Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies can be a base for so many things, allowing you to use cut them out into fun shapes and frost and decorate in a variety of ways. From the basic Sugar Cookies recipe to recipes for Eggnog-Frosted Nutmeg Sugar Cookies or Melt-in-Your-Mouth Sugar Cookies, these simple treats will delight your guests.

Peppermint Sugar Cookies

Midwest Living

Peppermint extract infuses these crisp, buttery sugar cookies with holiday flavor. Choose between slice-and-bake swirls or candy cane-shape cookies to add seasonal flair to any celebration or cookie exchange.

Bell-Shape Santa Sugar Cookies

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Stamped Cookies

Parents

Make these personalized treats using crafts-store stamps (preferably ink-free ones) and share with your favorite Valentines.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Sugar Cookie Mittens

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Cranberry Jumbles

Better Homes and Gardens

This basic brown sugar cookie recipe that is dressed up for Christmas and Kwanzaa with dried cranberries, almonds, and zesty orange drizzle.

Chocolate Wreath Sugar Cookies

Better Homes and Gardens

Shards of chocolate add a sweet decoration to this classic sugar cookie. These cookies are pretty enough to gift to friends throughout the season.

Round Tree Almond Sugar Cookies

Better Homes and Gardens

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, such pleasure you bring me! Decorate these nutty sugar cookies with the classic holiday motif.

Festive Holiday Coins

Family Circle

Half of these bite-size cookies are trimmed with chopped pecans and half with red decorator's sugar.

Candy Cane Sugar Cookies

Better Homes and Gardens

Kids love decorating these holiday cookies with crushed red candy and bright white frosting.

Lemon Verbena Cookies

Better Homes and Gardens

Lemon verbena adds pleasant tang to these simple sugar cookies.

Star-Bright Moon Cake

Parents

A cake mix makes the moon and refrigerated sugar cookie dough makes the stars for this sweet dessert.

Star Santa Almond Sugar Cookies

Better Homes and Gardens

Who said Santa had to be round? With jelly beans for feet and a red candy nose, you can turn a star into your favorite jolly ol' pal.

Star Santa Almond Sugar Cookies

Better Homes and Gardens

Who said Santa had to be round? With jelly beans for feet and a red candy nose, you can turn a star into your favorite jolly ol' pal.

Vanilla Holiday Cookies

Better Homes and Gardens

This sweet holiday treat gets a kick from a pinch of sea salt. Cut the vanilla cookies into star shapes and decorate with edible gold stars or gold sugar sprinkles.

Holiday Pistachio Cutouts

Better Homes and Gardens

During Hanukkah, it's a tradition to partake in homemade treats. These specially shaped shortbread-style cookies help pass the tradition to the next generation.

Sandwich Star Sugar Cookies

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Better Homes and Gardens

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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