Christmas Cookies Guide

Introduction

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Christmas Cookies Guide

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How to Make & Decorate Cutout Cookies
Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
When working with royal icing, keep it covered with a damp paper towel when you're not using it. This will prevent it from drying out.
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9 Cute Ways to Decorate Store-Bought Cookies

Skip the mixing and get straight to the best part about making Christmas cookies—decorating. 

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Single-serving sweetsCut a square of fabric and fold the corners toward the center to create an envelope. Wrap a cookie in parchment to tuck inside. Glue or tape corners to secure. Add a festive paper band and string of playful pom-poms.

A latte funAn ode to java, fill a mug with cookies and secure with twine. Then attach a simple holiday label.

Takeout treats—Fill colorful takeout containers with cookies and tie with ribbon.

Cookie totesKeep things simple and fill a bright red paper sack with cookies, fold down the top and secure with a holiday label.

Colorful conesShape sturdy craft paper into a cone and secure it with glue or double-sided tape. Insert cookies wrapped in colorful tissue paper and tie with ribbon.

Chocolate Gingerbread Cutouts

Love gingerbread? Love chocolate? Have we got a cutout cookie for you...

Main Ingredients
  • Chocolate
  • molasses
  • ginger

Fun with Chocolate

  • Chocolate Peppermint

  • Reverse Chip Cookies

  • Cookie Shooters

  • Peanut Butter Cup

  • Chocolate Truffles

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Cookie Troubleshooting

Cookies too flat, burned on the bottom, all spread out? Learn how to make your best batch yet.

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