25 Insanely Easy Christmas Cookie Recipe Ideas to Keep You Busy Through the Holidays

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Nothing gets you in the Christmas spirit quite like making a mess in the kitchen with sugar, flour, and *all* the sprinkles. Thankfully, you don’t have to be a trained pastry chef to create the best holiday cookies for Santa. Christmas cookie decorating doesn’t necessarily mean sitting down with fancy tools and buckets of royal icing. It could be as simple as dressing up store-bought treats or hacking cake mix to make the dough. Now that you have the confidence to get started, check out these insanely easy Christmas cookie recipes and get to baking!

Check out our Christmas cookie guide for moe inspo, and follow us on Pinterest for other easy holiday recipe ideas.

Additional reporting by Justina Huddleston and Sara Cagle

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