Christmas Cookie Bucket List

As far as I’m concerned, cookies are an appropriate accompaniment for any holiday. There’s something particularly special about cookies at Christmas, though. Somehow they’re a little sweeter than at other times of the year!

Christmas Cookie Bucket List | Cookies somehow taste a little sweeter at Christmas! This Christmas cookie bucket list will help you try as many wonderful varieties as you can.

When I was a child, one of my favorite Christmas traditions was baking and decorating sugar cookies. When my grandmother started the annual tradition of giving each grandkid a shoebox stuffed with Christmas cookies of every imaginable shape, size, and flavor, I quickly realized that sugar cookies were just the tip of the iceberg!

I’ve made plenty of my own Christmas cookies since my grandmother passed away several years ago. Because I can only make a few varieties each year, I’ve compiled this Christmas cookie bucket list—a list of cookies I hope to try during my lifetime—to help me make sure I try as many wonderful varieties as I can.

Christmas cookie bucket list

Christmas Cookie Bucket List - Chocolate Cookies

  1. Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies
  2. Chocolate Crinkles
  3. Chocolate Mint Candies Cookies
  4. Chocolate Toffee Cookies
  5. Peppermint Chocolate Sugar Cookies
  6. White Chip Chocolate Cookies

Christmas Cookie Bucket List - Spice Cookies

  1. Four Spice Crackles
  2. Gingerbread Cookie Cutouts
  3. Gingersnaps
  4. Molasses Cookies
  5. Pumpkin Spice Cookies
  6. Soft Ginger Cookies

Christmas Cookie Bucket List - Sugar Cookies

  1. Candy Cane Cookies
  2. Cinnamon Sugar Cookies
  3. Cutout Sugar Cookies
  4. Maple Sugar Cookies
  5. Spiced Sugar Cookies

Christmas Cookie Bucket List – Biscotti and Shortbread Cookies

  1. Chocolate Chip Shortbread
  2. Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti
  3. Gingerbread Biscotti
  4. Glazed Maple Shortbread
  5. Scottish Shortbread
  6. White Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti

Christmas Cookie Bucket List - Cookie Bars

  1. Florentine Bars
  2. Magic Bars
  3. Neapolitan Bars
  4. Pecan Cardamom Bars
  5. Toffee Bars

Christmas Cookie Bucket List – No-Bake Cookies

  1. Christmas Wreath Cookies
  2. Dulce de Leche Pretzel Bites
  3. Orange Balls
  4. Thin Mint Crackers

Christmas Cookie Bucket List - Sandwich and Linzer Cookies

  1. Cranberry Cornmeal Linzer Tarts
  2. Frosted Molasses Ginger Sandwich Cookies
  3. Glittering Lemon Sandwich Cookies
  4. Linzer Tarts
  5. Peppermint Whoopie Pies
  6. Raspberry Chocolate Macaroons

Christmas Cookie Bucket List – Snowball Cookies

  1. Candy Cane Snowballs
  2. Cherry Snowballs
  3. Mexican Wedding Cakes
  4. Molasses Snowballs
  5. Nutty Orange Snowballs

Christmas Cookie Bucket List - Thumbprint and Pinwheel Cookies

  1. Chocolate Hazelnut Pinwheels
  2. Christmas Pinwheels
  3. Jeweled Thumbprints
  4. Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
  5. Pecan Pie Thumbprints
  6. Poinsettia Pinwheels

Christmas Cookie Bucket List - Miscellaneous Cookies

  1. Almond Oat Lace Cookies
  2. Iced Pumpkin Cookies
  3. Peppermint Meringues
  4. Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
  5. Stained-Glass Ornament Cookies

There are so many cookies on this list that I may never have to make the same twice…unless I want to because they’re so good!

Did I include your favorites here or are there additional cookies you’d suggest I add to my list?

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  1. Oh boy do these look FANTASTIC. I love Christmas cookies, thanks for sharing!

    Lexie Robinson

  2. OH MY GOODNESS! Where to start?! lol

    So many of these look absolutely amazing! I want to make them all.

    Thank you for the awesome round-up. Pinning this to my Deliberate COOKIES board.

    • I know…I can only make a few at a time, but I want to try them all!
      I need to take a closer look at that board. 🙂

  3. These all look so yummy! Thanks for sharing . I’m bookmarking this page! : )

  4. This is wonderful! I have a cookie exchange coming up, and I was looking for some new recipes to try. Glad you compiled it all for me and saved me two hours on Pinterest 😉 Can’t wait to give them a try!

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