Skip to Content

Easy Christmas Cookies for the Ultimate Cookie Platter

My Homestead Life may earn a commission for purchases made after clicking links on this page. Learn More see Privacy Policy.

Want to create the ultimate cookie platter that Old saint Nick himself could not resist? Then follow these easy Christmas cookies recipes for delicious and beautiful platter.

Making Christmas Cookies has been a tradition in my family for as long as I can remember.

I’m still using the same cookie cutters my grandma used to use, just not the recipes.

You can create these beautiful cookies and candies in just a fraction of the time and no cookie-cutters or special tools are needed.

Many of our easy Christmas cookie recipes are gluten-free!

Pictured above from left to right

Easy Christmas Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Chocolate Dipped Pretzels. This cookie really doesn’t even require a recipe, just two ingredients- Pretzels and Chocolate Chips. You can add a Christmas flare with sprinkles.

This recipe is easy to make gluten-free using gluten-free pretzels.

Lemon Drop Cookies Are Easy Christmas Cookies To Make

Lemon Drop Cookies are not only easy but they add a twist to a traditional Christmas cookie platter.

I love to sprinkle some lemon zest over the icing if I’m going to serve these right away.

Italian Wedding Balls (or Mexican Wedding Balls)

This recipe is my personal favorite, it’s not Christmas without Wedding Balls and a cup of cold milk.

I’ve made them for so many years (decades), now the children request them every year.

Peanut Butter Fudge

Only 4 ingredients to this super simple peanut butter fudge recipe!

Gluten-Free Recipe

Pecan Caramel Turtles For Your Easy Christmas Cookie Platter

Pecan Caramel Turtles are always a fan favorite.

The hardest thing about this entire recipe is unwrapping the Kraft caramels. And not eating them before the guests arrive!

You can melt some white chocolate chips like I did and drizzle over the top for a gourmet look.

Gluten-Free Recipe

Chocolate Fudge

Another 4 ingredient recipe. You can leave out the nuts in this chocolate fudge recipe if you don’t like nuts, we use pecans instead of walnuts.

Gluten-Free Recipe.

Chocolate Crinkles

This recipe makes a ton of cookies so it is perfect for gift-giving, cookie swaps or parties.

Another tip to making these Chocolate Crinkles, you can make them ahead of time and freeze them for later.


The Buckeyes are a family favorite and never last long so I make a double batch and hide a secret stash in the freezer.

Gluten-Free recipe.

Peanut Butter Kisses

You can make peanut butter kisses really quickly and easy if you buy the peanut butter cookie mix at the store.

Add the kisses as soon as you take them out the oven. Less than 15 mins from start to finish.

Organic, Raw and Gluten-free Coconut Balls

This coconut ball recipe was so easy to make my four year old did most of the work.

You can add 1/2 tsp of mint or almond extract to change the flavor.

Gluten-Free Recipe

Something for everyone on this beautiful and easy Christmas Cookie Platter!

Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes for the Ultimate Cookie Platter

The Perfect Drink For Your Holiday Gathering!

Sharing is caring!

B Cribb

Tuesday 10th of December 2019

These look delish! And easy is just my style and my level!

7 Decorating Ideas For An Old Fashioned Christmas ~

Wednesday 6th of December 2017

[…] Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes for the Ultimate Cookie Platter […]