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8 of My Family’s Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes

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My family’s favorite Christmas Cookie recipes includes Snickerdoodles, Peanut Butter Blossoms, No Bake Cookies, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Buckeyes & more!

If you’re anything like me, you probably do a lot of cookie baking during the Christmas holiday season. There are a few favorite Christmas cookie recipes I always make, like Snickerdoodles, Neiman Marcus Cookies, Buckeyes and Reindeer Chow. I thought I would share 7 8 of my family’s favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes with you.

7 8 of My Family’s Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes:

  1. The $250 Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe
  2. Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
  3. Russian Tea Cake Cookies
  4. Buckeyes (not a cookie, I know!)
  5. Snickerdoodles
  6. Peanut Butter Blossoms
  7. No Bake Cookies
  8. Egg Nog Cookies
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pudding Cookies by The Birch Cottage

The first Christmas Cookie Recipe I’d like to share with you is one of Lenny’s favorite cookies. His dad used to make cookies similar to this for their annual family vacations to the French River. I have started carrying on this tradition of making cookies for our summer family vacations to the French River. Funny thing is, we seem to always run out of cookies before we even cross the boarder, regardless of how many dozens of cookies I make.

Chocolate Crinkle cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

I used to make these Chocolate Crinkle Cookies every year. They are full of rich chocolate goodness, with a slight crispness on the outside. This is a great Christmas cookie for all your chocolate lovers. Pair these Christmas cookies with some hot cocoa and it’s just heavenly! You can find the Chocolate Crinkle Cookies recipe on An Extraordinary Day‘s blog.

Russian Tea Cakes are full of buttery, pecans and coated in powdered sugar goodness. Get the recipe at The Birch Cottage.

Russian Tea Cakes

Some people call these Russian Tea Cakes, Russian Teacakes, Russian Wedding Cookies, Polvorones, Mexican Wedding Cookies or even Mexican Teacakes. Whatever you call them, you’ll certainly want to make them! Russian Tea Cookies are full of buttery goodness, nuts, vanilla and powdered sugar. Know what else? They are super easy to make. They are so full of buttery good taste, however, that they are sure to disappear quickly! You can find the recipe for Russian Tea Cookies here on The Birch Cottage blog.



Okay, I know what you’re thinking. Buckeyes are definitely not a cookie. But, since I’m from the Buckeye State of O H I O, I have to include these chocolate covered peanut butter balls. My family and everyone I know absolutely love Buckeyes. They are super easy to make, require no baking whatsoever and you can even make them ahead of time and simply store in the refrigerator. They even freeze well. You can find the recipe for Buckeyes on the Shugary Sweets blog. O… H…

Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe from The Birch Cottage


I would have to say that Snickerdoodles are our youngest son’s favorite cookies – Christmas cookies or anytime cookies. I love the Snickerdoodles when they’re slightly crispy on the outside and pillowy soft on the inside. You’ll find the recipe for Snickerdoodles on Averie Cooks. This recipe is very similar to my recipe. Just like Averie, I tend to underbake my cookies by a minute so they have that sort of pillowy chewy softness in the center. If you love cinnamon, you’ll these Snickerdoodles. I’m not sure where Snickerdoodles got their name, but from what I’ve read, they’re originally a German cookie. If you know the story behind the name, I’d love to hear about it!

Heshey's Kisses Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossoms

If Snickerdoodles are our youngest son’s favorite cookies, Peanut Butter Blossoms are our youngest daughter’s favorite cookies. These peanut butter dough cookies are rolled in sugar and as soon as you take them out of the oven, you push a Hershey’s Kiss right on top of the cookie.  The chocolate Kiss melts ever so slightly, holding the Kiss securely (sort of) in place.  My family loves peanut butter and chocolate, as you can tell be the reoccurring these in these Christmas cookie recipes I’m sharing with you.  No one has ever turned down a Hershey’s Kiss Peanut Butter Blossom cookie. I’m sharing the recipe directly from the Hershey’s Kitchens.

Perfect Every Time No Bake Cookies Recipe by The Birch Cottage

No Bake Cookies

No Bake Cookies are absolutely perfect anytime.  And, like the name suggests, there’s no baking required. In fact, I recently shared my recipe for Perfect No Bake Cookies with you here on the blog.  So, you don’t have to go very far to snatch up this recipe. No Bake Cookies are made on the stove top with peanut butter, cocoa, oats, sugar, butter and vanilla. See what I mean about my family loving peanut butter?  Besides making a great Christmas cookie, No Bake Cookies are great in the summer time because you don’t have to turn on the oven to enjoy fresh homemade cookies!

Egg Nog Cookies Recipes

Egg Nog Cookies

I actually just made Egg Nog Cookies for the very first time this year and already, my Lenny is asking for more! Lenny loves egg nog. I do not. But, these cookies are amazing. There’s even egg nog in the frosting! I actually can’t wait to introduce these cookies to the rest of the family! They are super soft cookies full of buttery goodness, with a touch of nutmeg and egg nog.  These Egg Nog Cookies are THE perfect Christmas cookie, if you ask me! And the frosting? The absolute perfect addition to these cookies.  Go ahead, give ’em a try. I bet you’ll be making another batch before you know it!

So, there you have it! A round-up of eight of my family’s favorite Christmas cookie recipes. What’s your favorite Christmas cookie recipe? I’m always willing to try new recipes and I’d love to hear all about your family’s favorite Christmas cookie recipes!

Til next time…

Pam from The Birch Cottage

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