Favorite Christmas Cookies

By Kate Riley December 15, 2016

Hello all! This week has been crazy for me and I’m sure for you too! All that last minute rushing around to get ready for Christmas and a party this weekend. Since we’re hosting a few friends at our house on Sunday I’m busy baking up some favorite cookies on Friday.

I try not to bake most of the year but at Christmas I don’t hold back. Everyone loooooved these Sea Salt Caramel Fudge last year, and they package well for gifts so I’ll be making these again.


Lime Snowball cookies are a refreshing twist on the classic Mexican Wedding cookie and another favorite of mine.


These Apricot Almond Shortbread cookies are the ones my friends love to nosh on so I’ll be making them too.



I also baked these Almond Joy Cookies by Time Out Mom this week and they were a huge hit so I’m planning on making more for the get together.


I’m looking for one more great cookie to bake and share this weekend, something new and tasty, and I’d love to know what your go to favorites are. If you’d be so kind to recommend your favorite in the comments, I’d love it!!


  1. This is my family’s favorite: Spread peanut butter between two Ritz crackers. There is no right or wrong amount. Dip in melted but not hot hot almond bark. (I melt in microwave.) Place on parchment lined cookie sheets and put in refrigerator to set. Remove from cookie sheets and keep in container in fridge…. if they last that long! So easy and delicious. You could decorate with sprinkles, etc., too, if you do so before refrigerating.

  2. I did a round up of some of my fav cookies a couple of weeks ago. Like you, I don’t do much baking the rest of the year but come November, watch out!

    Here’s the link http://foxdenrd.com/how-to-pack-ship-cookies-and-my-fav-cookie-recipes/

    It looks like I may have copied the coconut cookies from momstimeout, although I got the recipe from a friend who said her mother made them growing up. Love those too!

    My personal fav are the macaroons. After making them you’ll have egg yolks which you can use to easily make lemon curd and fill the macaroons with it. That and some kind of raspberry or strawberry jam makes a lovely holiday presentation too. And if you’re looking for a cookie that goes great with coffee, the Greek lemon ones are my pick.

    I’m going to check out the ones you posted Kate. It’s below freezing here today so it’s a good day to stay in and bake :)

    Happy baking!

  3. Thanks for the recipes!! They look great – with a new puppy, a broken finger, and now a sore throat…i can use all the help i can get….

  4. This is my Mom’s recipe for peanut butter kiss cookies. They’re different than most because they don’t have any flour. WHAT????
    1 18 oz. jar peanut butter, smooth good quality
    1 1/4 cups sugar
    2 eggs, beaten
    48 unwrapped kisses
    flour for hands; can be regular or gluten free

    Preheat oven to 375
    Mix together peanut butter, sugar and eggs. The dough will be sticky.
    With floured hands, roll dough into 1″ balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
    Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes until tops are cracked. Remove from oven, place a kiss on each. Let cool on sheets for 2 minutes, then move to racks to cool. These are amazing-like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup!

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