One of my favorite parts about the holidays is all of the food, and I especially love baking. These cute and easy Christmas cookie recipes are perfect for the holidays. My oldest child will be two and a half this holiday season and he loves to help me in the kitchen. While we were grocery shopping last week, he asked me “What else do you need?” I said, “Hmmm, I’m not sure!” He responded by saying, “Something to bake!”

I am so excited to continue our special baking times into the holidays and although he still doesn’t eat sugar, we love delivering our homemade treats to family and friends. Here are five easy Christmas cookie recipes that are on our holiday baking list.

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5 Cute And Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes

Our favorite tradition is delivering our homemade treats to family and friends. Here are five easy Christmas cookie recipes on our holiday baking list.

Christmas Light Cookies

I think it’s far more common to see Christmas cookies in the shapes of trees or reindeer, so I love that these take on another exciting holiday element: the lights! They are so easy to make, too. You can really make any type of cookie you’d like and then frost it with white frosting. Squeeze black frosting into a squiggly single lined circle around the cookie, then place different colored m&ms onto the line to create an adorable Christmas light pattern.

Reindeer Rice Krispies Treats

If you have the time and the skill, you can make your own rice Krispies treats. However, it’s totally okay to take the short cut with this recipe and just use the pre-packaged ones. Then, all you have to do is push in a popsicle stick and decorate the reindeer face! Use the melted chocolate to draw antlers, and pop on candy eyes and an m&m nose. Super cute and also mess-free, so it’s a win all around!

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Brownie Christmas Trees

The best part about this recipe (besides how good it tastes) is that you can use a store bought brownie mix! This keeps the baking part simple, and then you can have fun with the decorating. Cut the brownies into triangles so that they resemble Christmas tree shapes. Then spread green icing and multicolor sprinkles- so easy for such a darling (and delicious) treat.

5 Cute And Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes

Christmas Tree Cookie Stacks

Here’s another recipe where you can just make any basic cookie in the flavor of your choice. Roll the dough balls into three different sizes- small, medium, and large. Once they bake, squeeze a generous portion of green icing on top of the large size cookie, and place a medium size cookie on top. Then repeat but with the small cookie. A little green icing on the top and some sprinkles on the sides, and you have a truly special Christmas snack.

Melted Snowman Cookies

These cookies are so cute and creative that they made me gasp and giggle when I saw them! I know my son would get a kick out of these and can’t wait to make them to give to our friends. You use a marshmallow for the snowman head, then simply draw on a face and a scarf with icing. They are almost too cute to eat!

Jenna Lombardi
Jenna Lombardi
Jenna Lombardi currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, Andrew, and their two children, Aaron and Clare. She loves to travel (even with kids!), find a good bargain, and enjoys an iced chai latte with soy milk every now and then. When she’s not wrangling the kids at the playground or the zoo, she can be found practicing hand lettering, reading about pregnancy and natural childbirth, or testing out a new recipe in the kitchen.