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
It's simple: These very merry Christmas cookie recipes are favorites that you'll want to save, hand down, and make again and again. We've got all the classics, including sugar cookie recipes, Christmas spritz cookies, and spiced gingerbread recipes. Try one of our cookie recipes to share this Christmas!
Our maraschino cherry-cream cheese filling finds a home between vanilla wafers in this spectacular Christmas cookie recipe. Dip the whole shebang in a chocolate coating to amp up the wow factor even more.
Editor's Tip: Change up the toppings to give each cookie a different look. Try jimmies, colorful nonpareils, almond slivers, white chocolate drizzles, or chocolate shavings.
Oatmeal cookies are a tasty treat year-round, but our jumbo versions take the flavor factor up a notch. Peanut butter, nuts, and red and green candies transform the oversize sweets into a whole new recipe that's perfect for Christmas.
Stop dreaming about a white Christmas and make your own! Leaf-shape cookie cutouts and a dusting of powdered sugar transform our tasty rosemary shortbread cookies into a beautiful snowflake centerpiece.
Chocolate and mint are always a swoon-worthy flavor pairing, and these crinkle cookies are no exception. Mimic winter's snow by rolling the dough in powdered sugar before baking.
What's Christmas without classic sugar cookies? Gather family, friends, and frosting, then get decorating. For extra glam, use festive shades of edible glitter -- your sugar cookie trees will be twinkling in no time.
Our holiday-perfect cookie sandwiches bring you the classic flavor duo of chocolate and hazelnut in each bite. The white chocolate-hazelnut filling pops against each festive red cookie.
Get your sweet-and-savory fix with our Christmas cookies that have it all. Chocolate-covered pretzels? Check. Rich and creamy dulche de leche? Check. A vanilla candy coating covered in sprinkles? Check!
Editor's Tip: Dulche de leche is similar to caramel in flavor and texture. Look for it in the grocery store in the baking aisle or near the Mexican foods.
The original monster cookie gets a cheery makeover with the help of crunchy toffee pieces, toasty pecans, and red and green candies. Serve warm with a tall glass of milk, or bag 'em up to send along to family and friends.
A Christmas classic goes from traditional to fabulous when dipped in melted white chocolate, then rolled in nonpareils and edible glitter. The festive Christmas cookie is one of our most-loved cookie recipes of all time!
Make overdone Christmas cookies a thing of the past! Watch to learn how to check your cookies for perfect doneness every time.
Revamp the classic chocolate chip cookie with this tart, sweet, and chocolaty combination. A bit of brown sugar and a dash of cinnamon give it homey holiday flavor.
You don't need to be a pastry chef to create these impressive-looking treats. Using sugar, eggs, and fresh mint extract, you can whip up a batch of perfectly peaked mint meringues. Don't forget to fill their centers with melty smooth chocolate.
The sweet, gooey filling in these tarts has a hint of raspberry liqueur and pairs perfectly with the crisp pastry outside. Pipe or dollop on a small amount of our chocolate buttercream frosting to finish.
Creamy peanut butter makes these Christmas favorites even tastier. Fill the centers with creamy chocolate frosting or milk chocolate kisses.
Inside these soft cherry crinkles is a sweet surprise: dark chocolate or milk chocolate kisses with cherry cordial creme. Bite into one for the gooey payoff.
Sweet meets salty for an irresistible flavor pairing in this tasty chocolate-filled cookie that's full of gooey goodness.
Editor's Tip: For a mess-free counter, place the baked cookies on waxed paper or on a wire rack set over waxed paper. When you're done drizzling the cookies with caramel, just toss the waxed paper for easy cleanup!
Mint and chocolate flavors come together nicely in this cookie that no one will be able to resist. In place of regular chocolate pieces, we used candy-cane-flavor kisses to make the thumbprint cookies extra festive for the holidays.
Dedicate your oven to cooking the meal: These no-bake truffles are deliciously easy and look great, too, thanks to a melted chocolate drizzle.