12 Christmas Cookies that Aren't Boring - Melted Snowman Bark

12 Christmas Cookies that Aren’t Boring

Whether you’re attending a cookie exchange party or looking for a new, creative recipe, these 12 Christmas cookies are playful, festive and delicious!

12 Christmas Cookies that Aren't Boring - Red Velvet Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies

1. Red Velvet Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookie

Red velvet anything is acceptable year-round, but these Red Velvet Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies are pretty and festive and covered in a glistening sugared dust, perfect for Christmastime. So this year, skip the regular thumbprint cookies and whip up a cream cheese red velvet batch for a holiday twist.

 

12 Christmas Cookies that Aren't Boring - Gingerbread Gooey Butter Cookies

2. Gingerbread Gooey Butter Cookies

You had me at “gooey butter!” These spiced and tender Gingerbread Gooey Butter Cookies are made from scratch and will melt in your mouth. These are not your average sugar cookie (not that there’s anything wrong with those), so they’ll be a pleasant surprise at that holiday party or cookie exchange.

 

12 Christmas Cookies that Aren't Boring - Slow Cooker Sea Salt Chocolate Almond Clusters

3. Slow Cooker Sea Salt Chocolate Almond Clusters

It’s not Christmas without nuts and chocolate. So we present these
Slow Cooker Sea Salt Chocolate Almond Clusters
! With only four ingredients and made in the Crock Pot, these are so easy and delicious—and no baking required.

 

12 Christmas Cookies that Aren't Boring - Apple Crisp Cookie Cups

4. Apple Crisp Cookie Cups

I won’t lie, these take a lot of ingredients and time, so you have to be ready to dive into this recipe for Apple Crisp Cookie Cups! But trust us, these hand-held oatmeal cookie cups filled with homemade apple pie filling and topped with a sugar glaze are totally worth it.

 

12 Christmas Cookies that Aren't Boring - Grinch Christmas Cookies

5. Grinch Christmas Cookies

Grinch Christmas Cookies are the perfect treat for the kiddos! These green Christmas cookies with “three sizes too small” red hearts will delight children of all ages. And since they’re so easy to make using a box of vanilla cake mix, grown-ups will appreciate them just as much.

 

12 Christmas Cookies that Aren't Boring - Stained Glass Cookies

6. Stained Glass Cookies

How beautiful and creative are these Stained Glass Cookies? And they’re so much easier to make than they look. Use your favorite sugar cookie recipe, and crush up some cherry, apple and blue raspberry Jolly Rancher candies for the windows, and voila! A stunning cookie for all your upcoming parties.

12 Christmas Cookies that Aren't Boring -Leg Lamp Christmas Cookies

7. Leg Lamp Christmas Cookies

These Leg Lamp Christmas Cookies are pretty frag-ee-lay, so be careful when handling them. Just kidding—the hardest part about this recipe is making frosting fishnets with a toothpick. But everyone will get a huge “kick” out of these cookies modeled after their favorite holiday movie.

12 Christmas Cookies that Aren't Boring - Sparkly Pastel Meringue Wreath Ornament Cookies

8. Sparkly Pastel Meringue Wreath Ornament Cookies

Dainty and girly, these Sparkly Pastel Meringue Wreath Ornament Cookies really stand out among all the holiday red and green, and they only use four ingredients. But they’re still festive, and better yet—you can use them as decorations, and then eat them!

12 Christmas Cookies that Aren't Boring - Jameson Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

9. Jameson Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

With whiskey, mint and chocolate, we say these Jameson Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies totally pass as Christmas cookies (whether or not they were intended to be). You can actually taste the booze in this recipe, so any Irish whiskey fan will enjoy them.

12 Christmas Cookies that Aren't Boring - Melted Snowman Bark

10. Melted Snowman Bark

This Melted Snowman Bark made me laugh out loud. I love this idea and I’m sure kids would, too. And even though these aren’t necessarily “cookies,” white chocolate is delicious so we’re giving these a pass. And also, they’re just adorable.

12 Christmas Cookies that Aren't Boring - Chai Sugar Cookies with Eggnog Glaze

11. Chai Sugar Cookies with Eggnog Glaze

These Chai Sugar Cookies with Eggnog Glaze takes sugar cookies to a whole new level. It’s the classy grown-up version, if you will. With a packet of chai tea for intense flavor and a powdered-sugar icing, these sweet treats do not mess around.

12 Christmas Cookies that Aren't Boring - Polar Bear Cookies

12. Polar Bear Cookies

With just four ingredients, but at max cuteness, we highly recommend these Polar Bear Cookies. They make a fun activity for you and the kiddos, and are even more fun to eat.