One Dough, Six Christmas Cookies

Slice and bake, roll and cut, or just drop and decorate. Our versatile basic recipe is the foundation for six holiday treats that are anything but cookie-cutter.

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Basic Cookie Dough Recipe

Basic Cookie Dough Recipe

Each of the following recipes uses half of the Basic Recipe, so it's simple to bake multiple cookie varieties. The Basic Recipe also makes a great any-season sugar cookie. Chill for an hour, roll into balls, and bake at 350°F for about 10 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden brown.

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Santa Bellies

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Santa Bellies

Roll the Basic Recipe dough into balls, bake, and then decorate for cookies that holler ho-ho-ho!

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Snowy Stars

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Snowy Stars

To make stencils for these pretty cookies, print out a variety of star shapes and have the kids help cut them out.

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Gingerbread Village

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Gingerbread Village

Skip assembling a complicated gingerbread house. Just decorate and eat!

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Holiday Halfsies

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Holiday Halfsies

To get the glossy chocolate drizzle on these festive treats, make sure to use high-quality cocoa powder. 

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Oatmeal Pull-Apart Cookie

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Oatmeal Pull-Apart Cookie

Your kids' jaws will drop when they see this giant cookie. Let them help decorate it, then cut or break it into pieces for sharing.

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Candy-Cane Cutouts

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Candy-Cane Cutouts

Three additional ingredients and a nifty layering technique transform the Basic Recipe into these festive treats.

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