35 Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

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Christmas cookies are a holiday tradition for many families. Festive cookies make wonderful gifts, and cookie baking and decorating is a great way to get the kids involved in the festivities.

Most baked cookies can be frozen decorated or undecorated, or you can freeze your cookie dough now for baking and decorating just before the holidays. See these cookie baking tips for more decorating and gift-giving ideas.

Here are dozens of our favorite cookie recipes, including basic shortbread and sugar cookies, butter cookies, fancy bars, and traditional Christmas cookie recipes including these Chocolate Chip Icebox Cookies pictured above!