5 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes | Christmas Bakes 2023!

Hello lovelies,

What comes with the Christmas season? That’s right, the ultimate Christmas cookie box!

If you’ve been around here a while, you’ll know every Christmas, I upload a post sharing 5 different types of festive cookies, all of which are easy to make and taste utterly delicious.

It’s become tradition that every year I share this blogpost with you all and if you hadn’t already guessed what I’m sharing with you today, it’s another 5 cookie recipes. I’m for sure not breaking tradition now!

You can’t beat a cookie, especially at Christmas time. I absolutely LOVE all the different types of cookies that come out during the festive period. Every year, myself and my family on Christmas Day have a bunch of cookies to demolish and that honestly, is what continues to inspire me to create these posts. So you too, can have the best of the best cookies this Christmas!

I have to say, this years cookie box has been taken up a level. A new level of deliciousness that is! Obviously the fact I’m sharing them with you shows how much I love each recipe but these cookies have to be some of my favourite in this series I’ve ever made.

So, if my cookie box has tickle those tastebuds and got you wanting to bake, then you know the drill. Keep on scrolling below and you’ll find my recipes:


Chocolate Peppermint Shortbread Biscuits

Ingredients You Need:

How To Make The Cookies:

  • Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients, line two baking trays with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 190C / 170C Fan / Gas Mark 5.
  • Secondly, in a large bowl, beat together the 226g of unsalted butter with 115g of caster sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Fold in the 200g of mint chocolate chips into the butter/sugar mixture.
  • Next, slowly add in the 340g of plain flour and 3tbsp of coca powder until a dough forms. (TIP: if it resembles breadcrumbs and not a dough, add in a splash of milk and that should bind it together).
  • Once a dough has been formed, turn out onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to the thickness of a £1 coin.
  • Using a Christmas tree cutter, cut out your shortbreads and place them onto the pre-lined baking trays, making sure there’s space between each biscuit.
  • Place the shortbread into the oven for around 12-15 minutes.
  • When baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking trays for 5 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool fully.
  • Once cooled, it’s time to decorate.
  • In a microwavable bowl, add the 50g of milk chocolate, place into the microwave and in 20 second blasts, blast the chocolate until fully melted.
  • Remove from the microwave and transfer straight into a piping bag.
  • Snip the tip of the piping bag off and drizzle the chocolate onto the shortbread trees.
  • Finally, sprinkle the crushed candy canes over the melted chocolate.

That’s your Chocolate Peppermint Shortbread prepared, baked and decorated, ready for you to enjoy this Christmas.


Sweetened Condensed Milk Snowballs

Ingredients You Need:

  • 240g Of Butter, Softened
  • 153g Of Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 240g Of Plain Flour
  • 2tsp Of Baking Powder
  • 25g Of Icing Sugar

How To Make The Cookies:

  • Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients, line two baking trays with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 180C / 160C Fan / Gas Mark 4.
  • Secondly, in a large bowl, using an electric whisk, beat the 240g of softened butter until light and creamy.
  • Next, pour in the 153g of sweetened condensed milk into the butter and beat together for two minutes. Making sure you scrape down the sides.
  • Add the 240g of plain flour and 2tsp of baking powder into the butter mixture and beat together until mixed through.
  • Using a 4’ cookie scoop, potion the dough into mounds on the pre-lined baking tray, making sure to leave space between each mound to allow the dough to spread whilst baking.
  • Now, place into the oven and bake for around 12 minutes.
  • Once baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly on the baking tray before transferring onto a wire rack to cool fully.
  • Finally, using a sifter, dust 25g of icing sugar over the cookies.

That’s your Sweetened Condensed Milk Snowballs prepared, baked and dusted, ready for you to enjoy this Christmas.


Ferrero Rocher Cookies

Ingredients You Need:

  • 125g Of Unsalted Butter
  • 100g Of Light Brown Sugar
  • 75g Of Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 250g Of Plain Flour
  • 35g Of Cocoa Powder
  • 1.5tsp Of Baking Powder
  • 1/2tsp Of Bicarbonate Of Soda
  • 200g Of Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 150g Of Chopped Hazelnuts

How To Make The Cookies:

  • Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients and line two baking trays with parchment paper.
  • Secondly, in a large bowl, using an electric whisk, beat together the 125g of unsalted butter with the 100g of light brown sugar and 75g of granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Next, beat in the 1 large egg and 2tsp of vanilla extract until combined.
  • Fold in the 200g of milk chocolate chips and 150g of chopped hazelnuts.
  • Now, add in the 240g of plain flour, 1.5tsp of baking powder and 0.5tsp of bicarbonate of soda and beat together until a cookie dough has formed.
  • Wrap the cookie dough in clingfilm and place into the fridge to chill for 1 hour.
  • When the 1 hour is coming to an end, preheat the oven to 200C / 180C Fan / Gas Mark 5.
  • After an hour, remove the dough from the fridge and using an 4’ cookie scoop, scoop the cookie dough until it’s all used up. Then, using the palm of your hands, roll the cookie dough into balls.
  • Place 6 of the cookie dough balls onto the pre-lined baking trays, sprinkle with the remaining hazelnuts and place into the oven for 12-15 minutes.
  • Once the cookies have been baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool on the tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool fully.

That’s your Forrero Rocher Cookies prepared and baked, ready for you to enjoy this Christmas!


