Friends and family will adore these handy handmade Christmas gifts -- including dishware, vases, and other home accessories -- that are just as fun (and easy!) to make as they are to give. Start one of these simple Christmas crafts today so you can check everyone off your holiday gift list.View Slideshow
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
Get ready for the Christmas season with our clever tricks to simplify the holidays. Including crafty Christmas wrapping ideas, must-try ideas for hosting guests, and why-didn't-I-think-of-that Christmas shortcuts, our tips for the holiday season are guaranteed to make your life easier.View Slideshow
Need a go-to Christmas cookie recipe? Chocolate chip, peanut butter, gingerbread, sugar cookie cutouts -- all the classic cookies are here. No hard-to-find ingredients; just pure, unaltered, classic cookie recipes like the ones handed down by Grandma.
The dynamic duo of chocolate and peanut butter will forever keep this cookie recipe on the favorite-cookies list. Whether your family tops them with chocolate kisses or chocolate stars is up to you -- we promise both options are delicious.
If you can make only one cookie recipe this holiday season, this best-loved sugar cookie should be it. Rolling, shaping, baking, and decorating Christmas cookies is a tradition that gets the entire family involved generation after generation.
No collection of classic cookies would be complete without the quintessential chocolate chip cookie recipe. With melty morsels of semisweet chocolate nestled in buttery cookie dough, this cookie is hard for anyone to resist.
Put yourself in full control of whether your cookies turn out soft or crispy by picking the right fat option. Which will you choose?
Chilling this sweet and salty dough before shaping it into balls prevents the cookies from spreading and makes them easier to handle. To speed up the process, cover the dough and place it in the freezer for one-third of the chilling time.
These pretty pinwheels, sometimes known as "elephant ears," are often made with puff pastry dough. For a holiday twist on the classic, substitute a peppermint filling.
The Christmas cookie platter wouldn't be complete without charming Linzer cookies. We've sandwiched sweet raspberry preserves between powdered sugar-sifted cookies for a sweet treat both kids and adults will love.
Spiral dough is just one easy option for simple slice-and-bake Christmas cookies. This version uses a swirl of brown sugar, ground filberts, and chocolate-hazelnut spread for holiday cookies that taste as good as they look.
We love a good monster cookie -- with their crunchy toffee pieces, toasty pecans, and gooey chocolate, it's hard not to. This season, use red and green chocolate candies for added holiday cheer.
Every holiday host loves a no-bake dessert because it frees up the oven for more holiday goodies. These no-bake candies have a glossy chocolate exterior, but inside waits a pleasant nutty crunch.