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Christmas Cookie recipes

Holiday baking season is upon us! Here are some holiday and Christmas cookie recipes that are great for a cookie exchange, for friends, family, co-workers, or to just eat yourself!

These are some of our go-to Christmas cookie recipes. The ones that are classic Christmas staples, along with a few new ones that you maybe haven’t tried before. 

Holiday Cookie Favorites

Spritz CookiesChristmas cookie recipes

These sweet, buttery cookies are made using a cookie press and the eggs in the recipe help them to hold their shape. Similar to sugar cookies and shortbread, these are fun, little, easy-to-make European cookies.

Gingerbread Cookies

These classic holiday cookies are so fun to decorate and kids can really get creative with the frosting! Molasses is the key ingredient in any gingerbread recipe and these can be as soft or as crispy as you like.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Great for Christmas or any time! If you are on the search for the perfect chocolate chip cookie, give this recipe a try. The key ingredients are the large amount of brown sugar and just a hint of sea salt.

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Christmas cookie recipes

This chocolate and peanut butter combo can’t be beat. These are great to round out any cookie platter. Soft, peanut-buttery, and easy to make.

No Bake Oreo Truffles

So rich, tasty, and simple. And you don’t need to use the oven. These are a dream for Oreo-lovers and a great option for parties!

Christmas Cracker Candy

Christmas cookie recipes

This recipe is as delicious as it is easy. Saltine crackers covered in chocolate and caramel. As a result, these candies are crispy, chocolatey, and full of caramel-y goodness. They are a great combination of sweet and salty, with the salt and crunch from the cracker and the sweetness of the coating.

Grinch Cookies

Christmas cookie recipes

Inspired by the classic story, these are sugar cookies tinted green. Simple, chewy, so buttery, and good! These are a new holiday cookie favorite the kiddos will love. For a fun twist on the Grinch theme, add a single sprinkle heart to each cookie. 

Turtle Cookies 

Based on the turtle chocolate candy, this recipe includes cocoa, caramel, and pecans. These are a great mix of textures and flavors.

Pfeffernusse Cookies

Pfeffernusse Cookies

Tiny European spice cookies. Recipe provided by Fargo Mom Writer, Dani Tanner.
Cook Time 10 mins


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup black coffee (instant coffee can be used)
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 7 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp anise extract


  • In a large bowl cream together the sugar, shortening, black coffee, eggs, and honey. Beat until light and creamy.
  • Then add the salt, flour, baking soda, cloves and anise extract to the wet ingredients. Mix by hand until well combined.
  • Shape the dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight (while not 100% necessary, this step allows the flavors to really come together). Be sure to store in an airtight container.
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Shape the dough into 1 inch balls. Place the dough balls 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes and cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Or for an easier holiday cookie option, check out these DIY Christmas Cookie Kits in Fargo (+Other Take-Home Treats!).


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