Easy Holiday Cookies: 1 Dough, 6 Recipes
Shining Star Sandwich Cookies
Brown Sugar Thumbprints
Brown sugar and spices -- cinnamon, allspice and ginger -- set this cookie apart. Roll in finely chopped almonds and press in a candied red cherry half before baking.
Chocolate Drizzled Crescents
Substitute whiskey, rum or brandy flavoring for vanilla in this recipe, then roll dough into 3-inch logs and shape into crescents. Drizzle with melted chocolate or coat with powdered sugar.
Rosemary & Lemon Ribbons
Grated lemon peel and fresh or dried rosemary flavors these rolled cookies. To make an easy icing, mix 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons milk and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Stir in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until drizzling consistency.
Layered Coconut Dream Bars
Top Basic Sugar Cookie Dough with shredded coconut, snipped dried apricots, cherries or cranberries, chopped pecans, semisweet chocolate pieces and white baking pieces. A can of sweetened condensed milk holds it all together.
Holiday Sugar Cookie Cutouts
Use your favorite cookie cutters to shape these cookies, then glaze and add decorations.