Small Batch Christmas Cookie Recipes (2024)

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We’ve gathered our easy single serving and Small Batch Christmas Cookie Recipes that have all been reader tested, approved, and loved by many. From chocolate chip cookies and sugar cookies to fun, specialty cookies, you’re sure to find many new small batch cookie recipes to try.

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It’s hard to believe it’s December already and time to start baking Christmas cookies! Here we’ve gathered our most popular small batch Christmas cookie recipes for you to enjoy.

Sometimes you just need a cookie – not two dozen – just one, two, or maybe even a few more. These small batch and single serving cookie recipes are the absolute best! Each of these cookie recipes have been scaled down and tested and are guaranteed to make every cookie lover happy.

When you are cooking for one or two, you often don’t want to make a large batch of cookies. Sure you can keep the extra cookies in a cookie jar but really, who wants to eat the same cookies for weeks? Fresh, warm from the oven, homemade cookies are simply wonderful so why not make a single cookie or a small batch of cookies whenever you want.

Table of Contents

  • Why These Recipes Work
  • Small Batch Cookie Recipes
  • Expert Tips
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Why These Recipes Work

  • All of these cookie recipes are easy to make and many are made with pantry staples.
  • They all bake quickly so you won’t have to wait long to satisfy a cookie craving!
  • These are all small batch recipes so you won’t be left with too many.
  • Within each Christmas cookie recipe post, we share ways that you can use up any leftover ingredients so there’s no waste!

Each of the easy Christmas cookie recipes are accessible by clicking the link for each recipe and then going to the bottom of the specific recipe’s page.

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Small Batch Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 11 votes

A small batch of rich, chewy double chocolate chip cookies filled with plenty of chocolate chunks. So easy to make and they can be ready in 15 minutes!

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 14 votes

Satisfy your cravings with small batch chocolate chip cookies – bake 6 perfect cookies in only 20 minutes! Ideal for homemade chocolate chip cookie fans.

Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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Small Batch Ricotta Cookies

5 from 12 votes

Sweet ricotta cookies are soft, cake-like cookies topped with an irresistible sugar glaze. These little tea cookies are so easy to make and this small batch recipe yields the perfect amount.

Ricotta Cookies Recipe

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Single Serve Chocolate Chip Cookie

4.90 from 115 votes

Enjoy a warm, gooey single serve chocolate chip cookie, freshly baked in a ramekin just for you. This deep dish cookie is perfect for sweet cravings!

Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie

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Small Batch Sugar Cookies

4.80 from 10 votes

Enjoy our easy small batch Sugar Cookies recipe, yielding six soft, lofthouse-style treats with luscious buttercream frosting. Easy one-bowl baking for perfectly buttery and melt-in-your-mouth cookies!

Small Batch Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Small Batch Ginger Cookies

4.89 from 17 votes

These big, soft ginger cookies are perfectly spiced and incredibly delicious. They have a melt in your mouth texture and are rolled in sugar before baking for a slight crunch. Easy to make, this small batch recipe yields 4 spectacular molasses ginger cookies.

Small Batch Ginger Cookies Recipe

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Small Batch Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Make easy, small batch Oatmeal Raisin Cookies in 20 minutes! Enjoy warm, chewy cookies with nutty oats, juicy raisins, and a hint of cinnamon. Easy to make, filling your kitchen with a delightful aroma. Perfect for satisfying your cookie cravings.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

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Small Batch Lace Cookies

5 from 7 votes

Small Batch Lace Cookies Recipe – delicate, crispy oatmeal cookies that are easy to make and incredibly delicious! These thin cookies are a holiday favorite. This small batch lace cookies recipe yields 4-5 large cookies.

Small Batch Lace Cookies Recipe

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Small Batch Cowboy Cookies

4.82 from 53 votes

Cowboy Cookies, also known as Texas Governor's Mansion Cookies – these famous jumbo cookies are filled with oats, chocolate chips, pecans, and coconut and are spectacular! You'll love this half batch recipe for these soft and chewy cookies.

Small Batch Cowboy Cookies Recipe

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Small Batch Shortbread Cookies

5 from 15 votes

Make delightful, buttery Small Batch Shortbread Cookies with our easy recipe. Perfect for satisfying sweet cravings without excess. Each cookie melts in your mouth, with an option for a chocolate drizzle. Ideal for sharing or a personal treat.

Shortbread Cookies Recipe

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Mini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

5 from 5 votes

Soft and chewy mini oatmeal chocolate chip skillet cookie baked in a small cast iron skillet. It's the perfect size for one or two people to enjoy!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

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Mini Oatmeal Butterscotch Skillet Cookie

4.86 from 7 votes

This soft and chewy oatmeal butterscotch mini skillet cookie is made with butterscotch chips and oats, a classic combination! It's baked in a small cast iron skillet and is the perfect cookie for one or two people!

