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35 No-Bake Christmas Cookies & Treats

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!

Green Colored Homemade No-Bake Christmas Wreath Cookies Made With Rice Crisps Garnished With Cherries
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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.

Chocolate covered crackers drizzled chocolate syrup and garnished with crushed peppermint candies.
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1. Ritz Cracker Thin Mint Cookies

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.

Cookies Piled high with marshmallows, chocolate syrup, sprinkles, and M&Ms.
Source: Momontimeout.com

2. Buddy the Elf Cookies

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.

Oreos covered in white and dark chocolate garnished with sprinkles.
Source: Blendwithspices.com

3. Chocolate-Covered Oreos

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.

Mini cookies laid on a table with sprinkles.
Source: Thetoastedpinenut.com

4. No-Bake Christmas Sprinkle Cookies

Gluten-free and vegan, these Christmas sprinkle cookies are the perfect no-bake holiday dessert!

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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.

Reindeer inspired cookies on a wooden table.
Source: Xoxobella.com

5. Holiday Reindeer Cookie Treats

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.

Bunch of peanut butter cream covered avalanche cookies M&Ms garnish on top.
Sources: Persnicketyplates.com

6. Avalanche Cookies

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. 

Green colored haystack cookies garnished with red and white sprinkles.
Source: Completelychristmas.com

7. Christmas Ting-A-Lings

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.

Bunch of sugar coated round gingerbread cookies.
Source: Shuangyskitchensink.com

8. Gingerbread Cookies

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!

A pile of stained glass cookies made with melted chocolate, mini marshmallows, dried cherries, and Rice Krispies. 
Source: Thenovicechefblog.com

9. Stained Glass Cookies

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.

Bunch of chocolate cookies topped with sprinkles.
Source: Misswish.com

10. Nutella No-Bake Cookies

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!

Christmas wreath inspired cookies with M&Ms.
Source: Misswish.com

11. Christmas Wreath Cookies

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.

Oreos on plate coated with green colored melted chocolate with heart shaped design candies.
Source: Kitchenfunwithmy3sons.com

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!

Coconut cookies half dipped in melted chocolate garnished with shredded coconut.
Source: Theconsciousplantkitchen.com

13. No Bake Coconut Cookies

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.

Paleo cookie balls garnished with shredded coconut and candy sprinkles.
Source: Iheartumami.com

14. Paleo No-Bake Christmas Cookies

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.

Chocolate coated crackers with sprinkles on top placed on a holiday can.
Source: Misswish.com

15. Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookie Stacks

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? 

Pile of Snickerdoodle cookies coated with sugar and cinnamon powder.
Source: Beamingbaker.com

16. 5 Ingredient No Bake Snickerdoodle Cookies

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.

Peppermint bark cookies layered with cream frosting filling garnished with crushed candy cane candies.
Source: Thedecoratedcookie.com

17. Peppermint Bark 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.

Top view of a bunch of  chocolate chip cookie dough on plate garnished with cherries.
Source: Familycookierecipes.com

18. Cherry No-Bake Cookie

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!

Crunchy and Nutty Haystack Cookies on Parchment Paper

19. Peanut Butter Haystack Cookies

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.

Green dough shaped in Christmas tree dipped on white chocolate decorated with M&M candies.
Source: Thereciperebel.com

20. Christmas Tree Cookies

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.

Bunch of crushed graham covered cookie balls on basket with checkered cloth.
Source: Rockrecipes.com

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!

Peanut butter cornflake cookies with marshmallows drizzled with caramel syrup.
Source: Lifestyleofafoodie.com

22. No Bake Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies with Marshmallows

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.

A stack of oatmeal cookies.
Source: Sugarandsoul.co

23. Irish Cream No Bake Cookies

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!

Oatmeal cookies with cranberries and nuts.
Source: Missinthekitchen.com

24. White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

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!

Glazing peanut butter cookies on a concrete surface.

25. Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies

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.

Turtle cookies with pecan nuts on top drizzled with chocolate syrup on a cooling rack.
Source: Thereciperebel.com

26. No Bake Turtle Cookies

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.

Santa inspired nutter butter cookies decorated with icing and shredded coconut.
Source: Everydaydishes.com

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.

Stack of chocolate oatmeal cookies topped with mint buttercream and a chocolate ganache,
Source: Thereciperebel.com

28. Fudgy Mint Chocolate No-Bake 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.

Bunch of white chocolate chips, peanut butter, marshmallows, and Rice Krispies. 
Source: Allthingsmamma.com

29. Christmas Crunch Cookies

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. 

Chocolate haystack cookies garnished with sprinkles.
Source: Thehiddenveggies.com

30. Vegan Haystack Cookies

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!

Christmas holiday inspired cookies decorated with frosting and candies.
Source: Theseasidebaker.com

31. Fudge Stripe Christmas Wreath Cookies

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!

Date cookies coated with powdered sugar on a holiday box.
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32. Christmas Date Cookies

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.

Eskimo Cookies with Powdered Sugar

33. No-Bake Eskimo Cookies

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!

Stack of Chocolate Flavored Classic No-Bake Cookies

34. No Bake Chocolate Cookies

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.

Pieces of cereal and dark chocolate cookies on a holiday plate.
Source: Threeolivesbranch.com

35. Lump of Coal Cookies

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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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!


  • 4 cups mini marshmallows

  • 1/2 cup salted butter

  • green food coloring, a few drops (will depend on the type/brand)

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

  • 4 -6 cups cornflake cereal

  • cinnamon candies (such as Red Hots)


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and mini marshmallows.
  • Stir until smooth, add the vanilla and almond extracts, then the green food coloring. Stir well and add more food coloring, as needed.
  • Add 4 cups of cereal and gently mix until well coated. Add more cereal, as needed.
  • Spoon portions of the cookie mixture on the baking sheet and gently create a hole in the center with a butter knife.
  • Cut the candies in half and place them in a cluster on the wreaths before they set.
  • Cool to room temperature for 30-60 minutes. Then, serve and enjoy!
No-Bake Christmas Cookies

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