Santa’s Favorite Cookies

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If you and your kids are looking for Santa’s favorite cookies, then you’ve come to the right place. I’ve compiled a list of cookies that Santa, and everyone in your family will absolutely love. You can find many different cookie recipes including stuffed cookies, sour cream cookies, diary free cookies, Christmas cookies and more!

A collection of Santa's favorite cookies

There is nothing better than Santa’a Favorite Cookies. So warm and gooey, they are perfect for a late night holiday snack. Cookies are great for any occasion and there is so many different types to choose from, you can find something that everyone will love.


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Expert Tips for Making Santa’s Favorite Cookies

I always find Christmas cookie recipes the most fun to make with the family and cranking up the Christmas music while you bake makes it even better! However, the best thing about cookies is that they’re a great dessert any day of the year. Check out the tips below to help make the best cookie for Santa and your family.

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  • Recipe Can be Doubled: When making cookies for the holidays, you’re going to need more than one batch with some cookies. Simply increase the cookie dough ingredients proportionately and split it onto two different baking sheets.
  • Cookie Cutter: A lot of cookie recipes can be cut and shaped into something fun. Try out these Christmas Cookie Cutter. Not only will your kids love the cookies but they will enjoy helping make them.
  • Time Tip: Preparing the dough and baking the cookies all in one day can be exhausting, especially when you’re making more than one cookie. Prepare the dough a day before or a few hours before and let it cool in the fridge until you’re ready to bake.
  • Tool Tip: Having to hand mix multiple different cookie doughs is not ideal for anyone, check out this low cost Electric Stand Mixer.

Santa’s Favorite Stuffed Cookies

These stuffed cookies aren’t just your normal cookie, they are stuffed with gooey deliciousness that is bound to please everyone.

S’mores Stuffed Cookies
S’mores Stuffed Cookies
Are you ready for a sticky, gooey, unabashedly messy challenge? What if I said you'd be rewarded with one of the most indulgent dessert ever at the end? This is a life-changing cookie right here.
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Nutella Stuffed Cookies
Nutella Stuffed Cookies
AMAZING Nutella Stuffed Cookies just like the ones in New York. I’ll show you how to hide all that gooey Nutella in your cookies – it’s so much easier than you’d think!
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Italian Lemon Stuffed Cookies
Italian Lemon Stuffed Cookies
If you love the taste of lemons then this Italian Lemon Stuffed Cookie is for you. A simple dough is stuffed with a delicious Italian pastry cream then baked. So good you can’t stop at one.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies
Chocolate Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies
These chocolate peanut butter stuffed cookies are thick and chewy bakery style cookies. They are stuffed with creamy cinnamon peanut butter. These are the perfect cookie.
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Thick Oreo Stuffed White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Thick Oreo Stuffed White Chocolate Chip Cookies
These thick and chunky Oreo Stuffed Cookies have Oreo stuffed between cookie dough and each bite is loaded white chocolate chips.
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Dulce De Leche Stuffed Cookies
Dulce De Leche Stuffed Cookies
Easy recipe for delicious dulce de leche stuffed cookies! Crispy and chewy cookies, made with brown butter and filled with luxurious caramel.
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Sour Cream Cookies

If you’re looking for a more simple but tasty cookie, these Sour Cream Cookie recipes are just what you need to have in your kitchen during the holiday season.

Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies
Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies
This easy recipe for sour cream chocolate chip cookies makes soft, chewy melt in your mouth treats! No chill and ready ready in about 30 minutes!
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Sour Cream Oatmeal Cookies
Sour Cream Oatmeal Cookies
These sour cream oatmeal cookies will remind you of Grandma’s cookies. The soft oatmeal cookies are filled with chopped raisins or dates.
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Grandma’s Sour Cream Sugar Cookies
Grandma’s Sour Cream Sugar Cookies
These Sour Cream Sugar Cookies are soft and fluffy with just the right amount of sweetness — with or without frosting! Freezer friendly for Christmas
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Sour Cream Chocolate Cookies
Sour Cream Chocolate Cookies
These soft chocolaty sour cream cookies can easily be altered to make several different varieties—I’ve added everything from mints to macadamia nuts to them.
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Sour Cream Cookies
Sour Cream Cookies
Soft and fluffy Sour Cream Cookies topped with a classic buttercream frosting. These cookies are super delicious and so easy to make, with no chilling time required you can whip up a batch in no time!
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Cookies in Air Fryer

If you’re anything like me then you are always trying to cook everything in your air fryer. Well cookies cook great in an air fryer! Its a quick and easy way to bake your cookies this holiday.

Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies
Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies
Air fryer chocolate chip cookies are a delicious way to make cookies. Buttery warm cookies are ready in just a few minutes in the air fryer.
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Air Fryer Peanut Butter Cookies
Air Fryer Peanut Butter Cookies
Air Fryer Peanut Butter Cookies are ready in half the time of traditional recipes! There’s only 7 minutes between you and a tasty homemade treat! Peanut butter cookies are the perfect salty and sweet treat.
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Air Fryer Sugar Cookies
Air Fryer Sugar Cookies
Can you air fry sugar cookies? You bet! These air fryer sugar cookies from scratch are quick and easy to make.
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Air-Fryer Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Air-Fryer Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
I am crazy about chocolate chips, and this chewy cookie has enough to satisfy me. My husband and kids love these cookies. This big batch is perfect for our family.
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Air Fryer Snickerdoodle Cookies
Air Fryer Snickerdoodle Cookies
Air Fryer Homemade Snickerdoodle Cookies are amazing! If you love cookies, you will truly love this recipe! What a great Batch of Cookies!
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Double Chocolate Air Fryer Cookies
Double Chocolate Air Fryer Cookies
Decadent air fryer cookies that are loaded with chocolate flavor, are gluten free and can be made in 10 minutes all in the air fryer.
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Air Fryer S’mores Cookies
Air Fryer S’mores Cookies
Air Fryer S’mores Cookies are a delicious combination of the classic chocolate chip cookie and the campfire s’mores we all love!
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These Easy Cookie Recipes include no-bake, one-bowl, and under 25 minute options. You won’t believe that warm delicious cookie took barely any effort to make.

Mug Cookie
Mug Cookie
Nothing beats a warm cookie, but sometimes you don’t have the time to bake off an entire batch — that’s when the microwave is the perfect shortcut. Mixed right in a mug, this cookie comes together in only a couple of minutes.
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Thumbprint Cookies
Thumbprint Cookies
These classic thumbprint cookies are perfect for the holidays! This easy recipe yields delicious buttery cookies filled with apricot and raspberry jam.
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Haystacks Recipe
Haystacks Recipe
I think fall is perfect for this special treat, appropriately called Haystacks. They scream fall pumpkin picking, and tailgating time to me, don’t cha think?
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Chewy Molasses Cookies -
Chewy Molasses Cookies –
This ginger molasses cookies recipe is perfect for the holidays! The cookies are soft, chewy, and full of delicious flavor from warm spices.
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Easy Lemon Drop Cookies
Easy Lemon Drop Cookies
These Easy Lemon Drop Cookies are made in one bowl, a simple buttery lemony cookie that will satisfy every lemon lover. No refrigerating the dough needed, just drop, bake and you will have delicious homemade cookies in 30 minutes.
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No Bake Cookie Recipe
No Bake Cookie Recipe
No Bake Cookies with chocolate, peanut butter, and oatmeal! These classic no bake cookies are an all-time favorite cookie and they are so easy to make!
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Dairy Free Cookies

Whether you or someone you know is lactose-intolerant or just trying to stay away from dairy, then these dairy free cookie recipes will be perfect for you!

Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Dairy free chocolate chip cookies – chewy and delicious! One of the best dairy free cookie recipes, these dairy free cookies are so yummy!
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Dairy Free Chocolate Cookies
Dairy Free Chocolate Cookies
You’ll fall head over heels for these dairy free chocolate cookies! Soft, thick and chewy, they’re easy to make with no mixer required.
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Peppermint Meringue Cookies Recipe
Peppermint Meringue Cookies Recipe
These classic Peppermint Meringue Cookies are perfect for your Christmas cookie tray! They are light and airy and easy to make.
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Italian Pignoli Cookies Recipe
Italian Pignoli Cookies Recipe
Italian Pignoli Cookies Recipe – soft, chewy almond cookies covered in pine nuts. Super quick and easy to make! 4 ingredients, 30 minutes.
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Coconut Macaroon Cookie
Coconut Macaroon Cookie
Coconut macaroons are easy and indulgent bite sized treats with a crispy coating, chewy interior, and dipped in chocolate!
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Maple Walnut Sugar Cookies
Maple Walnut Sugar Cookies
These soft sugar cookies are packed maple flavor, vanilla and crunchy toasty walnuts. An easy maple glaze makes them over the top delicious!
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Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies
Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies
These Gluten-free Almond flour Shortbread Cookies are easy, healthy 3-ingredient vegan shortbread cookies also egg-free, paleo, dairy-free.
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Favorite Christmas Cookies

Gingerbread cookies may be a tradition but there are plenty of other Christmas cookie recipes out there. You can also make some the above featured recipes more festive by adding some red and green frosting or sprinkles.

Grinch Cookies
Grinch Cookies
Despite their name, these Grinch Cookies are just about as festive and holiday-friendly as can be! These soft and chewy cookies are colored Grinch-green and decorated with milk chocolate candy pieces.
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Christmas Wreath Cookies
Christmas Wreath Cookies
This recipe for no-bake cornflake Christmas wreath cookies has just six ingredients and can be made in 15 minutes.
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Peanut Butter Kiss Cookie
Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
Hands down the most popular cookie at every cookie exchange and the first cookie that everyone reaches for at holiday parties are these glorious Peanut Butter Blossoms.
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Easy Coal Candy
Made with only 3 ingredients, this easy Santa’s Coal candy recipe is one of my favorite easy Christmas recipes.  
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Christmas Pinwheel Cookies
Christmas Pinwheel Cookies
These Christmas Pinwheel Cookies are sure to be the star of your holiday cookie plates! Bring them to a cookie swap and watch everyone’s eye light up!
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Toffee Pecan Christmas Cookies
Toffee Pecan Christmas Cookies
When it comes to Christmas Cookies, these are my absolute favorite. They are soft and chewy, but have great texture with the various mix-ins like toffee, salt, pecans, and chocolate. 
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