The holidays can be a very busy time of year for most of us, but it just doesn’t feel like Christmas without the cookies! So we’ve put together a recipe collection for 25 Christmas cookies and candies you can make ahead and freeze. After all, now’s the perfect time to get in the kitchen and bake up some amazing, festive goodies that you can pop in the freezer until Christmas season officially begins (aka in a few days!)
What are you waiting for? Browse through for inspiration and get these cookies and candies ready for your next cookie swap party! From four ingredient coconut cream bars to eggnog blossoms to amazing peppermint patties, you’ll impress all your friends and neighbors with these delicious holiday treats.
Make-Ahead Christmas Cookies And Candies
These 4 Ingredient Coconut Cream Bars are an easy, no bake candy that tastes like a mounds bar!
Get the recipe: 4 Ingredient Coconut Cream Bars
Not only are these some of the cutest cookie ever but they also taste amazing thanks to their buttery goodness and the delicious flavor the almond extract offers. These would be so fun to make for your kids on Christmas or to gift to neighbors in festive box or mug. Get the recipe: Funfetti Shortbread Bites
These Eggnog Blossoms are a festive twist on the traditional peanut butter blossoms. Soft, chewy eggnog cookies are rolled in sugar and topped with a kiss!
Get the recipe: Eggnog Blossoms
Cinnamon Pecan Elephant Ears are possibly the easiest cookie you can make. A perfect, quick and easy holiday idea!
Get the recipe: Cinnamon Pecan Elephant Ears
These are the most AMAZING peppermint patties that are also No bake, 4 Ingredients, and Easy!!
Get the recipe: Peppermint Patties from Scratch
These are crisp like a sugar cookie and buttery like a shortbread cookie with a sweet royal icing.
Get the recipe: French Christmas Cookies
These are the white chocolate cranberry cookies ever! Sweet and tart, and thick, soft, and chewy with a secret ingredient that makes them amazing!!
Get the recipe: Best White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
Two colors of almond sugar cookie dough twisted together, sprinkled with crushed candy canes and sugar.
Get the recipe: Candy Cane Cookies
These soft, thick, and chewy Chocolate Peppermint M&M Cookies are the perfect easy Christmas cookie recipe! The green and red make them extra festive!
Get the recipe: Chocolate Peppermint M&M Cookies
These go beyond basic buckeyes – there’s a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup in the center!
Get the recipe: Easy Buckeye Candies
Mint Chocolate Biscotti is the perfect cookie for dunking in coffee. Chocolate biscotti with chocolate chips, and peppermint, dunked in melted Andes!
Get the recipe: Mint Chocolate Biscotti.
Delicious, elegant holiday shortbread cookies made with real coffee, dipped in white chocolate, and dusted with instant coffee powder! Get the recipe: White-Chocolate Dipped Coffee Shortbread
This Easy Cinnamon Snickerdoodle Fudge is the perfect recipe for you if you think you can’t make fudge. Creamy, no fail, and tastes like a snickerdoodle!
Get th recipe: Cinnamon Snickerdoodle Fudge
These No-Bake Peppermint Chocolate Bites are simple, healthy and ready in minutes. This gluten-free recipe would make a great addition to your holiday cookie tray!
Get the recipe: No-Bake Peppermint Chocolate Bites
These Frosted Candy Cane Mocha Cookies will be love at first bite! These are sure to become a favorite for everyone and a new Christmas cookie tradition!
Get th recipe: Frosted Candy Cane Mocha Cookies
If you love coconut, boy are you in for a treat today! These easy Almond Joy Cookies take just four ingredients and don’t even require a mixer! No beating, no chilling, just mix ’em up and throw ’em in the oven EASY! You’re going to love these ooey gooey fabulous cookies!
Get the recipe: Almond Joy Cookies
Mint Chocolate Sugar Cookie Pinwheels are soft, chewy, and so pretty!
Get the recipe: Mint Chocolate Sugar Cookie Pinwheels
Classic Pecan Snowball Cookies are the perfect classic treat for your holiday cookie platter. They are buttery, melt in your mouth shortbread like cookies with chopped pecans.
Get the recipe: Classic Pecan Snowball Cookie
These Peppermint Crunch Sugar Cookies are perfectly chewy with a crisp edge. The addition of peppermint crunch chips makes these a perfect Christmas cookie!
Get th recipe Peppermint Crunch Sugar Cookies.
Classic Buttery Spritz Cookies make an easy delicious buttery cookie that comes together quickly! Perfect for special occasions and holidays, these spritz cookies are a favorite!
Get the recipe: Classic Buttery Spritz Cookies
Learn how to Make Thick, Soft, Chewy Snickerdoodles! These are a must make for your Christmas cookie trays!
Get the recipe: Thick, Soft, Chewy Snickerdoodles
These stunning Christmas cookies are much less work than regular sugar cookies, but no less beautiful.
Get the recipe: Raspberry Filled Christmas Tree Cookies
Cherry Cordial Chocolate Cookies are are rich and chewy with pockets of cherry cordial kisses sprinkled throughout! Perfect for Christmas!
Get the recipe: Cherry Cordial Chocolate Cookies
These candy cane Oreo truffles could be new Christmas tradition that you could start with your family.
Get the recipe: Candy Cane Oreo Truffles
Related: 12 Best Candy Cane Holiday Recipes
These are light, and simple, but boy, are they ever delicious!
Get the recipe: Butter Almond Meltaways
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