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35 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes with Few Ingredients

Delicious and easy Christmas cookie recipes with few ingredients so you can enjoy Christmastime the way it’s meant to be.

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Collage of easy Christmas cookies with few ingredients (brown butter shortbread cookies, peanut butter blossoms, and rolo cookies)

This list is meant to make Christmas baking easier with less prep to follow. They’re so easy to put together, you can even get the kids to help!

Each of these recipes includes 7 or fewer ingredients to make baking easier and cheaper for the holiday season.

How Soon Before Christmas Can I Make Cookies?

Since most cookies only last a week or so on the counter, I recommend starting your baking just a few days for Christmas for the freshest cookies.

You can also use the tips below to prolong the life of your cookies so you can start baking a few weeks before Christmas too!

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How Do You Keep Homemade Christmas Cookies Fresh Longer?

If you’re like me, you like to start your baking early so you can enjoy the holidays. It’s why I like to make easy Christmas cookies with few ingredients!

To keep your holiday cookies fresh longer, do one of the following:

  • Store cooked cookies in the fridge – these will usually keep 7 to 10 days if sealed and stored properly
  • Place the cookies in the freezer – cookies will keep for up to 6 months in the freezer! Just pull them out the night before you need them
  • Store the cookies in your garage – this works great for those who live in colder climates. We just stick the cookies in the garage after baking and pull them out when we’re ready to put them on a cookie tray to serve! (allow 1-2 hours for cookies to come back to a warmer temperature)

How Many Types of Christmas Cookies Should I Make?

To keep Christmas baking easy, yet still have a variety of cookies, I recommend at least 3 different cookies along with 1 to 2 other options on the cookie tray.

These include little dessert items such as:

  • Fudge
  • Christmas Oreos
  • Hershey Kisses
  • M&Ms
  • Nonpareils

They add a little variety to the cookie tray without taking extra effort!

Using this list of easy Christmas cookie recipes with few ingredients makes cooking even easier! Fewer ingredients mean less prep and less time in the kitchen!

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35 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes with Few Ingredients

A collection of easy and delicious Christmas cookies that use just a handful of ingredients for easier baking!

Collage of easy cookies with few ingredients (grinch cookies, cranberry cookies, and peanut butter blossoms)

35 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes with Few Ingredients

Samantha Erb
A collection of the best easy Christmas cookies to make with just a few ingredients including these 4-ingredient Peanut Butter Blossom cookies!
4.88 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 219 kcal


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • sugar12 Hershey kisses


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, peanut butter, and egg until smooth.
  • Scoop one tablespoon-sized balls onto a baking sheet covered in parchment paper and flatten them slightly (to about ¾” thick).
  • Chill cookies for at least an hour to prevent any spreading.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes or until they are golden brown around the edges, but still soft in the middle. – it’s important to not overbake these!
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and immediately place a Hershey kiss into the center of each one.
  • Allow the cookies to cool fully before enjoying or storing.
  • Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days.


Serving: 1gCalories: 219kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 6gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 112mgFiber: 1gSugar: 21g
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About Samantha

I’ve always had a love of cooking and creating new recipes, so it only made sense to create a food blog so I could share those recipes with you. This site is designed to provide easy and flavorful recipes with as little ingredients as possible. That means you still get great flavor combinations without all that extra time and effort. Read more...

6 thoughts on “35 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes with Few Ingredients”

  1. 5 stars
    Thanks a lot for this recipe, so easy to make and easy to follow! It tasted so delicious and tasty, will surely make this again!

  2. Thanks a lot for this recipe, so easy to make and easy to follow! It tasted so delicious and tasty, will surely make this again!

  3. The title says “35 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes With Few Ingredients.” But I only see the peanut butter recipe. Where’s the other 34?

    • Hi Ann, the peanut butter blossoms are featured at the bottom of the post, but all 35 recipes are listed above it. You can choose the one you like and then go directly to that page to make it! Enjoy!

4.88 from 8 votes (5 ratings without comment)

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