Five Easy Christmas Cookies

A roundup of our five Easy Christmas Cookies to help you make the most of the holiday season. Pack up a tin of these for a sweet and thoughtful Christmas gift!   


Welcome to this week's episode of The GFG Bake Off!

Or at least that's what my little kitchen feels like around the holiday season and you know what... I LOVE IT. I don't think there is anything that can beat homemade Christmas cookies, so when Yankee Candle asked me to create a post centered around what to give co-workers for Christmas, I knew exactly what to do! 

This year, I am going to be winning some major points with my own co-workers by gifting these amazing 3-wick candles paired with a tin of homemade Christmas cookies. I fell in love with the gorgeous designs on this year's 3-wick candle (especially this one!) and think they make the absolute perfect gift for co-workers, friends, or family. I know I would be beyond thrilled to receive one! 

I always love adding a special homemade touch to gifts, so I made all of my favorite Christmas cookies, added a beautiful candle on top of each cookie tin, and tied them up with velvet bows. Ta-da! The perfect co-worker Christmas gift!  

To make it easy for you, I've listed my favorite easy Christmas cookies below. So in the bake off spirit...

Ready, set, bake! 


Christmas cookies surrounding a Yankee Candle Christmas candle



First, let’s talk…

Tips to Making Any Easy Christmas Cookies

  1. Spoon and level your flour - Measuring your flour correctly is the most important part when making cookies! Too much flour and you’ll end up with hockey pucks, which we definitely do not want. The most accurate way to measure your flour when baking is by spooning and leveling. If you aren’t familiar with this, all you do is take a spoon and scoop the flour into your measuring cup. You want the flour to be fluffy and not packed down so simply scoop it into your measuring up and do not pack it down! When your measuring cup is full, simply run the back of a knife over top of the measuring cup to knock off any excess flour. 
  2. Don’t skip chilling your dough - Allowing your cookie dough to chill for the allotted amount of time solidifies the butter in the dough. This keeps the cookies from spreading too much while they are baking, giving you the perfect Christmas cookies!
  3. Roll between wax paper - I learned this trick not too long ago and it is heaven! Place your chilled dough between two sheets of wax paper. One under the dough and one on top, so your rolling pin never actually touches the dough. This helps you avoid using more flour and makes the rolling process a breeze!


Yankee Candle christmas candle on top of a tin of christmas cookies tied with velvet ribbon as a gift

Five Easy Christmas Cookies


1. Christmas Tree Cookies

‘Tis the season for Christmas Tree Cookies! This recipe is made with simple ingredients and frosted with a luxurious Peppermint Buttercream. It makes for the perfect cut out Christmas cookie!

Peppermint buttercream recipe on christmas tree cookies on black background



2. Thumbprint Cookies

This classic vanilla almond Master Thumbprint Cookies Recipe is the perfect base to fill with your favorite jam or filling! 

Round and rectangular thumbprint cookies on black backdrop



3. Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

These Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are dipped in white chocolate and sprinkled with crushed candy canes. This Christmas cookie recipe is sure to be a holiday favorite!

dark chocolate cookies dipped in white chocolate and topped with crushed peppermint on gold cooling rack and white cake stand on black and white check tablecloth



4. Snickerdoodle Cake Balls

These Snickerdoodle Cake Balls are an easy and delicious holiday treat! All of the cinnamon sugar goodness of a snickerdoodle cookie mixed with cream cheese and covered in white chocolate. 

snickerdoodle cake balls with red and green sprinkles on white marble background



5. Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Perfectly chewy Chocolate Peppermint Cookies topped with the best peppermint buttercream. This recipe is sure to be a mint lovers favorite Christmas cookie! 

chocolate peppermint cookies on dark backdrop with red bow



BONUS! Peppermint Buttercream

This fluffy white Peppermint Buttercream Recipe is one to bookmark. The sweet peppermint flavoring makes it the perfect soft frosting for any holiday cookie!

chocolate peppermint cookies on dark backdrop with red bow

A special thank you to Yankee Candle for sponsoring this post! I could not be more thrilled to be considered a Yankee Candle Ambassador for 2020! As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you so much for supporting the brands that make Going For Grace possible! 



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Did you make any Easy Christmas Cookies this holiday season?

I can’t wait to hear what you think of these easy Christmas cookies! When you make them, be sure to leave an amazing review in the comments below or tag #goingforgrace on social!



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I'm Lauren, creator here at by Lauren Cermak! My husband Michael and I live in Knoxville, Tennessee. I'm into classic style, British baking shows, TBR piles, and pretty finds. My motto is dress like Kate, work like Reese, and entertain like Martha. If you get that, consider us quick friends!

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