Put together an impressive Christmas cookie tray with these tips and favorite recipes.
Whether you serve them on a fancy tray for hungry party guests or leave them alongside a steaming mug of cocoa for Santa, Christmas cookies add to the festive flavor of the season.
We’ve collected a cool dozen of our readers’ best Christmas cookie recipes above. From minty spritz cookies to buttery shortbread to tasty cookie cutter classics, you’ll find a tried-and-true recipe to treat every sweet tooth.
Ready to assemble a mm…memorable cookie tray? Step up to the plate!
- Spice it up. Keep variety in mind. Mix it up with different cookie flavors, colors and textures. Offer chocolate, citrus and nutty options—both classics and new and creative favorites. (A sure way to get a variety is by having a cookie exchange with friends.)
- Try different sizes. Give guests their pick of big and little cookies so they can select according to their appetite. With smaller cookies, nibblers can try several varieties without filling up.
- Keep it fresh. Arrange your cookie tray an hour or two before serving to keep crispy ones from softening. Cover your tray with plastic wrap until you’re ready to pass it around.
Christmas Cookie Ideas photography by Country Woman.