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2018 Christmas Cookie Countdown

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Updated December 13, 2018

      It's the Christmas season once again, ladies and gentlemen. And that means one thing...well, okay, it means many things; it means Christmas trees, beautiful lights, drinking hot cocoa in chilly weather, sharing time with loved ones, and so much more. But it also means it's time for the Mr. Food Test Kitchen's...wait for it... 2018 Christmas Cookie Countdown!

      Twenty-five days of Christmas cookies we made just for you. Trust us when we say, each one is more delicious than the last. We'll be counting down with one super festive cookie recipe each day, so be sure not to miss one! No matter why you're making them this year, these Christmas cookie recipes are sure to help make your season merry and bright! 

Christmas Magic Squares

Create a little Christmas magic of your own with our easy recipe for Christmas Magic Squares. This holiday-festive cookie bar recipe is great for snackin' on all holiday season long, like when you're at a cookie exchange with friends or when you're trimming the tree! No matter when you bake these up, they'll definitely fill you with the feeling of holiday magic! 

Ginger Snap Snowman Hats

If you're building a snowman this year and he still needs a hat, you can give him one of these! Our Ginger Snap Snowman Hats are an adorable Christmas cookie recipe we're sure old Frosty would love. The best part? There's no baking involved! When it comes to having a holly-jolly Christmas, these no-bake Ginger Snap Snowman Hats are the way to do it.

Best Christmas Cookies

This recipe was handed down to Mary Jane, from New Holstein, Wisconsin from her mother who originally received it from an elderly neighbor over 100 years ago! These are perfect to make with the kids, and decorate any way you want! 

Candy Cane Cookies

Bring a festive treat to your next Christmas party! Our Candy Cane Cookies are so easy to make, and they're packed with your favorite minty flavor.  It's a quick and easy cookie that's sure to impress, whether it's all your friends and neighbors, or just something fun to make with the kids!

Christmas Crack

It's called Christmas Crack for a reason! You'll be addicted after just one taste; it's easy to see that there's nothing better than this homemade Christmas candy-cookie to get you in the holiday spirit! The festive colors and the tasty ingredients mean that you won't be able to resist breaking off a piece of this holiday style brittle. 

Frosty Peppermint Cookies

Our Frosty Peppermint Cookies are a sweet burst of holiday flavor! When it comes to easy sugar cookie recipes for the holidays, these are the best of the best. Creamy chocolate and cool peppermint make these a festive dessert option that Frosty himself would be proud of. The rest of the family is sure to love them too!

Christmas Kolachy

We're celebrating Christmas all over the world! This easy cookie recipe is an Old Slavonic classic that we know you'll love. Our tasty Christmas Kolachy has the classic old-world taste of creamy butter cookie batter with the festive and fruity taste of sweet raspberry preserves. This easy kolachy recipe is an elegant way to serve dessert at your holiday get-together! 

Stained Glass Window Cookies

These eye-catching holiday cookies are special for two reasons: one, they're no bake cookies which means they're perfect for holiday entertaining in a hurry. And two, they're absolutely stunning! With their colorful design that resembles stained glass windows, they're sure to be the talk of the table! You might say this easy cookie recipe is downright heavenly. 

Spiced Cherry Bells

Add a little spice and a little whimsy to your holiday cookie platter with our recipe for Spiced Cherry Bells. We think the chewy, nutty topping, right in the center of the cookie, is the best part! Can you hear those merry bells ringing yet? We sure can! This is the perfect Christmas cookie recipe to help you and your loved ones "ring" in the holiday season. 

Cheery Cherry-Chocolate Cookies

Spread a little cheer with these Cheery Cherry-Chocolate Cookies! These no-bake cookies are super simple to make and taste like something you'd find at an Italian bakery. The combination of cream cheese, cherries, and almond flavoring is just perfect. We'd be thrilled to see this on any holiday cookie try, and we know your friends and family will be thrilled to see it on yours! 

Set these Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies under the mistletoe to encourage shy lovers at your next Christmas party. Thumbprint cookies and kiss cookies look so cute in an assortment of favorite Christmas cookies, and everyone loves them! So don't wait to make this always classic Christmas favorite! You'll be glad you did. 

Holiday Light Cookies

When December rolls around, it's time to bring out your favorite decorations: Christmas lights! Our very special Holiday Light Cookies are a nod to one of our favorite parts of the holidays; made sweet roll-out dough and deliciously homemade royal icing, these cookies are a festive treat everyone will enjoy. 

Christmas Biscotti

Spice up your holiday cookie tray with our recipe for Christmas Biscotti. It's the perfect cookie for eating alongside a mug of hot chocolate, freshly brewed coffee, or steamin' tea. The white chocolate drizzle adds a beautiful cafe look to 'em, too! Thanks to this little Italian cookie, the holidays have never tasted sweeter. 

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