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


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.

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.

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.

Festive Holiday Coins

Family Circle

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

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.

Candy Cane Sugar Cookies

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Canvas Cookies

Better Homes and Gardens

Snowy Trees Sugar Cookie

Better Homes and Gardens

Tint sugar cookies with green food coloring and frost with Royal Icing to create the look of wind-blown snow. Sprinkle the snow with white edible glitter and trim the tree with a mini sugar cookie star on top.

Santa Cutouts - Basic Cookie Dough

Better Homes and Gardens

Kids will love to eat these decorated Santa cutout cookies during the holidays. You may want to enlist their help in the decorating as well.

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).

Slice-and-Bake Sugar Cookie Wreaths

Better Homes and Gardens

Layer thinly sliced sugar cookies in a circle for this festive dessert. Top with green-colored sugar and a red bow.

May Flower Cookies

Better Homes and Gardens

A roll of refrigerated sugar cookie dough grows into a garden of fanciful spring blossoms. Kids will have fun making these for May baskets.

Santa Cookies


Add a few of these adorable little Santa cookies to your assortment of gifted Christmas cookies this season. You tackle the icing and let your little helpers add decorations with candy pieces and mini marshmallows.

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