There’s nothing quite like a freshly-baked cookie during the holiday season. Plus, baking with your family is one holiday tradition that you can do while socially-distanced!

Whether you need a delicious cookie recipe for Christmas dinner or if you just want to try something new for Santa this year, there’s a Christmas cookie for everyone — it’s all about finding the right recipe. But with so many recipes to choose from, where do you start?

Here’s our roundup of 9 easy holiday cookie ideas for gatherings of any size.

1.   Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

What could be cuter than peanut butter cookies that look like reindeer faces?

Check out these adorable (and easy) Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies from BakerGirl!

2.   Christmas Surprise Cookies

These Christmas Surprise Cookies are both a treat and a holiday activity!

Plus, you can personalize them with everyone’s favorite candies to make them extra special.

3. Melting Snowman Cookies

Transform your favorite sugar cookies into melting snowmen with some marshmallows and icing with this Melting Snowman Cookie recipe.

4.   Chocolate Crinkles

These decadent Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are the perfect holiday treat.

Chocolate Crinkles Cookies

With a crunchy shell and fudgey inside, the only hard part is waiting for them to cool before devouring! 

5.   Snowball Cookies

Snowball cookies are one way to guarantee a white Christmas — with lots and lots of powdered sugar! These cookies are a Christmastime staple.

Snowball Cookies

See the recipe from

6.   Gingerbread Cookies

No Christmas is complete without a batch of homemade Gingerbread Cookies. These cookies will have your home smelling like brown sugar-sweetened holiday goodness!

Get the recipe at Sally’s Baking Addiction.

7.   Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

No baking is necessary to make these easy (and keto-friendly) cookies. Plus, they only have seven ingredients!

Get the recipe from

8.   Traditional Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Everyone needs a good sugar cookie recipe that you can use with all of those cookie cutters that you have lying around. Keep them simple, or decorate them with icing and sprinkles — it’s up to you!

Get the recipe from Good Housekeeping.3

9.   Peanut Butter Blossoms

Another Christmastime classic, Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies are super simple to make and always a hit at holiday parties!

Get the recipe from Betty Crocker.

We’d love for you to “surprise” us with your favorite holiday cookie ideas. Just comment below! 

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