Make These Christmas Cookies Recipes for Holiday Gifts

Give delicious gifts during the holidays with these Christmas cookies recipes.

Iced Sugar Cookies

These iced sugar cookies are classic: crisp, buttery, with hardened icing on top.

Photo By Karen Keb

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It wouldn’t be the holidays without a marathon baking session with Mom or the kids, whipping up our favorite holiday cookie recipes for gifts and exchanges.

Cookies make the perfect gift — they’re easy and inexpensive, and they’re homemade, showing the recipient that your gift came from the heart. But if we’re honest, how many times have we been disappointed (or perhaps made a little squeamish) by a treat box with less-than-appetizing nuggets inside? It’s always the thought that counts, but if you want to turn your homemade cookies into professional-quality treats your loved ones will treasure, follow these tips. Sometimes one small detail will turn a bake-sale cookie into a bakery-case masterpiece. So go ahead and knock their socks off this year!

Here are three of my favorite Christmas cookies recipes that make supreme gifts.

Christmas Cookies Recipes

Perfect Iced Sugar Cookies Recipe
Soft Ricotta Cookies Recipe Dipped in Chocolate
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe