To truly enjoy holiday baking as a family, recipes should be fast, simple, and fun. Are there easy Christmas cookie recipes where everyone can be involved and enjoy the process? No-Bake Peanut Butter Snowballs mix up in minutes, with melted chocolate, sprinkles, and no need for the oven. Master these easy cookie recipes for kids and keep your Christmas baking merry! 

Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes That Put the Happy in Holidays

Simple ingredients and basic techniques make these easy Christmas cookie recipes ideal for family baking. But just because they’re easy doesn’t mean they aren’t special; each has a little something extra that lends some holiday sparkle!

Thick and Chewy White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Simple Christmas cookie recipes can tweak an old favorite with a few holiday additions. Instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips, dried cranberries and white chocolate chips give this recipe some Christmas color with a sweet and tart contrast. The dough requires no chilling and the cookies are baked in under 10 minutes, making them perfect for impatient taste-testers.

Ingredients:

  • Flour
  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Cinnamon
  • White chocolate chips
  • Dried cranberries

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3-Ingredient Holiday Thumbprints

Thumbprints are traditional Christmas cookies that can be time-consuming to prepare. This recipe uses premade sugar cookie dough and icing, transforming them into easy Christmas cookies kids can make. Younger ones will enjoy rolling the dough into balls and poking a hole in the center, while older kids will love piping in the icing. Craving some extra sparkle? Roll the unbaked cookies in sanding sugar before baking or add sprinkles when they’re warm from the oven.

Ingredients:

  • Premade sugar cookie dough
  • Flour
  • Red and green cookie icing

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Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Easy Christmas cookie recipes don’t always have shortcuts, but that doesn’t make them difficult. This cookie dough is made from scratch with extra-dark Dutch cocoa powder and peppermint extract. But even the youngest bakers can have fun decorating them in an assembly line. Dipping the cookies in melted white candy and crushing and sprinkling candy canes provides everyone with a fun and easy job. 

Ingredients:

  • Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Peppermint extract
  • White candy melts
  • Candy canes

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Peanut Butter Snowballs

Looking for easy Christmas cookies to make with kids where the oven isn’t required? These peanut butter snowballs make for no-bake success. Basic peanut butter is enhanced with graham crackers, butter, and maple syrup to make a thick paste that’s easily rolled into balls. Dip the balls in white chocolate, add a dash of holiday sprinkles, and after ten minutes in the refrigerator, they’re ready to devour.

Ingredients:

  • Peanut butter
  • Maple syrup
  • Graham cracker crumbs
  • White chocolate
  • Holiday sprinkles

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Drop Style Christmas Sugar Cookies

If you have a family of sprinkle-lovers, this recipe is for you. While traditional sugar cookie dough is rolled and cut, these unique Christmas cookies are scooped and dropped, making them ideal for young bakers. Before they hit the pan, be sure to add extra sprinkles to the dough for maximum holiday color. And speaking of extra, a few more sprinkles on the tops of warm cookies never hurt anyone.

Ingredients:

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Holiday sprinkles

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