Ask anyone to share with you a favorite memory and most will say, “baking Christmas cookies.” Walking on Sunshine Recipes is celebrating the start of the Christmas season with 12 Days of Christmas Cookies. If you host a cookie exchange, give away cookies as gifts or just bake for your own family, you’re going to love the recipes.
As with all the recipes you find on my site, these are EASY cookie recipes you can make with your children, grandchildren or just by yourself to enjoy this holiday season.
All the recipes are also conveniently available for you in a new Cookie Recipes e-Cookbook.
12 Days of Christmas Cookies
Day 1: Heart Shaped Short Bread Cookies – I have been making this cookie recipe for over 30 years and it always comes out perfect.
Day 2: Slice and Bake Colorful Swirl Cookies – I finally updated this cookie recipe from when it first appeared on the blog back in 2012.
Day 3: Candy Cane Sugar Cookies – how cute are candy canes? Well, they’re even cuter when you can dip them in a glass of cold milk. Yummy sugar cookie recipe in the shape of a candy cane.
Day 4: Classic Oatmeal Cookies – my father’s favorite cookie recipe. He loved oatmeal cookies and I bake these every year in his memory.
Day 5: Freezer Friendly Slice and Bake Shortbread Cookies – another shortbread cookie recipe only this recipe you can freeze!
Day 6: Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies – not just chocolate chip cookies, but chocolate chunk cookies with walnuts!
Day 7: Gingersnap Cookies – classic Christmas flavor in a classic Christmas cookie recipe.
Day 8: Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies – classic peanut butter cookies only made with chunky peanut butter for a bit of a crunch!
Day 9: Vanilla Chocolate Slice and Bake Cookies – a pinwheel style cookie that my family loves. You can freeze these too!
Day 10: Italian Ricotta Christmas Cookies – A Family Tradition – my family has been enjoying these Italian Christmas Cookies for years!
Day 11: Double Chocolate Chip Cookies – take the best of a chocolate chip cookie, only add cocoa powder to the cookie batter and you get this irresistible cookie.
Day 12: Raspberry Jam Shortbread Cookies – my new favorite cookie. I literally could eat this whole batch in a day. Seriously.
Tips on Packaging Christmas Cookies
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Here are some great ideas for packaging the Christmas cookies you baked to give as gifts to family, friends and neighbors.
A fun way to seal the packaging for your Christmas cookies is to use these stickers. I love the “From the Kitchen” stickers.