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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.

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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.

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.

Nice 'n' Soft Sugar Cookies

Nice 'n' Soft Sugar Cookies

Nice 'n' Soft Sugar Cookies

My family’s all-time favorite Christmas cookie has had a million shapes over the years. Little ones have fun making their own icing designs. — Cathy Hall, Lyndhurst, Virginia
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Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

I make these cookies for my family and our neighbors every Valentine’s Day. The heart-shaped treats stay soft for at least a week, and they look so pretty frosted bright pink and then piped with lacy frosting.—Carolyn Walton, Smoot, Wyoming

Favorite Sugar Cookies

Favorite Sugar Cookies

Favorite Sugar Cookies

I have been delighting my children and grandchildren for years with this special recipe. The cookies can suit any holiday or occasion throughout the year. The dough is very nice to work with.—Judith Scholovich, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Tender Italian Sugar Cookies

Tender Italian Sugar Cookies

Tender Italian Sugar Cookies

These traditional Italian cookies are moist and tender. —Weda Mosellie, Phillipsburg, New Jersey

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.

Soft Buttermilk Sugar Cookies

Soft Buttermilk Sugar Cookies

Soft Buttermilk Sugar Cookies

Gatherings are very important to my family, so we have lots of recipes that are favorites. My grandma introduced these cookies into the family a long time ago. The memory of her and these cookies go together!

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.

Lemon Oatmeal Sugar Cookies

Lemon Oatmeal Sugar Cookies

Lemon Oatmeal Sugar Cookies

This is an especially fun recipe to make with kids because they can roll the dough into balls and flatten them on the baking sheets. The lemon and oatmeal add a nice twist to traditional sugar cookies. —Susan Marshall, Colorado Springs, Colorado

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.
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