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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.

Homemade Lemon Sugar Cookies

Homemade Lemon Sugar Cookies

Homemade Lemon Sugar Cookies

These light cookies are crisp on the outside and soft inside, making it hard to eat just one! I most often bake them for Christmas and Valentine's Day.

Sugared Cherry Jewels

Sugared Cherry Jewels

Sugared Cherry Jewels

The texture and crunch of the sugar coating make these chewy cookies extra special. I love the bright cherry center and the fact that they look lovely in a holiday gift box or tin.

Soft Sugar Cookies with Sour Cream

Soft Sugar Cookies with Sour Cream

Soft Sugar Cookies with Sour Cream

Traveling to a holiday party or cookie exchange, why not take along a plateful of these soft cutouts? "When these cookies are in the oven, the aroma brings my children running!" says Phyllis Kaiser of Ovid, New York. "They freeze well, so you can make them ahead, and you can cut them into any shape for different occasions."
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Simple Sugar Cookies

Simple Sugar Cookies

Simple Sugar Cookies

Powdered sugar takes the place of granulated sugar in this sweet standby from Maxine Guin of Barnhart, Missouri. "I received the recipe for this tasty cookie from a cook I worked with at our local school," she recalls.

Sugar Cookie Sleigh

Sugar Cookie Sleigh

Sugar Cookie Sleigh

Hop aboard this sugar cookie sleigh— it comes complete with Santa, a team of sweet reindeer (including Rudolph, of course) and a wintry wonderland scene! Our CW kitchen staff reined in the idea for this dashing accent for a buffet table or a mantel. It's fun to fix...so you can deliver one to your decor in merry fashion.

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies

"Sour Cream keeps my favorite sugar cookies extra moist," notes Lisa MacLean of Winslow, Arizona. Dress them up with a drizzle of tinted white chocolate or dip them in white chocolate, then sprinkle with crushed candy canes.

Sugar Cookies with Sour Cream

Sugar Cookies with Sour Cream

Sugar Cookies with Sour Cream

As a city kid, I was always eager to visit my grandparents on their Oklahoma farmstead. There I acquired my taste for country food, like these tender cookies with buttery icing.

Pecan-Topped Sugar Cookies

Pecan-Topped Sugar Cookies

Pecan-Topped Sugar Cookies

This recipe dresses up refrigerated cookie dough with cream cheese and coconut. Folks love the almond flavor.

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.
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