Oatmeal Butterscotch Skillet Cookie

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Small Batch Oatmeal Cookies

4.96 from 99 votes

Satisfy your cookie cravings fast with our perfect small batch oatmeal recipe! Bake chewy, delicious treats in no time and enjoy homemade goodness today.

Small Batch Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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Small Batch Peanut Butter Blossoms

4.80 from 5 votes

If you're a fan of chocolate and peanut butter, you will absolutely love these Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies. They're also known as Peanut Butter Blossoms and they're heavenly. This small batch recipe will yield about 6 cookies.

Peanut Butter Blossoms Recipe

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Small Batch Snickerdoodles

4.86 from 28 votes

A classic snickerdoodle cookies recipe which will yield a small batch of snickerdoodles! Soft and buttery, these cookies are covered with cinnamon sugar and are so easy to make.

Small Batch Snickerdoodles Recipe

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Small Batch Flourless Chocolate Cookies

4.93 from 26 votes

These Small Batch Flourless Chocolate Pecan Cookies are THE BEST chocolate cookies! No flour, no butter, no oil needed. They're fudge-like, rich, chewy and easy to make too! Made with cocoa powder, powdered sugar and chopped pecans. This small batch recipe yields 5-6 delicious chocolate pecan cookies. The perfect amount for one or two people!

Flourless Chocolate Cookies Recipe

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Small Batch Meringue Cookies

4.90 from 28 votes

Create delightful meringue cookies with this easy small batch recipe using just one egg white! Perfect for a quick, light, and crisp sweet treat.

Meringue Cookies Recipe

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Small Batch Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies

4.77 from 17 votes

Bake perfect Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies in 10 minutes! Easy and moist, these buttery treats satisfy your cookie cravings in a snap.

Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Small Batch Coconut Macaroons

5 from 25 votes

The best small batch coconut macaroons recipe! These coconut-filled cookies are soft and chewy in the center and perfectly crispy around the edges. They're gluten-free and dairy-free and they bake in just 15 minutes!

Coconut Macaroons Recipe

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Small Batch Doubletree Cookies

4.93 from 14 votes

Bake Doubletree Cookies at home with our recipe for 6-8 luxurious cookies, packed with chocolate chips and nuts, bringing hotel indulgence to your kitchen in under 30 minutes!

Small Batch Doubletree Cookies

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Small Batch Peanut Butter Cookies

4.86 from 14 votes

These peanut butter cookies are soft, chewy, and totally irresistible! They're made with pantry staples and no chilling of the dough is required. Packed with peanut butter flavor, these cookies are so easy to make and can be ready in minutes.

Small Batch Peanut Butter Cookies

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Single Serve Peanut Butter Cookie

4.84 from 31 votes

Soft, easy-to-make deep dish peanut butter cookie baked in a small ramekin or baking dish. You only need a few ingredients and a few minutes to make this single serving cookie recipe.

Deep Dish Peanut Butter Cookie

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Small Batch Butter Cookies

5 from 22 votes

An easy recipe for melt in your mouth butter cookies! These cookies are perfectly sweet with slightly crisp edges. They can be enjoyed simply or topped with nuts or dipped in chocolate. Such a versatile recipe.

Small Batch Butter Cookies Recipe

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Small Batch Ladyfingers

4 from 1 vote

Bake delicious homemade Ladyfingers in a small batch! Perfect for tiramisu, trifles, or as a sweet snack. Easy, quick, and flavorful.

Small Batch Ladyfingers Recipe

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Small Batch Molasses Cookies

5 from 5 votes

Make delicious, chewy molasses cookies with this easy small batch recipe! Perfect for when you're craving a treat but don't want to make a whole batch.

Small Batch Molasses Cookies

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Expert Tips

  • Measure flour correctly. To measure flour correctly, use a spoon to scoop flour into ameasuring cupmade for dry ingredients and slightly overfill it. Then, use the back of a knife or other straight-edged utensil to level the flour across the cup. Do not scoop the flour. When you scoop, the flour gets packed too tightly and you will end up with more flour than the recipe calls for.
  • Use a baking mat or parchment paper to line your cookie sheet. I don’t recommend coating your baking sheet with butter or oil spray because it creates an overly greasy sheet that will make your cookies spread.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Soften Butter?

The best way to soften your butter is to put it out on the kitchen counter for a half hour before you want to use it. Another way to quickly soften butter is to put the cold butter in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds. If you use this method, be sure to watch carefully – you don’t want the butter to melt at all.

Do I Need To Sift Flour When Baking Cookies?

Not for any of our small batch cookies. However, measuring flour accurately is critical to the success of your cookies. Use the spoon and level method described in the “Expert Tips” section if you do not have a kitchen scale.

