It's Officially the Holidays! Celebrate With Our Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes

Caitlin Bensel

It would't be Christmas without cookies! Whether it's , sugar cookies, thumbprints, or spritz cookies, there are so many different Christmas cookies to bake. You can package them up on a beautiful or leave a few out for Santa to nibble on. Heck, they're even a delicious treat for your . "I happen to love making Christmas cookies myself," Ree Drummond says, "I set aside one day and bake a few different kinds so the cookie platters will look more fun." So, if you're looking for Christmas cookie recipes, you've come to the right place.

Here, you'll find classic like loaded holiday slice-and-bake cookies, chocolate crinkle cookies, and Ree's sugar cookie stars. Plus, there are some new like snickerdoodle and cookies inspired by a cup of hot chocolate. Looking for an activity to get the kids involved in the holiday fun? Get out your cutest and try one of the many ideas for using Christmas sprinkles, frosting, and candy. For a traditional taste, there are plenty of Italian and . We can't think of a better ! So what are you waiting for? Cookie baking season has officially begun.

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