‘Tis the season for baking cookies and all sorts of delicious holiday treats. Whether you’re looking for Christmas Cookie Challenge Recipes or just a tasty Christmas Cookie Recipe to make for the family, you’ve come to the right place.
We’ve gathered a list of favorite Christmas cookie recipes including chocolate crinkle cookies, Christmas cut out cookies, molasses cookies, and even a festive Santa cookie.
These festive cookies will win over any heart and possibly even help you win that Christmas cookie contest!
What is a Christmas Cookie Challenge?
A Christmas Cookie Challenge is usually held this time of the year around the holidays and is typically a contest where bakers will make their best Christmas cookies in hopes to win the challenge for having the best holiday cookies. There’s also typically a prize involved.
What You Need for to Complete a Christmas Cookie Challenge
Your favorite holiday cookie recipe
Christmas cookie tray (for displaying your sweet treats)
Ways to Stand Out in A Christmas Cookie Challenge
While some opt for more traditional holiday cookies, others take their Christmas cookie to the next level. Ways you can do this are by using:
Making the cookies in Festive Shapes using Christmas Cookie Cutters
Any other festive flavors and colors to help bring your cookie platter to life!
You’ll also need a bit of holiday cookie-making skills and a dash of holiday spirit!
The Best Christmas Cookie Challenge Recipes
Our favorite Christmas Cookie Challenge Recipes that will fulfill any holiday baking wishlist and even help you win those Christmas cookie contests!
These Grinch Cookies are the ultimate holiday cookie. They have a soft, gooey texture, are colored to the perfect shade of Grinch-green and topped with powdered sugar and a tiny red heart sprinkle. They are so perfect, you'll never need another Christmas cookie recipe again!
These Hot Chocolate Cookies have since become one of the most popular cookie recipes on Love From The Oven. Hot Chocolate Cookies are perfect Christmas cookies and are great cookie for cookie exchanges.
These Gingerbread Cookies are so delicious! These would be a great addition to a Christmas party, on a dessert table, or a Holiday Cookie Exchange. They’re crunchy and a little chewy, and the Butter Cream Frosting is so sweet and creamy it melts in your mouth, and adds a wonderful finish to this cookie.
These festive Pinwheel Sugar Cookies just might be the best Christmas cookie recipe ever! They’re made with a simple sugar cookie dough, and the beautiful red, white, and green spiral design is surprisingly easy to make.
This Christmas Cake Mix Cookies recipe is the easiest and quickest way to bake your holiday cookies because it combines 4 simple ingredients with a box of cake mix using only one bowl and requires no chilling!
These cookies are so soft and moist. I love how they are perfectly fudgy along with just the right intensity of chocolate flavor (as to not overpower the peppermint flavor and the cream cheese frosting).