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Decorated Christmas Sugar Cookies

Looking for decorated Christmas sugar cookies? This is a list of Santa’s favorite cookies for putting out on Christmas Eve!

Decorated Christmas sugar cookies in a collage.

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!

And if sugar cookies aren’t your thing, we’ve got this eggnog cookie recipe, these Mickey Mouse gingerbread cookies, or these cranberry cookies with white chocolate!

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.

You will also need wire racks for cooling the cookies and a piping bag with tips to decorate them. I keep my cookie cutters and bags in a plastic bin so they are all together when I need them.


The Recipes

Hidden Mickey Candy Cane Cookies
Hidden Mickey Candy Cane Cookies
These easy Christmas sugar cookies are the perfect dessert for Disney fans! Need a dessert for school? The class will love these cookies!
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Santa Mickey Sugar Cookies
This recipe for Santa Mickey Sugar Cookies is perfect for a class party dessert! Get the kids to head to the kitchen with you to do some holiday baking!
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Easy Rolled Sugar Cookies
These Easy Rolled Sugar Cookies are just what you’re looking for to make cut-out cookies without all of the fuss.
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The Ultimate Christmas Cookie
I have put together the Ultimate Christmas Cookie featuring the holiday’s best ingredients: sugar cookies, candy cane and egg nog. All in one cookie!
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Buttercream Thumbprint Sugar Cookies
Buttercream Thumbprint Sugar Cookies
Buttercream Thumbprint Sugar Cookies , are chewy sugar cookies married to creamy buttercream and decked out with sprinkles, all bundled up in a no-stress recipe!
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Peppermint Sugar Cookie Recipe
Make these Peppermint Sugar Cookies for a Christmas cookie exchange or for a fun holiday party!
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Yummy Easy Sugar Cookies
These Easy Sugar Cookies are the best sugar cookies and if you insist on having a Sugar Cookie with frosting, just add it to the top of these little guys!
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Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookies
The light touch of chocolate adds a special warmth to this holiday favorite.
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Brown Sugar Cookies
Brown Sugar Cookies
These Brown Sugar Cookies have a touch of that brown sugar magic and are oh so good!
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Chocolate Drizzle and Peppermint White Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Chocolate Drizzle and Peppermint White Chocolate Sugar Cookies
These easy to make sugar cookies are a yummy addition to your cookie recipe collection!
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Classic Sugar Cookie Recipe
Classic Sugar Cookie Recipe
Makes lots of soft and chewy sugar cookies, perfect for holidays or any occasion.
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Rudolph Cookies
Rudolph Cookies
Looking for a super fun and easy Christmas cookie recipe that the kids can help you with? These Rudolph Cookies are easy and yummy and look so darn cute!
Check out this recipe
Cranberry Sugar Cookies with Chocolate
Cranberry Sugar Cookies! Easy sugar cookies loaded with sweet cranberries, then, dunked in smooth chocolate. A great cookie for the holidays!
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The Best Homemade Sugar Cookies
Simple and delicious, you will love this easy sugar cookies recipe!
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Christmas Sugar Cookie Ornaments
These beautiful cookies are not only pretty to look at, but yummy to eat!
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Reindeer Sugar Cookies
Learn to make these easy and cute Reindeer Sugar Cookies. A great treat and fun activity to do with the kids for Christmas!
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Mom’s Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipe
Mom’s Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipe
No matter what shape you make them, these sugar cookies are always a hit!
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Christmas Tree Cookie
Adorable and delicious these christmas tree cookies are sure to put a smile on every face!
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Vegan Christmas Cookies
A delicious vegan twist on an classic cookie recipe!
Check out this recipe

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!

Do you decorate sugar cookies before or after they are baked?

Sugar cookies are decorated after they are baked.

Can I decorate these holiday cookies while they are still warm?

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.

Can I freeze decorated sugar cookies?

Yes! Sugar cookies freeze well for up to three months in an airtight container or freezer bag.

Looking for more Christmas recipes? Check out these  10 Tasty Breakfast Recipes! For later in the day, you can choose one of these Christmas dinner recipes. It even includes dessert!

This recipes for decorated Christmas sugar cookies first appeared on Food, Fun & Faraway Places on November 27, 2015.

Decorated Christmas sugar cookies in a collage.

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Some of the ingredients you will need

  • All Purpose Flour
  • Sugar
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Baking Soda
  • Chocolate Chips


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
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