8 Decorated Christmas Cookie Recipes With Pictures

Meaghan Mountford, author of Cookie Sensations and editor of Craft Gossip, shows you how to simplify your cookie decorating this year by transforming one cookie dough into a variety of Christmas goodies.

Recipes and Photos by Meaghan Mountford from readersdigest.com
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Snowy Tree Cookies
Create a winter wonderland of snow-covered evergreens by stacking green tinted cookie stars with yummy icing.
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Rudolph Cookies
Chocolate-covered pretzels and edible pens help create Rudolph. Speed up your decorating even more by substituting a round candy for his signature red nose instead of the fondant used here.
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Sparkly Ornament Cookies
These colorful, glittery ornaments are easy to make and will brighten any tree.
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Candy Cane Cookies
Take a decorating shortcut to update these classic Christmas cookies. Simply snip licorice lace to make the candy cane stripes.
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Personalized Stocking Cookies
Edible pens make customizing cookies as easy as writing a name.
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Wreath Cookies
All of the decorating is done when these pretty wreaths come out of the oven. Simply add food coloring to your dough, twist and bake.
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Present Cookies
Turn plain, square cookies into Christmas presents by adding strips of store-bought fondant.
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Peppermint Cookies
For Christmas party favors, wrap these cookies in cellophane and tie at both ends for a cookie version of peppermint candies.
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