Easiest Christmas Cookies Ever

How to Make Hazelnut Thumbprint Cookies
'Tis the season to be jolly... and super-busy. If you're looking to bake cookies this holiday season but lack the time (and the elves), check out these easy recipes for delicious Christmas treats!
James Baigrie
James Baigrie

PB&J Linzer Stars

Make it a star-filled holiday with an all-time favorite cookie mix. These yummy treats also make great homemade gifts.

Ann Stratton
Ann Stratton

Citrus Snowflakes

Christmas can create dozens of orange-flavor snowflakes.

Make these clever snack-worthy snowglobes in just a few simple steps.

Making these clever snowglobe cookies is a great, kid-friendly activity.

Anna Palma
Anna Palma

Star Cookie Trees

Not only do these trees come to life in just a few steps, but they can also make a great centerpiece for your holiday table.

Charles Schiller
Charles Schiller

Almond Spritz Cookies

In only 10 minutes, you can whip together these traditional almond-flavor holiday cookies.

James Baigrie
James Baigrie

Candy Cane Sticks

After 10 minutes of prep time and just seven minutes of oven time, you can make five-dozen peppermint-flavor sticks for your Christmas dessert (and at just 52 calories a serving!).

James Baigrie
James Baigrie

Polka-Dot Trees

These festive trees can be made with just four ingredients: flour, mint extract, food coloring, and ready-made cookie dough.

Festive Wreaths

With just a few basic ingredients -- flour, sugar, and butter -- you can create multi-colored cookie wreaths in just 10 minutes.

James Baigrie
James Baigrie

Choco-Pistachio Pinwheels

A pistachio lover's dream, this quick cookie recipe yields 40 pinwheels -- perfect for sharing.

Mary Ellen Bartley
Mary Ellen Bartley

Stained-Glass Window Cookies

Use sugar-cookie dough and hard candy to create these little windows that are as adorable on their own as they are affixed to a festive gingerbread house.

James Baigrie
James Baigrie

White-Chocolate Chip Spice Cookies

Thanks to ready-made cake mix, these cookies can bring extra spice -- and baking ease -- to your holiday season.

Tina Rupp
Tina Rupp

Frozen Apple-Oatmeal Sandwiches

With a little help from store-bought cookies, some fun fillings, and the freezer, these frozen treats can be put together in just 15 minutes.

Jumbo Devil's Food Cookies

You can prepare these extra-big chocolate cookies in just 10 minutes -- marshmallow topping and all!

The Naptime Chef, Kelsey Banfield, shows how to make easy thumbprint cookies with jam.

Bake up these Snow-Capped Tree cookies for Christmas.

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