top of page

Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes for Busy Holidays

This blog post offers a variety of delightful and simple Christmas cookie recipes for busy holiday bakers. From the nostalgic peanut butter blossoms and no-bake reindeer chow to festive M&M and classic gingerbread cookies, there's something for everyone's taste buds. Each recipe features readily available ingredients and straightforward instructions, making them perfect for whipping up batches of joy with minimal fuss. So grab your ingredients, preheat your oven, and get ready to fill your kitchen with the sweet aroma of Christmas!

A charming array of Christmas cookies adorned with festive decorations, capturing the joy and spirit of the holiday season in every delightful shape and color.

Sugarplums and snowflakes, carols and cocoa – it's the most wonderful time of the year! But amidst the holiday hustle, who has time for hours of intricate cookie baking? Fear not, merry bakers! This blog is your one-stop shop for easy, delectable Christmas cookie recipes that are sure to tantalize taste buds and fill your home with festive cheer.


From melt-in-your-mouth peanut butter blossoms to no-bake reindeer chow, and from vibrantly coloured M&M cookies to classic gingerbread delights, we've got a recipe for every craving and skill level. So preheat your oven, gather your loved ones, and get ready to whip up batches of joy with these simple, scrumptious treats. After all, Christmas is all about creating memories, and what better way to do that than with homemade cookies and a sprinkle of holiday magic?


1. No-Bake Reindeer Chow


Close-up photo of adorable no-bake reindeer cookies, featuring chocolate antlers, pretzel ears, and red M&M noses. Easy to make and fun to eat!
No-Bake Reindeer Cookies

This classic treat is always a hit with kids and adults alike. It's made with just a few simple ingredients, and you don't even need to turn on the oven!


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted

  • 1 (12 oz.) package milk chocolate chips

  • 1 (16 oz.) bag of white chocolate chips

  • 1 (10 oz.) package peanut butter chips

  • 6 cups Chex cereal

  • 1 (16 oz.) bag pretzel sticks

  • 1 cup red and green M&Ms

Instructions:

  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over low heat.

  2. Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate chips until melted.

  3. Add the cereal, pretzels, and M&Ms, and stir until coated.

  4. Spread onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper and let cool.

2. Peanut Butter Blossoms


Delicious peanut butter cookies, golden brown with a crisscross pattern on top. A tempting treat for your taste buds!
Peanut Butter Cookies

These classic cookies are always a crowd-pleaser. They're soft and chewy, with a delicious peanut butter filling.


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Cream together the butter, peanut butter, and sugars until light and fluffy.

  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the flour, baking soda, and salt.

  4. Drop tablespoons of dough onto ungreased baking sheets.

  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.

3. M&M Christmas Cookies



These festive cookies are easy to make and look impressive. They're perfect for gifting or cookie exchanges.


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 bag M&Ms (any colour)


Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.

  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the flour, baking soda, and salt.

  4. Fold in the M&Ms.

  5. Drop tablespoons of dough onto ungreased baking sheets.

  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.

4. Gingerbread Cookies


A delightful assortment of gingerbread cookies, beautifully decorated with icing and festive designs, showcasing the warmth and sweetness of the holiday season.
Gingerbread Cookies

No Christmas cookie-baking spree is complete without gingerbread cookies! These spiced cookies are fun to decorate and make a delicious holiday treat.


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

  • 1 cup molasses

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons ginger

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves

  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

  • Icing


Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Cream together the butter, molasses, and sugar until light and fluffy.

  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the flour, spices, and salt.

  4. Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes.

  5. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness.

  6. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters.

  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until edges are firm.

  8. Cool on a wire.


As the aroma of freshly baked cookies mingles with the joyful sounds of the season, we reach the end of our baking adventure. Hopefully, this blog has provided you with a treasure trove of easy and delectable Christmas cookie recipes that brought a smile to your face and warmth to your kitchen.

Remember, baking during the holidays isn't just about creating delicious treats; it's about creating memories. So gather your loved ones, turn up the holiday tunes, and let the magic of baking fill your home. Decorate gingerbread houses, share stories while kneading dough, and let the laughter flow as freely as the icing.

These simple recipes are your stepping stones, a blank canvas for culinary creativity. Experiment with different flavours, add a personal touch to decorations, and most importantly, have fun! After all, the best Christmas cookies are the ones made with love and a sprinkle of holiday cheer.

So as you savor the last bite of your homemade creations, remember that the true sweetness of the season lies not just in the cookies themselves, but in the moments shared with loved ones while making them.

From our kitchen to yours, we wish you a Merry Christmas filled with joy, love, and of course, lots of delicious cookies!

And remember, the holidays are just getting started! Keep an eye out for more festive recipes and baking inspiration coming your way soon. Happy holidays, and happy baking!

4 views0 comments

Comments

Rated 0 out of 5 stars.
No ratings yet

Add a rating
bottom of page