Save time baking this season with Christmas cookies made from packaged mixes and store-bought cookie dough. Our 17 from-the-heart touches, including festive sprinkles and delicious add-ins, help make these Christmas cookies look both gorgeous and homemade!
Purchased PB cookie dough isn't the only thing that makes these pretties easy to create. A simple smash-and-slit technique using an ordinary kitchen knife and some green candies gives the sprinkled cookies their flowery appeal.
Forget jelly -- we always knew peanut butter and chocolate were meant to be! These swirly cookies call for two kinds of purchased dough: sugar and peanut butter. Use our easy rolling technique to get the look.
Soft or chewy? Crisp or cakelike? We know you have a preference! Watch our easy techniques for baking your cookies to personalized perfection.
Have yourself a lemony little Christmas. Indulge in these fresh, sugary bites for fewer than 100 calories a cookie. (That's right!) Just hit the store for cake mix and pudding mix. The other ingredients you likely already have in your pantry.
Greet holiday guests with a plate of treats they can ooh and aah over: brownies. These sweet and stunning versions start with a mix and some homey spices, and finish with a swirl of lush cream cheese.
Double the snickerdoodle, half the effort. Roll balls of plain store-bought dough in a cinnamon-sugar mix, bake, then sandwich the cooled cookies with a smear of honey-infused cream cheese.
With a rich layer of devil's food cake, a creamy peanut butter filling, and a fudgy topping, these easy bar cookies are a chocoholic's dream.
Our chocolate-draped cookie bars are the coolest of peppermint treats. They start with store-bought dough and finish with a sprinkling of Santa's favorite Christmas snack: candy canes!
Gingerbread men are so last Christmas. Swap the cutouts for stellar (and easy!) spiral cookies, complete with gingerbread and sugar cookie dough. A hint of espresso in the batter makes waiting up for Santa a snap.
There's a surprise ingredient baked inside these cookies: lemon olive oil. The infused cooking essential gives these cakelike cookies a creative spin.
Make an on-hand box of cookie mix dazzle with mint-flavor chocolate and mistletoe-green candy toppers. A spoonful of mint extract in the batter keeps the cookies extra festive.
See ya, peanut clusters! There's a new treat on the tray: cashew cookies. Made with only three ingredients -- plain cookie dough, chopped cashews, and almond toffee bits -- these crunchy cookies are a holiday no-brainer.