How to Make Christmas Cookies
It's one of the best traditions of Christmas: making cookies. Whether you bake them as a family, in preparation for a cookie exchange party, or by the dozens as a wonderful food gift, Christmas cookies should always begin with a good recipe and some creative frosting ideas. Here's our top sugar cookie recipe, plus step-by-step tips on how to frost every cookie on your Christmas platter.
The greatest holiday treat may very well be the sugar cookie, and a really good sugar cookie is seemingly made of Christmas magic. You won't need magic with our expert advice for foolproof sugar cookies. It all starts with a great recipe.
Royal Icing for Cookies
How to Frost Sugar Cookies
Christmas Cookie Decorating Tips
1. Start by using a piping bag filled with royal icing to outline the design.
2. Then flood the center of the cookie with icing and smooth it out to the piped edge. You may want to thin it out slightly to glaze the cookie. Editor's Tip: Use a food-safe brush to fill the design with icing.