Looking for decorated Christmas sugar cookies? This is a list of Santa's favorite cookies for putting out on Christmas Eve!
In this list, you'll find the fluffiest, softest and most beautiful sugar cookie recipes ever.
In fact, you will have so much fun making them I bet it gives you and everyone around you an extra dose of Christmas spirit. Need a little Christmas? Here you go!
Especially around the holiday season, sugar cookies are a favorite. The fun part is that you can decorate them in so many different ways.
Take out your favorite cookie cutters and the kids will come running to help to make these Christmas treats! Be sure to take photos of those little hands at work!
I still have cookie cutters that my mom used when I was little! Pulling them out is the best way for me to get into the holiday spirit.
Ingredients You'll Need
To make sugar cookie dough, you'll need simple ingredients like all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and butter. Some recipes also add eggs.
Sugar cookies are so versatile because you can add vanilla extract, almond extract, or a number of other flavors to give them a unique taste. Royal icing makes beautifully decorated Christmas sugar cookies in all those pretty Christmas icing colors.
Make sure to save some of Santa's favorite cookies so you can have them ready for Christmas eve! Scroll down for the list of Christmas cookies.
To make any of the festive sugar cookies on this list, you will need at least one cookie sheet to bake cookies. For making the dough, you'll need a mixing bowl, measuring cups and spoons, and an electric mixer.
For cut-out cookies, you will need a rolling pin and cookie cutters in various shapes. This set comes with a booklet and has a great variety of Christmas cookie shapes like candy canes and Christmas trees.
Hidden Mickey Candy Cane Cookies
Santa Mickey Sugar Cookies
Easy Rolled Sugar Cookies
The Ultimate Christmas Cookie
Buttercream Thumbprint Sugar Cookies
Peppermint Sugar Cookie Recipe
Yummy Easy Sugar Cookies
Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookies
Brown Sugar Cookies
Chocolate Drizzle and Peppermint White Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Classic Sugar Cookie Recipe
Cranberry Sugar Cookies with Chocolate
The Best Homemade Sugar Cookies
Christmas Sugar Cookie Ornaments
Reindeer Sugar Cookies
Mom’s Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipe
Christmas Tree Cookie
Vegan Christmas Cookies
Which of these decorated Christmas sugar cookies recipes did you like most?
How to Gift Christmas Cookies
Looking for a DIY gift idea? Cookies make great gifts, too! When you have to bring food to a party, cookies are the way to go! They are always a perfect easy dessert idea!
Don’t forget to bring a few in a box as gifts for the hostess! Add a couple of Christmas Cookie Cutters tied with a bow! So sweet! You'll find more gifting ideas below.
There are so many ways to gift food! I love these gift boxes with the see-through tops.
You could also do foil containers like these. The secure lids will keep your gift fresh!
And don't forget Cookies in a Jar! You can prepare the ingredients for a few of the recipes above and put them in a mason jar.
Such an easy and fun idea for neighbor gifts and they can pull them out of the pantry when they're in the mood for a homemade dessert. I've received these before and we love having easy homemade cookies when we want them!
Sugar cookies are decorated after they are baked.
No! Patience is needed when decorating cookies. The icing will melt and run off the cookie if it is still warm. In fact, some bakers suggest waiting until the next day to decorate cookies.
Yes! Sugar cookies freeze well for up to three months in an airtight container or freezer bag.
This recipes for decorated Christmas sugar cookies first appeared on Food, Fun & Faraway Places on November 27, 2015.
Find your new favorite recipe, gather what you will need, tie your apron on and get cooking!
- Santa Mickey Sugar Cookies
- White Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies
- Easy Rolled Sugar Cookies
- The Ultimate Christmas Cookie
- Hidden Mickey Candy Cane Cookies
- Peppermint Sugar Cookie Recipe