Making Christmas Sugar Cookies

November 30, 2009

Christmas without cookies? That's like Santa without a red suit! Here's an easy how-to.

Sugar Cookies
Mark Boughton Photography / styling by: Teresa Blackburn

1. Make the dough ahead of time, shape into disks and freeze. Thaw on counter 2 hours.

2. Gather your favorite cookie cutters. For a great selection of cutters, go to

3. Bake the cookies, and then decorate the following day.

4. For each frosting color, use a disposable plastic pastry bag, available at the supermarket, or a heavy zip-top plastic bag with a hole cut in one corner.

5. Purchase colored sugars and sprinkles for decorating.

6. Pipe on one layer of frosting and let it dry a few minutes before adding more layers.

sugar cookies

Sugar Cookies

Pull out your favorite cookie cutters for these Christmas treats frosted with a sweet buttercream.


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