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15 Holiday Sugar Cookie Recipes

By: Jamie Garcia, Editor,
13 Holiday Sugar Cookie Recipes

Sugar cookies are one of the most timeless dessert recipes around. The simple recipe, which is essentially just  sugar, flour, butter, eggs, vanilla, and baking soda or powder, makes this cookie one of the most versatile candidates for fun decoration. From cutouts and all types of colored frostings to sprinkles and more, you can get creative with your cookies any time you want. One of the traditions we look forward to most around Christmastime is participating in cookie exchanges, and these recipes make the perfect thing to bring. Whether you're sharing cookies with friends or family, the easy sugar cookie recipes below are sure to make the holidays even more memorable and decadent. 

Christmas Sugar Cookies

These delicious Christmas sugar cookies are just what you need for your holiday cookie exchange. The recipes below will delight everyone with both flavor and presentation. One of our favorite things about the holidays is decorating cookies, and sugar cookies always make great canvases. Not to mention, these little morsels are oh so tasty. Whether you use cookie cutters to create festive designs or prefer a classic round batch, these Christmas sugar cookie recipes will bring all the holiday cheer you need to the kitchen.

Other Holiday Sugar Cookie Recipes

Christmas definitely wins as one of the biggest cookie holidays, but there are others that deserve a nod. From Valentine's day to Halloween, these sugar cookie recipes will bring some fun to any celebration. There are also a couple non-specific recipes that could be great for a variety of holidays. We recommend the Lemon Thumbprint Cookies for a Mother's Day brunch and the ​Frosted Strawberry Lemonade Cookies for a birthday party. 

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