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BEST Cookies for National Cookie Day Dec 4

Mark your calendar for December 4th!  It’s National Cookie Day! It is conveniently celebrated in the month of December when Christmas Cookie Day swaps, baking for holidays, and gifting sweet treats to family and friends are in full swing.  Extend National Cookie Day with these delicious cookie recipes to share all month long, or save them all for yourself… no judgment here : )

BEST Cookies for National Cookie Day Dec 4

Christmas Cookie Day

  • Instead of …
  • a pear tree
  • two turtle doves
  • three french hens
  • four calling birds
  • five golden rings
  • six geese a laying
  • seven swans a swimming
  • eight maids a milking
  • nine ladies dancing
  • ten lords a leaping
  • eleven pipers piping and
  • twelve drummers drumming…
  • Gift family and friends with 12 Days of Christmas Cookies!

National Cookie Day

Set aside a day or two to transform your kitchen into cookie baking central!  Baking is an easy way to get in the holiday spirit and spread Christmas cheer!  Grab the aprons, stock the counters with flour, butter, and eggs, and bring on the Christmas carols.  Get the kids involved and have them read directions, measure the ingredients, and taste test– which I am sure they will gladly do the latter!  Shhhh!  Don’t tell them this fun day to bake cookies is also a way to sneak in school work!


12 Days of Christmas Cookies 

Feel free to sing the Twelve Days of Christmas Cookie edition!  From no-bakes to holiday favorites to your cookie “classics,” there is something for everyone! 

On the 1st day of Christmas, my true love made for me yummy Grinch Cookies (or these jam Grinch Christmas Cookies)

Make a plan on National Cookie Day to go see the latest Grinch movie (or snuggle on the couch and watch the movie from a few years ago) and then bake these delicious Grinch inspired cookies!

On the 2nd day of Christmas, my true love made for me Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches

Whip up a batch of these using Red Velvet cake mix!  My oldest would LOVE these!


On the 3rd day of Christmas, my true love made for me Peppermint Oreo Cookie Balls

Get the best of both worlds– peppermint and Oreos– with these delicious cookie balls!  Gift to family and friends by using the cute printable tags included in the post. 


On the 4th day of Christmas, my true made for me the BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies. (or these fantastic Monster Cookies)

Chocolate chip- a  classic! Everyone needs a go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe and this is hands-down our favorite!  Add a festive cheer by adding sprinkles, or red and green chocolate chips.


On the 5th day of Christmas, my true love made for me Nutter Butter Reindeer.

These adorable cookies look so easy to put together and the kids will be over the moon with how cute they are! 


On the 6th day of Christmas my true love made for me Pecan Pie Cookie Bars

Love Pecan Pie?  This combination of sweet, salty, and crunchy into bar form looks divine

Cookie Day - Christmas Cookie Recipes


On the 7th day of Christmas my true love made for me No Bake Santa Cookies

The easiest no bake cookie you’ll ever make, even the little ones can participate!


On the 8th day of Christmas, my true love made for  me Iced Oatmeal Cookies.

Oatmeal cookies are probably my personal favorite! Add a delicious iced topping and I won’t be sharing these- ha!


On the 9th day of Christmas, my true love made for me White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies.

Another super simple no-bake cookie recipe that would make a wonderful gift to family and friends.  Just need 3 simple ingredients!


On the 10th day of Christmas, my true love made for me Caramel Turtle Cookies

Chocolate and caramel… in a cookie!  These could easily become my next favorite cookie! 


On the 11th day of Christmas, my true love made for me Christmas Lights Sugar Cookies.

These are the perfect Christmas cookies for the holidays.  Kids will love adding the Christmas lights to each cookie!


And on the 12th day of Christmas, my true love made for me Big Soft Ginger Cookies.

These ginger cookies look delightful and I love the creative way they were pressed to flatten them with a design!


So is your mouth watering yet over these 12 easy and delicious Christmas cookie recipes?!  Which one will you make first?

Plus, don’t miss some of our family favorite Christmas Recipes!

If you came over to our house in December these are the recipes you’d be served. These are all family favorites that we serve over and over again because they are AMAZING!

Cookie Day Recipes for Christmas

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About the author


Kristina once thought of going into education, but changed her mind a few years in to her degree. Ironically, she now has her hands full as a homeschooling mother of four. With children of various ages from infant to 7, she shares a variety of educational and play activities for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary aged children on her blog,

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