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My Secret Hack for These Fun and Easy Christmas Cookies!

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These no-prep, easy Christmas cookies take less than 20 minutes from start to finish!

Easy Christmas cookie with printed Christmas Tree on a wooden wreath tray

Do you want a cute and easy Christmas cookie but don’t love baking? (Hi, it’s me.) Then I’ve got your back! The combination of these two break-and-bake cookies looks adorable and tastes delicious. The best part? They take only a few minutes with *very* little clean-up needed. This is music to my ears during the busy holiday season!

What Do I Need to Buy?

Literally just TWO ingredients – Nestle Tollhouse Peppermint Cocoa Cookie Dough and Pillsbury Christmas Tree Sugar Cookie Dough. (I got both of these at my local grocery store.) That’s it! One package of each will make 20 cookies so buy more if you need a bigger batch.

Close-up of holiday cookies with Christmas tree design


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and grab an ungreased baking sheet. Then, start with the Nestle Peppermint Cocoa cookie dough. Roll into a small ball and squish down with your hand to make small circles. You can also use the bottom part of a cup or a spoon to make a nice, round shape for this easy Christmas cookie.

Next, just place the Pillsbury Christmas Tree Cookie in the center of the Nestle Peppermint Cocoa cookie. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Let the cookie cool before removing it from the baking sheet.

Then kick back and enjoy being the domestic goddess that you are.

Christmas cookies featuring a Christmas tree design on top of a chocolate peppermint cookie

Presentation and Fun Plates!

The nice thing about cookies is that you have so many display choices! I used this wooden wreath serving board from Target. You can also use a plate that you already have or go with a more festive option, like this holiday platter, a Christmas tree platter, or a Santa platter.

If you’d prefer to invest in something you can use all year, I love this classic white platter or this wooden serving tray from Walmart to display these easy Christmas cookies.

Watch the Video Below For a Quick Demo!


You can store these in a Ziploc bag or Tupperware container, which will last for about one week.

Can I Make These In Advance?

Yes! You can store these easy Christmas cookies in a Ziploc bag and these can stay fresh for up to two months in the freezer (just freeze before the “Use by” date on the package.) Once frozen, the cookies will take 1-3 hours for them to thaw completely. This is a great option for a cookie swap or when you need to make a large assortment of cookies!


If you don’t love peppermint, you can replace that cookie with any flavor you’d like! I bet peanut butter, chocolate, or cinnamon-flavored cookies would be delicious.

Pillsbury also has reindeer or snowman cookies if you’d prefer those over the Christmas tree. The snowman is especially great for a fun treat anytime in the Winter!

Easy Christmas cookie recipe using two store-bought cookie dough packages


Creating fun, festive, and easy Christmas cookies doesn’t have to be a headache this year! Be sure to check out my other recipes for other simple tricks. Merry Christmas!


Foolproof, Festive, and Fast Christmas Cookies!

The combination of these two break-and-bake cookies looks and tastes fantastic! It only takes less than 20 minutes from start to finish with very little clean-up. Enjoy!

  • Author: Leanna
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 20 cookies 1x


  • 1 package Nestle Tollhouse Peppermint Cocoa cookie dough
  • 1 package Pillsbury Christmas Tree Shape Sugar Cookie cookie dough


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Break off pew-cut pieces of Nestle Tollhouse Peppermint Cocoa cookie dough. Roll into a ball and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Use your hand, the bottom of a cup, or the back of a spoon to squish down into small circle shapes.
  4. Place one Pillsbury Christmas Tree Shape sugar cookie in the middle of the Nestle cookie.
  5. Back 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

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