Festive treats don’t get much sweeter than Christmas cookies, and the bonus is, they’re so simple to make.

Just a few basic recipes, like gingerbread and shortbread, open up a whole smorgasbord of Christmas cookie recipes to make. And one of the most enjoyable parts of Christmas cookie baking is the decorating. It gets everyone in the festive spirit.

So what are you waiting for? Time to get your Christmas cookie baking on!

Christmas Cookie Tree


A feast for the eyes and the tastebuds, a Christmas Cookie Tree makes a stunning table centrepiece, and of course it’s great with a cuppa on Christmas arvo.

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Festive Christmas Gingerbread


A Christmas school holidays rite of passage, gingerbread cookies are super easy to make, incredibly fun to decorate and delicious to eat!

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Spinkley Christmas Cookies


You don’t even need to make the cookies in this recipe. It’s more of an assembly-type deal so the kids will love putting these together.

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Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies

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Who could resist these sweet little guys?! There’s no rulebook that says gingerbread is just for gingerbread men or houses, so keep it simple with these adorable reindeer.

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Reindeer Bikkies

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Here’s another assembly-line cookie idea that only needs some chocolate icing whipped up. Get creative with the reindeer faces with the kids.

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Try these Christmas recipes next:

If you’re on Christmas baking duty, you’ll want to dive straight into these delicious recipes that have you covered for dessert, treats and afternoon tea. Let the festivities begin!

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  • That Christmas biscuits tree looks amazing


  • Delicious! Cannot beat shortbread at Christmas


  • I love novelty foods for Christmas. Gives everyone lots of joy. Thank you.


  • Saving these recipes as they would be great for lots of different occasions, just change the theme in the biscuit


  • Oh wow easy recipe and they taste great but I must admit I did have so trouble making the Tree but tasted great


  • We did the star tree- not sure if the recipe’s quite right- they didn’t taste sweet enough.


  • Love all of these recipes. Just wish I had the energy or enthusiasm to make them.


  • reindeer (circular) cookies look cute – wish I had a steady hand to draw!


  • I particularly love the star ones. And they look awesome put together as a tree.


  • Those cookies looked so good I can smell the photo’s time to preheat the oven


  • Simple and easy to do and will go down a treat with the grand kids.


  • I did the tree last year, will prob do again.


  • Absolutely scrumptious, I love all the awesome cookies.


  • Yum. Will have to.try some of these with the kids.


  • Plentry of choice and kid friendly too.


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