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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.

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.
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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.

Jelly-Topped Sugar Cookies

Jelly-Topped Sugar Cookies

Jelly-Topped Sugar Cookies

On busy days, I appreciate this fast-to-fix drop sugar cookie. Top each cookie with your favorite flavor of jam or jelly. —June Quinn, Kalamazoo, Michigan

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

Brown Sugar Cutouts

Brown Sugar Cutouts

Brown Sugar Cutouts

I bake so many cookies for the holidays that I have one recipe box just for cookies alone! But of all of them, these simple cutouts are among my husband's flavor favorites.

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
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