It’s the most wonderful time of the year … and the sweetest too! We can’t get enough of Christmas cookies — after all, there are just so many kinds to try. And to make that easier, our Woman’s World test kitchen pros have worked their holiday magic, creating cookies that prep up super-fast with just a few ingredients. So you can pick your favorite or whip up a whole bunch for a treat exchange. Just keep scrolling for our best-ever easy Christmas cookie recipes with few ingredients!
12 easy Christmas cookie recipes with few ingredients
Our merry and bright cookies are perfect for Santa or treating yourself as you’re wrapping up your last-minute gifts. For even more make-and-take treats, check out our recipes for Christmas brownies. And click through for all things Christmas.
1. Snowflake Sandwich Cookies
These coconut-infused buttery bites layered with fruity jam are guaranteed to melt in your mouth.
2. Red and Green Nut Balls
Finishing these delights with a dip in decorating sugar ensures a satisfyingly sweet crunch in every bite.
3. Pastel Holiday Meringue Cookies
Everyone’s sure to be sweet on these light-as-air bites — they’re gluten-free!
4. Apricot Sandwich Cutouts
These sweet butter cookies layered with fruity jam are perfect served with a cup of tea on a snowy afternoon.
5. Coconut Thumbprints
A double dose of coconut and fruity jam ensure these delights won’t last long.
6. Chocolate Crinkles
Molasses replaces brown sugar and enhances the chewy goodness of these classic crackly treats.
7. Almond Holiday Cookies
We beat a touch of honey and almond flavor into the butter to add natural sweetness to these nutty wafers.
8. Chocolate Chip Oat Cookie Gift Jars
Our layered gift jars are the perfect present for anyone with a sweet tooth — or make a batch to treat yourself.
9. Peppermint Marshmallow Cookies
For a pretty (and pretty easy!) holiday treat, we covered these cookies in white chocolate, and using Mallomars creates a deliciously soft center.
10. Chocolate Blossom Cookies
We jazzed up sugar cookie dough with rich melted chocolate to create these 5-ingredient bites.
11. White Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Cookies
No one will guess these wow-worthy sweets start with store-bought sugar cookie mix— we like to dip them in white chocolate and seasonal sprinkles, but you can use crushed nuts or whatever topping you’d like.
12. Lemon-Kissed Sugar Cookies
Low-fuss and big on flavor, these starry wonders get extra pizzazz from a sprinkle of lemon zest.
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