Nothing says the holidays more than Christmas cookies, and cookie boxes are a fun, beautiful way to showcase them! This Christmas cookie box is filled with tried and true cookie recipes that capture the season perfectly in a show stopping presentation that’s perfect for parties, potlucks and gifts!

Christmas cookie box with twine, pine cones and ornament decorations

Baking was something that my mom and I did together a lot when I was growing up. It was always from scratch, so I never knew any other way.

At Christmas time my mom pulled out all the stops, baking an endless variety of quick breads, cookies and no-bake treats alike to give to family and friends.

People looked forward to receiving my mom’s homemade gifts every year….I could tell by the way their faces would light up when she presented them to people.

There truly isn’t anything more special than a homemade gift is there?

My mom’s tradition left a lasting impression on me, and I started my own several years ago. It’s simply not Christmas if I don’t bake endless amounts of cookies, candies, etc. and assemble them in pretty cookie boxes for loved ones.

This Christmas cookie box is an ode to my mom, and I’m so glad that she passed the baking torch to me. Baking brings me so much joy, and it truly takes me back to my childhood. 🙂

Cookie box filled with sugar cookies, biscotti and more

There’s nothing more perfect for the holidays than show stopping Christmas cookie boxes filled with an array cookies, candy and festive decorations.

The good news is that they’re extremely easy to put together with just a bit of planning, and it’s even quite fun with these easy tips!

Step 1: Choose your recipes.

Whether it’s 3 recipes or 10 recipes, this will help you determine what size box(es) to purchase. They can be as big or small as you choose!

Choose a variety of recipes that will provide an assortment of colors, flavors and textures. If time is scarce, be sure to keep time consuming recipes like sugar cookies and gingerbread cookies to a minimum. I love incorporating some easy no-bake recipes like rocky road candy and peanut butter fudge, bar desserts like seven layer magic cookie bars and peppermint brownies, and even a few store bought items like candy canes or Hershey’s kisses in pretty foil wrappers.

Step 2: Choose your boxes.

The wood supply organizer that I used for this box is perfect for holiday gatherings or potlucks as there is plenty of room for a wide variety of treats. These smaller Christmas cookie boxes are perfect to package cookies to give as gifts, and they even include baking twine. Use parchment paper to line your boxes or layer between cookies as needed, or baking cups or cardboard ornament dividers may be used to separate candy, etc. If you plan to ship cookies, decorative tins are your best bet to keep cookies fresh and intact!

Step 3: Select decorations and materials.

Pretty decorations and materials will make your box of cookies next level. I used mini pine cones, mini glass ornaments and baking twine, and don’t forget the pretty bows and tags for packaging!

Step 4: Determine what equipment you need.

Baking sheets, mixing bowls, a rolling pin, hand mixer, and cookie cutters are just a few examples of what you’ll need to prepare a variety of cookies, etc.

Be sure to read each recipe over carefully to make sure that you have all of the necessary equipment.

Step 5: Write a shopping list.

Make a list and check it twice! Bringing a list to the store with you will ensure that you don’t forget any of the ingredients that you need to prepare each recipe that you plan to make.

Step 6: Plan your schedule.

Determine when you will prepare your recipes, keeping in mind when you will package them into boxes for delivery or shipping. Remember that cookie dough may be made up to a few days in advance, then you can bake them when you’re ready. I often decorate cookies the day after I bake them if I’m pressed for time.

You can also get started earlier in the month and freeze cookies (prior to decorating of course). Simply thaw a day before you plan to assemble your boxes!

Christmas cookie box filled with cookies, candy and holiday decorations

This collections includes a wide variety of traditional Christmas cookie recipes, no bake cookies and candy, bar desserts and healthier options to appeal to everyone on your Christmas list!

