Whether you are planning a cookie swap, making DIY edible presents or leaving a snack for Santa, you'll love these easy Christmas cookie recipes. They are creative, fun and delicious - just the thing to make when you have company over. Take your pick from almond snowballs and red velvet snowflake cookies to fancy ring biscuits and comforting macaroons. Here's what to put in your cookie jar this holiday season:
You won't be able to keep curious hands away from these adorable Christmas cookies that look like mini wreaths. These cookies are extra buttery and get a boost of flavor from lemon zest.
RED VELVET SNOWFLAKE COOKIES
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You'll want to make a double batch of these scrumptious red velvet snowflakes cookies. They are perfect for cozying up on the couch when it's snowing outside.
This is a tasty and easy Christmas cookie recipe you'll want to make every year. Buttery dough is rolled into balls, baked then covered in powdered sugar to resemble like snowballs. Here's the recipe.
SHORTBREAD CRANBERRY STARS
Cranberries are a staple of the holiday season, so why not use them in dessert? You'll love these buttery shortbread cookies which you can shape into starts, christmas trees, stockings and much more.
SUGAR DUSTED MACAROON TREES
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