Popular Christmas Cookies Recipes

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.

Sandwich Star Sugar Cookies

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

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Sandwich Star Sugar Cookies

Shooting Star Cookies

Square almond cookies make the perfect canvas for showing your artistic skills. Gold luster dust and vodka add a shimmer to these shooting star cookies.

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Shooting Star Cookies

Concentric Star Sugar Cookies

Use a decorating bag to create the concentric star shapes, and sprinkle with yellow-colored sugar for a sparkling finish. Hint: Store extra, unfrosted cookies in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Concentric Star Sugar Cookies

Snowflake Stack Cookies

Stack star-cutout cookies in three sizes to create these layered snowflake cookies. Add blue and white nonpareils for a decorative touch.

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Snowflake Stack Cookies

Diamond Snowflake Christmas Cookies

Keep it sweet and simple with this diamond snowflake Christmas cookies recipe. Icy blue frosting and a light dusting of white sanding sugar give these festive treats a frosty feel.

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Diamond Snowflake Christmas Cookies

Round Snowflake Cookies

Serve a batch of warm almond cookies for a delicious afternoon treat. These round snowflake cookies are tasty and fun to decorate.

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Round Snowflake Cookies

Scalloped Snowflake Sugar Cookies

What's winter without a little snow? We prefer the warm, tasty kind. Crushed blue fruit-flavor hard candies fill the gaps of these scalloped snowflake sugar cookies for a glacial effect.

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Scalloped Snowflake Sugar Cookies

Traditional Snowflake Sugar Cookies

Use a snowflake-shape cutter to form classic sugar cookies. Once baked, use a decorating bag with a small round tip to precisely apply Royal Icing to create a unique design. Sprinkle on white sanding sugar for a glistening finish.

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Traditional Snowflake Sugar Cookies

Peppermint Circle Sugar Cookies

Get the family together to bake and decorate these peppermint circle sugar cookies that are perfect for holiday gatherings or a sweet treat on the go.

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Peppermint Circle Sugar Cookies

Wheel of Candy Canes Cookies

Molasses, ginger, and cinnamon combine to create the perfect sweet treat. Give the cookie a minty bite by filling the impressions with crushed up candy canes.

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Wheel of Candy Canes Cookies

Patchwork Candy Cane Cookies

Two holiday classics come together with this festive and easy patchwork candy cane cookie recipe. Simply stack alternating red and white mini cookies in a candy cane shape and top off with powdered sugar icing.

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Patchwork Candy Cane Cookies

White-Striped Candy Cane Cookies

These cookies are the perfect activity for a holiday gathering. Bake ahead, set out red and white Royal Icing and snowflake sprinkles, and allow your guests to get creative.

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White-Striped Candy Cane Cookies

Bell-Shape Angel Cookies

Top Royal Icing with pretty pink decorating sugar for an icy look perfect for the holidays.

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Bell-Shape Angel Cookies

Baby Angel Sugar Cookies

Put your decorating skills to the test with these creative sugar cookies. Sprinkle white sugar on the Royal Icing halo for a sparkling finish.

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Baby Angel Sugar Cookies

Praying Angel Sugar Cookies

Step up your cookie decorating game with these praying angel designs. Cut classic sugar cookies into angel shapes, frost with Royal Icing, and show off your decorating skills.

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Praying Angel Sugar Cookies

Simple Heart Angel Cookies

Easily create these cute angel cookies using a heart-shaped cookie cutter and Royal Icing. Serve fresh or freeze for up to 3 months.

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Simple Heart Angel Cookies

Pretzel-Winged Angel Sugar Cookies

Add a twist to your classic sugar cookie recipe. Pretzels make the perfect wings and add a salty kick to the otherwise sweet treat.

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Pretzel-Winged Angel Sugar Cookies

Round Reindeer Gingerbread Cookies

What's Christmas without our favorite red-nosed reindeer? Add red candy-coated chocolate pieces and small marshmallows to turn classic gingerbread cookies into a festive treat.

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Round Reindeer Gingerbread Cookies

Bell-Shape Reindeer Cookies

Melt candy coating disks—found in the cake decorating section of a crafts store—and pipe into antler shapes on waxed paper. Once chilled, attach to the bell-shape cookie for a deliciously festive holiday treat.

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Bell-Shape Reindeer Cookies

Diamond-Shape Ornament Gingerbread Cookies

Looking for some family-friendly cookie fun? These ornament gingerbread cookies are easy and fun. All you need is Royal Icing and confetti candies.

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Diamond-Shape Ornament Gingerbread Cookies

Traditional Ornament Sugar Cookies

Calling all sugar cookie pros: Put your decorating skills to the test with these red traditional ornament treats. Create the marbled center by finely crushing fruit-flavor hard candies.

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Traditional Ornament Sugar Cookies

Bell-Shape Ornament Cookies

Add drops and lines of light and dark green icing and swirl to create the marbled effect.

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Bell-Shape Ornament Cookies

Square Ornament Sugar Cookies

Green candy-coated chocolate pieces and red tangy fruit-flavor candies add taste and style to square sugar cookies. Punch a hole in each cookie and string a few together for a cute centerpiece.

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Square Ornament Sugar Cookies

Stacked Square Snowmen Cookies

The only thing better than a perfect snowman is a perfect snowman made of cookies. Decorate your frosty friend with food color-tinted Royal Icing.

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Stacked Square Snowmen Cookies

Traditional Snowmen Sugar Cookies

Place a stack of these holly jolly snowmen sugar cookies out for your holiday guests to enjoy. Add interest with white nonpareils and black confetti sprinkles, and bundle them up with red rolled fruit leather scarves and gloves.

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Traditional Snowmen Sugar Cookies

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