Easy Christmas Cookies: 5 Delicious Recipes (Day 2)


The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with the delightful aroma of freshly baked cookies filling your home? It is Day 2 of our easy Christmas Cookies countdown, featuring 5 mouthwatering recipes.

Get ready to sink your teeth into some melt-in-your-mouth classics! Today is Day 2 of our Christmas Cookie Countdown, featuring the irresistible Shortbread Cookie. And that’s not all – stay tuned throughout the week for even more delicious recipes, including some fantastic finds from my talented blogger friends. You will have lots of inspiration to whip up a delightful cookie tray for the holidays!

Shortbread Cookies dipped in chocolate with green, white and red sprinkles or some with chopped walnuts.

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The first bite reveals a soft, melt-in-your-mouth texture with a delightful blend of rich butter and sweet vanilla. These easy-to-make treats are a true indulgence for your taste buds!

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With a simple recipe requiring just a handful of ingredients, they’re a breeze to whip up. Plus, the festive candy sprinkles add a touch of holiday cheer without any extra effort. And the best part? You can bake them ahead of time and freeze them whenever you need a delicious treat!

Christmas Shortbread Cookies

Christmas Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread Cookies

These Shortbread Cookies are super easy to make and delicious.
5 from 1 vote
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 3 dozen


  • 3/4 Cup Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Granulated White Sugar
  • 1 TSP Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/2 TSP Salt
  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 12 Ounces Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Nuts (Optional for decorating cookies)
  • 1/2 Cup Sprinkles (Optional for decorating cookies)


  • Cream butter, sugar, vanilla and egg together until creamy.
  • Mix flour and salt together. Slow add to creamed butter and sugar mixture.
  • Using your hands, mix until well blended.
  • Use a tablespoon to scoop mixture for each cookie.
  • Shape into 2-inch logs, 1-inch balls or flat rounds.
  • Arrange on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let cookies cool.
  • When cookies are cool enough to handle. Melt your chocolate chips in a double boiler.
  • Dip half of a log or circle cookie into the melted chocolate. You can also dip the round tops into the melt chocolate.
  • Coat or sprinkle with nuts or candy sprinkles.
Keyword Shortbread

Cranberry Cookies on a white plate garnished with whole cranberries
Photograph by Shop At Blu

If you missed yesterday’s post, I have it linked here for Day 1. Be sure to scroll down to see recipes from my blogger friends. There are some wonderful recipes.

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for another day of Christmas Cookies inspiration! In the meantime, please subscribe to my newsletter for even more holiday baking ideas and decorating tips delivered straight to your inbox.

Happy baking, sweet friend!

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  1. Shortbread cookies are my weakness and the fact that you added sprinkles… well that’s just over the top. I’ll have to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing. ❤️

    1. Thank you, Danielle. I love that they are the easiest cookie to make in a pinch. They are great for tea parties too. You can top them with Chocolate or White Sprinkles. My favorite is just topped with nuts. However, I will eat them with the candy sprinkles too.

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