21 Holiday Cookie Recipes for Santa (Or Your Family…)

If you leave out cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve, do you make your own cookies? If you need some inspo, here are holiday cookie recipes that are perfect to leave out for Santa…

YUM! These holiday cookies will be fun to make and get your family together. You can make it a family tradition!

Check out our favorites below…there are some really unique cookies!

Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms

Chocolate Peppermint Blossom Cookies are loaded with rich chocolate and peppermint and topped with a Candy Cane-flavored Hershey’s Kiss. The perfect holiday cookies for mint (and chocolate) lovers everywhere!

Milk & Cookies Bars

Easy one pot cookies bars with light and fluffy milk buttercream to leave for the big guy! Mr. Claus (and everyone else) is going to love these Milk and Cookie Bars (for Santa!).

Candy Cane Cookies

Soft and chewy, you’ll adore the flavor of chocolate mingled with crushed candy cane that you’ll get with every delicious bite.

Christmas Lights Cookies

Christmas Lights Cookies with a small batch of royal icing and mini M&Ms as Christmas Lights. 

Grinch Mint Cookies

These Grinch Mint Cookies are a must for any upcoming holiday baking. They are absolutely amazing! Perfect for cookie exchanges and sweet treats!

Amish Sugar Cookies

Candy cane sugar cookies are the perfect treat for Santa. This Amish candy cane sugar cookie recipe is so easy to make with no rolling required.

Snowmen Meringue Cookies

Santa will love these snowman-shaped Vegan Meringue Cookies. They are sweet, crisp, airy and completely adorable! 

Peppermint Hot Fudge Thumbs

Buttery chocolate thumbprint cookies filled with a dollop of peppermint spiked hot fudge and a sprinkling of crushed candy canes.

Christmas Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

Christmas Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies, with Buttercream Icing, are colorful, sweet, buttery shortbread thumbprint cookies, covered in red and green sprinkles and topped with either red, green, or white buttercream frosting! Santa will love them!

Coconut Sugar Cookies

These are the best coconut sugar cookies with sprinkles you’ll ever have! Our cut out cookie recipe requires no chill time and are decorated for Christmas. You can dive into them in 40 minutes.

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Santa’s favorite cookies are the classic chocolate chip cookie! And this is the BEST recipe you’ll find! Soft, chewy, and loaded with chocolate chips and specks of crushed chocolate, you’ll be sneaking the cookies before he does!

Whipped Shortbread Cookies

4 ingredient whipped shortbread cookies are amazing, melt-in-your-mouth, quick and easy!

Buttery Popcorn Cookies

These decadent Buttery Popcorn Cookies combine irresistible brown sugar cookies and crunchy salted popcorn and I don’t think life can get any better.

Snowball Cookies with Kisses

Snowball Cookies are perfect Christmas cookies. They have a cute festive name, they’re super easy to make, and they’re a total crowd-pleaser, so everyone’s happy when they show up on a cookie plate.

Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

The ultimate chewy ginger molasses cookies that are crispy and cracked on the outside with a chewy inside are the perfect pairing with a cold glass of milk.

Oatmeal White Chocolate Cookies

Oatmeal White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are full of holiday sweetness. These cookies mix together oats with white chocolate chips, peppermint M&Ms and crushed candy cane along with peppermint extract. Santa is going to love these cookies! 

Chocolate Dipped Hazelnut Biscoti

Perfect for dunking, these Chocolate-Dipped Hazelnut Biscotti get their flavor from hazelnut liqueur & toasted hazelnuts!

Vegan Thumb Print Cookies

Vegan Thumbprint Cookies – The combination of tart jam and a buttery-sweet crumb is pure bliss in every bite.

Tripple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect companion for a cup of milk. This recipe is classic, just like Santa.

Chocolate Cringle Cookies

Dusted with powdered sugar, Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are a soft, chewy, and delicious Christmas favorite.

Red & Green Pinwheel Cookies

These old-fashioned Christmas pinwheel cookies are soft, delicious, and really fun to make!

Whether you’re making these for your family to give to Santa or just for at home snacks, these make festive treats that will have your home feeling like Christmas!

If you know other yummy holiday recipes, drop them in the comments below…

We hope you have a happy and safe holiday with your family.

From our family to yours, iFamliyKC