25 Christmas Cookie Party Ideas for an Extra Special Event

25 Christmas Cookie Party Ideas for an Extra Special Event

If you are hosting a Christmas Cookie Party, planning a Christmas Cookie Exchange or just a day of cookie baking with the family or grandkids – I have lots of ideas for you!

Here you will find cookie recipes, decoration ideas, cookie baking related Christmas Crafts with Cricut or Silhouette cameo and more. Find resources to make your own stickers for giving cookies as gifts and find packaging ideas.

Make Christmas Aprons and more

Use these designs for aprons, stickers, put them on shirts, towels, potholders – when you get crafty with your Cricut or Silhouette Cameo the possibilities are endless!

Fun Things with Mini Cookie Cutters

Mini cutters are so fun because they create adorable little sweet treats!

Dollar Tree Craft Foam Cookies A Christmas DIY

All Christmas Cookies don’t have to be edible. Make some cute craft foam cookies with supplies from the Dollar Tree.

easy christmas cookie cookbook

The Easy Christmas Cookie Cookbook

Keep it simple and have 60+ Recipes to Bake for the Holidays to choose from with this cookie cookbook.

Christmas Cookies Cutters

Christmas doesn’t feel complete without some cookies that require cookie cutters, right?

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

I don’t think it’s really Christmas until I’m pressing some Hershey’s Kisses into some peanut butter blossom cookies!

Elf on the Shelf Cookies

How excited would kids be to find elf COOKIES? Well you can find out when you make them.

Rudolph Reindeer Oreo Cookies

This fun recipe is great to do with kiddos because eating the ingredients while making is half the fun – and kids LOVE doing that!

Christmas Cookie and Candy Making Crew – SVG files for Cricut

Coordinated or personalized aprons or shirts make a party that much more special.

Christmas Kitchen Helpers – Christmas SVG files for Crafters

Make Christmas aprons, plates and more to celebrate the helpers in your kitchen with this bundle of SVG files for Cricut. u003cbru003e

12 Pack Plain Bib Aprons with 2 Pockets

Want to make aprons for your favorite group of cookie bakers? These are great for sublimation as well as HTV with Cricut.

Perfect Every Time Cut-Out Cookies

I used this recipe to make sugar cookies that looked like my husband’s face for his 60th birthday party and they were excellent! Highly recommend them for decorating too!

12 Christmas Baker Print and Cut Stickers to make at home

Print and cut stickers with Cricut, Silhouette Cameo or go old school and use scissors. Or print on paper for tags.

Cookie Packaging

If you are making lots of cookies you might need some packaging. Amazon to the rescue!

Chewy Gingersnap Cookies

Soft and Chewy Gingersnap Cookies infused with molasses, cinnamon, and cloves. These will make the perfect edible gift this holiday!

COOKIE Class Cookbook

COOKIE Class Cookbook

Want to really up your game in the decorated cookie department? My friend swears by Jenny Cookies and her books!

Christmas fudge cookie bars


These Christmas Fudge Cookie Bars from the Joyful Mamma’s Kitchen look like they will melt in your mouth.

Make Christmas Potholders with Cricut

This bundle of 6 Christmas quotes is great for oven mitts, potholders, towels and more for your next holiday baking event. They also make a quick and inexpensive gift for co-workers, neighbors, teachers or anyone on your list.

Reindeer Easy Christmas Cookies For Kids To Make

Because there is NO BAKING required, these sweet treats come together super fast – which is perfect for littles with short attention spans.

Make a Christmas Cookie Jar with Cricut

You will need somewhere to put all the cookies you make so grab your Cricut, Silhouette Cameo or other cutting machine and decorate cookie jars.

3 Ingredient Cake Box Gingerbread Cookies

Christmas baking and holiday festivities go hand in hand. When things are busy and time is running short, these 3 Ingredient Cake Box Gingerbread Cookies are a sure hit.

Baking Santas Mug Wrap | Christmas Coffee Mug

Make mugs for all the bakers with your Cricut MugPress or other sublimation press! Hand painted watercolor gingerbread people help Santa in the kitchen – art by Tara Reed.

How to Make Christmas Hot Cocoa Bombs

Chocolate bombs or hot cocoa bombs are adorable little balls of a delightful mix that you put into a mug.

