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Decorative Christmas Cookie Recipes: Our 8 Prettiest Creations

First Posted: 12/01/2011 5:21 pm   Updated: 08/31/2012 10:48 am



You can eat cookies 365 days a year, but the most beautiful ones appear during the whirlwind of December holiday parties and at-home bake-a-thons. As fun to make as they are to munch on, you can decorate holiday cookies with colorful icing, shimmering sprinkles and even edible glitter. Cookie cutters come in festive shapes like stars, candy canes, snowmen and basically anything you can imagine, so they're the perfect vehicle for a little creativity.

We rounded up our eight best decorative cookie recipes below, from classic Gingerbread Men to Stained Glass Sugar Cookies. Pick your favorite and get started!

Want even more holiday cookie recipes? Check out our Top 10 Classics.

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These stunning cookies make a thoughtful -- and impressive -- holiday gift. Edible glitter makes them extra fun for kids to help you make.

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