Nutcracker Sweets

Gingerbread Men
Ann Stratton
Cookies, candy, and cupcakes that are bound to have visions of sugarplums dancing in your kid's head.
Frances Janisch
Frances Janisch

Mouse King Pops

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

Frances Janisch
Frances Janisch

Shortbread Soldiers

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

Frances Janisch
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.
Frances Janisch
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.
Frances Janisch
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.

Ann Stratton
Ann Stratton

Christmas Cookies Galore

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

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