How to Make Personalized Christmas Gift Bags with Cricut

Make personalized Family Christmas gift bags with Cricut. Use for presents, school party treat bags, teacher appreciation gifts and more.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

For everyone in need of gluten free options, Erin from Meaningful Eats says this is her most popular recipe and that this is the chocolate chip cookie recipe of her dreams.

I hope this roundup of Christmas Cookie Party ideas helps you save time searching so you can spend more time preparing for your cookie day – I can smell the deliciousness now. 😋

Here’s to baking Christmas memories with those you love!

Tara Reed

Things to make for the Kitchen this Christmas with Cricut

Things to make for the Kitchen this Christmas with Cricut

Family Christmas Projects for the Kitchen with Cricut

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Christmas Kitchen Crafts with Cricut

Tis the season to spend time in the kitchen! As Christmas approaches thoughts turn to baking, cookie exhange parties, pies and all the traditional foods for the holiday season.

Make the kitchen even more festive with some Christmas Crafts for Cricut.

There are so many ways to add to the season when you are crafty.

Christmas Kitchen Crafts with Cricut

Make Christmas aprons, potholders and holiday tea towels. Decorate cookie jars, make paper garland and make fun Christmas signs.

If you always have lots of cooks in the kitchen at Christmas why not give everyone an apron so they can pitch in! The self-designated taste tester will love an apron just for them. There are designs for the cleaning crew, the bakers and more.

7 Ways to use one Christmas SVG Bundle

In this video I’ll give you 7 ideas you can make from just one bundle of designs and that you can personalize with names. From Christmas Aprons to personalized potholders, decorate mixing bowls, make print and cut stickers and even make a Christmas dog bandana.

I’ll show you in detail how to etch metal and make a Christmas scraper as well as how to add a monogram to a wooden spoon with Diablos Touch Wood Burning Gel.

00:00 Things to make for Christmas Cookie Baking with Cricut
00:02 Introduction
01:24 Personalized Apron
01:56 Personalized Potholder
02:27 Personalized Mixing Bowl
03:38 Christmas Dog Bandana
04:20 Print and Cut Stickers
05:16 How to Etch Metal
13:19 Wood Burning on a Spoon
20:00 Design Bundle link

Make Personalized Christmas Aprons with HTV

In this video you will learn how easy it is to make Christmas aprons for all your Christmas cooking and baking with HTV (heat transfer vinyl) and a Cricut, Silhouette Cameo or other cutting machine. You can personalize them with names or make the aprons with the sayings only so anyone can use them.

This will be one of those extra touches your cookie baking team, Christmas pie baking helpers or Christmas party helpers will always remember.


00:00 Make Christmas Aprons with HTV
00:04 Supply List
00:07 Project Intro
00:42 Decide size of design
01:22 Line up design on apron
01:46 Check heat settings for your press
02:50 Tips to press multiple colors of HTV at ones
03:07 Line up with Centering Ruler
04:45 Heat Pressing HTV
06:38 Make Stickers with Cricut or Silhouette

In these videos you will learn how easy and economical it is to make stickers with Cricut or your Silhouette Cameo and home printer.

(There is a separate video for each)

I will walk you through how to size the stickers, add names and the settings you need if you want to have them cut out of the sticker paper as separate stickers (full cut vs. kiss cut).

If you will have lots of people in the kitchen this Christmas season why not add a little something extra with personalized stickers!

These designs are perfect for aprons or shirts too but the most economical way to use them is to print and cut stickers.


00:00 Make Christmas Baking Stickers with Silhouette Cameo
00:19 Create Print and Cut work shape
01:08 Sizing for Stickers
03:08 Adding Cut Lines
04:16 Adding Text
05:15 Line up images and cut lines
06:46 Change to Print then Cut files
06:56 Make It
07:03 Send to Printer
07:13 Load and Cut


00:00 Make Christmas Baking Stickers with Silhouette Cameo
00:23 Add PNG files to Silhouette
02:17 Add name in Silhouette Software
03:39 Organizing layers
04:24 Creating Cut Lines
05:42 Line up images and cut lines
06:24 Send to Printer
06:53 Load Sticker Paper into Silhouette
07:12 Send Cut lines to Silhouette

There are so many things you can make for Christmas with your cutting machine – these are just a few and only focus on the kitchen!

