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You’re sure to find something you love in this roundup of 15 delicious Christmas sugar cookie recipes perfect for your holiday cookie exchange! I collected some of the most creative, softest, easiest, and best decorated sugar cookies on the internet!  Merry Christmas!

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1. Never Fail Sugar Cookies from Salt & Baker

a christmas tree shaped no-fail sugar cookie with green icing and sprinkles

This is what I think of when I imagine the perfect Christmas sugar cookie! It’s soft and covered in festive sprinkles. You don’t even need to chill the dough in this recipe, which saves some time during the busy holiday season.

2. Sugar Cookies with Crushed Peppermint from Beyond the Chicken Coop

plate with star-shaped sugar cookies with crushed peppermint

Don’t these pretty sugar cookies look like they’re just waiting for Santa to devour them? I love the crushed candy cane touch!

3. Easy Cutout Sugar Cookies from Amy in the Kitchen

close-up of easy cutout sugar cookies in candy cane shape

These cutout sugar cookies have dough that’s easy to work with, and there’s plenty of tips and tricks to ensure that this recipe works flawlessly.

4. Holiday Sugar Cookies with DIY Colored Sugar by The View from Great Island

several christmas tree shaped holiday sugar cookies with DIY colored sugar on a wire rack

This sugar cookie recipe is quick and easy, and it also includes a fun tutorial on how to make your own colored sugar so you can take your decorating up a notch!

5. Sugar Cookies with Easy Icing from Nicky’s Kitchen Sanctuary

several sugar cookies with easy icing in star and tree shapes

Easy icing is what I need since I am so not a master cookie decorator. Like Nicky says, if she can make them look pretty, anyone can! 😉

6. Vegan Sugar Cookies from Salt & Lavender

stack of five vegan sugar cookies with red and green sprinkles

These dairy-free delights are probably my favorite baking recipe that I’ve developed for my blog. I’ve made them plenty of times, and they’ve received rave reviews from people I’ve baked them for. Bonus: you don’t even need to chill the dough.

7. Window Pane Sugar Cookies from Preppy Kitchen

close-up of a star-shaped stained glass sugar cookie on a pine tree

These stained glass cookies are actually way easier to make than you think!

8. Christmas Sugar Cookies with Buttercream Icing from The Anthony Kitchen

wreath and Christmas tree shaped sugar cookies with buttercream icing on a wire rack

I love the cute little wreaths, and there’s a great tutorial in here on how to make the buttercream icing from scratch.

9. Decorated Christmas Tree Cookies from Bakers Royale

two christmas tree shaped cookies with delicately decorated icing on a plate

These cookies are beautiful, but you need not be intimidated. They’re made from boxed sugar cookie mix, so you can spend a little more time on decorating! 😉

10. No Roll Sugar Cookies from Spend with Pennies

stack of six no-chill sugar cookies

No messing around with rolling pins or chilling the dough is appealing when you’ve got holiday errands to run!  This easy sugar cookies recipe is right up my alley.

11. Edible Sugar Cookie Dough from If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen

edible sugar cookie dough bites on a white square plate

I love sneaking cookie dough, and with this recipe that’s specifically designed for eating as-is, you can do it without risking the raw eggs. 🙂

12. Candy Cane Kiss Cookies from Crayons and Cravings

several candy cane Hershey kiss sugar cookies on a dark surface

Hershey’s kisses make these sugar cookies extra scrumptious!

13. The Softest Sugar Cookies (That Hold Their Shape) from The Food Charlatan

close-up of a soft sugar cookie in a christmas tree shape with green icing

Sugar cookies are better than sugar blobs, and this recipe will tell you exactly how to achieve what you set out to do. 😉

14. Christmas Chalkboard Sugar Cookies from A Turtle’s Life for Me

sugar cookies on a wooden board that look like chalkboard with messages that read let it snow and joy to the world

I can’t get over how creative these sugar cookies are!

15. Matcha Green Tea Sugar Cookies from Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

christmas tree shaped matcha green tea sugar cookies on a plate

If you’re looking for sugar cookies with a flavor that’s a little different and more complex, this is your recipe!

Which of these Xmas sugar cookie recipes is your favorite? Talk to me in the comments!


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5 Comments

  1. Amy says:

    Christmas is my favorite time of year… especially because we get to eat all the cookies! Peppermint sprinkles are probably my favorite on cookies but I really want to try the match flavor! Merry Christmas Natasha! šŸ™‚

  2. Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop says:

    This is a great collection of cookie recipes! I love putting together a tray of all different kinds.

    1. Natasha says:

      Thank you!! I agree.. these would make one awesome cookie platter.

  3. Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop says:

    I am ready for the baking season to begin! I love making Christmas cookies! Thanks for including my sugar cookie recipe with crushed peppermints! šŸ™‚

    1. Natasha says:

      You are very welcome, Kathy! I am thinking about moving the roundup to the front page of my blog when we’re getting closer to Christmas – I felt weird publishing it so early so I backdated it haha.