(Mybluprint) – We know, we know: you make the SAME cookies every year, and every single person loves them. But if you’re itching to try out a new recipe (or five), consider these tasty — not to mention adorably cute — options.
- Jolly Old Saint Nick
Santa is the star of this holiday, so he definitely deserves a Christmas cut-out cookie in his likeness. If you’re making a big batch, save yourself tons of time by outlining all your cookies first, then flooding them one after the other.
- Raise the Bar Trust us, you’ve never tasted lemon bars like these. The classic cookie gets a seriously delicious upgrade thanks to the addition of rosemary and a pecan crust. Yum!
- Run, Run Rudolph
The most famous reindeer of all is even more lovable in dessert form. And his magic’s all in that bright red nose: Use flood icing to pipe it on, then add a white teardrop to the tip for extra shine.
- Round It Out This Christmas wreath cookie is red, green and merry all over! The design is also really forgiving: With so many leaves, each one doesn’t need to be perfect. Pipe the greenery in three rows, then add details like berries
- In the ‘Hood
Elaborate 3D gingerbread houses are oh-so-fun to make and display, but let’s be honest: they’re not always that delicious to eat. So when it’s time for a sweet treat, opt for the cookie version instead. (And, yes, you can still pile it high with your fave candy decor!)
- Say It With Spritz
There’s no time like the holidays to break out that cookie press! But any old dough won’t do: you gotta have a recipe with lots of butter and some milk. (Don’t worry, we’ll show you how to make it — there’s even a gluten-free spritz cookie dough recipe .)