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33 of the Best Christmas Cookie Recipes for Kids

If you are looking for some of the best Christmas cookie recipes for kids, these are some great ideas! From Santa cookies to Christmas sugar cookies, you will love making these with your family.

The Best Christmas Cookie Recipes for Kids

Amazing holiday cookies recipes & ideas

It’s almost Christmas, and you know what that means – Christmas cookies! This also means Christmas trees, gingerbread houses, ugly Christmas sweaters, holiday parties, and of course, baking cookies with the kids.

Whether you are preparing cookies for Santa’s visit, participating in a holiday cookie exchange, or just want to enjoy some holiday cookies at home with the kids, you need some good cookies for Christmas recipes to guide you.

Kids favorite Christmas cookies and easy holiday cookie ideas

33 Best Christmas cookie recipes for kids

Nothing beats the smell of fresh-baked cookies, especially around the holidays! If you love baking cookies and enjoy spending time with your kids, making Christmas cookies with your kids could be a fun and memorable family holiday activity.

From sugar cookies to gingerbread and everything in between, here are a bunch of yummy Christmas cookie ideas and recipes to inspire you. You’ll find some of the best Christmas cookies recipes with pictures below!

Christmas gingerbread cookie recipes

Classic Gingerbread Man Cookies

Classic gingerbread man cookies – Bright-Eyed Baker

If you are looking for a classic gingerbread cookie dough recipe, this one is perfect to make your own gingerbread man cookies (or woman)!

Gingerbread cookie Christmas tree stars

Gingerbread cookie Christmas tree stars – In the Playroom

Yes, making gingerbread houses is fun, but these gingerbread cookie stars made into Christmas trees are, too!

Small Batch Gingerbread Cookies Eggless

Egg-free small-batch gingerbread cookies – Chocolate Moosey

These gingerbread cookies are eggless and use royal icing to decorate.

Gluten-free gingerbread cookies recipe for the holidays

Gluten-free gingerbread cookies – Caramel and Cashews

These gingerbread cookies are gluten-free and make a great gluten-free holiday cookie recipe for kids.

Vegan gingerbread cookies recipe

Vegan gingerbread cookies – Addicted to Dates

These soft and chewy vegan gingerbread cookies have a hint of orange zest, spices, and are coated in an eggless royal icing.

Holiday sugar cookie recipes

Cut-Out Sugar Cookies Recipe for Christmas Cookies

Cut-out sugar cookies – Meals by Molly

Follow this recipe to make the perfect cut-out sugar cookie dough for your holiday cookies.

Hot cocoa mug sugar cookies

Hot cocoa mugs sugar cookies – Marathons & Motivation

Make these cute Christmas sugar cookies that are decorated like hot cocoa mugs!

Mexican polvorones sugar cookies with sprinkles

Mexican sprinkle sugar cookies – The Six Figure Dish

These colorful cookies are so much fun and make great holiday sugar cookies!

Stacked Christmas trees sugar cookie recipe

Stacked sugar cookie Christmas trees – Wow, It’s Veggie!

Frost these sugar cookies and make fun edible Christmas trees. These made such fun holiday cookies for kids to make!

Christmas cream cheese sugar cookies recipe

Cream cheese sugar cookies – Shugary Sweets

These Christmas cookies use a base of butter and cream cheese to make the delicious sugar cookie dough.

Melted snowman cookies recipe

Christmas lights sugar cookies – Hip Homeschool Moms

These cookies are decorated with festive holiday lights and are perfect to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve.


Christmas character decorated cookies

Grinch Christmas Cookies recipe

Easy Grinch cookie recipe – 3 Boys and a Dog

These cute green Grinch cookies are so much fun for kids who love watching the Grinch Who Stole Christmas!

Melted snowman cookies recipe

Melted snowman cookies – Sugar and Soul

These adorable cookies use a large marshmallow to make a melted snowman!

Mickey Mouse holiday cookies recipe

Mickey Mouse Christmas cookies – Cutefetti

These adorable holiday cookies feature Mickey Mouse, a fun family Christmas cookie recipe!

No-bake reindeer Christmas cookie ideas for kids

No-bake reindeer cookies – Thrifty Northwest Mom

Make super cute reindeer Christmas cookies, Nutter Butter style! This idea is a kids favorite Christmas cookies.

