Save some time and oven space this festive season with these easy and delicious no-bake Christmas cookies.
They take all the stress out of holiday baking, and they’re ideal for gifting!
35 No-Bake Holiday Cookie Recipes
With so much to do during Christmas, baking a million cookies can seem daunting.
But thanks to these no-bake Christmas cookies, you can have a big batch ready to go in a flash.
From peanut butter haystacks to sticky toffee treats, there’s something here for everyone.
If you’re on the hunt for a hassle-free Christmas recipe, try these Thin Mint Ritz crackers cookies!
They’re super tasty and perfect if you’re short on time.
Just mix some mint extract into melted chocolate. Then, dip the crackers until they’re fully coated.
If your sweet tooth is anything like Buddy the Elf’s, then you need to make these fun haystacks.
Piled high with marshmallows, chocolate syrup, sprinkles, and M&Ms, they’re colorful and loaded with texture.
The recipe calls for a mix of butterscotch and white chocolate chips (rather than peanut butter). So that means you don’t have to worry about any allergies.
Of all the no-bake Christmas cookie recipes, chocolate-covered Oreos are the best!
They’re kind of a cheat recipe, but that’s fine with me!
They’re super quick and always a hit – no matter how you decorate them.
Gluten-free and vegan, these Christmas sprinkle cookies are the perfect no-bake holiday dessert!
They’ll hold their shape well but have an almost cookie dough-like texture.
If you want more of a crunch, try mixing some crushed cookie crumbs into the dough.
These might just be the cutest Christmas treats ever!
Whip up these reindeer cookies in minutes with just a few Nutter Butters and pretzels. And the kids can even help!
They’re guaranteed to steal the show at your next party.
These cookies pack an avalanche of flavor into every bite!
They’re chock-full of peanut butter, white almond bark, crispy rice cereal, and marshmallows.
Fudgy, chewy, and totally addictive, they couldn’t be easier to make.
From last-minute cravings to sweet after-dinner treats, these cookies have got you covered.
Here’s another version of the haystack cookie!
Ting-A-Lings are crunchy and wonderfully sweet with a fun holiday hue and bright pops of red and white.
Use white chocolate or almond bark (which melts better) and a small amount of food coloring.
Then top them with Christmas sprinkles and watch them disappear.
Take a breather from holiday baking and try these no-bake gingerbread cookies!
They’re still sugar and spice, and everything nice, they just don’t need a spin in the oven.
A warm blend of dates, nuts, molasses, and spices, they have everything you love about the classic cookie.
So make a big batch and dig in!
These stained-glass cookies are a real showstopper! And they’re a terrific festive no-bake dessert for your next holiday party.
Believe it or not, they’re made with just melted chocolate, mini marshmallows, dried cherries, and Rice Krispies.
They need a bit of time to set, but when you slice them, they look stunning with all those colors.
Don’t feel like waiting for cookies to bake? These Nutella no-bake cookies are here to save the day!
These babies are chewy, chocolatey, and loaded with the pure bliss of creamy, nutty Nutella.
Trust me, once you try them, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them. Get ready to indulge in cookie heaven!
Looking for a delicious and eye-catching dessert to add to your Christmas spread?
Look no further than this no-bake Christmas wreath cookie recipe.
It’s super festive and will stand out on any cookie exchange table. Plus, they taste just as good as they look.
Top them with a little edible glitter for flair, and they’re sure to please.
12. Grinch Cookies
If you’re a Grinch fan, you need to whip up these adorable no-bake Grinch cookies.
They’re another type of chocolate-covered Oreo, only this time, you’ll use Golden Oreos and green-tinted almond bark or white chocolate.
Add a sweet little heart, and they’re all set.
Trust me, not even the Grinch himself can resist these babies!
Vegan and keto-approved, these light coconut cookies are a holiday dream come true.
The coconut and lime make such a nice change from all the heavy spices and dark cookies Christmas is known for.
Add some dark chocolate and lime zest to make them pop, and get ready to swoon.
On the hunt for a yummy treat that won’t ruin your healthy eating habits? Paleo no-bake Christmas cookies are your answer.
There’s plenty of nuts and dried cranberries for Christmas flair.
Meanwhile, a delicious hint of nutty flavor balances out the cacao and gives you just the right amount of sweet and bitter.
Who knew that a simple stack of Ritz crackers, peanut butter, and chocolate could be so delicious?
These no-bake cookie stacks are so easy to make, you’ll wonder why you ever bothered with baked goods.
Whether you’re in a rush or just feeling lazy, these sweet and salty treats are the perfect solution.
And let’s be real, who doesn’t love peanut butter and chocolate?
Snickerdoodles are tasty all year. But they’re especially welcome during the holidays.
And thanks to this recipe, you can enjoy them without turning on the oven.
You’ll need cashew butter, maple syrup, coconut flour, cinnamon, and vanilla for the dough.
Roll them in cinnamon sugar before serving, and they’re just as good as any baked cookies.
Get ready to drool over these fantastic peppermint bark cookies!
They’re a tasty spin on the classic Williams-Sonoma treat. And all you need is a handful of ingredients.
The white chocolate really stands out against the chocolate wafers. And the candy canes are the perfect finishing touch.
