Cutout Sugar Cookies
These Santa cookie cutouts are the perfect canvas for creativity. In this recipe, we give you lots of fun ideas, from the triangle-shape cookies shown here to diamond-, star-, and half-moon Santas.
The holidays aren't complete without a classic sugar cookie cutout. Add a signature twist with your own unique decorating ideas, or try our simple-to-make frosting with a sprinkling of coarse sugar.
Christmas Tree Butter Cookies
Decorate these gingerbread people with our easy sugar icing, or keep them plain and classic.
Pistachio Cookie Trees
Decorated with easy-to-make powdered sugar icing and sprinkles, these gorgeous cutout cookies make delightful dinner party desserts.
Chai Spice Girls
With this recipe, you end up with two entirely different treats: sandwiches and bite-size cutouts.
Move over gingerbread boys -- make room for sugar and spice and all things nice. Just two bags of chai tea plus two teaspoons each of pumpkin pie spice and molasses flavor is all it takes to spice up these holiday cookie cutouts.
Candy Cane Sugar Cookies
These chocolaty cutouts feature a gooey marshmallow filling. Coarse sugar adds a festive touch.
Festive and pretty, these buttery Christmas cookies make perfect treats.
To create the ultimate cookie sandwich, stack four cutouts at different angles. Festive brown-butter filling (tinted red or green) keeps the stars in place.
Sugar Cookie Mittens
To create these festive Christmas trees, dress up simple cutouts with powdered sugar icing (colored green) and a candied cherry.
Two-Tone Cookie Crinkles
These festive treats are fun and easy to make. Just dip your cookie cutter in flour between each pressing so the dough cuts with smooth edges.
Top these chocolate-and-vanilla cookies with a rich mocha frosting before pressing them together. For cute mini cookies, bake and frost the cutout centers.
Dress up these holiday favorites with white- and blue-tinted Royal Icing and, if you wish, a sprinkling of coarse sugar.
Lemon Cream Cheese Cutout Cookies
Add a little twinkle to these buttery cookies by melting colorful candies into decorative cutouts.
A light lemony frosting complements these cinnamon-spiced star cookies beautifully.