Fun holiday cookies - Santa Claus Cookies recipe

Easy Santa cookies recipe – Dear Creatives

These Santa Claus Christmas cookies are so cute! How fun it will be to decorate these with the kids!


Chocolate holiday cookies

Melted snowman cookies recipe

Chocolate peppermint cookies – Nourish Plate

These chocolate Christmas cookies look so delicious with the addition of peppermint chips!

Homemade chocolate turtle thumbprint cookies with pecans

Chocolate turtle cookies – My Organized Chaos

These homemade turtle thumbprint cookies have a caramel thumbprint center with delicious pecans and cocoa powder.

Chocolate crinkle cookies recipe

Chocolate crinkle cookies – The Gay Globetrotter

This classic Christmas cookie recipe uses chocolate cookie dough, is rolled in powdered sugar, then baked to make a fudgy holiday cookie.

Holiday Chocolate Mint Cookies recipe

Chocolate Mint Cookies – Borrowed Bites

A lot of kids love the flavors of chocolate and mint, and they can get them both in these mouth-watering chocolate mint Christmas cookies!

Double-dipped chocolate shortbread cookies for the holidays

Chocolate dipped shortbread cookies – The Monday Box

These cookies are dipped in chocolate twice and adorned with fun holiday-themed sprinkles to make some of the best Christmas cookie recipes for kids.


Peppermint & candy cane cookies

Easy peppermint sugar cookies recipe

Easy peppermint sugar cookies recipe – Gimmie Some Sugar

These peppermint sugar cookies are easy to jazz up your traditional sugar cookies and they are so delicious!


Gluten-free candy cane cookies – What the Fork Food Blog

These red and white twisted candy cane cookies are super cute for kids to make this Christmas.

Hot chocolate peppermint cookies for Christmas

Peppermint hot chocolate cookies – Savvy Honey

If you love hot cocoa, you will love these Christmas peppermint hot chocolate cookies, topped with a golden marshmallow, chocolate, and pieces of peppermint candy.

Peppermint Chocolate Keto Christmas Cookies

Peppermint Keto Christmas cookies – The Foodie Affair

This is a sugar-free peppermint holiday cookie recipe that you can slice and bake!


Linzer cookie recipes

Spiced Linzer cookies with chocolate orange ganache

Spiced orange chocolate Linzer cookies – The Spice Train

These Christmas Linzer cookies are made with a traditional dough that’s spiced flavors of orange, cardamom, and cinnamon

Cranberry linzer tart cookies recipe for Christmas

Cranberry Linzer tart cookies – Caramel and Cashews

These Linzer cookies are made with sugar cookie dough and filled with a fresh cranberry jam, a classic Christmas cookie recipe that is festive and fun to make!

Gluten free Linzer cookies recipe with Nutella filling

Gluten-free Linzer cookies – The Gluten Free Austrian

If you love making Linzer cookies but are gluten-free, this recipe for Christmas Linzer cookies uses different flours and is filled with Nutella goodness!

More holiday cookie recipe ideas

Christmas Pinwheel Cookies red and green swirl cookies

Christmas pinwheel cookies recipe – Swirls of Flavor

These red and green swirl cookies look like a fun kids’ favorite easy Christmas cookie recipe!

White Chocolate Covered Oreos Christmas cookies

White chocolate covered Oreos – Kelly Stilwell

These Oreos are covered in white chocolate to make amazingly cute Christmas cookies.

Easy small batch cookies recipe with chocolate chips

The best small-batch chocolate chip cookies recipe – Honey + Lime

These delicious chocolate chip cookies are easy to make with little hands and perfect to leave out with milk for Santa’s visit!

Christmas Wreath Cookies

No-bake Christmas wreath cookies – Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt

Make these delicious no-bake Christmas cookie wreaths with marshmallows, sprinkles, and more!

Vegan snowball cookies recipe with pecans

Vegan snowball cookies recipe – Vegan Huggs

Make your holiday complete with these festive Vegan Snowball Cookies. They are light, crisp, buttery, and coated in sugary heaven! Plus, they require just 7 simple ingredients and take 25 minutes to make.


Enjoy these family Christmas cookie recipes!

We love the holidays, but they get better and better when we are spending time together. Kid-friendly Christmas baking recipes can be so much fun, so choose your favorite cookie recipe and start baking with your family this holiday season!

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