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Classic Newfoundland Christmas Cookie Recipes

A simple collection of some of the most popular Newfoundland Christmas cookie recipes from my childhood in Newfoundland.

Classic Newfoundland Christmas Cookies 9 photo square collage for featured image

Classic Newfoundland Christmas Cookies.


It’s never a wrong time to start planning treats for the Holiday freezer.

Being a recipe blog from Newfoundland, one of the ways people often discover this website is by searching for Newfoundland Christmas cookie recipes. There is still a very well maintained tradition of almost marathon Christmas baking that occurs in the province at this time of year.

These days, while many family recipes may not have been passed down, my family’s have been quite well preserved, with many of them shared right here on Rock Recipes. Inevitably these days when people from this end of the country go looking for those childhood favourite Christmas treats online, they are bound to discover our growing collection of Christmas cookies.

There are actually about 200 cookie recipes to be found here now in our Cookie Category but without doubt, the most popular tend to fall in the category of Newfoundland favourites.

Classic Newfoundland Christmas Cookies photo collage with title text for Pinterest

If you have a suggestion of one to add to this collection or want to share your own favourites from your childhood, feel free to let me know in the comments below.

Merry Christmas and Happy Baking! Be sure to check out our best NEWFOUNDLAND CHRISTMAS CAKES TOO!

Update December 2019.

Five years to the day since this collection was first posted, from some reader suggestions, we’ve expanded this collection of recipes to include a few more fan favourites.

Best Newfoundland Christmas Cake Recipes

Classic Newfoundland Christmas Cookie Recipes

A simple collection of some of the most popular Newfoundland Christmas cookie recipes from my childhood in Newfoundland.

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Monday 16th of November 2020

Hi I love your recipes.Don,t usually do much baking but with the covid thing!!!!I made the orangescicle pie and I,m not sure if it is to be eaten frozen,I could hardly get it out of pan after freezing.Also I,m wondering how many weeks ahead of Christmas could I freeze the cookies.Thanks,Donna


Monday 16th of November 2020

I love your recipes. I look forward to a new one everyday. I always open your email first. Like a present everyday. Thank you.

Julie Heath

Thursday 22nd of October 2020

Thank you so very much for all the scrumptious recipes your site provides! I am so very happy to have found you!! I will definitely be making quite a few of the delicious looking cookies above!!ūüíó

B. Carrell

Monday 19th of October 2020

You are my go to site for great recipes. I always find what I want here and really enjoy what you have published. I have my Great Grandmother's recipe book, all hand written, but so many of the recipes only have the ingredients only listed. Plus in her day there were only woods stoves to cook with. Through your site, I've been able to up-date these recipes to use products of today and with today's stoves. It wasn't hard, just a little time consuming. I am from Maine so really enjoy your recipes from just across the border. Thanks for your work in producing this site. Will keep on visiting. (maybe even swap some recipes with you)!

Linda Rogers

Friday 30th of August 2019

Hi Berry I'd like to order your Christmas cookies book where can I order it and your Christmas cake book to Thank you Linda Rogers

Barry C. Parsons

Saturday 5th of October 2019

Links to my cookbooks are on our website

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