Christmas Cookies

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a big platter of holiday cookies for dessert. Choose from shortbread, sandwich cookies, or rolled and dropped cookies for a spectacular dessert assortment.

Crinkle Cookies


These cookies expand while baking, creating a fun crinkled effect that kids will love to watch as it happens.

Total: 1 hr

Holiday Snowmen

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These kid-friendly snowmen cookies are fun to make and give during Christmas. Call on this cookie recipe to be creative for winter birthdays, snow days, or anytime kids gather for cooking and crafting projects.

Cinnamon-Sugar Roll Cookies

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Candy Cane Sandwich Cookies

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Turn a favorite holiday flavor into pretty peppermint sandwich cookies and serve them up at a cookie exchange, holiday party, or potluck.

Bell-Shape Santa Sugar Cookies

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Use a piping bag to easily create Santa's iconic red and white suit. Grab the whole family for some decorating fun.

Chocolate Reindeer Cookies

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Bake a herd of Santa's favorite woodland critters for Christmas cookie treats.

Pecan Balls

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Look familiar? These classic cookies have made appearances at Christmas parties for decades.

Patchwork Mittens

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These artsy Christmas cookies may look impressively difficult to prepare, but they are actually simple. Cream cheese creates a rich, tender dough.

Santa's Spicy Gingersnappers

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This Christmas drop cookie recipe will quickly become a family favorite when they sample the yummy pecan topping and orange glaze.

Toffee-Pecan Cookie Mix

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These cookie mix jars make for great hostess gifts around the holidays. Layer the ingredients in a glass jar and attach baking directions with a festive red bow.

Total: 15 mins

Santa Madeleines

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These soft, cakelike cookies can be decorated for the holidays or just eaten plain anytime of the year.

Sugar Cookie Mittens

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A buttery sugar cookie dough becomes a Christmas treat that can be served with or without icing.

Brandied Cranberry Drops

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Use brandy for the adult cookies and orange juice for the kids version when making these adaptable holiday cookies.

Mascarpone Creams

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Mascarpone, the super-rich Italian cream cheese, makes these preserve-filled cookies tender and flaky. Trim the cookie tops with Christmas sprinkles.

Sandwich Star Sugar Cookies

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These lemon curd-filled sugar cookies add a zesty finishing touch to any menu. Surprise: They're super easy and quick to make!

Triangular Tree Sugar Cookies

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Divide Royal Icing into three portions and tint with food coloring to make three gradient green hues. Use a decorating bag to precisely create a matrix of branches for a minimalist but festive treat that looks so good you won't want to eat it (but you will).

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