10 Christmas cookies to inspire your festive baking

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If you’re getting warmed up for Christmas and quite fancy baking up a storm over the next few weeks, then you’re in luck.

We’ve scoured Instagram for some of the best cookie inspiration, looking for Christmas cookies that are not too hard to make but delicious to eat – and a delight to look at.

We’ve narrowed things down to ten excellent contenders – for now – in the hopes that it’ll save busy parents and Christmas cookie fans a little more time. While they don’t always have recipes attached, they do display brilliant ideas that are easy to replicate at home. So let’s get cracking!

10 Christmas cookies to inspire your festive baking

1. Pretty embossed cookies

You can buy similar embossed Christmas rolling pins on eBay for under $20 a pop! Make your dough, roll over it with one of these clever rolling pins and then use a cutter to press out the pre-decorated rounds … and bake!

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2. Snowman cookies

These cookies featuring tiny snowmen could not be any cuter. While the snowmen are a bit of a fiddle, the results are worth it. And how fab is the snow?!

3. M&M peanut butter bar

Not strictly a cookie, but definitely an easy option for those in need of a festive Christmas bake and take.

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Tis the season for baking & this week I'm hosting a Cookie Week! A week of yummy cookies from some of my blogging friends. You can check my InstaStories to see all the cookies from today. I kicked off the week sharing these Christmas M&M Peanut Butter Bar Cookies. I love bar cookies because they are so much easier to make – no babysitting the oven! . You can grab this easy recipe in the link here: @domesticallyspeaking . VISIT: https://www.domestically-speaking.com/christmas-mm-peanut-butter-bar-cookie/ . #peanutbutter #chocolate #M&Ms #barcookies #christmascookies #cookietime #foodlover #buzzfeedfood #eeeeeats #feedfeed #foodiesofinstagram #instapic #instagood #instafoodie #foodgawker #igfood #yahoofood #thekitchen #domesticallyspeaking #instayum #delish #tasty #forkfeed #foodblogeats #bhgfood #tastingtable #eattheworld #todayfood

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4. Melted snowman cookies

These decorated cookies are simply genius. Just a load of white icing combined with some chocolate, orange and black details transform cookie into smiling, melty guy.

5. Christmas tree cookies

Another simple idea that kids will LOVE helping with. These are a breeze to decorate – and possibly even easier to eat!

6. Christmas lights cookies

You might have seen these around the internet before, but we felt they deserved a spot on this list because they’re so colourful and festive.

7. Rudolph sugar cookies

A few deftly applied decorative touches transform the simplest cookie into a sweet reindeer. Stamped message is optional.

8. Oreo Christmas tree cookies

A dipped and decorated Oreo transforms from favourite biscuit to clever Christmas cookie in the blink of an eye!

9. Choc chip gingerbread cookies

A classic idea pared back to include the simple but delicious chocolate chip decoration. These are a perfect parent-kid baking project.

10. Gingerbread stars

More clever simplicity, this time in the form of stars with icing dots. They’re minimalist but more-ish!


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