Be creative by decorating your Christmas tree with a favorite theme that suits your decorating style or your family's personality. We were inspired by a local festival of trees and have included tips for bringing the looks inside your own Christmas home. Bonus: We've included lighting tips to make your tree shine.View Slideshow
Christmas wreaths don't have to be made from traditional evergreens -- in fact, we encourage you to mix it up with eucalyptus leaves, boxwood, lotus pods, and even items that don't come from nature, such as peppermint candies and pom-poms. These fun-to-make creative designs show you how to make Christmas wreaths with unexpected shapes, dazzling colors, and out-of-the-ordinary materials.View Slideshow
These Christmas cookie recipes are sure to dazzle any crowd. Whether you're short on time and looking for easy Christmas cookie recipes, or you need to prepare fun Christmas cookie recipes for kids, these homemade treats are perfect for you and yours to celebrate the holiday season.
Make this year's sugar cookies extra special with these easy and adorable frosting techniques.
Sneaking cookies for breakfast is easy when they're shaped like waffles. Break out the waffle maker but forget the syrup -- these goods call for a rich chocolate glaze and a sweet dunking in crushed candy canes.
Thanks to homemade rum filling, every lush bite of these nutmeg thumbprints is melt-in-your-mouth good. Roll the gooey batter in chopped walnuts before baking.
Add fashion-forward style to your Christmas cookie decorating. Cut out a reindeer, then pipe frosting from darkest to lightest to create an ombre-inspired design. We used five shades to make our craveworthy cookie.
Share some holiday cheer by sending snazzy wreaths to your friends' and family's front doors. In our Christmas cookie version, we alternate vanilla and peppermint-chocolate doughs for a minty-sweet treat.
Not only do these Christmas cookies require no bake time (yup, that's right), but they also look and taste as good as the store-bought kind. Watch the video to learn how to make them this Christmas.
Bundle up fresh blondie bars in warm coats of white and dark chocolate as a sweet way to wish friends Merry Christmas. Bedazzle them in nuts, toffee, and sprinkles, then pop them onto red-and-white sticks for a cute lollipop look.
Ooh la la! We adore these scrumptious French cookies. After all, they're made with smooth butter and rich ground almonds. Roll the dough in red and white sprinkles before slicing and baking to add holiday sophistication.
These shortbread Christmas classics go from traditional to fabulous when dipped in melted white chocolate and rolled in nonpareils and edible glitter. (They're one of our best Christmas cookie recipes, too!)
A splash of lime juice gives our light-as-air meringue cookies a fresh zip that's perfect for livening up your holiday traditions. Make these crisp cookies ultra glamorous by sprinkling on green-color sugar and red-hot candies.
Sweet and swirly, these spiral Christmas lollies feature soft cherry flavor and glitzy sprinkles. To get their kaleidoscope look, simply halve the dough, color each portion, roll together, slice, and bake.
Christmas Cookie Recipe Tip: Chilled dough rolls easiest, so be sure it's had enough time in the fridge or freezer before using.
Make light-as-ever meringues kissed with mint. For the ultimate bite, sandwich semisweet chocolate between two crisp meringues. Be sure to have your green food coloring handy while baking -- things are about to get festive!
Just try to resist this chocolate Christmas cookie: Chocolaty cream puffs sandwich a rose syrup-infused mascarpone filling. For serving to a crowd, skip the chocolate drizzle, or provide some bittersweet chocolate and melting instructions in a cute container to make the ultimate food gift.
Forget fruitcake -- these biscotti are fun to dip in coffee or enjoy with a cup of tea. Dried apricots, golden raisins, and pistachios provide the colorful freckles at the heart of the treats (one of our favorite Italian Christmas cookie recipes!).