It’s a pretty universal fact that when the Christmas season comes around, cookies will be made. No one says, “Do you think they’ll have cookies?” And, I’ve never seen a cookie plate without cutout sugar cookies on it. And don’t forget to set out a few as a thank you to Santa for his hard work delivering presents!
I grew up making cutout sugar cookies with my mom and grandma all year ‘round. I would bring the kitchen chair up to the counter and even had a special apron that was just my size. And you’d better believe my little ones are in the kitchen “helping” make cookies too. Some traditions can never be broken. Needless to say, we pull out all the stops around Christmas and the cookies not only have to taste great, but they also have to look great too.
During the holidays, some like to start from scratch, and others like our family like to start with refrigerated dough and jump straight to the fun stuff. Below, I’ll show you how to do both.