cookies a try! It's the perfect way to cut back on the number of ingredients. One of the best things about these cookies is how simple they are to make while turning out so delicious. Store them in an airtight container when not snacking.

15. Double Chocolate Macaroons Recipe

Made with just a few ingredients, these chewy coconut macaroons loaded with chocolate are a super easy Christmas cookie recipe you'll make year after year.

16. Italian Butter Cookies Recipe

Much like Italian wedding cookies, these Italian butter cookies are a Christmas Eve tradition plus they're an easy treat to make. Buttery soft then dipped in chocolate and sprinkles, these spritz cookies are made with almond extract (or almond paste) for incredible flavor.

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