Easy Christmas Cookies Recipe

Best Christmas cookies recipes

Get festive with a batch of homemade Christmas biscuits and cookies to give as gifts or enjoy at home in front of the fire. Bake everything from easy gingerbread cookies for kids, to grown-up dark chocolate florentines

Want some Christmas baking inspiration? We’ve got plenty of fun, festive cookie ideas to keep everyone occupied over the Christmas holidays. Make our easy spiced biscuits for a beautiful decoration to hang from the tree – if you don’t eat them first, that is! Also, check out more favourites, from gingerbread cookies and florentines, to chocolate crinkle cookies and shortbread. These homemade biscuits also make perfect Christmas gifts for over the season.


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Easy Christmas cookie recipes

Christmas cookies

Use festive ingredients to make these impressive cookies, held together with a decadent pistachio buttercream. Edd Kimber is obsessed with creating the perfect chocolate cookies (check out his Instagram), so try this expert recipe, or more of his baking recipes here.

Spiced Christmas biscuits

Our festive biscuits make perfect edible Christmas decorations to hang from your tree or mantle. You can leave them out for Santa, or wrap them up as a gift – the possibilities are endless!


These crunchy biscuits would make a great afternoon treat. Hang them from ribbons as an edible Christmas tree decoration, or stack them on a plate and enjoy with a comforting cup of tea.

Gingerbread Advent cookies

Make your own gingerbread Advent biscuits with iced number designs for Christmas using this easy recipe. Eat them once a day, or all at once!

Christmas shortbread with ginger

These crumbly triple-ginger shortbread cookies are perfect for Christmas, to share with family and friends, or just to eat yourself!

Chocolate crinkle cookies

Want a light yet satisfying snack to keep you going through the Christmas holidays? This recipe from Edd Kimber makes some seriously good chocolate crinkle biscuits. With a rich, fudgy centre and sugar-dusted exterior, these dainty cookies make the perfect treat to enjoy with a cup of coffee.

Christmas ice cream sandwich

Try these festive chocolate chip cookie sandwiches with homemade mincemeat ice cream. This gluten-free recipe is super-fun to make with children, and a great way to jazz up any homemade cookies.

This giant cookie pizza is super-easy to make, and great fun for kids. Crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside, this giant cookie makes a good homemade Christmas gift for family and friends. Try our unique homemade food gifts for Christmas to treat your loved ones.


Apricot and white chocolate cookies

These apricot and white chocolate cookies are really easy to make, but taste delicious. They are ideal for a bit of festive baking, and only take 40 minutes.

Stem ginger cookie sandwiches

Check out these soft, gingerbread-like cookies with creamy white chocolate ganache. These cookies make a great sweet treat to have after your Christmas dinner on the big day.

White chocolate, tahini and pretzel cookies

Tahini gives a lovely sweet-and-salty kick to these crisp, grown-up cookies, while pretzels add extra crunch. An alternative festive treat with some unique flavours.

Caramelised white chocolate florentines

Ready in just 20 minutes, our florentine biscuits are the perfect alternative to your mince pie. White chocolate can be very sweet, so caramelising it gives it a toffee-like dimension – think posh Caramac bars, but festive.

Chocolate, meringue and walnut cookies

These dark-and-white-chocolate meringue cookies are an easy afternoon treat, crisp on the outside and soft and gooey in the middle – a sweet treat to enjoy with a mulled wine or hot chocolate.

Pistachio swirl biscuits

Made with cocoa and pistachio, these nutty treats are quick and easy to bake. They also look really pretty, so make a grown-up stocking filler for your friends.