Cookie gift box with peanut blossom cookies, brownies and more!
Almond Dragees
Almond Dragees are crunchy, caramelized almonds dipped in chocolate, and dusted with cocoa powder or powdered sugar. They’re gluten and dairy free!
Check out this recipe
Front view of almond dragees in a white bowl with a linen
Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Snowball Cookies
Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Snowball Cookies are the classic snowball cookie with a hazelnut chocolate chip twist!
Check out this recipe
Chocolate Chip snowball cookies piled on a plate
Christmas Sugar Cookies
Christmas Sugar Cookies are the best cut out sugar cookie recipe for the holidays.  They're soft and thick, and decorated with an easy vanilla icing and sprinkles.  They're a must for Christmas!
Check out this recipe
Christmas sugar cookies stacked on a plate with sprinkles
Chocolate Dipped Almond Horn Cookies
Chocolate Dipped Almond Horn Cookies are chewy, naturally gluten free almond cookies that are perfect for holiday baking!
Check out this recipe
Chocolate dipped almond horn cookies on wire rack
Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons
Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons are chewy, gluten free coconut cookies dipped in dark chocolate, and made with no condensed milk!
Check out this recipe
chocolate dipped coconut macaroons front angled view on pedestal
Cranberry Orange Biscotti
Cranberry Orange Almond Biscotti are crunchy biscotti with cranberries, almond, and orange zest.  Dip in white chocolate for the ultimate biscotti!
Check out this recipe
cranberry orange biscotti on a silver plate with tea and orange
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallows
Peppermint Marshmallows are soft, fluffy and drizzled with dark chocolate. They're perfect for hot chocolate or holiday gifts!
Check out this recipe
Peppermint marshmallows drizzled with melted chocolate
Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies are easy gluten-free cookies cookies packed with peanut butter, chewy oats and dark chocolate! They're so easy to make and are ready in about 30 minutes!
Check out this recipe
Stack of flourless peanut butter cookies
Gingerbread Cookies
Soft, festive gingerbread cookies are a must for the Christmas cookie tray! They're soft and slightly chewy, with warm, spicy gingerbread flavor and an easy vanilla icing!
Check out this recipe
Gingerbread cookies piled on a wooden server
Gingerbread Macadamia Biscotti
Gingerbread Macadamia Biscotti is spicy gingerbread biscotti studded with macadamia nuts and dipped in white chocolate for the perfect holiday treat!
Check out this recipe
Gingerbread biscotti piled on a plate
Gingersnap Cookie Recipe
This Gingersnap Cookie Recipe produces the most chewy, soft cookies, and they're packed with warm spice and deep molasses flavor! They include a secret ingredient for even more flavor, and they're so easy to make!
Check out this recipe
Soft gingersnap cookies laying flat with sparkle sugar
Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blossoms
Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blossoms are a flourless peanut butter blossoms recipe with only a few simple ingredients.  They're the perfect gluten free Christmas cookies!
Check out this recipe
Gluten free peanut butter blossoms on white plate with kisses
Greek Almond Cookies (Amygdalota)
Greek Almond Cookies (Amygdalota) are crunchy, chewy classic Greek cookies made with only 5 ingredients, and they’re naturally gluten-free!
Check out this recipe
Greek almond cookies piled on a wire rack
Key Lime Cooler Cookies
Key Lime Cooler Cookies are soft, buttery, and bursting with key lime flavor!
Check out this recipe
Key lime cooler cookies piled on a white plate
Meyer Lemon Greek Butter Cookies (Kourabiedes)
Meyer Lemon Greek Butter Cookies are easy, classic Greek kourabiedes with a refreshing citrus twist.  They're perfect for your holiday baking!
Check out this recipe
Meyer lemon Greek butter cookies or  kourabiedes on white plate with lemon slices
No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies are packed with hearty oats and big chocolate peanut butter flavor. They're naturally gluten-free and they come together in minutes!
Check out this recipe
No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies on a wire rack
No Bake White Chocolate Biscoff Oatmeal Cookies
No Bake White Chocolate Biscoff Oatmeal Cookies are quick and easy no bake oatmeal cookies made with cookie butter and dipped in white chocolate!
Check out this recipe
No bake biscoff cookies with white chocolate and cranberries
Orange Sugared Cranberries
Orange Sugared Cranberries are sure to add sparkle to your holiday table! They're a great addition to cheese boards, and make a festive garnish for cocktails, desserts and so much more!
Check out this recipe
Orange sugared cranberries in a white ramekin
Peppermint Bark Recipe
Peppermint Bark is rich, creamy layers of white and dark chocolate topped with crushed candy canes. It's refreshing, decadent and is an easy holiday recipe that's perfect for gift giving!
Check out this recipe
Wedges of peppermint bark on a silver plate
Easy Peppermint Brownies
Easy Peppermint Brownies are deliciously fudgy and packed with refreshing peppermint flavor! This recipe comes together quickly in just one pot!
Check out this recipe
Peppermint brownies with peppermint crunchy scattered around
Red Velvet Brownies
Red Velvet Brownies are rich and decadent with the flavors of vanilla, cocoa and a luscious cheesecake swirl and chocolate chips! This brownie recipe is festive enough for Christmas and Valentine's Day and is easy enough for any occasion!
Check out this recipe
Stack of red velvet brownies with glass of milk
Red Velvet Macarons
Red Velvet Macarons are classic French macarons with the flavors of red velvet cake.  They're crisp, chewy and filled with a tangy cream cheese filling!
Check out this recipe
plate of red velvet macarons stacked up
Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies
Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies taste like cake mix cookies but they're homemade.  They're soft and chewy, with a luscious cream cheese frosting!
Check out this recipe
Red velvet cookies piled high on a white plate
Dark Chocolate Rocky Road Candy
Dark Chocolate Rocky Road Candy is an easy homemade candy recipe that comes together in minutes with only 4 ingredients!
Check out this recipe
stack of rocky road candy
Salted Caramel Chocolate Truffles
Salted caramel truffles are the easiest chocolate truffles ever, and can be made with only 3 ingredients!  They're impressive, delicious, and a fraction of the price of store-bought chocolates! 
Check out this recipe
Caramel truffles rolled in cocoa powder and almonds
Salted Chocolate Toffee Sables
Salted Chocolate Sable Cookies are classic French sable cookies with a chocolatey twist.  These cookies are crunchy, addictive and so easy to make! 
Check out this recipe
Chocolate sable cookies stacked up with one cookie propped up alongside
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
Chocolate peanut butter fudge is creamy, decadent and perfect for chocolate peanut butter lovers! It's an easy fudge recipe with condensed milk and includes just 5 ingredients!
Check out this recipe
Squares of chocolate peanut butter fudge piled on a white plate
Salted Dark Chocolate Toffee Fudge
Salted Dark Chocolate Toffee Fudge is velvety smooth dark chocolate fudge with crunchy toffee bits and flaky sea salt. It's comes together in minutes with only 5 ingredients!
Check out this recipe
Toffee fudge on parchment paper
Seven Layer Magic Cookie Bars
Seven Layer Magic Cookie Bars are sweet, chewy layers of buttery graham cracker crust, sweetened condensed milk, coconut, dark chocolate chips and pecans.  This magic bar recipe may be made traditionally or gluten free!
Check out this recipe
Seven layer magic cookie bars on parchment paper
Snickerdoodle Bars
Snickerdoodle Bars are thick and chewy bars with a soft center and warm cinnamon flavor.  They’re the ultimate way to enjoy a snickerdoodle cookie!
Check out this recipe
Snickerdoodle bars stacked on a plate
Cookie gift box filled with cookies, biscotti and rocky road candy

