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12 Days of Christmas Cookies 5 & 6: Easiest Christmas Sugar Cookies and Cherry Refrigerator Cookies
December 01, 2020
Dear Cookie Elf reader,

Welcome back to The Cookie Elf File! It’s that time of year when we send you cookie recipes, cookie trivia and simple baking tips to give you easy ways to bake 12 days of Christmas cookies.

This year, we’re sending you two recipes in each email to cut down on the mail in your inbox. Bookmark or pin these recipes so you can use them in your holiday baking.

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12 Days of Christmas Cookies, Day 5: Easiest Christmas Sugar Cookies EVER!

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Nothing tastes or smells like Christmas more than Christmas sugar cookies. With this recipe, making cut out cookies cannot get any simpler!

These Easy Sugar Cookies have just 3 ingredients. You can mix the dough together in just a few minutes.

Plus, the cookie dough is soft. That means it is pliable and easy to roll when you make cut outs. Decorate the cookies with colored sugar and cookie sprinkles before you bake them. Or bake cookies, allow them to cool, and then decorate them with the Easy Royal Frosting recipe.

Have FUN!

Prep time: 30 minutes
Bake time: 8-10 minutes
Makes about 4 dozen cookies

Get the full Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe … and check out our Christmas Cut Out Cookies Pinterest board.

12 Days of Christmas Cookies, Day 6: Cherry Christmas Refrigerator Cookies: Chill, Slice, and Bake when YOU Want

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Red meets green in these festive Cherry Christmas Refrigerator Cookies, sometimes called Pistachio Cherry Refrigerator Cookies thanks to the pistachio pudding mix that’s added to the cookie dough.

They’re one type of refrigerator cookies – also known as icebox cookies or slice-and-bake cookies – that you shape into logs, wrap in waxed paper or plastic, chill, and then cut into cookies for baking.

Refrigerator cookies are timesavers! The dough is ready in the fridge when you want to make a few fresh cookies at a moment’s notice. Just chill, slice, and bake when it’s convenient for you or when company’s coming. Perfect for the holidays. And pretty, too.

Prep time: 30 minutes
Chill time: 1 hour – several days
Bake time: 9-11 minutes
Makes 2-3 dozen cookies

Get the full Cherry Christmas Refrigerator Cookies: … and check out our Refrigerator Cookies Pinterest board.

The Un-Santa Book: Plan Now for a Meaningful Christmas

The Un-Santa Book is packed with ideas for celebrating the Christmas season in fun ways that teach about the gift of God's Son.

It's filled with fun, meaningful Christmas activities for your kids, homeschool group, class, or event - with reproducibles!

You can even use the book to host a complete festival or sponsor a unique holiday event or simply doing Christmas crafts with kids during this special time of year.

Good gift idea, too! Learn more.

Cookie Baking Tip: How to Bake Cut Out Cookies Evenly

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More Easy Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipes

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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