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10 Super Easy 3-Ingredient Holiday Cookie Recipes

This week I’m going to start making my first round of holiday cookies for a food blogger holiday cookie exchange. Then in a few weeks, I’m doing a second phase of cookies to be mailed off to friends and family, and right before Christmas will be my third and final phase of cookie making for local friends, neighbors and family. It’s going to be a very busy cookie making season, so I need to be able to save as much time in the kitchen as possible. To keep things simple, yet still homemade, I sometimes will make a few semi-homemade cookies to make things easier on myself that take advantage of pre-prepared refrigerated cookie dough, like the Sparkling Hazelnut Cookies shown above.

All these cookies use Pillsbury refrigerated cookie doughs plus 2 more ingredients to make quick and easy holiday cookies that are done in minutes.

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  • North Star Cookies 1 of 11
    North Star Cookies

    These cookies are too easy. They simply use sugar cookie dough, raspberry jam and powdered sugar.
    Find this recipe at Pillsbury.

  • Sparkling Hazelnut Cookies 2 of 11
    Sparkling Hazelnut Cookies

    This is a cookie I created with sugar cookie dough, hazelnuts and raw sugar. They are too easy.
    Find this recipe at Eclectic Recipes.

  • Easy Pomegranate Cocoa Nib Chocolate Chip Cookies 3 of 11
    Easy Pomegranate Cocoa Nib Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, pomegranate arils and cocoa nibs make these amazing cookies.
    Find this recipe at Coconut and Lime.

  • Chocolate Pretzel Cookies 4 of 11
    Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

    These cookies are made simply out of sugar cookie dough, pretzels and chocolate.
    Find this recipe at Sarah's Cucina Bella.

  • White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies 5 of 11
    White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

    Cranberries in sugar dough dipped in melted white chocolate make these beauties.
    Find this recipe at Adventures in the Kitchen.

  • Peppermint Blossoms 6 of 11
    Peppermint Blossoms

    These are made from Hersey's candy cane kisses, sugar and peppermint cookie dough.
    Find this recipe at Pillsbury.

  • Swirly Tree Cookies 7 of 11
    Swirly Tree Cookies

    Sugar cookie dough, M&M's and colorful sugar make these cuties.
    Find this recipe at Pillsbury.

  • Merry Muffin Tin Dippers 8 of 11
    Merry Muffin Tin Dippers

    It doesn't get much easier than these cookies made with just red and green sugar and sugar cookie dough.
    Find this recipe at Coconut and Lime

  • Gingerbread Pinwheels 9 of 11
    Gingerbread Pinwheels

    These cookies use sugar cookie dough, gingerbread dough and sugar. Doesn't get much easier than that.
    Find this recipe at Pillsbury.

  • Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Cookies 10 of 11
    Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Cookies

    These are too cute and take just chocolate chip cookie dough, white decorator icing and cinnamon candies.
    Find this recipe at Pillsbury

  • Simple Cinnamon Roll Cookies 11 of 11
    Simple Cinnamon Roll Cookies

    These cookies, minus the icing are 3 ingredients, with the icing, it's a few more. I loved these so much I wanted to share them as a bonus recipe. They look so good!
    Find this recipe at Dine and Dish

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