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Christmas Sugar Cookies

Get in the holiday spirit by baking Christmas sugar cookies! Spend time with family decorating them in festive shapes and seasonal colors. Browse the full collection of sugar cookie recipes to celebrate the season.

Makeover Cutout Sugar Cookies

Makeover Cutout Sugar Cookies

Makeover Cutout Sugar Cookies

Our Test Kitchen home economists dreamed up these chewy sugar cookies with a lightly sweet flavor. Decorated for the holidays with colored sugar, sprinkles or frosting, they won't last long...so make sure you stash away a few for Santa!

Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies

Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies

Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies

My family's all time favorite cookie. Great whether you frost with a simple butter cream frosting or simply sprinkle with colored sugar. --Janaan Cunningham

Papa's Sugar Cookies

Papa's Sugar Cookies

Papa's Sugar Cookies

“My grandchildren love these sugar cookies.” These crisp cookies will melt in your mouth. Their subtle macadamia nut, cinnamon and orange peel flavors go perfectly together. —Lee Doverspike, North Ridgeville, Ohio
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Santa Sugar Cookies

Santa Sugar Cookies

Santa Sugar Cookies

Ho ho ho! St. Nick can drop in any time at all when you bake these cute-as-can-be treats. To create them, our kitchen staff followed a scrumptious cookie recipe from Jill Boruff of Soap Lake, Washington and formed Santas with heart-shaped cookie cutters.—Jill Boruff, Soap Lake, Washington

Sugared Date Balls

Sugared Date Balls

Sugared Date Balls

When I was a youngster, Mom always baked these tender old-fashioned cookies dotted with chewy dates and crunchy walnuts. Much to the delight of my family, I've continued her delicious tradition.

Soft Sugar Cookie Puffs

Soft Sugar Cookie Puffs

Soft Sugar Cookie Puffs

My husband's Aunt Laurel always made these cake-like cookies with her own farm-fresh eggs, cream and butter. Now I prepare batches for Christmas each year. We like them because they're not overly sweet.

Sugarcoated Meltaways

Sugarcoated Meltaways

Sugarcoated Meltaways

I have fond memories of my parents spending days in the kitchen baking Christmas cookies. It's a tradition that my husband and I now happily carry on. —Charlotte Wright, Lebanon, Connecticut

Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Sugar Cookie Cutouts

I must have over 100 different cookie cutters and have had fun putting them to use with this recipe over the years. Each Christmas, my brother, sister and I would eagerly wait for Grandpa and Grandma to arrive with these cookies in tow. —Elizabeth Walters, Waterloo, Iowa

Drop Sugar Cookies

Drop Sugar Cookies

Drop Sugar Cookies

From Coos Bay, Oregon, Shirley Brazel shares a recipe she's been relying on for more than 25 years. The cookies have a crisp edge, soft center and subtle lemon flavor. Choose colored sugar to tailor them to any occasion.

Surefire Sugar Cookies

Surefire Sugar Cookies

Surefire Sugar Cookies

"You can invite kids to help make these easy treats," relates Victoria Zmarzley-Hahn of Northhampton, Pennsylvania. "Sometimes I melt white coating instead of chocolate chips because it can be tinted to match the season. And for a shortcut, I purchase sugar cookies from the bakery."

Classic Sugar Cookies

Classic Sugar Cookies

Classic Sugar Cookies

Use cookie cutters to cut seasonal shapes from a few cups of Gloria's dough. Prepared frosting and colored sugar make it a snap to decorate these classic Christmas cookies.
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