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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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Sugar Doves

Sugar Doves

Sugar Doves

"I enjoy making these beautiful cookies and I love to spend a cold evening decorating them." Pretty little sugar doves are sure to get you into the holiday spirit! - Peggy Preston, Fenton, Iowa

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

Best Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

Best Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

Best Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

Enjoy a holiday-ready dessert with these tender cookies. You get plenty of classic sugar-cookie flavor and a blank canvas for decorating! —Kathleen Caddy, Tempe, Arizona
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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.

Surprise Sugar Stars

Surprise Sugar Stars

Surprise Sugar Stars

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."

Frosted Cutout Sugar Cookies

Frosted Cutout Sugar Cookies

Frosted Cutout Sugar Cookies

“As a girl, I helped Mom make these crunchy cutout cookies. Iced and sprinkled with colored sugar, they're the best!” —Sonja Stromswold, Mohall, North Dakota

Grandma's Sugar Cookies

Grandma's Sugar Cookies

Grandma's Sugar Cookies

This is one of my great-grandmother's recipes that I received years ago from one of my great-aunts. We bake these cookies for holidays and other special occasions. —Kristy Deloach, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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

Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

These cake-like cookies will be a welcome snack with a cold glass of milk. Feel free to use this recipe as a base and mix in dried cranberries or cherries, nuts or other extracts. Taste of Home Test Kitchen - Greendale, Wisconsin

Cutout Sugar Cookies

Cutout Sugar Cookies

Cutout Sugar Cookies

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.

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. —D. Elaine Rutschke, Spruce View, Alberta
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