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If You're Not Making Santa's Trash Cookies This Season, You're Not Doing Christmas Right

Good Housekeeping Logo By Trish Clasen, Amanda Garrity of Good Housekeeping | Slide 1 of 79: On the first day of Christmas, our true love gave to us: all of the icing, all of the sugar, and all of the best recipes for Christmas cookies!Make your holiday countdown the most indulgent one yet by trying one (or all, we dare you!) of these easy and delicious Christmas cookie decorating ideas, which range from 30-minute classics to elaborate cookie swap showstoppers. Whether you prefer super-sweet or a little bit spicy (sugar, gingerbread, or chocolate), there’s a unique Christmas cookie recipe here for you — and for all of the people you want to give simple yet thoughtful homemade food gifts. (Side note: Did you know you can easily turn an empty Pringles can into a cute and festive Christmas cookie container? Check out our tutorial.)So, fire up your oven (or don’t — we’ve got no bake options, too) and get ready to spread some holiday cheer. Your Christmas has never been sweeter.

On the first day of Christmas, our true love gave to us: all of the icing, all of the sugar, and all of the best recipes for Christmas cookies!

Make your holiday countdown the most indulgent one yet by trying one (or all, we dare you!) of these easy and delicious Christmas cookie decorating ideas, which range from 30-minute classics to elaborate cookie swap showstoppers. Whether you prefer super-sweet or a little bit spicy (sugar, gingerbread, or chocolate), there’s a unique Christmas cookie recipe here for you — and for all of the people you want to give simple yet thoughtful homemade food gifts. (Side note: Did you know you can easily turn an empty Pringles can into a cute and festive Christmas cookie container? Check out our tutorial.)

So, fire up your oven (or don’t — we’ve got no bake options, too) and get ready to spread some holiday cheer. Your Christmas has never been sweeter.

© Mike Garten

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