Nutcracker Sweets

Cookies, candy, and cupcakes that are bound to have visions of sugarplums dancing in your kid's head.

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Frances Janisch

Mouse King Pops

These darling treats, made from store-bought sugar-cookie dough, won't be a big production.

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Frances Janisch

Shortbread Soldiers

Attention: Bake a double batch of these soldiers because they'll march out of the house.

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Frances Janisch

Snow Cones

To make these frosty trees:

  1. Spread vanilla frosting or low-fat cream cheese on a sugar cone.
  2. Roll in sweetened flaked coconut.
  3. Turn upside down.
  4. Refrigerate 5 minutes on wax paper.
  5. Roll white spice drops in blue sugar to coat; cut star shapes and place on tree.
  6. Decorate with mini M&M's or nonpareils (countrykitchensa.com), attaching them with frosting or cream cheese.
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Frances Janisch

Falling Snow

To make these snowflakes:

  1. Fold wonton wrappers into quarters and cut out designs with scissors.
  2. Open; place on cookie sheet lined with foil.
  3. Spray lightly with vegetable oil and sprinkle with sugar.
  4. Bake at 350°F until they begin to brown, 5 to 8 minutes.
  5. Cool on a wire rack.
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Frances Janisch

Sugarplum Fairies

We worked a little magic and made these mini cupcakes healthy by using whole-grain flour and real plums. Wand not required.

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Ann Stratton

Christmas Cookies Galore

Check out more adorable Christmas treats and cookies your whole family will love.

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