Wishing you a happy, healthy and fun filled holiday season.

🎅🏻 Tara Reed


How to Make Personalized Christmas Gift Bags with Cricut

More Christmas Craft and Sewing Projects

How to Make Personalized Christmas Gift Bags with Cricut

How to Make Personalized Christmas Gift Bags with Cricut

How to Make Personalized Christmas Gift Bags with Cricut or Silhouette

In this video you will learn how quick and easy it is to make personalized Christmas gift bags with Cricut or another cutting machine and a heat press.

These are great for small presents, school party treat bags, teacher appreciation gifts or treat bag placeholders for your holiday table. These would also be a great project to make and sell with Cricut or Silhouette.


This post contains affiliate links to DesignBundles – my preferred digital marketplace – for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won’t cost you a penny more)!


  • 0:00 How to make Personalized Christmas Gift Bags

  • 0:32 Design flexibility

  • 0:60 Supplies

  • 1:29 Tips to save vinyl

  • 1:57 Preparing the bag for best results

  • 2:20 Laying out 2 colors of vinyl

  • 3:14 Heat Press tips

  • 3:57 Using Teflon Sheet

  • 4:29 Finished bag examples

The bags are made with my “Claus Family” bundle which includes 9 family labels (mommy, daddy, mummy, etc) as well as the word “Claus” on it’s own if you want to make them with people’s names. (Buy the font)

The SVG, DXF & EPS files have layers to make them flexible. You can use or skip the shoes, flip the hat if it works better with a name in the opposite direction and more.

Of course these designs would be great for so many other things! Make family Christmas shirts, aprons, decorate stockings, mugs and more.

determine where you want the HTV vinyl to go

Position all the vinyl pieces then remove the red vinyl and set aside.

use the heat press to adhere one color of vinyl

Use a heat press to adhere the green vinyl.

cover with teflon sheet and heat the second color htv

Place the red vinyl on the bag and cover with a teflon sheet before using the heat press so you don’t melt the green htv that you just applied.

two color personalized christmas gift bag with cricut

It’s that simple to do!

Where to Buy Supplies 


Click the images to find these great family Christmas on DesignBundles

Halloween Crayon Cards for Cricut
Halloween Crayon Cards for Cricut

If you make and post any of these on social media be sure to tag me so I can see! Happy Crafting and have a very Merry Christmas!

🎄 Tara Reed

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3D Paper Cut Santa’s Magic Key

3D Paper Cut Santa’s Magic Key

How to Make a 3D Santa’s Magic Key with my Layered Paper Cut Design

3D Santa's Magic Key Layered Paper Cut Design

Do your kids worry how Santa will get in if you don’t have a chimney? Never fear – Santa’s Magic Key is here!

My Santa’s Magic Key 3D paper cut template for crafting or layered vinyl to use with Cricut or Silhouette cutting machines. Shown at approx. 12″ square but can be cut smaller as well.


3D Santa's Magic Key Layered Paper Cut Design supplies


  • Santa’s Magic Key Layered Design (links to buy are below the video) 
  • 12” x 12” cardstock
    • green & white
  • 8 ½” x 11” red cardstock
  • 8 ½” x 4 ½” glitter or other cardstock for behind key
  • 2 ½“ x 3” white cardstock for Santa’s face in the key
  • craft adhesive
  • foam adhesive
  • 8” piece of ribbon

This 3D Santa’s Magic Key display is made with 6 pieces of paper that you cut with your Cricut, Silhouette or other cutting machine or if you are a whiz with scissors – you can cut it out by hand.

I tested the key down to 3″ and it works (I used my Silhouette Cameo 3). It would be tricky to do smaller.

Watch the quick 1 min video to see the process in high speed – it’s set to music so you don’t have to turn the sound on if you don’t want to!

3D Santa's Magic Key Layered Paper Cut Design
3D Santa's Magic Key Layered Paper Cut Design supplies
3D Santa's Magic Key Layered Paper Cut key sizes



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Happy Crafting and Merry Christmas!

🎅🏻 Tara Reed


If you are looking for a vinyl solution with a more vintage look you might like this design below. Click the link to find it on your favorite marketplace