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:
- Christmas Oreos
- Hershey Kisses
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!
These 4 ingredient peanut butter blossoms are super delicious and so easy to make! They’re a classic holiday treat you’ll find yourself craving all year round.
No spread sugar cookies are soft, buttery, and feature a hint of vanilla. They hold their shape, which makes them perfect for decorating!
Crinkle brownie cookies are soft, chewy, and fudgy! Topped with a sweet powdered sugar coating, they’re quick and easy to prep and bake.
A soft, truffle center, milk chocolate shell, and white chocolate drizzle make these 4-ingredient, no-bake Oreo balls a decadent delight!
Vanilla Crinkle Cookies use cake mix and Cool whip for an easy and delicious dessert!
Buttery, sugary, and utterly delicious, these snowball cookies without nuts are sure to be a Christmas cookie staple!
A sweet and delicious Grinch sugar cookie made with premade sugar cookie mix and topped with a heart full of sprinkles.
My peanut butter balls with graham crackers are filled with creamy, crunchy, and dipped in chocolate! They’re so easy — and they’re no-bake!
These slice and bake cookies come out perfectly crisp with a beautiful golden brown color. These cookies are scrumptious treats you'll love!
Chewy, soft, and filled with chocolate, my chocolate chip cookie recipe without brown sugar is made with just 5 ingredients and no mixer!
Almond Sugar Cookies
Almond sugar cookies are easy, roll out, cut out sugar cookies. They are delicious with frosting, decorated with icing or topped with sprinkles!
Mint Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies
Mint Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies are easy and festive. Two thin layers of cookie dough are rolled together, sliced, and baked for a special treat at anyone's holiday dessert table.
3 ingredient peanut butter balls take just 20 minutes to put together. You’ll have to have a bit of patience as they chill in the fridge, but it’s totally worth the wait!
White Chocolate Covered Oreos for Christmas
These white chocolate Oreos are made with just a few simple ingredients and turn out adorable every time.
Secret Kiss Cookies Recipe
Secret kiss cookies have a hidden chocolate kiss inside! These cookies are perfect for Christmas cookie swaps!
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.
French Butter Cookies
These cookies, know as “Sables Breton” in France, get their flavor from vanilla and salted butter. Simple and addicting -- everyone will ask for the recipe!
No Bake Grinch Cookies!
No-Bake Grinch Cookies for Christmas! Add a little Christmas cheer to your holiday parties with these easy no-bake cookies.
Three-Ingredient Macadamia Nut Cookies
Get ready for the best macadamia nut cookies you've ever tasted ... and also the easiest. Three ingredients are all you need for these sweet, caramel-y, crunchy treats.
Easy Christmas Pinwheel Cookies
These old-fashioned Christmas pinwheel cookies are soft, delicious, and really fun to make with the family.
Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies
Learn how to make Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies with only five ingredients! It's one of my favorite easy Christmas cookie recipes with few ingredients!
Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies
You'll only need 4 ingredients for these buttery, deeply delicious brown sugar shortbread cookies! They're so easy to make and sure to become a holiday tradition!
Easy Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies
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!
Easy Gluten-Free Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
These vegan peanut butter cookies are so easy to make and only 5 ingredients.
White Chocolate Cranberry Shortbread Cookies
These easy six-ingredient Cranberry White Chocolate Shortbread Cookies are a fantastic holiday treat perfect for a cookie swap party!
Cake Batter Sprinkle Cookies
These Cake Batter Sprinkle Cookies are made with cake mix and lots of sprinkles. They are SO easy to make and can be made in less than 20 minutes flat!
Chocolate Orange Shortbread Cookies
These chocolate orange shortbread cookies combine wonderfully buttery shortbread with a hint of orange, dipped in rich chocolate. No wonder they are always a hit!
Chewy Brownie Oatmeal Cookies
Turn a brownie mix into a delicious and chewy cookie with this Brownie Oatmeal Cookie recipe! All you need are a few simple ingredients.
Christmas Thumbprint Sugar Cookies!
Easy Christmas Thumbprint Cookies made from a package cookie mix, so these are quick and easy to throw together for the holidays!
Easy 6-Ingredient Italian Wedding Cookies
Italian wedding cookies are easy buttery and nutty cookies made with 6 simple ingredients in just 30 minutes
If you love drinking matcha green tea, this cookie recipe is an absolute must. Dipped in a rich chocolate sauce, they are sure to please a crowd. They're easy and make with just a few ingredients!
Easy Spritz Cookies
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.
Mexican Wedding Cakes Recipe (or Russian Tea Cakes) Cookies
Traditional Mexican Wedding Cakes (otherwise knows as Russian Tea Cakes) melt in your mouth, and are surprisingly fun to make.
Basler Brunsli (Swiss Chocolate Almond Cookies)
These Swiss chocolate almond cookies are easy to make and such a delicious treat. As a bonus, they are also gluten and dairy free
Guava Coconut Cookies Recipe
Guava Coconut Cookies are sweet, toasty, and so yummy! Made with toasted coconut and guava, these easy Cookies have an irresistible tropical flavor with the perfect texture.
Pecan Drop Cookies Recipe
Made famous by Harris Ranch in California, these pecan drop cookies are like a delicious mix of pie filling and cookie. Plus they're naturally gluten and dairy-free with just a few needed ingredients!
Haselnussmakronen, German Hazelnut Macaroons
Haselnussmakronen or German hazelnut macaroons are an incredibly easy light and flavorful cookie. They're naturally gluten and dairy free.
Pistachio and Cranberry Vegan Christmas Cookies
Vegan Christmas Cookies studded with pistachios, cranberries and can be made into festive raspberry Linzer cookies! Easy and made with common pantry staples
Cherry Christmas Cookies
Old-Fashioned Rolled Cherry Christmas Cookies have been in the Platter Talk family for generations. Make them a new holiday tradition in your family this year!
Flourless Cashew Butter Cookies
These Flourless Cashew Butter Cookies are one of the easiest recipes you can make! Requiring just four ingredients, you’ll be able to make a batch to enjoy for morning or afternoon tea in no time.
Chewy Amaretti Cookies
Italian Amaretti cookies - crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside. A great, gluten-free way to use up those leftover egg whites.
Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies
Made with a heaping helping of cream cheese, these classic cut-out cookies are soft and tangy, but still hold up to whatever decorations you might care to add.
Whipped Chocolate Chip Shortbread
Delicate, melt-in-your-mouth whipped shortbread cookies have delicious chocolate chips throughout. A simple Christmas cookie recipe with only four ingredients and ready in 20 minutes
Grandma's Italian Butterball Cookies
These Italian butterball cookies use just a few ingredients and are always a cookie plate favorite for any holiday!
35 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes with Few Ingredients
A collection of the best easy Christmas cookies to make with just a few ingredients including these 4-ingredient Peanut Butter Blossom cookies!
- 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.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 219Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 112mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 6g
This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.
3 thoughts on “35 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes with Few Ingredients”
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!
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!