Easy Sugar Cookies for the Holidays

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We're down to the wire. In less than a week, it'll be CHRISTMAS! My kids are beyond excited. One of our favorite family traditions through the holiday season is baking. Lots and lots of baking. We bake for our school, our local military base, our neighbors, our family and friends, and ourselves! And of course, we can't forget Santa. We bake for Santa every Christmas Eve too. These easy sugar cookies are perfect for your holiday baking!

Bake up a batch of these easy sugar cookies and make our Grinch ornament craft to help keep the kids entertained during their holiday break from school.

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We do a lot of baking and we do it with love. One of our favorite recipes to bake at the holidays is this easy sugar cookie recipe. They make up a nice big batch and aren't complicated to make. The kids love them because they are simple and then, of course, we get to roll them out and use our cookie cutters to cut and create lots of different fun holiday shapes.

Easy Sugar Cookies for the Holidays

Get our Easy Sugar Cookie recipe on page 21 in our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide.

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These cookies are great for eating during Christmas movies, curled up wearing your favorite Christmas pajamas!

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Baking tip: Roll your dough out between 2 pieces of parchment paper and pop into the freezer to harden for a few minutes before cutting out the shapes. This helps keep your dough from getting to soft and breaking when you're trying to use the cookie cutters.

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Once the cookies are baked and cooled we use a variety of frostings and sprinkles to make a merry mess decorating the cookies.

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We like to believe that Christmas calories don't count, right? Just do an extra lap around the stores when you're out doing your holiday shopping and you'll have less guilt indulging in a few of these delightful cookies that you and your kids will enjoy creating.

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You can find our Easy Holiday Sugar Cookie recipe in our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Not only will you find these yummy cookies, but you'll find all the top trends for gift ideas from tots to teens, book lovers, hostess gifts, and unique finds for some last minute shopping for anyone on your list!

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Wrap these cookies up in a pretty container with our FREE printable gift tags (also found in the Holiday Gift Guide) and you've got yourself a wonderfully sweet, homemade gift that the kids can be proud to give to loved ones.

For more holiday fun, get our movie trivia cards and make some reindeer food to set out on Christmas eve!

Shop our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide here!

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