The Best Christmas Cookie Recipes {and 200+ Other Christmas Ideas!}

I know that you’re not all ready to move on to Christmas yet, but I love doing my Christmas planning early.  We all know that once December hits, things can get crazy!  I try to do as much Christmas prep in November as I can so I don’t feel rushed and can really just take my time and enjoy the whole process.  It then leaves December open to just enjoy my family and take in all of the Christmas spirit.

Today’s blog hop is a HUGE collection of over 200 of the best Christmas ideas.  You’ll find everything from beautiful Christmas decorating inspiration to recipes and ideas for holiday entertaining.  Since I love Christmas baking, I’m going to be starting off with some favorite Christmas cookie recipes.  I hope that you enjoy these posts and they bring you a little bit of that Christmas cheer – even if it is still the beginning of November! 🙂

The best Christmas cookie recipes! Perfect for Christmas baking or Christmas Cookie exchanges.

Christmas cookie exchanges are always a fun activity to participate in with friends and family and can become a wonderful Christmas tradition for years to come. It’s really the best way to get a large assortment of different Christmas cookies with the least amount of work! Even if you’re just looking to do a little Christmas baking for your own family {or cookies for Santa!}, these delicious Christmas cookie recipes are sure to be a hit.  The hard part, of course, is deciding which ones to make!

Christmas Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies

The best Christmas cookie recipes! Perfect for Christmas baking or Christmas Cookie exchanges.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Seven layer bars cut into squares on a red napkin.

Christmas Seven Layer Bars

The best Christmas cookie recipes! Perfect for Christmas baking or Christmas Cookie exchanges.

Glazed Cinnamon Spice Cookies

The best Christmas cookie recipes! Perfect for Christmas baking or Christmas Cookie exchanges.

Gingerbread Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

The best Christmas cookie recipes! Perfect for Christmas baking or Christmas Cookie exchanges.

Hershey’s Secret Kisses Cookies

The best Christmas cookie recipes! Perfect for Christmas baking or Christmas Cookie exchanges.

Vanilla Almond Cut-Out Cookies

The best Christmas cookie recipes! Perfect for Christmas baking or Christmas Cookie exchanges.

Hot Chocolate Cookies

The best Christmas cookie recipes! Perfect for Christmas baking or Christmas Cookie exchanges. Free recipe card included.

Red Velvet Shortbread Cookies

The best Christmas cookie recipes! Perfect for Christmas baking or Christmas Cookie exchanges.

Eggnog Snickerdoodles

The best Christmas cookie recipes! Perfect for Christmas baking or Christmas Cookie exchanges.

Christmas Swirl Sugar Cookies

The best Christmas cookie recipes! Perfect for Christmas baking or Christmas Cookie exchanges.

Frosted Peppermint Brownie Cookies

The best Christmas cookie recipes! Perfect for Christmas baking or Christmas Cookie exchanges.

Chocolate Peppermint Shortbread Bites

The best Christmas cookie recipes! Perfect for Christmas baking or Christmas Cookie exchanges.

Candy Cane Cookies {my Grandma used to make these!}

The best Christmas cookie recipes! Perfect for Christmas baking or Christmas Cookie exchanges. Free recipe card included.

Double Chocolate Mint Cookies

The best Christmas cookie recipes! Perfect for Christmas baking or Christmas Cookie exchanges. Free recipe card included.

Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake Cookies

The best Christmas cookie recipes! Perfect for Christmas baking or Christmas Cookie exchanges. Free recipe card included.

Turtle Cookies

Snowball Christmas cookies with free printable gift tag.

Snowball Cookies

The best Christmas cookie recipes! Perfect for Christmas baking or Christmas Cookie exchanges. Free recipe card included.

Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

The best Christmas cookie recipes! Perfect for Christmas baking or Christmas Cookie exchanges. Free recipe card included.

Three Ingredient Shortbread Cookies

The best Christmas cookie recipes! Perfect for Christmas baking or Christmas Cookie exchanges. Free recipe card included.

 Chocolate Cheesecake Oreo Balls

The best Christmas cookie recipes! Perfect for Christmas baking or Christmas Cookie exchanges. Free recipe card included.

Grandma’s Favorite Sugar Cookies

The best Christmas cookie recipes! Perfect for Christmas baking or Christmas Cookie exchanges. Free recipe card included.

To continue on with the Ultimate Christmas Round Up for your home and holiday entertaining, be sure to visit the posts listed below. Each post has been carefully created to bring you beautiful home design ideas, gift giving ideas or tasty and delicious recipes that are sure to delight your guests and family throughout the holiday season.

The ULTIMATE Christmas Idea Roundup.Everything you need to decorate your home and entertain for the holidays! Great round up of Christmas ideas!