Why Do My Cookies Seem To Require An Extra Few Minutes Of Baking Time?

First, check to make sure that your oven is heating correctly. You can do this by placing an oven thermometer inside your oven and heating the oven to 350 F. Watch to see that the oven thermometer registers the same temperature as your oven.

If the oven thermometer registers lower than the setting, increase the oven temperature by a few degrees. If the thermometer registers higher than the setting, remove the cookies a few minutes sooner.

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If you like these cookie recipes, you might also like to browse through our other single serving recipe sections:

  • Breakfast For One Recipes
  • Dinner For One Recipes
  • Desserts For One Recipes

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What's the least popular Christmas cookie? ›

On the naughty list of cookies, Americans gave the lowest win records to anise cookies, which only won 29% of its matchups.

Is it better to bake cookies at 350 or 375? ›

A lower temperature will require more cooking time and will ultimately result in a thinner, crisper chocolate chip cookie. For those ooey, gooey chocolate chip cookies, 375 degrees Fahrenheit is your sweet spot.

How many days before Christmas should you make cookies? ›

Aim to make them about two weeks in advance if you keep them at room temperature. Making them one week or a few days in advance is even better if you are going for the freshest possible cookies. Remember that you can always make a new batch if you accidentally keep your cookies out for too long and they become stale.

What is America's favorite Christmas cookies? ›

Speaking of holiday baking, nearly half of the country has a favorite Christmas cookie. Among those who can make a single choice, frosted sugar cookies lead the list (32%), with gingerbread (12%) and chocolate chip (11%) rounding out the top three.

What is the #1 cookie in the United States? ›

The chocolate chip cookie is far and away America's favorite cookie This should come as no surprise to anyone who enjoys the tasty treat. More than 53% of American adults prefer the cookies over the next most popular kind, peanut butter.

Should butter be melted for chocolate chip cookies? ›

Using melted butter (and slightly more flour to counteract the liquid) increases chewiness. Chilling the dough results in a thicker cookie.

What happens if you bake cookies at 375 instead of 350? ›

Temperature Makes the Difference

You can actually play with the baking temperature to achieve a chewy gooey factor that you prefer. Higher temperatures (350-375 degrees F) with a shorter baking time yield a cookie that isn't as spread out but will have a nicely browned outside and a just cooked inside.

What happens if you bake at 375 instead of 350? ›

They showed an example of baking cupcakes at 350 and 375. The cupcake baked at 350 had a nice dome not too high, whereas the cupcake baked at 375 had a formed more of a pointed peak rather than a dome. If the temperature is too low, the baked goods (cakes, cupcakes, etc) could collapse in the middle.

How many cookies do you need per person for Christmas? ›

A good rule to follow is for every guest to bake a half dozen cookies per each attendee. So, if 10 people attend, each guest would bring five dozen cookies to share. We've put together a chart to help you figure out just how many cookies to ask your guests to make.

Which Christmas cookies last the longest? ›

Shortbread and spritz cookies are longer-lasting cookies, which means they are perfect for holidays when there is some competition on the table. After all, Christmas in many homes is celebrated with a variety of dishes and sweet treats.

Can you leave Christmas cookies out overnight? ›

Cookies left out overnight are at risk of microbial contamination, especially if they contain perishable ingredients like eggs or dairy. Harmful bacteria, such as Salmonella, can multiply rapidly in these conditions, potentially causing foodborne illness if consumed.

What is the most eaten cookie in the world? ›

Oreo is the best-selling cookie in the world. It is now sold in over 100 countries. Oreo was first produced in 1912 by the National Biscuit Company, now known as Na-Bis-Co.

What is the most popular cookie in December? ›

What are the most popular Christmas cookies? Our survey found frosted sugar cookies and chocolate chip cookies to be the most popular Christmas cookies in the country. They were the fan favorites in 39 states.

What is the least favorite Girl Scout cookie? ›

The Samoas Girl Scout cookie is easily the most divisive, as one of the main ingredients is coconut, a consistently polarizing food. It seems that most people I've spoken with who don't enjoy the donut-shaped chocolate and caramel goodness of this cookie are usually not a fan of coconut.

What is the 2nd most popular cookie? ›

Nabisco Oreo was the second ranked cookie brand of the United States with about 674.2 million U.S. dollars worth of sales in 2017. Cookies are part of the snack food category and defined as small, thin, baked treats in the United States.

What is Santa's second favorite cookie? ›

2. Holiday Candy Cookie Bites – Number two on the list of Santa's favorite cookies is Holiday Candy Cookie Bites, which is a holiday version of the year-round favorite, Chocolate Chip Cookies. Instead of traditional chocolate chips, these cookies are studded with red and green candies and white baking chips.


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