Delicious and easy Christmas cookie recipes with few ingredients so you can enjoy Christmastime the way it’s meant to be.
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!
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:
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!
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!
Rolo cookies are quick, easy, and delicious! Follow this simple Rolo cookie recipe (only requires five ingredients) to make this incredibly tasty, chocolatey, and gooey dessert! Great for a bake sale or Christmas cookie exchange.
These Easy Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies are delicious and could not be any easier to make. You only need 5 ingredients and in 15-minutes you can have warm fudge-y, chocolate chip cookies hot out of the oven!
Buttery and delicious, Spritz are traditional Christmas cookies made with just 6 ingredients and a cookie press. Kids love making (and eating) these! Bonus: Spritz stack easily in tins or jars for holiday gift giving.
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