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These super easy Christmas cookies start with packaged sugar cookie dough. Top with homemade frosting, and decorate with miniature semisweet chocolate pieces.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Kritsada Panichgul

Recipe Summary

40 mins
10 mins
50 mins
15 cookies


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Cut cookie dough into 15 equal pieces. Divide each dough piece into three balls: one about 1 inch in diameter, one 3/4 inch in diameter, and one 1/2 inch in diameter. On an ungreased large cookie sheet, arrange each set of balls into a snowman shape, placing balls 1/4 inch apart and snowmen at least 3 inches apart.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool on cookie sheet for 3 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack; cool completely.

  • Spread Royal Icing on cooled cookies. Decorate as desired with chocolate pieces and/or candies.


Layer unfrosted cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 1 day or freeze for up to 3 months. To serve, thaw cookies, if frozen. Frost cookies as directed in Step 3.

Nutrition Facts

278 calories; fat 8g; cholesterol 10mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 52g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1g; sugars 38g; protein 2g; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.8mg; folate 20.2mcg; sodium 144mg; potassium 68mg; calcium 30.3mg; iron 0.5mg.