Put them in a tin and gift them at your next holiday party! Everyone will love them.
I love chocolate and cherry. But often, the chocolate overpowers the fruit, so you can’t even taste it.
That’s not the case here!
These yummy no bake cookies for Christmas have plenty of cherry flavor. And while they’re gooey and delish, the chocolate chips take a back seat.
Oh, and thanks to the coconut, these bad boys are super chewy!
Satisfy your sweet tooth with these delectable haystack cookies.
They’re packed with chow mien noodles, creamy peanut butter, butterscotch chips, and salted peanuts for an added layer of crunch.
They need little effort and time but still taste great. And a few sprinkles on top will dress them up for any party.
How fun are these Christmas tree cookies?
A fun mix of sugar, shredded coconut, food coloring, and white chocolate, they’re a little bit like cake truffles, only way chewier!
The ‘ornaments’ are mini M&Ms, though you can use any small, colorful sweets.
21. Moose Farts
Call them Reindeer Farts, and these silly no-bake cookies are just the thing to put a smile on your kids’ faces.
How they got their name, I don’t know. But they’re crunchy, chewy, sweet, and super fun.
What more could you ask for around the holidays?
Add some edible glitter to make them more magical!
If decadence is what you’re after, you just found it.
I mean, just read that title! Peanut butter + cornflakes + marshmallows = one helluva no-bake treat.
These bad boys are thick and sweet with plenty of nutty goodness.
I know Baileys is a big deal for St Patrick’s Day. But I always get and gift a bottle or two for Christmas.
So, for me, it’s very much a holiday flavor, which is why I love these Irish cream cookies!
Better yet, you can easily swap out a different flavor. For example, I like this with the salted caramel or vanilla-cinnamon Baileys. Yum!
These no-bake white chocolate and cranberry cookies are perfect for your next cookie exchange!
The bright berries look terrific against the white chocolate, and the tart flavor is just what you need to balance the creamy sweetness.
Don’t wait for Christmas to indulge in this delightful dessert!
Crunchy, sweet, and deliciously nutty, these are some of my all-time favorite no-bake treats.
Some recipes simply call for cornflakes and peanut butter. But this recipe adds in corn syrup, making them sticky and chewy.
I think it makes all the difference. Add some red and green M&Ms, and they’re ready for the holidays.
Between the chocolate and caramel, turtle cookies are hard to resist.
And these no-bake cookies are no exception.
You’ll melt butter, sugar, and cocoa with milk, then add oats and coconut. Once set on a tray, simply top with Dulce de Leche, pecans, and extra chocolate.
I also like to add pretzels to the mix, but that’s optional.
27. Santa Cookies
Impress Santa and his reindeer crew with these no-bake Santa cookies!
Not only do they taste amazing, but they require minimal effort and no oven or stove time.
Who says holiday baking has to be complicated? Save time and stress and whip up a batch of these adorable Santa cookies.
These mint chocolate no-bake cookies are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth during the holidays.
Topped with mint buttercream and a chocolate ganache, they’re pretty darn indulgent.
Feeling extra festive? Add crushed candy canes for a fun and tasty holiday touch.
Spread some holiday cheer with these easy peasy no-bake Christmas crunch cookies!
They’re perfect for sharing with friends and family or leaving out for Santa.
And the best part? You won’t break the bank making them!
All you need is some white chocolate chips, peanut butter, marshmallows, and Rice Krispies.
These crunchy, sweet, and salty haystack cookies are simply irresistible!
They’re just like the recipes above but are totally dairy-free.
You only need two ingredients – melted chocolate and chow mein noodles or pretzels – but you can add extras if you like.
Nuts, raisins, or mini marshmallows are great options for more texture!
As much as I love cut-out and cookie press recipes, these no-bake wreath cookies are the perfect treat for the holidays.
Though they do need a little more TLC than most.
Use fudge cookies and edible glitter gel, Christmas colors, and delicious candies for the decor.
They may need a steady hand, but they’ll be the talk of the Christmas potluck!
Watching your diet? No worries! These Christmas date cookies are not only gluten-free, sugar-free, raw, and paleo, they’re vegan-friendly to boot.
The secret ingredient? Medjool dates! These are the biggest, sweetest, and softest of all dates.
So, if you’re looking for a guilt-free treat, give these easy no-bake Christmas cookies a try.
Also known as “snowball” cookies, these little balls of sweet, powdery delight are just the thing for your next holiday bash.
They feature butter, sugar, cocoa powder, and rolled oats. So they’re perfectly chocolatey and chewy.
But the best part is the powdered sugar coating. It’ll leave a mess on your Christmas sweater, but it’s so worth it!
These might not look super exciting, but they taste incredible, and they’re insanely easy to jazz up.
You only need seven ingredients and about 10 minutes to make a batch, and you can quickly add in tasty, festive extras.
For example, you could mix in chopped candy canes or red and green M&Ms or finish them with holiday sprinkles on top.
Who says cookies can’t have a sense of humor?
These lump of coal cookies are the perfect way to make light of Santa’s naughty list.
And don’t worry, they taste much better than real coal!
With just a few simple ingredients, this recipe is a breeze to whip up. No oven required!
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