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15 Deliciously Unique Ways to Make Sugar Cookies

15 Tasty Sugar Cookie Recipes
Sugar cookies are a Christmas cookie classic. And whether you’re baking to impress, or spending some quality kitchen time with the kids, you’re going to need a terrific recipe. Below are 15 of our very favorite sugar cookies, including traditional recipes and a few unique takes on everyone’s favorite holiday cookie.

  • Stained Glass Cookies 1 of 15
    Stained Glass Cookies
    These lovely stained glass cookies are easier to make than you might think!
    Make stained glass cookies
    Image: Jaime Mormann
  • Satsuma Cranberry Sablés 2 of 15
    Satsuma Cranberry Sablés
    These sablés, somewhere between a traditional sugar cookie and shortbread, are infused with fragrant satsuma oranges and just a hint of real cranberries.
    Make satsuma cranberry sablés
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Caramel-Stuffed Sugar Cookies 3 of 15
    Caramel-Stuffed Sugar Cookies
    These classic sugar cookies have a surprise inside chewy, gooey caramel!
    Make caramel-stuffed sugar cookies
    Image: Kelsey Banfield
  • Lemon Spritz Wreathes 4 of 15
    Lemon Spritz Wreathes
    These delicate wreathes are covered in an irresistible lemon glaze, and are a great reason to break out your cookie press this holiday season.
    Make lemon spritz wreathes
    Image: Jaime Mormann
  • Vegan Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Frosting 5 of 15
    Vegan Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Frosting
    These gorgeous sugar cookies are topped with a simple vanilla-infused glaze.
    Make vanilla bean frosted vegan shortbread cookies
    Image: Kathy Patalsky
  • Low-Fat Rolled Sugar Cookies 6 of 15
    Low-Fat Rolled Sugar Cookies
    For these gorgeous sugar cookies, Julie shares her recipe, along with cooking tips, for lower fat sugar cookies.
    Make low-fat rolled sugar cookies
    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal
  • Snickers-Stuffed Sugar Cookies 7 of 15
    Snickers-Stuffed Sugar Cookies
    This holiday, surprise your guests with these eye-catching snickers-stuffed sugar cookies. 

    Make snickers-stuffed sugar cookies
    Image: Angie McGowan
  • Cocoa Nib Sugar Cookies 8 of 15
    Cocoa Nib Sugar Cookies
    Cocoa nibs are the perfect compliment to these tasty, melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookies.

    Make cocoa nib sugar cookies
    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal
  • Classic Sugar Cookies 9 of 15
    Classic Sugar Cookies
    This kid-friendly recipe makes a traditional cookie that's perfect for icing and kid-fueled decorating!

    Make these classic sugar cookies
    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal
  • Maxine’s Sugar Cookies 10 of 15
    Maxine's Sugar Cookies
    We all know that the very best recipes are those handed down among families; for this recipe, Aggie shares her sister-in-law's legendary sugar cookie recipe.
    Make Maxine's sugar cookies
    Image: Aggie Goodman
  • Meyer Lemon Sablés 11 of 15
    Meyer Lemon Sablés
    Add a little seasonal citrus for a standout holiday cookie! These Meyer lemon sablés have a hint of sweet Meyer lemons, and a lovely shortbread-like texture.
    Make Meyer lemon sablés
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Christmas Tree Spritz Cookies 12 of 15
    Christmas Tree Spritz Cookies
    These festive little sugar cookies are as fun to make as they are to eat.
    Make Christmas tree spritz cookies
    Image: Kelsey Banfield
  • Colorful Frosted Sugar Cookies 13 of 15
    Colorful Frosted Sugar Cookies
    These colorful creations are a favorite of Santa and regular folks alike!

    Make frosted sugar cookies

    Image: Brooke McLay
  • Buttery Sugar Cookies 14 of 15
    Buttery Sugar Cookies
    This is my go-to recipe for rich and flaky sugar cookies. The forgiving dough is great for cooking with kids too!
    Make buttery sugar cookies
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Simple Butterscotch Sugar Cookies 15 of 15
    Simple Butterscotch Sugar Cookies
    Brown sugar ads a hint of butterscotch flavor to these tasty sugar cookies.
    Make butterscotch sugar cookies
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

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