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It's not Christmas without a fresh batch of Christmas cookies baking in the oven! We have recipes for all your holiday favorites: sugar cookies, gingerbread men, thumbprints, and more.

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By Iggiewoman

Rate this recipe 4.7/5 (30 Votes)
Sugar Cookie Dough 1 Picture
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Servings 12
Preparation time 10
Cooking time 225

  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

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  • 1 pouch Betty Crocker chocolate chip cookie mix
  • Butter and eggs as called for on cookie mix pouch
  • Hershey's premier white baking chips or semisweet or Special Dark chocolate chips, as needed
  • Assorted candy sprinkles or hard candies, crushed
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Decorating cookies is a must during the Christmas season

  • COOKIES:
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Dash salt
  • Decorative sprinkles
  • ROYAL ICING:
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  • 4 teaspoons meringue powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoons warm water
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Let these sugar plum cookies dance in your mouth

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 5 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup canned plums, finely chopped. drained
  • Green and red colored sugar
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What fun! Make these Gingerbread Man Cookies with the family for a festive time during the holidays! Happy Holidays

  • 4 cups flour, plus more for rolling
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground fennel (optional)
  • 1 1/2 sticks of butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • Zest of an orange
  • 1 egg
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Invite the grandkids over and get ready for some cookie-making fun! Make these precious Santa Heart Cookies during ...

  • 1 pouch Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
  • Ingredients to make sugar cookies
  • 1 pouch Betty Crocker Red Cookie Icing
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  • 1 bottle Snow Crystal Decors
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Snowball cookies are a favorite Christmas cookie recipe, but these pecan-filled cookies are scrumptious all year 'r...

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups pecans, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Powdered sugar
4.5/5 (86 Votes)

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Use Royal Icing and silver luster dust to decorate these holiday favorites

  • ROYAL ICING:
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/3 cup finely ground blanched almonds
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
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  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
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  • 1 batch sugar cookie dough
  • Red food coloring
  • Flour
  • White cookie icing (the type that hardens when it sets)
  • Flaked coconut
  • Round white candies (such as Mentos)
  • Black edible food marker
4.6/5 (54 Votes)

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A classic recipe for straightforward gingerbread cookies flavored with ground cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and...

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for rolling
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • Decorating sugar or sprinkles (optional)
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  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Ginger, ground
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Cinnamon, ground
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Nutmeg, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 (1 1/2-sticks) cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
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4.6/5 (55 Votes)

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  • 3 cups unsalted butter, softened at room temperature for an hour
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 ounces cream cheese (3/4 of a standard cream cheese package)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
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  • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
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  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 (3.5-ounce) packages cook-and-serve butterscotch pudding mix
  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon bakinq powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
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These festive traditional Italian Christmas Cookies are a family favorite! Serve with a cold glass of milk and enjo

  • ICING:
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cup confectioner’s sugar, sifted
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 teaspoons water
  • Stir until creamy
4.5/5 (51 Votes)

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  • 24 winter Oreo cookies
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 9 ounces white chocolate, melted
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4.6/5 (47 Votes)

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