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This is the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies 2022! All 12 cookie recipes in one convenient place. You’ll find a variety of crunchy and chewy cookies and traditional favorites mixed with new flavors. All the cookies this year are relatively easy, unlike the Moravian Christmas Cookies from the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies 2015 or molded Speculoos Cookies from the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies 2021!

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12 Days of Christmas Cookies 2022

To make it easier to find the cookie you are searching for, I’ve grouped this year’s cookies into crunchy cookies, chewy cookies, and festive candies! Every single cookie can be made ahead and furthermore, each recipe contains FAQs telling you how to store them and how long they’ll keep.

Crunchy Christmas Cookies

These are all the crunchy cookies that were in the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies 2022. I love to balance crunchy and chewy cookies in addition to balancing the flavors. That way there is something for everyone!

Pecan Snowball Cookies Sideview

These classic Pecan Snowball Cookies are crumbly and perfectly sweetened. They are easy to pull together in a pinch because you don’t even have to chill the dough! Just mix, roll, and bake!

Pecan Snowball Cookies Stunning Crumb
5 from 1 ratings

Pecan Snowball Cookies

These Pecan Snowball Cookies have a soft, crumbly texture with just the right amount of pecans. They can be made in under 10 minutes!
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Swedish Pepparkakor Cookies Plated

Pepparkakor cookies or Swedish ginger cookies are a light crispy cookie flavored with ginger and orange zest. The dough does require chilling several times, so it is best to plan ahead with this cookie. I love to balance the work on this one with an easier cookie like the snowballs!

Swedish Pepparkakor Cookies Elegant Overhead
5 from 1 ratings


Pepparkakor are a light, crunchy spiced cookie that are also called Swedish ginger cookies. They are a delightfully spiced, thin cookie!
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Traditional Scottish Shortbread Golden Bottom

This Traditional Scottish Shortbread is perfection. I’ll give you all the tips for making perfectly shaped shortbread cookies with an especially tender, buttery texture! You could make these cookies a week in advance, and additionally they are very suitable for shipping.

Traditional Scottish Shortbread Lovely Texture
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Scottish Shortbread Recipe

This easy Scottish Shortbread recipe makes tender, buttery shortbread with only 4 ingredients! Plus, all the tips and tricks!
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Cherry Pistachio Snowball Cookies Crumb

Cherry Pistachio Snowball Cookies have a particularly tender, crumbly texture. The dough has almond and vanilla extracts and plus chopped pistachios and maraschino cherries! I’ve coated the outside with sparkling powdered sugar for an undeniably festive finish!

Cherry Pistachio Snowball Cookies Beautiful Overhead
4.75 from 4 ratings

Cherry Pistachio Snowballs

Cherry Pistachio Snowballs are a tender butter cookie with maraschino cherries and toasted pistachios inside! Roll in sugar for the holidays!
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Chocolate Orange Shortbread Stars Closeup

These Chocolate Orange Shortbread cookies are unquestionably one of my favorite Christmas cookies. Who could resist a shortbread cookie with a rich chocolate dough and subtle orange? They are particularly easy to make into any shape or simply rolled into a log and sliced.

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5 from 2 ratings

Chocolate Orange Shortbread

These soft, tender Chocolate Orange Shortbread Cookies are flavored with orange zest and orange juice! They can be cut into any shape!
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Danish Raspberry Ribbon Cookies Drizzled Topping

These Raspberry Ribbon Cookies taste like a cookie version of a raspberry Danish! They look striking but are very easy to make.

Danish Raspberry Ribbon Cookies Beautiful Closeup
5 from 1 ratings

Raspberry Ribbon Cookies

These easy Raspberry Ribbon Cookies are a vanilla cookie filled with a ribbon of raspberry jam and glazed with an easy vanilla icing.
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Chewy Christmas Cookies

Chewy cookies are my absolute favorite! No Christmas Cookie feast is complete without a few chewy cookies. There are some old-fashioned favorites and some new twists on classics in this section.

RoRo's Pecan Tassies Sideview

Nothing compares to my Great-Grandmother’s Pecan Tassies! They are essentially individual pecan pies with an easy, press-in cream cheese crust. The crust is flaky and the filling is sweet. These two-bite cookies are phenomenal and easier than you’d think! Plus, I filmed a Pecan Tassies video for the ultimate guide.

Pecan tassie on a dark background with flaky layered crust.
4.65 from 17 ratings

My Great-Grandmother’s Pecan Tassies

This is my Great-Grandmother’s recipe for Pecan Tassies. They taste like miniature pecan pies and are completely addicting!
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Black Forest Brandy Balls Prepared

These No Bake Chocolate Cherry Brandy Balls are the very definition of an easy cookie. There is little clean up since you can make them in just one bowl, and then scoop to portion and chill! I always have one no-bake cookie like last year’s Speculoos Rum Balls. They are a crowd favorite and they make the preparations even easier for me!

Black Forest Brandy Balls Delicious Overhead
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No Bake Chocolate Cherry Brandy Balls

Chocolate Cherry Brandy Balls are easy, no bake cookies flavored with chocolate cookies, cherries and brandy!
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Browned Butter Cardamom Snickerdoodles Interior 12 Days of Christmas Cookies 2022

I would put cardamom in everything if I were left unchecked. This year I couldn’t resist Browned Butter Cardamom Snickerdoodles. There is ground cardamom in the dough and in the sugar coating. The flavor is mildly spiced from the cardamom and just a little nutty from the browned butter. These do require a little more preparation because the browned butter must be chilled prior to mixing the dough, but they are still incredibly easy!

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Browned Butter Cardamom Snickerdoodles

Chewy Browned Butter Cardamom Snickerdoodles are lightly seasoned with ground cardamom inside and in the classic snickerdoodle sugar coating.
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Cherry Orange Molasses Cookies Crumb 12 Days of Christmas Cookies 2022

I flavor these Chewy Cherry Orange Molasses Cookies with orange zest, ginger and cinnamon. They are thick and chewy cookies bursting with dried tart cherries, candied orange zest, and crunchy pecans. They hit all the high Christmas flavor notes!

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Cherry Orange Molasses Cookies

Cherry Orange Molasses Cookies are chewy and flavored with dried tart cherries, orange zest, candied orange and pecans!
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12 Days of Christmas Cookies 2022 BONUS – Festive Candies

This year we had two candies! I couldn’t choose between them, so I decided to make both!

How to Make Homemade Toffee Nut Slivers 12 Days of Christmas Cookies 2022

This Homemade Toffee is the perfect gift! It is decadent, delicious, and beautiful! There is the perfect toffee layer, and then a decadent topping of chocolate and sliced almonds. Just be sure to make extra for yourself! A little sweet snack to power you through all the baking and present wrapping.

How to Make Homemade Toffee Delicious Stack
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Homemade Toffee

A professional pastry chef shows you how to make homemade toffee which is thin, crunchy and flavorful! This delicious toffee has almonds.
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Southern Pecan Pralines Woodgrain Slate 12 Days of Christmas Cookies 2022

This Pecan Pralines recipe makes perfect pralines every time. I give you all the tips for glossy, fudgy pralines that do not crystallize. Make them for the cookie jar or as a delightful gift!

A decadent brown pecan praline with on a brown slate board amid a group.
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Pecan Pralines

An easy to follow Pecan Praline Recipe for perfect pecan pralines every time! These praline candies are flavorful and thick!
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