The Ultimate Christmas Cookies How-To Guide

From baking to decorating, become a cookie master this holiday season with tips and tricks from our experts.

  • Peppermint Bonbon Cookies

    Christmas Cookies 101

    Ring in Christmas with cookies! Whether you're baking a batch of chocolate chip or decorating the ultimate gingerbread house, our expert tips will lead you step by step and have you baking the best desserts of the holiday season.These Peppermint Bonbon Cookies feature a classic holiday flavor combination: peppermint and chocolate. Discover how easy it is to make these Christmas favorites!
  • Slicing and Baking Cookies

    Slicing and Baking Cookies

    Learn how to slice and bake perfectly shaped cookies, whether you're making your own dough or planning to use store-bought.
  • Two-Layer Caramel-Pecan Bars

    Making Two-Layer Caramel-Pecan Bars

    Watch how to put together these super-easy caramel bars, complete with a crunchy brown sugar crust.
  • Create Cookie Icings and Glazes

    Create Cookie Icings and Glazes

    Mix your own icings and glazes for cookies that will look like they came straight from the local bakery instead of your own kitchen.
  • Hello Dolly Bars
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro

    Making Hello Dolly Bars

    If you haven't tried Hello Dolly Bars, you haven't lived. Let us show you how to quickly throw these together for your next Christmas party or potluck.

  • Decorating Gingerbread Houses

    Decorating Gingerbread Houses

    Making gingerbread houses is a classic Christmas tradition! Learn 3 different techniques for using Royal Icing for decorating, and get inspiration for creating your own.
  • Making Drop Cookies

    Making Drop Cookies

    Drop cookies make for a thicker, chewier cookie than slice-and-bake versions. Get quick tips for keeping sticky cookie dough off your hands when making drop cookies.
  • Decorating Cookies

    Decorating Cookies

    Learn professional decorating techniques like piping, flooding, and sugaring to create picture-perfect Christmas cookies.
  • Making Meringue Cookies

    Making Meringue Cookies

    Unsure of the difference between "soft peaks" and "stiff peaks" when it comes to working with meringue? Learn how to bake perfect meringue cookies every time with these test kitchen tips.
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