If you’re not among the talented cookie makers, no worries! These Christmas Cookie Challenge Recipes are fun, easy, and sure to get you into the holiday spirit. Enter a Christmas cookie contest with confidence using any of the recipes below!
THIS ROUNDUP FEATURES SOME OF THE BEST CHRISTMAS COOKIES FEATURING HOLIDAY FLAVORS AND BEAUTIFUL FESTIVE SHAPES.
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CLASSIC CHRISTMAS COOKIES ARE EASIER TO MAKE THAN YOU MAY THINK AND THESE EASY CHRISTMAS COOKIE RECIPES ARE HERE TO HELP!
America’s best cookie makers that are typically featured on the Food Network’s Christmas Cookie Challenge make cookie baking look both easy and difficult at the same time.
After watching a few episodes, you may feel inspired only to quickly realize that you may not have half of the kitchen gadgets they used, let alone the ingredients they used. Luckily, with the roundup, you can make your own contest-worthy batch of cookies.
Grab your cookie platter, these easy recipes, and get ready to show off your baking skills on social media!
BELOW ARE SOME OF THE BEST RECIPES I COULD FIND AND A GREAT WAY TO BAKE SWEET TREATS YOU CAN BE PROUD OF.
Although I don’t consider myself to be a contest-winning dessert baker, I am proud of my 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies that I’ve been baking since I was a kid.
As a matter of fact, these cookies caused an argument between me and one of my elementary school teachers. Fast forward to today, and these are still arguably made the same way now as they were then. Even more so, I now have a few more cookie recipes under my belt that I’m excited to try and share with you as well!
COOKIE RECIPES FOR THE CHOCOLATE LOVERS
These recipes all have one thing in common – chocolate.
1. Double Chocolate M&M Christmas Cookies
Source: Double Chocolate M&M Christmas Cookies by Sweet and Savory Food
I think it’s safe to say that the highlight of these cookies isn’t just the double chocolate, but the festive-colored M&Ms. The holidays are the perfect time for incorporating these little candies into your favorite dessert.
2. Mint Chocolate Chip
Source: Mint Chocolate Chip by Upstate Ramblings
Mint and chocolate have always been two flavors that pair well together, especially in a cookie. Make these easy mint chocolate chip cookies and add them to your Christmas cookie tray.
3. Chocolate Peppermint Cream Cookies
Source: Chocolate Peppermint Cream Cookies by Upstate Ramblings
Crushed candy canes or peppermint candies are mixed in cream cookie filling that are then assembled and resemble sandwich cookies. These are sure to hit a sweet spot.
4. Green Mint Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Source: Green Mint Chocolate Sandwich Cookies by Julie’s Eats & Treats
If you’re a big fan of the oatmeal cream pies then you’ll fall in love with these green mint chocolate sandwich cookies. And the best part is they are super easy to make.
5. Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint Cookies
Source: Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint Cookies by Julie’s Eats and Treats
Each thumprint cookie is filled with cherries then drizzled with chocolate icing. There are three different types of chocolate going on with these cookies and they look delicious.
6. Chocolate Crinkle Christmas Cookies
Source: Chocolate Crinkle Christmas Cookies by Julie’s Eats and Treats
Crinkle cookies are typically a big hit, especially around the holidays. They call for minimal ingredients and a short cooking time.
7. White Chocolate Dipped Red Velvet Cookies
Source: White Chocolate Dipped Red Velvet Cookies by Cooking Classy
Although these are red velvet cookies, they are dipped in delicious white chocolate with added festive-colored sprinkles. These make for a great Christmas gift.
More Christmas Cookie Challenge Recipes Ideas
Below are several more cookie challenge recipes to try.
1. Raspberry Sparkle Pinwheels
Source: Raspberry Sparkle Pinwheels by Upstate Ramblings
These pinwheels may not be your traditional holiday cookies but they are sure to be a crowd favorite. There is minimal prep and making these are super easy.
2. Snowflake Cookies
Source: Snowflake Cookies by Erren’s Kitchen
These look like they came straight out of a magazine and yours will too. Follow the easy tutorial to make your own batch for your next cookie challenge or holiday party.
3. Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies
Source: Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies by Suburban Simplicity
All holiday cookies don’t have to feature decorative shapes and colors of the season. Sometimes you can pull out a flavor of the season, like butterscotch.
4. Chalkboard Christmas Cookies
Source: Chalkboard Christmas Cookies by The Seaside Baker
Chalkboard cookies are the best way to write your favorite holiday message or greeting all while showing off your cookie-making skills. These also make great gifts.
5. Santa Sugar Cookies
Source: Santa Sugar Cookies by Six Sisters’ Stuff
These Santa cookies are sure to catch the eye of the judges thanks to chocolate chip eyes, red hot noses, and coconut beards. This is a Santa Claus cookie that your kids will enjoy helping with.
6. DIY Buckeyes
Source: DIY Buckeyes by Joyfully Thriving
These are another big holiday hit so having a recipe like this on hand is a must. Be sure to make a tall order of these as they are sure to go fast.
7. Christmas Meringues
Source: Christmas Meringues by The Bewitchin’ Kitchen
Have you ever wanted to make your own meringues? Here’s a simple recipe that yields a beautiful cookies the first time you try!
8. Holiday Blossom Sugar Cookies
Source: Holiday Blossom Sugar Cookies by Hersheyland
These sugar cookies say all things holidays with their cute swirly colors and white chocolate Hershey’s kiss in the center. Grab your kids to help with these too.
9. Christmas Tree Cookies
Source: Christmas Tree Cookies by Tara Teaspoon
Create your own edible Christmas trees with this simple recipe. You are sure to look like a pro after making a batch of these!
DON’T FORGET TO PIN THESE CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHALLENGE RECIPES FOR LATER:
OTHER COOKIE RECIPE IDEAS
- If you’re looking for a sweet (and healthy) treat to have in the morning, try these Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cookies. They’re so good!
- These Pink Sweeties are ideal for Valentine’s Day but can be enjoyed any time of the year. They are pretty addicting, so beware!
- Do your kids like to leave cookies for Santa? Here’s a Santa Cookie Tray craft project to make so they’ll have something to serve the milk and cookies on.