Baking Christmas cookies is the most exciting part of Christmas festivities every year. Giving these cookies as a Christmas present is a unique idea you may want to try this holiday season.

These cookies can be a great treat for your family and friends for Christmas as well as new years eve.

Best cookies recipes you can try this holiday season

1. Cranberry Orange Swirl Cookies

Delicious Cranberry Orange Swirl Cookies made with fresh cranberries and orange zest.

Cranberry orange swirl cookies recipe by Beyondthechickencoop.

2. Classic Thumbprint Cookies

There’s a reason why Classic Thumbprint Cookies are so popular. They are a holiday favorite, easy to make, and even easier to customize with different filling and flavor variations!

Get thumbprint cookies recipe by flavorblender.

3. Homemade Oreo Cookies

Looking for a killer sandwich cookie? This homemade Oreos will fit the bill! Made with chocolate cake mix, and cream cheese icing, these Oreo cookies are sinfully delicious.

Oreo cookie sandwich recipe by Cravethegood.

4. Keto Almond Cookies

Spiced with cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger, these gluten-free, low carb / Keto Almond Cookies are a delicious treat for gifting, a cookie exchange, or simply to enjoy for an afternoon break.

Get keto almond cookies Recipe by Savoryspin

5. Red Velvet Peppermint Kiss cookies

These festive and colorful homemade Red Velvet Peppermint Kiss Cookies will be the center of your holiday cookie tray, delighting family and friends.

Get the recipe of red velvet kiss cookies by Fromvalskitchen

6. Oatmeal Raisins peppermint cookies

Raisin Peppermint Cookies are the perfect combination of chewy, chocolate and mint for your new favorite Peppermint holiday cookies. They are a healthy version made with whole wheat flour and oats!

Get the oatmeal raisins recipe by Bucketlisttummy.

7. Vegan Thumbprint Cookies with Raspberry Jam

The combination of tart jam and a buttery-sweet crumb is pure bliss in every bite.

Vegan Cookies by veganhuggs.

8. Classic Thumbprint Cookies with Carrot Jam

This fun twist on thumbprint cookies has a satisfying combo of flavors from sweet carrot jam and buttery cookie dough!

Thumbprint Cookies with carrot jam recipe by itsavegworldafterall.

9. Christmas Sugar Cookies

These Christmas sugar cookies decorated like snowmen are delicious to eat. They look tempting with a sugary sweet buttercream topping and a soft-to-bite sugar cookie texture. Snowman cookies are super simple to make yet totally adorable.

Snowman Decorated Sugas cookies by cupcakeproject.

10. Holiday Gingerbread Cookie bars

These chewy Holiday Gingerbread Cookie Bars combine rich molasses with ginger and cinnamon for a spice-filled bar with added M&Ms.

Get this holiday gingerbread cookie bars recipe by upstateramblings.

11. Crinkle Cookies Recipe

This crinkle cookie recipe uses a cake mix. There’s a homemade chocolate crinkle cookie version too.

Crinkle Cookies recipe by TheTypicalMom.

12. Cheesecake stuffed Gingerbread Cake

How do you make a classic holiday recipe, like gingerbread cake even better? A hidden layer of delicious, rich, creamy cheesecake tastes great. This Cheesecake Stuffed Gingerbread Cake is sweet, spicy, moist and fudgy, and incredibly easy to make!

Cheesecake stuffed cake by theflavorbender.

13. Easy Candy Cane Cherry Cheese

This easy candy cane cherry cheese danish recipe is delish! And looks adorable on the Christmas brunch table.

Easy Candy Cane cherry cheese Danish recipe by NoGuiltlife.

14. Low carb Keto Cinnamon Cookies

Indulge in this delicious low carb cinnamon pecan cookies made with almond flour, pecans, and cinnamon. Eat guilt-free and satisfy your cookie cravings!

Get the recipe of low carb cookies by lowcarbafrica.

15. Christmas Swirl Cheesecake Bars

Swirls of red and green vanilla cheesecake over an OREO cookie crust make this a scrumptious Christmas time dessert.

Christmas Swirl cheesecake bars by Thetiptoefairy.

16. Easy No-Bake Oreo Truffle balls recipe

Only a few ingredients, no baking, and super tasty?! Yeah, this Oreo Truffle Balls recipe is perfect for Christmas or any holiday. Or, if you are anything like me then just some random Wednesday! 

Truffle ball Recipe by erhardtseat.

17. Sugar Cookie Fudge

This Sugar Cookie Fudge Recipe is an easy treat for the holiday season. A perfect cookie recipe for kids and adults, featuring festive sprinkles and beautiful red and green swirls.

Easy Sugar Cookie Fudge by erhardtseat.

18. Gooey Peppermint Smores Cookie

Gooey Peppermint S’more Cookies are a fun take on a popular cookie. These tasty cookies are perfect for winter treats and holiday entertaining.

Get your delicious recipe by FromValsKitchen.

19. Almond Biscotti

You can’t resist these addictive Italian almond biscotti. They’re super crispy and packed with flavor, with lovely hints of orange, honey, and delicious toasted almonds.

Get the recipe by theclevermeal.

20. Rolo Cookies

A cookie stuffed with a Rolo chocolate for soft caramel center. The perfect cookie to bring to every holiday party.

Get this delicious recipe of your favorite chocolate by WeekendCraft.

21. Cranberry Orange Bread

This easy cranberry-orange quick bread recipe can be made in three different ways. Recipe and tips for cranberry-orange quick bread loaf, mini loaves (great as edible gifts) and muffins. This moist cranberry orange bread is made with fresh cranberries and orange peel; perfect for the holiday season.

Get this three-way Cranberry Orange bread recipe by Smackofflavor.

22. Whipped Shortbread Cookies

Whipped Shortbread Cookies – These delightful holiday cookies will melt in your mouth. They are light, buttery and SO easy to make.

Get the shortbread cookie recipe by SimplyStacie.

23. Chocolate Chip Pecan Snowball cookies

A fresh spin on the timeless Snowball Cookies, these Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies are a pecan lover’s dream come true! Incredibly tender and flavorful, these buttery shortbread pecan meltaways are perfect for the holidays.

Get the recipe by JulieBlanner

16 best desserts you want to give a try this holiday season.

Try these shortbread thumbprint cookies called Naan Khatai.