From gingerbread kids to sugar cookie snowmen, find Christmas cookies for any holiday gathering.
These sparkly sugar-topped Snickerdoodles are a festive and delicious holiday treat.
Warm up on a December night with an edible hat and mittens and a cup of hot cocoa.
Use a pastry or plastic bag to squeeze the soft dough into batons. Once baked, the cookies are dipped in melted chocolate and rolled in sprinkles.
Put your kids in charge of setting the holiday table with a sweet place card at every seat.
After making the cars of the train, hitch them together with a string of licorice.
With peppermint extract and red food coloring, your kids can turn this simple dough into edible ornaments for the tree.
These crispy confections are brimming with kid appeal, and they're easy to make by the trayful for holiday parties.
Dress your kids in tie-dye T-shirts, blue jeans or striped miniskirts -- all made out of frosting.
You and your family can shed new light on a holiday baking tradition with this elegant gingerbread lantern.
With a short length of shoestring licorice, this bell becomes an ornament for your tree; a longer length turns it into an edible necklace. Either way, it won't hang around for too long.
Use cookie cutters to customize your cookies for the occasion.
Hang this Christmas greeting on a mantel for everyone to see and sample.
You'll be nuts about these moist and fudgy creations, a great holiday treat.
An edible holiday wreath, what a great idea!
Tonya Dirksen's Italian great-grandmother used to make these iced cake cookies for holiday gatherings, piling them high on a plate to form a cookie tree.
A Christmas tree ice-cream sandwich that's just too cute to resist.
These cookies are a present in themselves.
Presented in decorative tins, these sparkly meringues are satisfying both to make and to give.
If you thought he was cute as a reindeer wait until you see him as a cookie. So cute you could just eat him up, and you will!
Set your kids to snowflake snipping and make our one-of-a-kind wintry snacks.
Count down the days until Christmas one cookie at a time.
What to do with those scraps of cookie dough? Turn them into confetti, of course.
Sugar cookies may come in all shapes and sizes, but nothing says Christmas more than cookies dressed up like Santa or a heavenly angel.
Rich and buttery shortbread makes a tasty gift for teachers, grandparents and others on your Christmas list.
The secret to these sweet snowman cookies is in their scarves -- they're cut out of fruit leather.
Crushed hard candies fill these cookies with multicolored windows.
You may not have time to knit a real sweater, but you can easily whip up one of these.
These cookie pretzels are popular throughout Germany at Christmastime.
These little angels, rich with coconut, make a heavenly holiday treat.
Dress up your holiday table with edible place cards made from cookies in the shape of a holly leaf.
Every Christmas, guest contributor Cynthia Caldwell lets her kids leave their mark on these jam-filled cookies.
Load this edible sled with chocolate candies and let a candy dog pull it across a plate.
Some call these powdery cookies Mexican wedding cakes or Russian tea cakes. We prefer the kid-appealing "snowballs" and gave ours a hint of lemon for a whimsical, tropical twist.
Melted caramel candy adds luscious richness to the cocoa goodness of these cookies.
These colorful treats offer a clever twist on the classic sugar cookie.
These cookie pops put a fun spin on traditional holiday baking.
These crunchy toasted-nut-flavored cookies pack up without crumbling. Send a dozen to a distant relative or bring a batch along on your holiday house visits.
Spruce up a batch of these Christmas tree cookie pops.
The Elves Snickerdoodles
Hat and Mittens Christmas Cookies
Tasty Place Card Christmas Cookies
Choo-Choo Train Christmas Cookies
Candy Cane Cookies
Cookie Kids Christmas Cookies
Hanging Bell Christmas Cookies
Holiday Garland Cookies
Walnut Brownie Cookies
Italian Christmas Cookie Tree
Pretty Package Christmas Cookies
Rudolph the Red-nosed Cookie
Sweet Tortilla Snowflakes
Advent Calendar Christmas Cookies
Christmas Cookie Confetti
Santas and Heavenly Angels
Snowman Sugar Cookies
Stained-Glass Christmas Cookies
Chocolate Pretzel Cookies
Sweet Macaroon Angels
Holiday Hello Cookies
Sugar Cookie Sled
Candy Cane Twists
Mint Cookie Pops