The Pioneer Woman’s Month of Christmas Cookies


As the festive season unfolds, envision scenes of chestnuts roasting on an open fire, with Jack Frost playfully nipping at your nose, and the comforting aroma of Christmas cookies wafting through the air.

While that might not be how the classic song lyrics go, it certainly captures the essence of the holiday season. Among the myriad of traditions, few evoke as much nostalgia as the timeless act of baking and indulging in Christmas cookies. For some, it’s a chance to gather the family for a decorating session, while for others, like Ree Drummond, the joy lies in creating homemade cookie platters for friends and loved ones.

“I revel in the art of making Christmas cookies, often dedicating a day to crafting a delightful assortment for cookie platters,” shares Ree Drummond. “Each cookie is a unique creation, whether it’s a beautifully decorated sugar cookie, a cornflake masterpiece like cornflake wreaths, or a chocolate delight dipped in crushed peppermints. Christmas cookies, to me, are a celebration of color and texture.”

Any seasoned cookie enthusiast knows that a successful holiday season requires more than just a handful of go-to recipes. To make your festive baking spree even more delightful, we’ve curated a month-long collection of cookie recipes. From traditional favorites to innovative twists, you’ll find the perfect cookie for every occasion right here. And if that’s not enough, keep reading for tips on assembling the ultimate cookie plate and more.

Wishing you a season filled with joy and a dash of sweetness. Don’t forget to share your favorite recipes in the comments!

Embark on a Cookie Adventure!

Welcome to the realm of cookie madness! Take a moment to peruse the delectable recipes below and choose your favorites to create a symphony of flavors this holiday season.

As you immerse yourself in the world of Christmas cookies, may each batch bring warmth and cheer to your festivities. Happy holidays, and may your cookie jars be ever-full!

Your Festive Cookie Baking Toolkit

Prepare yourself for a baking extravaganza with these must-have essentials that will not only streamline your cookie-making process but also infuse a dash of joy into your kitchen adventures.

Cookie Scoop: Elevate your cookie game with the precision of a cookie scoop. Achieve uniform size and shape effortlessly, ensuring consistently round and delightful treats every time you bake.

Piping Bags: Transform your baking experience with the versatility of piping bags. These handy tools are not only perfect for icing but also come in handy for creative decorating projects. In a pinch, a gallon-sized zip-top bag with a snipped corner can be a makeshift alternative.

Pre-Cut Parchment Sheets: Say goodbye to the hassle of wrestling with parchment paper rolls! Opt for the convenience of pre-cut parchment sheets designed to fit seamlessly into large baking sheets. Besides making your baking process smoother, they contribute to a stress-free cleanup.

Rolling Pin with Handles: Take the strain out of rolling and pressing dough with a rolling pin equipped with handles. Enjoy the ease of achieving an even and well-portioned dough, especially ideal for crafting beautifully shaped cut-out cookies.

Sparkling Sugar: Elevate your cookie aesthetics by investing in sparkling sugar, the superstar of holiday baking sprinkles. These sugary delights not only add a shimmering touch to your creations but also contribute an irresistible crunch, making your cookies stand out this festive season.

Gear up with these baking essentials, and embark on a delightful cookie-making journey that combines efficiency with a touch of culinary magic. Your kitchen is about to become the epicenter of festive joy!

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