christmas cookies

Confetti Cookies

Confetti Cookies

Cloudy with a chance of sprinkles. That’s our forecast for anyone who wishes to recreate the sugar cookies of their childhood.

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  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 6
Four vials of natural food coloring--red, purple, yellow, and green

How To Make Natural Food Coloring

At last, after literally years of searching, we have the perfect DIY natural food coloring recipe. No preservatives. No artificial coloring. No monumental price tag.

Three spicy snowflake cookies on a white background.

Spicy Snowflake Cookies

Christmas cookies that are as dramatic to behold as they are delicious to nosh. Swear. From everyone’s favorite food scientist, Shirley O. Corriher

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  • 1 H, 30 M
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Toffee Cookies with Dark Chocolate Glaze

Toffee Cookies with Dark Chocolate Glaze

These toffee cookies are sorta like shortbread but richer, thanks to the inclusion of brown sugar. Plus, they’re gilded with dark chocolate, pecans, and a sprinkle of fleur de sel.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
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A pile of crescent-shaped cookies on a platter with greenery and Christmas ornaments on the side

Viennese Vanilla Crescent Cookies

A holiday cookie if we ever saw one! So buttery, so nutty, so delicate, so mind-bendingly lovely, these traditionally Viennese cookies rival the city’s fancier pastries as our fave.

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  • 4 H
  • 16
Ten whole, plus one broken butter cookies on a piece of crumpled parchment paper

French Butter Cookies

Call them whatever you will. Breton butter cookies. French biscuits. Sables. We call them simply impossible to stop noshing.

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  • 2 H, 30 M
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Several cranberry pistachio biscotti cookies tied together with raffia

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Cranberries add a chewy, sweet-tartness and pistachios bring a buttery tasting richness to these biscotti, making them a must-make for Christmas.

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  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 8
Parchment paper with long lines of yellow homemade sprinkles, plus bowls of green, blue, and pink sprinkles

Homemade Sprinkles

No artificial colors. No icky preservatives. Just a lotta charmingly shaped sprinkles in exactly the shades you desire.

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  • 1 D
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Eight homemade Milano cookies in a metal loaf tin.

Homemade Milano Cookies

Forget Pepperidge Farm. Where’s the satisfaction in just ripping the bag open? Where’s the longing that comes with anticipation? Right here with these homemade Milanos.

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