4 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes for Beginners

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The joy of Christmas baking isn’t just for seasoned bakers. Wondering how to make holiday cookies with beginner baker skills? Spiced Molasses Drops are a simple standard drop cookie that anyone can master. These easy Christmas cookie recipes for beginners and kids alike show that holiday baking can be easy and fun at every level.

Holiday Baking 101: Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes for Beginners

Basic ingredients, simple techniques, and quick turnaround make easy Christmas cookie recipes for beginners. But just because these recipes are simple doesn’t mean they’re not special. Each has a unique touch that makes them holiday-worthy!

Peanut Butter Blossoms

There’s a reason these cookies are a holiday classic; not only are they delicious but they’re an easy cookie recipe for kids. Peanut butter is the only addition to this basic cookie dough that mixes up in minutes. Meanwhile, little helpers can make sure the Hershey’s Kisses are unwrapped and ready as soon as the cookies come out of the oven. This ensures that the candy stays secure when dropped in the center.

Ingredients:

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Peanut Butter
  • Hershey’s Kisses

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Santa’s Belly Cookies

Christmas sugar cookie recipes don’t have to be from scratch to be delicious. This premade dough saves time that can be spent on decorating each to look like Santa’s, ahem, generous physique. Baking the cookies with a marshmallow on top makes the perfect round belly, while store-bought vanilla icing and food coloring take care of all the rest. 

Ingredients:

  • Premade sugar cookie dough
  • Marshmallows
  • Store-bought vanilla icing
  • Red, black and yellow food coloring

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Spiced Molasses Drops

Drop cookies make easy Christmas cookie recipes for beginners because they require no rolling or cutting. Once you combine the wet and dry ingredients, the cookies are dropped by the spoonful onto a baking sheet. What’s the secret that makes these molasses cookies stand out? A pinch of black pepper stays hidden while enhancing the warm spice of the cinnamon, ginger and molasses. 

Professional Tip: Though these cookies are delicious on a convection or regular bake setting, convection baking can give them the perfect crispy exterior and chewy center.

Ingredients: 

  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Molasses
  • Ginger

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Christmas Trees

Christmas cookies to make with kids don’t get any easier then when there’s no baking required. Melt green candy melts and dip the strawberries so they’re completely covered. Both kids and adults will love how a few holiday sprinkles can turn the strawberry into an instant Christmas tree. Secure each to an Oreo cookie with melted white chocolate and consume within 24 hours so the strawberry’s moisture doesn’t penetrate the cookie. These are so delicious we don’t think that will be a problem.

Ingredients:

  • Strawberries
  • Oreos
  • Green candy melts
  • White chocolate melting wafers or chips
  • Holiday sprinkles

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We hope these easy Christmas cookie recipes for beginners make home-made treats fun for every skill level. Happy baking from all of us at Just-in Time Appliance Repair!

Justin Duby

Justin Duby

Justin Duby, a Grants Pass native, opened Just-in Time Appliance Repair in 2014 after working with his grandparents in the appliance repair business for almost 10 years. Just attends various training programs throughout the year to keeps his skills sharp.

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