Hey holiday bakers! If you’re looking to sprinkle a little extra joy into your Christmas festivities, you’ve come to the right place. We’re diving into the world of Christmas cut-out sugar cookies—those festive, fun-to-decorate treats that are as much about the experience as they are about the taste. Whether you’re a baking aficionado or just trying not to burn down the kitchen, these cookies are the perfect canvas for your culinary creativity. From snowflakes to Santas, we’ve got the simple secrets to making your holiday cookie dreams a reality. So, grab your rolling pin, dust off that apron, and let’s embark on a cookie-making adventure that will have your taste buds singing ‘Jingle All the Way’!
Gluten Free Stained Glass Christmas Cookies
These gluten free stained glass Christmas cookies are so pretty to look at. They might look fiddly to prepare but they really aren’t. Also known as windowpane cookies, these easy to make cookies with a hole in the middle are a Christmas staple. You will love these star shape, colourful gluten free cookies. It’s such a great recipe for the best gluten free Christmas cookies.
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Christmas Chocolate Sugar Cookies And Buttercream Dip
Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without Christmas chocolate sugar cookies! Whether you enjoy homemade cookies and buttercream dip with a glass of milk on Christmas Eve or you prefer to snack on them on Christmas morning, they’re a real crowd pleaser. These sugar cookie dippers also go down well (and disappear fast!) at any Christmas party.
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3D Stacked Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies
This fun recipe for 3D stacked Christmas tree sugar cookies is a great project for Christmas time when you’re in a baking mood. The tree shapes are made of sugar cookie dough and feature green frosting. Star cookie cutters make the stars on top of the cookie trees stacks. Despite being so gorgeous, Christmas sugar cookies really are easy to make!
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The Best Chocolate Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs
Chocolate sugar cookie cut-outs remind me of Christmas. I make several varieties of them every single year. We all know that chocolate makes everything taste amazing. So, when you combine it with sugar cookies, the result is these easy chocolate cookies which are absolute perfection! It really isn’t the holidays, unless I have these chocolate Christmas cookies!
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Christmas Shortbread Cutout Cookies
These Christmas shortbread cookies are shaped like snowflakes for the perfect easy Christmas cookie! Making these cookies is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. They’re great for making at home with the kiddos or giving out to friends and family!
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Vegan Christmas Cookies
Soft, light and buttery cut-out vegan Christmas cookies. Decorated with naturally colored vegan royal icing, these easy sugar cookies make a fun Christmas baking project.
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Easy Cut Out Sugar Cookies
Easy cut out sugar cookies won’t spread and the dough requires no chilling! Decorate them with royal icing.
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Pistachio Cutout Sugar Cookies
Holiday baking season is upon us, and these pistachio-flavored cutout cookies are the perfect canvas for holiday decoration.
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Christmas Butter Cookies Recipe With Powdered Sugar Icing Recipe
Christmas Butter Cookies with Powdered Sugar Icing are a MUST for the holidays. Simple iced cookies are one of the best treats for Christmas, and this easy butter cookies recipe is my FAVORITE. Make your favorite shapes with cookie cutters, and decorate however you like using our powdered sugar icing recipe!
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Gingerbread Cookies (Gingerbread Men)
This gingerbread cookie recipe makes soft & chewy, perfectly spiced, molasses-sweetened holiday cookies that are everyone’s favorite. This gingerbread man recipe rolls well into shapes and the glaze hardens with a beautiful shine so they can be packaged and given as gifts.
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No Chill Chocolate Cut Out Cookies
Welcome to the kick off of cut-out cookies month! For the next few weeks, I will be sharing my favorite cut-out cookie recipes to make your holiday baking a breeze.
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No Chill Snickerdoodle Cut Out Cookies
These cookies combine all the cinnamon sugar flavor of a classic snickerdoodle with the fun of cut out cookies! Snickerdoodle cut out cookies are no-chill, no-spread, and your new favorite holiday cookie.
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Christmas Sugar Cookies
This Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipe is perfect for making these fun cookies with royal icing for Christmas! Grab the free printable tag below to make a darling gift this year.
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Cut Out Sugar Cookies
This classic Cut Out Sugar Cookie Recipe is perfect for baking cookies with your family and friends. Make it a holiday tradition!
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Old Fashioned Sour Cream Cookies
These pillowy soft Sour Cream Cookies have been made in the Midwest for generations. They’re bursting with nutmeg flavor and stay soft for at least a week after they are baked.
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Snowflake Sugar Cookies
Snowflake sugar cookies are one of the easiest Christmas cookie recipes ever! Just mix, roll, cut, bake, and finish with royal icing and sprinkles. The recipe is an adaptation of Kelly’s sugar cookies. These Christmas sugar cookies are a little larger, thicker, softer sugar cookies, perfect for frosting.
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Gluten Free Vegan Cut Out Cookies That Do Not Spread
These are the gluten free vegan cut out cookies that do not spread! A foolproof sugar cookie recipe that tastes great and rolls easily.
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Eggless Sugar Cookies
These Eggless Sugar Cookies are simple, 10 minute prep, no chill cookies that will have everyone amazed. Whether you have an egg allergy or just ran out of eggs, this egg free cookie recipe will not disappoint. Fun to ice and decorate for any occasion. Cut out instructions included as well!
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Porcelain Cookies are lightly lemon-flavored sugar cookie cutouts that are white-washed and simply decorated.
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Soft Cut Out Sugar Cookies
This Cut Out Sugar Cookies recipe makes the best soft sugar cookies, thanks to sour cream! These decorated sugar cookies are a Christmas staple!
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Stained Glass Cookies
Stained glass cookies are a beautiful and delicious treat for the holidays or any time of year. These cookies are sure to impress your guests and add a touch of fun to any celebration.
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The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe!
Here is the best sugar cookie recipe to make cut-outs! You will love that the cookie dough does not require chilling, the cookies do not spread much when baked, and you will get the most delicious tender and buttery sugar cookies to decorate with your favorite icing.
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Splatter Paint Christmas Cookies Recipe
These splatter paint cookies are the perfect way to treat friends and family this Christmas. Delicious sugar cookies are topped with frosting and then decorated with colorful red and green paint splatters that are ideal for the festive season.
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Gluten Free Chai Cookies
Gluten-Free Chai Cookies give your classic sugar cookies a hint of warm spices. The flavors you love from a Chai latte are in the cut out cookies and the royal icing. These are a festive addition to your collection of gluten free Christmas cookies!
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Karen Kelly, a food and travel writer, is the founder of Seasonal Cravings. She is also a health coach certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has been featured in numerous media outlets, including the AP Wire and MSN.