Christmas

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Basic Cookie Decorating Instructions
Basic Cookie Decorating Instructions

Basic Cookie Decorating Instructions >>

Basic Cookie Frosting Recipe
Basic Cookie Frosting Recipe

This frosting can be used to decorate cookies for any occasion. >>

Basic Sugar Cookie Recipe
Basic Sugar Cookie Recipe

Simplify your cookie decorating this year by transforming this basic sugar cookie dough recipe into… >>

Peppermint Christmas Cookies Recipe
Peppermint Christmas Cookies Recipe

For Christmas party favors, wrap these cookies in cellophane and tie at both ends for a cookie… >>

Christmas Present Cookies Recipe
Christmas Present Cookies Recipe

Turn plain, square cookies into Christmas presents by adding strips of store-bought fondant. >>

Wreath Christmas Cookies Recipe
Wreath Christmas Cookies Recipe

All of the decorating is done when these pretty wreaths come out of the oven. Simply add food… >>

Personalized Christmas Stocking Cookies Recipe
Personalized Christmas Stocking Cookies Recipe

Edible pens make customizing cookies as easy as writing a name. >>

Candy Cane Christmas Cookies Recipe
Candy Cane Christmas Cookies Recipe

Take a decorating shortcut to update these classic Christmas cookies. Simply snip licorice lace to… >>

Rudolph Christmas Cookies Recipe
Rudolph Christmas Cookies Recipe

Chocolate-covered pretzels and edible pens help create Rudolph. Speed up your decorating even more… >>

Snowy Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe
Snowy Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe

Create a winter wonderland of snow-covered evergreens by stacking green tinted cookie stars with… >>

Sparkly Ornament Christmas Cookies Recipe
Sparkly Ornament Christmas Cookies Recipe

These colorful, glittery ornaments are easy to make and will brighten any tree. >>

The No. 1 Holiday Cookie in Each of the 50 States Is...
The No. 1 Holiday Cookie in Each of the 50 States Is…

Get recipes for 50 delicious cookies. >>

Do-Ahead Holiday Cookies
Do-Ahead Holiday Cookies

Follow these tips and you can find the time to spread the holiday cheer with homemade cookies. >>

Stained Glass Ornament Cookies
Stained Glass Ornament Cookies

These Christmas cookies are edible jeweled ornaments. >>

Keep Your Pets Safe This Holiday Season
Keep Your Pets Safe This Holiday Season

Pet owners beware! Many holiday decorations can be hazardous to your pets. >>

Daisy Martinez's Arroz con Gandules
Daisy Martinez’s Arroz con Gandules

Food Network host Daisy Martinez shares her favorite Christmas recipe with readersdigest.com. >>

Auntie Yolande's Strawberry Roll
Auntie Yolande’s Strawberry Roll

Top Chef alum Spike Mendelsohn shares his favorite holiday recipe with readersdigest.com. >>

TV Chefs' Favorite Holiday Recipes
TV Chefs’ Favorite Holiday Recipes

We asked celebrity chefs and Food Network hosts to share their favorite holiday recipes with us… >>

Game Hens in Apricot, Tequila, and California Chile Sauce
Game Hens in Apricot, Tequila, and California Chile Sauce

Marcela Valladolid shares one of her most favorite recipes, just in time for the holiday season. >>

Craft a Christmas Tree from Your Reader's Digest Magazine
Craft a Christmas Tree from Your Reader’s Digest Magazine

Got an old issue of the magazine lying around? Here's how to turn it into an eye-catching Christmas… >>