Biscoff Linzer Reindeer Cookies

Ingredients You Need:

  • 227g Of Unsalted Butter
  • 75g Of Icing Sugar
  • 2tsp Of Vanilla Extract
  • 400g Of Plain Flour
  • 1 Jar Of Biscoff Spread
  • 50g Of Milk Chocolate, Melted
  • 9 Small Golden Chocolate Balls

How To Make The Cookies:

  • Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients, line two baking trays with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 170C / 150C Fan / Gas Mark 3.
  • Secondly, with an electric whisk or stand mixer, beat together the 227g of butter with 75g of icing sugar and 2tsp of vanilla extract until light and fluffy (TIP: this should take at least 3 minutes).
  • Continuing to beat, add in the 400g of plain flour until the mixture is combined. At this point a dough should begin to form.
  • Next, remove the dough from the bowl and place onto a lightly floured surface and using your hands, knead the dough until a full ball forms (TIP: this should take at least 1 minute).
  • Once you’ve kneaded your dough to the right consistency, wrap your dough up in clingfilm and place into the fridge for 30 minutes. This should harden the dough making it easier to roll.
  • When the 30 minutes is up, take your dough out the fridge and on a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough with a rolling pin to a 1/4inch thickness.
  • Using circle cookie cutter, cut out as many circles as you can (there should be enough dough for 9 cookie sandwiches)
  • Then, using a smaller cookie cutter or piping nozzle, cut out a small circle just off centre (more towards the bottom of the cookie) in 9 of the bigger circle cookies, leaving the remaining 9 as they are.
  • Place the cut out cookies onto the two pre-lined baking trays with space between them.
  • Place the cookies into the oven for around 15-20 minutes until the edges are lightly golden.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven once baked. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking tray before transferring onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Once the cookies are cooled completely, lay out all the cookies with cutouts on a baking tin and dust them with the icing sugar.
  • Now, spread a generous layer of Biscoff over the bottom of the cookies without the cutouts. Then, place the cutout cookies on top, making a cookie sandwich.
  • In a microwaveable bowl, add the 50g of milk chocolate, place into the microwave and in 20 second blasts, blast the chocolate until it’s fully melted.
  • Once melted, transfer the chocolate to a piping bag and cut the very tip of the piping bag off. Then, pipe on two eyes and reindeer antlers.
  • Finally, take one small golden chocolate ball and place just below the eyes for the reindeers nose!

That’s your Biscoff Linzer Reindeer Cookies prepared, baked and decorated, ready for you to enjoy this Christmas!


‘A Taste Of Christmas’ Cookies

Ingredients You Need:

  • 125g Of Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 100g Of Light Brown Sugar
  • 75g Of Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1tsp Of Orange Extract
  • 210g Of Mixed Fruit
  • 240g Of Plain Flour
  • 1.5tsp Of Baking Powder
  • 0.5tsp Of Bicarbonate Of Soda
  • 1tsp Of Ground Nutmeg

How To Make The Cookies:

  • Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients and line two baking trays with parchment paper.
  • Secondly, in a large bowl, using an electric whisk, beat together the 125g of unsalted butter with the 100g of light brown sugar and 75g of granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Next, beat in the 1 large egg and 1tsp of orange extract until combined.
  • Fold in the 210g of mixed fruit.
  • Now, add in the 240g of plain flour, 1tsp of nutmeg, 1.5tsp of baking powder and 0.5tsp of bicarbonate of soda and beat together until a cookie dough has formed.
  • Wrap the cookie dough in clingfilm and place into the fridge to chill for 1 hour.
  • When the 1 hour is coming to an end, preheat the oven to 200C / 180C Fan / Gas Mark 5.
  • After an hour, remove the dough from the fridge and using an 4’ cookie scoop, scoop the cookie dough until it’s all used up. Then, using the palm of your hands, roll the cookie dough into balls.
  • Place 6 of the cookie dough balls onto the pre-lined baking trays and place into the oven for 12-15 minutes.
  • Once the cookies have been baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool on the tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool fully.

That’s your ‘A Taste Of Christmas’ Cookies prepared and baked, ready for you to enjoy this Christmas!


Every year I try to bake a wide range of different cookies, all of which have different textures, flavours, decorations etc, that’ll hopefully take your fancy and inspire you too get baking this Christmas. And I’m hoping you’ll find a recipe in this years box that tickles those tastebuds.

I feel like as the years go on, it becomes that little bit harder to create 5 totally different, brand new cookies which aren’t similar to the ones the year before but that’s the fun of this post! It gets my creative juices flowing and as I’ve said, I feel like this years cookies have turned out to be some of my favourites. I wonder what next years will be…

If you’d like to see the boxes from previous years, I’ll link them below.

2019: https://ellegracedeveson.com/2019/12/15/christmas-themed-cookie-box-includes-5-cookie-recipes/

2020: https://ellegracedeveson.com/2020/11/29/christmas-themed-cookie-box-includes-5-cookie-recipes-christmas-2020/

2022: https://ellegracedeveson.com/2022/11/27/5-quick-easy-christmas-cookie-recipes-christmas-bakes-2022/

Let me know in the comments below if you make any of these cookies yourself and if you do, what your thoughts are on them. Are you obsessed? Will you be baking a batch this Christmas?

Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,

Elle xo

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  1. December 1, 2023 / 1:20 pm

    All these recipes are amazing, I must try some out as I haven’t made cookies in a while. I love the Biscoff Linzer reindeer ones—they look so festive.

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