We are gearing up for my absolute favorite time of year: Christmas! I am a lifelong Christmas fanatic, and that love has grown exponentially since having kids. My kids love our traditions as much as I do, and I am so lucky to repeat the ones I began with the 17-year-old with his 5-year-old little brother.
With so many of us baking cookies and other holiday treats in our annual traditions, there is always room for some new recipes to try. From cookie platters to share with friends, neighbors and family, to making sure Santa has a delicious plate to enjoy when he drops in on Christmas Eve, these 45 best chocolate Christmas cookies are sure to add some extra cheer to your holiday season!
This collection is filled with so much chocolate cookie goodness you better grab a tall glass of milk! The Peppermint Patty Snowdrifts are like candy and a cookie in one tasty bite. Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars have been a holiday tradition in our family for four generations now. Santa would love some S’mores or Almond Joy Cookies for something unique on his travels.Of course, I’ve included a few traditional chocolate Christmas cookies too, plus some speedy treats like No-Bake Cookies.
I’m sure your holiday baking plans include cookies of some sort, so I hope you find some chocolatey goodness you can’t resist in this roundup. There is no doubt any of these 45 chocolate Christmas cookies will put some extra holly jolly into your holiday, and make your house Santa’s favorite stop!
- 1 Best Chocolate Christmas Cookies
- 1.1 Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies
- 1.2 Peppermint Pattie Snowdrifts
- 1.3 Chewy Dark Chocolate Meringue Cookies
- 1.4 Andes Mint Cookies
- 1.5 Triple Chocolate Cookies
- 1.6 Stuffed Mega Chocolate Cookies
- 1.7 Sweet and Salty Chocolate Cookies
- 1.8 Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1.9 Almond Joy Cookies
- 1.10 Chocolate Star Cookies
- 1.11 Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies
- 1.12 Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint Cookies
- 1.13 Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies
- 1.14 Chocolate Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1.15 Chocolate Covered Cookie Butter Cookies
- 1.16 Chocolate Cookies and Cream Cookies
- 1.17 Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
- 1.18 Chocolate Mint Thumbprint Cookies
- 1.19 Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cookies
- 1.20 Christmas White Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1.21 Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies
- 1.22 Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1.23 Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies
- 1.24 Flourless Chocolate Cookies
- 1.25 Hot Chocolate No Bake Cookies
- 1.26 Lunch Lady Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1.27 Marshmallow Brownie Cookies
- 1.28 No-Bake Cookies
- 1.29 Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1.30 One Bowl Brownie Cookies
- 1.31 Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies
- 1.32 Triple Chocolate No-Bake Cookies
- 1.33 White Chocolate Cookies
- 1.34 White Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Chocolate Cookies
- 1.35 Chocolate Cherry Almond Christmas Cookies
- 1.36 Santa’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1.37 Salted Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
- 1.38 S’mores Cookies
- 1.39 Hershey Kiss Cookies
- 1.40 Fudgy Brownie Cookies
- 1.41 Easy Triple Chocolate Cookies
- 1.42 Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
- 1.43 Candy Cane Kiss Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1.44 Best Chocolate Cut Out Cookies
- 1.45 Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies
- 1.46 Related
Best Chocolate Christmas Cookies
Get the recipe: Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies
If you love the candy, these cookies will knock your socks off!
Get the recipe: Peppermint Pattie Snowdrifts
These cookies are crispy on the outside with a chewy, fudgy center.
Get the recipe: Chewy Dark Chocolate Meringue Cookies
The favorite after-dinner mint transformed into a delicious cookie.
Get the recipe: Andes Mint Cookies
Calling all chocolate addicts.
Get the recipe: Triple Chocolate Cookies
These are a triple threat of equal parts of brownie, cookie and candy.
Get the recipe: Stuffed Mega Chocolate Cookies
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This recipe yields two large cookies, just enough to share on a cold night.
Get the recipe: Sweet and Salty Chocolate Cookies
The actual cookie recipe from the hotel chain.
