Do you enjoy baking for the holiday season? If so you will love this 8 Christmas Cookies idea that is made with the same cookie dough base. Add in the Christmas Cookie Mix-ins for a whole new flavor of cookie. Snag the free Christmas Cookie Printable to learn how to make all the flavors of cookies.
Start with a chocolate chip cake mix cookie base, and then transform your cookies into Grinch cookies, Mint chocolate cookies, hot chocolate cookies, and more. I even have a cranberry orange cookie that is mind blowing. Whether you have your Grandma’s favorite or you use Nestle’s or Ghiradelli’s on the back of the bag, they will all work perfectly with these add-in’s.
🎄 Why This Recipe Works
Cake Mix Cookie Base – I used a cake mix cookie base to make these Christmas Cookie recipes. Start with the dough, and then choose which mix-in ingredients to create a whole new cookie flavor.
8 Varieties of Cookies – In this Christmas cookie printable I share eight varieties of cookies you can create all from the main base.
Easy Prep – Easy prep and simple ingredients are all it takes. Not everyone loves spending time in the kitchen, so having quick steps, helps when you’re short on time.
Budget-Friendly – With this recipe starting with a cake mix cookie base, it is very budget-friendly. If you don’t have a budget for tons of supplies, you will appreciate these recipes. These recipes are simple and affordable.
Make sure to check out my maraschino cherry almond cookies as well, for a tasty cookie recipe.
🎅 Holiday Flavors
Holiday Grinch Cookies
If you are a fan of the Grinch movie, you know the bright green with a red twist, screams The Grinch! Super fun and a kid-friendly cookie that will brighten up the table!
We like to serve up the Strawberry Chocolate Christmas Trees with these.
Hot Chocolate Cookies
I am a sucker for hot chocolate. Here is a fun cookie that gives you warm flavors of a hot cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows and graham crackers!
Snow Ball Cookies
Snowball cookies are a must-make around the holiday season. A coconut and white chocolate chip cookie that literally melts in your mouth.
Oreo Peppermint Cookies
Peppermint chips and crushed Oreo cookies are the two ingredients that transform these cookies. I love a crushed Oreo cookie.
Gingerbread Chip Cookies
If you want a hint of gingerbread cookies, this recipe is so simple. Gingerbread chunks, cinnamon, and chocolate chips.
Caramel Apple Cookies
Caramel baking chips, sliced apples, and cinnamon will transform the cookie dough to a caramel apple flavor. The fresh apple slices are such a rich and delicious mix-in fruit.
Cake mix cookie batter is going to be thick. Once you add in your mix-in ingredients it will have more thickness of course depending on the ingredients used.
This cookie recipe does not require refrigerating the dough before baking. Which makes it even easier to whip up and toss on the cookie sheet and bake.
Allow your cookies to fully cool. Then place them in a freezer bag or airtight container. Store in the freezer for 3-4 months. When you want some cookies, thaw on the counter for about 30 minutes to an hour. Or warm them in the microwave for a fresh out of the oven warm cookie.
Yes, you can use this mix in idea on cake mix cookies! We transformed a basic cake mix into Cranberry Bliss Cake Mix Cookies just by using add-in’s. A 15.25 ounce box is the normal size of a cake mix. You will find some cake mixes are 18 ounces, but in general reach for a 15.25 for any cake mix cookie. Unless it states otherwise. If you choose to make cake mix variety, always add 1-2 tsp of vanilla to make them taste more homemade.
🖨️ Snag the Printable
Click Here to snag the free Christmas Cookie Printable. I share the ingredients you need for each cookie, so you know how to transform the cookie dough to a whole new flavor of cookie.
Ginny Collins is a passionate foodie and recipe creator of Savor and Savvy and Kitchenlaughter. Indoors she focuses on easy, quick recipes for busy families and kitchen basics. Outdoors, she focuses on backyard grilling and smoking to bring family and friends together. She is a lifelong learner who is always taking cooking classes on her travels overseas and stateside. Her work has been featured on MSN, Parade, Fox News, Yahoo, Cosmopolitan, Elle, and many local news outlets. She lives in Florida where you will find her outside on the water in her kayak, riding her bike on trails, and planning her next overseas adventure.