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.
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
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."
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.
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.
"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.
Whenever I've taken these to church coffees, I've had women come into the kitchen and request the recipe. You'll enjoy this sugar cookie's secret ingredient—brown sugar! —Annabel Cox, Olivet, South Dakota
Cutting fun shapes from sweet dough and decorating the cookies with icing and candies is a Christmas-time tradition many families, including Sherry Taylor's. "This easy sugar cookie recipe yields delicious results," assures this Metropolis, Illinois subscriber.
Come holiday time, Joyce Berry rolls out dozens of these buttery cutout cookies in her Sandpoint, Idaho country kitchen. "The basic sugar cookie recipe is my mother's," she informs, "and I came up with the sweet 'surprise' inside."
As much as I love giving away my baking, a few goodies—like these cookies—are "keepers". The light anise flavor and melt-in-your-mouth texture make them a perfect after-dinner treat. —P Marchesi, Rocky Point, Long Island, New York