11/17/2014 01:31 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

10 Christmas Cookies You Should Try this Holiday Season!

Christmas is coming and for many, Christmas means COOKIES. Whether you participate in cookie exchange, give cookies to neighbors or just eat them yourselves, cookies make people feel festive. Pull out a plate of homemade cookies at a Christmas party or when a friend stops by for coffee and you will almost always get a smile in return.

Here are a few cookies that are perfect for the Christmas season. Just click on the recipe title to get the full recipe.


Chocolate Chip and Pecan Snowballs

Old-fashioned and delicious, these snowballs were my submission to the neighborhood cookie exchange last year. I love that they have a nostalgic feel and they freeze beautifully. Not too sweet, they go wonderfully with your afternoon coffee.


Photo used with permission from Maija's Mommy Moments

Easy Sven the Reindeer Cookies

Love Frozen? Love reindeer? Check out these adorable and super easy reindeer cookies from Maija's Mommy Moments. Want to make Rudolf cookies instead? Just use red M&Ms.


Photo used with permission from Doing All the Things

After Eight Chocolate Mint Cookies

Chocolate mint is a delicious combination any time but it always makes me think of Christmas. I love After Eight mints with their dark chocolate coating. YUM! I think I will be making these decadent cookies from Doing All the Things Christmas.


Photo used with permission from Ruff Ruminations

Lemon Angel Wing Cookies

Though these cookies from Ruff Ruminations are a bit time consuming, they are worth it! Light and lemony, Angel Wings are also egg free in case you have someone with allergies to bake for.


No-Bake Peanut Butter Crunchies

Delicious does not always have to mean time consuming. These delicious peanut butter crunchies come together in less than ten minutes. Have a bit of extra time? Drizzle them with chocolate for an even more decadent treat.


Photo used with permission from A Pretty Life

Mint Chocolate Chip Blizzard Cookies

Did I mention that chocolate and mint is an amazing flavor combination? I did? Good! These pretty and delicious cookies from A Pretty Life are the perfect Christmas cookie. Make half the batch and enjoy them today and freeze the other half of the dough to bake later. YUM!


Photo used with permission from Home to Heather

Peppermint Sparkles

Love mint but not so much the chocolate? Check out these pretty pink Peppermint Sparkles from Home to Heather. They are also easy enough for little ones to help.


Photo used with permission from Doing All the Things

Crispy Crunch Cookies

Crispy Crunch is full of delicious crunchy, peanut buttery goodness. So when you wrap that goodness in butter cookie dough? Winner, winner chicken dinner! If you can't find Crispy Crunch bars near you (like in the U.S.), a Butterfinger would work too.


Photo used with permission from Maija's Mommy Moments

Grandma's Whipped Shortbread

Shortbread has always scared me but I must try to make this whipped shortbread recipe from Maija's Mommy Moments this Christmas. So buttery and delicious!


Saltine Caramel Chocolate Crunch

Around here, this decadent treat is lovingly called "Crack". Basically because you will eat it all until it is gone because it is very, very addictive. Make a few batches, package them up and you will be everyone's favorite friend. Yes, it is that good.

Ten Christmas Cookie Recipes to Try

What are your favorite Christmas cookies?