The Christmas season is here, and I’m excited to share these delightful, easy Christmas cookie recipes with few ingredients.
These easy Christmas cookies are perfect for those like me who love baking but have little time and always prepare them at the last minute.
While homemade recipes can be delicious, they don’t all need to be overly fussy. Sometimes, the simplest recipes using minimal ingredients taste just amazing.
So, this season, I’m keeping it easy with this collection of easy Christmas cookie recipes, perfect for busy bakers.
HOW SOON BEFORE CHRISTMAS CAN I MAKE COOKIES?
Most chilled and bar cookies can be made up to 1 week before Christmas without losing much freshness.
Take care to store them properly in an airtight container so they maintain their shape and texture.
Cookies with buttercream or ganache frostings should be made at most 3-4 days ahead since the frostings can become too soft. Soft and chewy cookies are best if eaten within 3-4 days.
Harder biscotti-style cookies will stay fresh for 1-2 weeks.
TIP – KEEP HOMEMADE COOKIES FRESH LONGER
To ensure your delicious Christmas cookies to stay fresh and delicious for as long as possible, here are some helpful tips:
- Use parchment paper when baking cookies.
- Cool completely at room temperature before stacking or storing.
- To maintain their freshness, it’s best to store them in a container that seals tightly, and adding a slice can also help.
- The bread will help maintain moisture, preventing the cookies from becoming stale. Just make sure to replace the bread slice every few days. This simple trick will keep your cookies irresistibly fresh throughout the holiday season.
- If you’re storing different types of cookies together, placing a sheet of paper between each layer is an effective method to prevent them from sticking together.
40 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes With Few Ingredients
These four-ingredient Italian Pignoli Cookies are so easy to make.
Light, airy, and crisp on the outside, they will rival any bakery version.
This five ingredient cake mix cookie combines the tang of dried cranberries with the smoothness of melted white chocolate!
These 3-ingredient shortbread Christmas cookies are naturally gluten-free and melt-in-your-mouth delicious!
Everyone will love these tasty treats.
These easy, No-Bake Christmas Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookies to make for the holidays because you only need a few simple ingredients, and you don’t have to bake them!
These fluffy, soft, easy peanut butter cookies are quick and easy to make, and they require just three ingredients.
Perfect for holiday baking!
These sugar cookies are delicious and easy to make with a peppermint twist!
These five-ingredient Christmas Meringue Cookies are perfect for your holiday party!
Kids will love them.
Thumbprint cookies are a classic Christmas cookie, and these raspberry cheesecake thumbprint cookies are made with only five basic ingredients and are perfect for cookie tins!
Easy Christmas Wreath Cookies use only a few ingredients and come together fast!
These festive cookies are perfect for the holidays!
These delicate and crispy cookies are made with just a handful of ingredients.
They are perfect for festive occasions, with a nutty taste and a hint of orange zest.
Plus, they look beautiful on any cookie platter!
An easy holiday cookie recipe, these easy sugar cookies require no chilling time, making them perfect for a last-minute baking session.
Gingerbread men’s cookies are a staple during Christmas time.
With only a few ingredients and simple steps, you can create a batch of beautifully spiced cookies to fill your home with a warm and inviting aroma.
Add a touch of whimsy to your cookie tray with these eye-catching pinwheel cookies.
With their vibrant red and green swirls, they are sure to impress your guests.
Plus, they are surprisingly simple to make!
These adorable snowman-shaped cookies are as fun to make as they are to eat.
With their bite-sized goodness, they are perfect for snacking or cookie exchange.
Oreos are a crowd-pleaser, and when they’re transformed into festive Christmas cookies, they become even more irresistible.
Dip them in melted chocolate and decorate with sprinkles for a delightful treat.
An anytime minty marvel with only a handful of pantry goods needed.
Cake mix cookies are a time-saving option to quickly whip up a batch of delicious cookies.
These adorable reindeer cookies are made with a cake mix base and decorated to resemble Rudolph.
They are the perfect holiday cookie.
With just fewer ingredients – you can create delicious, melt-in-your-mouth cookies.
Nutella lovers, rejoice! These cookies combine Nutella’s rich and creamy flavors with the festive touch of candy canes.
With only five ingredients, they are a simple yet easy treat.
Capture the holiday spirit spirit with these delightful candy cane-shaped cookies.
Add a touch of elegance to your cookie platter with these pistachio cookies.
Made with ground pistachios, they have a delightful nutty flavor and a beautiful green color.
They are perfect Christmas party or gifting.
With just seven ingredients, including maraschino cherries, these cookies are a burst of flavor and holiday cheer.
#25 AMARETTI COOKIES
Transport yourself to Italy with these traditional Amaretti cookies.
With their delicate almond flavor and a dusting of powdered sugar, they are a perfect addition to any holiday cookie assortment.
Transport yourself to Greece with these buttery and crumbly Kourabiedes cookies.
You can recreate this traditional Greek treat for the holiday season with just a few simple ingredients.
#27 Anise Biscotti
Enjoy these crunchy and aromatic anise-flavored biscotti with coffee or hot chocolate.
These honey-spelled cookies are made with wholesome ingredients and a healthier option that doesn’t compromise taste.
As an Italian. These are my favorite Christmas cookie recipes and believe me, they are a true delight.
They are perfect for gifting with their vibrant green color and rich pistachio flavor.
If you’re a fan of Biscoff spread, you’ll love these buttery cookies.
With just a few ingredients, including Biscoff spread, they offer a unique and irresistible flavor.
They are perfect for sharing with loved ones.
Their icing and sprinkles will surely bring a smile to everyone’s face.
Plus, they are fun to decorate!
Combine the best of two worlds with these fudgy brownie crinkle cookies.
With their rich chocolate flavor and crackly exterior, they are truly irresistible.
They are perfect for chocolate lovers and cookie enthusiasts alike.
Take your chocolate cookies to the next level with the addition of festive M&M candies.
Peppermint and chocolate are a classic holiday combination.
These Amish Christmas cookies are a classic holiday favorite.
Made with just a few ingredients, they have a chewy texture and a comforting flavor.
This great recipe is for you if you’re a fan of soft and chewy sugar cookies.
With a dash of holiday sprinkles, these cookies are perfect for festive occasions.
#37 Ricotta Cookies
Ricotta cookies are a beloved Italian treat, especially popular during the holiday season.
These soft and tender cookies are made with ricotta cheese, giving them a unique texture and flavor.
Create edible works of art with these stunning stained glass cookies.
Hershey Kiss cookies are a classic that never goes out of style.
With their chocolatey base and Hershey’s Kiss on top, they are a simple yet delicious treat.
End your holiday baking on a sweet note with these red velvet cookies.
Their vibrant red color and rich chocolatey flavor make them a festive and decadent treat that will impress your guests.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday!