15 Deliciously Unique Ways to Make Sugar Cookies

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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Brown sugar ads a hint of butterscotch flavor to these tasty sugar cookies.
    Make butterscotch sugar cookies
    Image: Brooklyn Supper


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