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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

More Ways to Get Ready for the Holidays:

These are the absolute best cinnamon roll recipe you are ever going to taste. These homemade cinnamon rolls are gooey, delicious, and easy to make. Plus this clone of Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls Recipe comes out perfect every time! But the best part, you can make these amazing cinnamon rolls in the bread machine! Your family is going to love these bread machine cinnamon rolls!  Delicious Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread REcip

Breakfast Recipes

Unlike traditional Chili, this Sweet Chili has baked beans and is super EASY to make. Favorite even with picky eaters. YUMMY  Delicious Instapot Corn Chowder REcipe This is not only the best tomato soup recipe, but it is actually good for you too as it is filled with not only tomatoes but carrots, celery, onions, and garlic too! But don't worry, your family wont realize they are eating lots of nutritious vegetables as they will just enjoy the rich flavor from the bacon and roasted tomatoes. This best homemade tomato soup is our family's favorite soup recipe for fall, winter, and anytime we want some yummy, homemade comfort food! I know your family will love this best ever tomato soup too! Amazing Thanksgiving Leftover Soup

Soup Recipes

Pizza Quesadilla - this easy lunch recipe is ready in 5 minutes and tastes amazing! Plus it is a kid favorite lunch idea for at home or in their lunch box #pizza #quesadillas #easyrecipes #lunchrecipes #kidrecipes #yummy Best Asian Slaw Recipe Nothing says summer like a fresh summer chicken salad! Whether you eat it on a plate or as a chicken salad sandwich, it is such a yummy lunch idea for at home or on a picnic. Our easy chicken salad recipe is the best - it combines all the traditional things you expect with the unexpected refreshing crunch of grapes. Your whole family is going to love this homemade chicken salad that is so quick and simple to make! You've got to try this quick, EASY, and fresh summer salad! This berry spinach salad has a homemade raspberry vinaigrette on top of spinach, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries.

Recipes for Salads and Sandwiches

Easy Lasagna Recipe filled with pretty layers of flavorful meaty sauce, cheese, and pasta noodles. Family favorite casserole that super yummy!  Nothing says summer like a warm grill cooking meat to perfection! But enough with burgers and dogs, it's time to make some delicious grilled pork loin. My mouth starts wating at the thought of our delicious BBQ grilled pork loin recipes. These juicy grilled pork tenerloins have a super easy pork loin marinade for grilling that gives them the most incredible, rich flavor while keeping the meat moist and oh, so yummy! Want to learn about cooking pork tenerloin on the grill? Keep reading! If you are looking for a mouthwatering recipe that uses up leftover turkey, you will go nuts over this EASY Turkey Pot Pie Recipe.  I have been known to cook a whole turkey just to get leftover meat to make this flavorful recipe for dinner. Pasta makes a quick, easy and filling meal, but pasta dinner ideas seem to be either tomato or heavy cream based sauces. This easy pasta recipe is a quick dinner idea with a no tomato pasta sauce you can make all in one pan in under 30 minutes! This simple pasta recipe is sure to become a new staple  easy pasta dishes the whole family will love!

Main Dishes

Whether you are whipping up appetizers for friends or family, are prepparing some desserts for a game night, looking for a fun super bowl dip, or are just looking for a easy dessert - you will love this oreo cheeseball. This dessert cheese ball is quick and easy to make, but oh-so-yummy! We like to serve this sweet cheese ball with pretzels, apple clices, vanilla wafers, etc. Your guests will be asking for this oreo cream cheese balls recipe! cookies with snickers Best-Gingerbread-Cookies-Recipe Everyone loves a good apple pie! Whether you are celebrating the Fourth of July, celebrating apple month in September, or whipping up a homemade apple pie to round out your Thanksgiving feast - everyone wants to make the best homemade apple pie! Making a home made apple pie is actually really easy and quick to throw together! Here is our super easy apple pie from scratch recipe that will make you the hostess with the mostess and leave your guests begging for more!


Our families traditional pepperoni cheeseball looks like a football and is quick and EASY, making it the perfect super bowl appetizer recipe! This pineapple cheese ball is the perfect cheese ball recipe! It is slightly sweet with an amazing flavor that will be a favorite with kids and grown ups alike. This is my favorite appetizer recipes. Yummy! Nothings says summer like a fresh salsa recipe. Whether you are making homemade salsa to go along with chicken, top your tacos or carnitas, or to serve as a chips and salsa appetizer - salsa from scratch is always a hit! This pineapple salsa is a tropical twist that is bursting with flavor! You can make it spicy by adding jalapenos for a spicy pineapple salsa or keep it a mild pineapple pico de gallo if you prefer - either way it is abolutely delicious! Are you looking for a quick and easy fruit dip to serve at your next party or game night? This peanut butter dip is not only simple to make, but is super yummy and versatile too. Use our peanut butter fruit dip with apples, vanilla wafers, pretzels, and other dippers for quick appetizer recipes! With just 3 ingredients you will love this cream cheese fruit dip that has become a family favorite staple throughout the whole year!


Mouthwatering cornbread recipe that is soft, warm, sweet, and oh-so-perfect! This yummy, homemade corn bread sidedish uses creamed corn!  super yummy quick yeast rolls You will love this easy to make recipe for delicious bread in crockpot. This rosemary bread recipe is super easy and cooks up in your slow cooker so you can smell the yummy bread smell all afternoon. Serve alongside soup, salad, or main dish for a satisfying meal.

Breads and Side Dishes


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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