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Christmas cookie box with twine, pine cones and ornament decorations

The Ultimate Christmas Cookie Box

Learn how to make a festive, show stopping Christmas Cookie Box filled with the best Christmas cookies! Cookie boxes are a beautiful way to showcase cookies for holiday parties, potlucks and gifts!
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Instructions 

Choose your recipes.

  • Whether it's 3 recipes or 10 recipes, this will help you determine what size box(es) to purchase. They can be as big or small as you choose!
    Choose a variety of recipes that will provide an assortment of colors, flavors and textures. If time is scarce, be sure to keep time consuming recipes like sugar cookies and gingerbread cookies to a minimum. I love incorporating some easy no-bake recipes like rocky road candy and peanut butter fudge, bar desserts like seven layer magic cookie bars and peppermint brownies, and even a few store bought items like candy canes or Hershey's kisses in pretty foil wrappers.

Choose your boxes.

  • The wood supply organizer that I used for this box is perfect for holiday gatherings or potlucks as there is plenty of room for a wide variety of treats (see the link in the equipment section above!). Smaller Christmas cookie boxes, tins or large plates with cellophane are perfect to package cookies to give as gifts. Use parchment paper to line your boxes or layer between cookies as needed, or baking cups may be used to separate candy, etc. If you plan to ship cookies, decorative tins are your best bet to keep cookies fresh and intact!

Select decorations and materials.

  • Pretty decorations and materials will make your box of cookies next level. I used mini pine cones, mini glass ornaments and baking twine, and don't forget the pretty bows and tags for packaging!

Determine what equipment you need.

  • Baking sheets, mixing bowls, a rolling pin, hand mixer and cookie cutters are examples of what you'll need to prepare a variety of cookies, etc.
    Be sure to read each recipe over carefully to make sure that you have all of the necessary equipment.

Write a shopping list.

  • Make a list and check it twice! Bringing a list to the store with you will ensure that you don't forget any of the ingredients that you need to prepare each recipe that you plan to make.

Plan your schedule.

  • Determine when you will prepare your recipes, keeping in mind when you will package them into boxes for delivery or shipping. Remember that cookie dough may be made up to a few days in advance, then you can bake them when you're ready. I often decorate cookies the day after I bake them if I'm pressed for time.
    You can also get started earlier in the month and freeze cookies (prior to decorating of course). Simply thaw a day before you plan to assemble your boxes!

Notes

  • Once the cookies have been baked, store in an air tight container or zip top bag at room temperature with parchment or waxed paper between cookies as needed until you’re ready to assemble your packages.
  • The freezer is your friend!  You can get started baking earlier in the month and freeze cookies in zip top freezer bags and thaw when you’re ready to assemble your cookie gift boxes.  For sugar and gingerbread cookies, freeze after baking, then thaw and decorate.

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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