Get the recipe: Double tree Chocolate Chip Cookies
Sometimes you feel like a nut, and these are for delicious!
Get the recipe: Almond Joy Cookies
These cookies can actually double as tree ornaments too.
Get the recipe: Chocolate Star Cookies
Only four ingredients and 13 minutes go into these simple cookies!
Get the recipe: Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies
These taste just like a chocolate-covered cherry cordial.
Get the recipe: Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint Cookies
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A chocolatey twist on a traditional snowball cookie.
Get the recipe: Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies
You’ve never had a chocolate chip cookie like this! These are loaded with chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and honey-roasted peanuts.
Get the recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Using cookie butter in place of peanut butter gives these cookies a new layer of sweetness.
Get the recipe: Chocolate Covered Cookie Butter Cookies
This cookie is sure to curb that sugary, chocolatey craving.
Get the recipe: Chocolate Cookies and Cream Cookies
Every Christmas cookie platter must have crinkles!
Get the recipe: Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
A soft thumbprint cookie with a mint fudge center.
Get the recipe: Chocolate Mint Thumbprint Cookies
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These are soft, thick and easy to make.
Get the recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cookies
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A fun, festive Christmas cookie.
Get the recipe: Christmas White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Rich and fudgy cookies with just a hint of white chocolate and peppermint flavor.
Get the recipe: Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies
A tasty cinnamon twist on a traditional chocolate chip cookie.
Get the recipe: Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Cranberry is such a great holiday flavor.
Get the recipe: Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies
With their soft, chewy texture people will never guess these contain no flour.
Get the recipe: Flourless Chocolate Cookies
These taste like a warm hot cup of cocoa in each bite.
Get the recipe: Hot Chocolate No Bake Cookies
Just like the lunch ladies used to make in your childhood school cafeteria.
Get the recipe: Lunch Lady Chocolate Chip Cookies
You know a cookie is going to be decadent when it starts with brownie mix.
Get the recipe: Marshmallow Brownie Cookies
Such a classic cookie, these are perfect for the kids to help with.
Get the recipe: No-Bake Cookies
Double chocolate cookies with a molten Nutella center.
Get the recipe: Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
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The secret to these cookies is sweetened condensed milk.
Get the recipe: One Bowl Brownie Cookies
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These are as pretty on the plate as they are rich and decadent.
Get the recipe: Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies
Made with double the cocoa and stuffed with chocolate chips for extra chocolaty goodness.
Get the recipe: Triple Chocolate No-Bake Cookies
Simple butter cookies dipped in white chocolate can be decorated in lots of fun ways.
Get the recipe: White Chocolate Cookies
The perfect chewy texture with just enough peppermint flavor.
Get the recipe: White Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Chocolate Cookies
A dainty shortbread cookie that is easy to make but still impressive on a plate.
Get the recipe: Chocolate Cherry Almond Christmas Cookies
A chocolate chip cookie Mrs. Claus would approve of.
Get the recipe: Santa’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
Taking the classic crinkle cookie to the next level.
Get the recipe: Salted Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Bring the campfire fun inside where it is warm and cozy.
Get the recipe: S’mores Cookies
A chocolatey twist on a traditional thumbprint cookie.
Get the recipe: Hershey Kiss Cookies
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The gooey chocolate texture of a brownie, but in a fun little cookie.
Get the recipe: Fudgy Brownie Cookies
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These are filled with so much chocolate goodness, don’t forget a tall glass of milk.
Get the recipe: Easy Triple Chocolate Cookies
A delicious combo of two favorite Christmas flavors.
Get the recipe: Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
Candy cane kisses put these on the top of everyone’s favorite list.
Get the recipe: Candy Cane Kiss Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cut-out cookies don’t have to be sugar.
Get the recipe: Best Chocolate Cut Out Cookies
Crispy on the outside and chewy inside, with toffee bits and pecans.
Get the recipe: Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies