Change up your Christmas cookie game this year with these 15 fabulous Christmas cookies that will wow your friends and family!

collage of christmas cookies with text saying "15 fabulous christmas cookies"

This is one of my favorite times of year, Christmas Cookie season! The variety, the love, the flavors. I never get tired of cookies during the holidays, because it’s like a sugary and carby love bomb! I rounded up 10 of my favorite easy christmas cookie recipes that will wow your friends and family. This is a time for sharing joy, and I can’t think of a better way to do it.

It’s always hard to pick a favorite. Now that my grandmother is no longer able to spend the time and hours dedicated to making her traditional cookie platter, the torch has been passed on to me and my mom. We have taken those “Volcano Cookies” as we call them and made them part of our tradition. Czech tradition calls them Beehive cookies, but sticking to Grandma’s interpretation of them, they resemble more volcanoes than beehives.

And there is always lots of choices to make when it comes to sharing your Christmas cookies. Everyone wants their own “signature bake”, so I hope that one of these will make their way to your christmas cookie platter, too!

Peppermint Red Velvet Oreos -

Peppermint Red Velvet Oreos

Peppermint Red Velvet Oreos are going to be the top of your Christmas Cookie List! These homemade red velvet cookie oreos are just the best!

Overhead view of Pistachio Shortbread wedges on a baking sheet

Pistachio Shortbread

A buttery and flakey shortbread with pistachios and chocolate ganache.

Nutella Orange Linzer Cookies

Nutella Orange Linzer Cookies

Celebrate Christmas cookie season with an orange kissed chocolatey Linzer cookie that brings two of the best flavors together!

Easy Eggnog Gooey Butter Cookies - The ultimate Christmas cookie! -

Eggnog Gooey Butter Cookies

Get the true holiday eggnog flavor in these soft, chewy and oh so fluffy Eggnog Gooey Butter Cookies! These are the ultimate holiday cookie!

Czech Beehive Christmas Cookies

These twist on a traditional Czech beehive cookie are my family’s most prized cookie at Christmas. These Czech Volcano Cookies are a no bake cookie that are super special!

Almond Pinwheel Christmas Cookies

Put a Christmas spin on your cookies, with these almond pinwheel Christmas Cookies! They are easy for the kids to help with, and make lots to share!

Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies

Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies

If you call them Crinkle Cookies, or Gooey Butter Cookies, it make no matter because they are always the first to disappear. These cookies got the holiday treatment into Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies just in time for your holiday cookie exchanges!

Nutella Pecan Pie Bars

Nutella Pecan Pie Bars

A much easier to transport version of your favorite holiday pie, all with a little added chocolate in the bottom! These Nutella Pecan Pie Bars are going to be your go to holiday treat! 

Apricot Almond Linzer Cookies - filled with apricot preserves, these are a #christmas #cookie must have!

Apricot Almond Linzer Cookies

These apricot almond linzer cookies are a holiday cookie essential! Fill the cookies with any type of jam or seedless preserves to fit your taste.

One Bowl Marzipan Almond Jam Cookies - These can be made in the food processor to save time AND dishes!! -

One Bowl Marzipan Jam Cookies

Don’t make a mess in the kitchen! These One Bowl Quick Marzipan Jam Cookies use the bowl of one food processor and make short work of your baking adventures.

Two muffin wrappers filled with acorn cookies, on tray with hot chocolate mug

Chocolate Peanut Butter Acorn Cookies

Not only are these acorn cookies adorable, they also feature the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter for an irresistible treat!

Nutella Orange Linzer Cookies

Nutella Orange Linzer Cookies

Celebrate Christmas cookie season with an orange kissed chocolatey Linzer cookie that brings two of the best flavors together!

Chocolate Orange Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate orange shortbread cookies are perfectly crispy and pack chocolate chunks and fresh orange zest into a melt in your mouth cookie perfect for a Christmas cookie exchange.

Brown Butter Toffee Shortbread wedges with chocolate ganache drizzle

Brown Butter Toffee Shortbread with Chocolate Ganache

This easy to make treat is sinful and full of cozy holiday cheer – these Brown Butter Toffee Shortbread with Chocolate Ganache made a great holiday treat or homemade gift.

Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Perfect for Christmas gift giving, these chocolate raspberry thumbprint cookies are perfect for a cookie exchange! Cookie exchanges are back! Oh man, this time of year, with all the cookies I could possibly get my paws on makes me blissfully happy. Moreso that I get to see people again and share holiday cheer. Baking is