Here Are 8 Of The Most Beautiful Christmas Cookies You’ve Ever Seen

One of the best parts of the holiday season is all the food that comes with it — especially Christmas cookies. There are so many different types to bake, and the options are endless when it comes to decorating, which means there’s no excuse not to whip up a fancy batch! If you need some inspiration, here are five of the most beautiful Christmas cookies you’ll see this season.

1. Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

These cookies are not only super cute, but loaded with delicious goodies as well. A peppermint chocolate kiss tops off a sugar cookie covered in festive sprinkles.

Sally's Baking Addiction

Recipe: Sally’s Baking Addiction

2. Snowflake Sugar Cookies

If elegance is more your thing, you’ll love these gorgeous snowflake sugar cookies. They’re decorated with royal icing and pearls, making them fit for a queen.

Recipe: Annie’s Eats

Annie's Eats

3. Peppermint Patties

You can make your own delicious—and aesthetically pleasing—peppermint patties at home. Top them off with some crushed candy canes for an even prettier cookie.

The Gunny Sack

Recipe: The Gunny Sack

4. Cinnamon Wreaths

Wreaths don’t have to belong just on the doorway. Make your cookie in the shape of a wreath and decorate it with some M&M’s and little icing bows.

The Seasoned Mom

Recipe: The Seasoned Mom

5. Snow Globe Cookies

Impress your guests with these snow globe cookies. All you need is sugar cookies and icing to make your own snow scenery.

Cookie Connection

Recipe: Cookie Connection

6. Mitten Cookies

If you’re having guests or a holiday party, you can make these cute mitten cookies and personalize one for each person attending. They’re perfectly frosted, colorful and festive, and you’ll make everyone who walks through your door feel extra special.

The Hungry Housewife

Recipe: The Hungry Housewife


7. Candy Cane Cookies

These candy cane cookies are not only incredibly adorable, but they also happen to be fun to make as well. You can experiment with different colors for a tray of cookies that look like your favorite holiday candy.

Self-Proclaimed Foodie

Recipe: Self-Proclaimed Foodie

8. Santa Moon Cookies

Talk about a unique take on Santa. These cookies decorated like St. Nick also happen to be in the shape of the moon, and they err on the side of elegance, making these cookies a beautiful choice for a more mature Christmas gathering.

The Baking Sheet

Recipe: The Baking Sheet

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Carina Wolff
Carina is a health and wellness journalist based in Los Angeles. When she’s not writing, doing yoga, or exploring mountains and beaches, she spends her time cooking and creating recipes for her healthy food blog, Kale Me Maybe. Carina is also an ongoing writer for Bustle, Reader's Digest, FabFitFun, and more.

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