Peanut butter drops, extra sugary sprinkles, shortbread, oatmeal, and classic chocolate chip, tis the season for heaping loads of Christmas cookies at our front doors (and in the kitchen). Although if you’re looking to spruce things up a bit, we’ve create a compilation of 15 unique Christmas cookies we’re sure you’ll be drooling over. Take a peek at some of these wonderfully delicious and festive finds.
1. Peppermint Cream Thumbprint Cookies
If you’re a fan of peppermint throughout the season, these thumbprint cookies – filled with peppermint cream – will be right up your alley. Don’t forget the powedered sugar sprinkle on top for a “snowy” accent. Beyond Frosting has the recipe.
2. Cinnamon Clove Coffee Cookies
For more unique flavor pairings, check out this recipe from Katrina’s Kitchen. A combination of cinnamon, clove, and coffee will create just the right crunch for an afternoon pick-me-up on Christmas Eve. Don’t forget to leave a few for Santa!
3. Chili Chocolate Star Cookies
By Guldahl likes chocolate with a kick and that’s what these cookies have in store. They’re festive, they’ve delicious, and they’ll be the right surprise for your friends and family at this year’s cookie swap. Test your skills in the kitchen with this one.
4. Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
A bit of salt and caramel tastes great in a cup of hot chocolate so that means those flavors probably go well within a cookie to. Why not test it out? All you have to do is visit a Beyond Frosting to snag the details.
5. Penguin Cookies
Delightful E Made made some edible peguins that we’re swooning over. These are great for the kiddos to get involved with – but also a good recipe to whip up for school parties. You’ll be the most popular mom there if you bring these cuties along!
6. Chocolate Coconut Cookies
A bit of “snow” on top of your cookie can’t steer you wrong throughout the holiday season either. With these chocolate and coconut drops you’ll get a classic flavor pair and a visual that fits too. Check them out at Cravings of a Lunatic.
7. Eggnog Cookies
Half Full took a love of eggnog and turned it into a treat the entire family will want to try. The icing on top isn’t something you’ll want to skip out on. Even if you’re not a fan of the traditional, holiday drink, you’ll want to taste these cookies!
8. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Trees
What do you get when you blend a cookie and a chocolate covered strawberry? You get these fun, festive trees from Lovely Little Kitchen! These will be the highlight of the holidays!
9. Peppermint Chocolate Puddle Cookies
Puddle cookies may not sound super delicious, but their ooey gooey goodness will have you falling in love. Chocolate and peppermint are a yummy Christmas-time pairing. Hop on over to Food Doodles to grab the recipe.
10. Santa’s Favorite Cookies
Are you wondering what Santa’s favorite cookies are? Well, if you visit Crazy for Crust you can snag the recipe. And here’s a clue, they include handfuls of M&M’s.
11. Candy Cane Monster Cookies
Monster cookies are known for being full of favorite additions – chocolate chips, nuts, and more. And these ones from Snapguide have an extra addition – peppermint! Check out this fun recipe after the jump.
12. Thumbprint Snowman Cookies
Thumbprint cookies are really popular throughout the holidays. But these snowmen take it to the next level. In Katrina’s Kitchen will give you all the details behind their creation and their decoration.
13. Spicy Gingerbread Cookies
Smitten Kitchen took a slightly more traditional route and made gingerbread cookies. But, the twist here is the spicy addition and the fun snowflake shapes. Of course you can add some extra sprinkles too.
14. Melting Snowmen Cookies
Kitchen Meets Girl made some melting snowman cookies that captures our hearts too. Their chocolatey and sweet – and topped off with a peanut butter cup too. The kiddos will want to help out with these, we’re such!
15. Double Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Red velvet crinkle cookies are really popular but there are some double chocolate ones that are mighty fine too. They’re perfect to give as gifts or bring to cookie swaps as well. Check out the recipe at Melanie Makes.