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Here they are: all the cookies you could ever want. From the can't-miss classics to fun, new twists, we've got hundreds of reasons for you to turn your oven on this holiday season—and leave it on! Plus, this is where you'll find how-to articles to help you master everything from royal icing to a classic gingerbread house, and when things don't go according to plan--well, we've got advice for those moments too.

It's Not Christmas Until …

You've switched on the oven, cranked up the carols and settled in for a good old holiday baking session. Whether you've been pinning Christmas cookies since July or you're just squeezing in a last-minute batch for Santa, you've come to the right place for baking spirits bright!

The Essentials: From the Old to the New to the Old-Made-New

Start here! Whether you're searching for an unbeatable Gingerbread Man recipe or a fun (and fast) twist on spritz, these are the recipes we consider essential to the season. And because Betty's recipes are kitchen-tested, you can rest assured that these recipes will turn out just as good as they look.

"In the 1950s, a loaf of fruit cake was a holiday staple, but my grandma thought otherwise. She transformed the stodgy love-it-or-leave-it loaf into her famous soft and sweet fruit cake cups. Flash forward to 2019 and it was my turn to make over the fruit cake, which is how these cakey and oh-so moist cookies came about. Still delivering on the classic flavors of brandy, brown sugar, orange zest, dried fruits, red and green maraschino cherries and nuts, these cookies are a very good reason to leave your loaf cake out of the equation this year—I promise you won't regret it!"
"In the 1950s, a loaf of fruit cake was a holiday staple, but my grandma thought otherwise. She transformed the stodgy love-it-or-leave-it loaf into her famous soft and sweet fruit cake cups. Flash forward to 2019 and it was my turn to make over the fruit cake, which is how these cakey and oh-so moist cookies came about. Still delivering on the classic flavors of brandy, brown sugar, orange zest, dried fruits, red and green maraschino cherries and nuts, these cookies are a very good reason to leave your loaf cake out of the equation this year—I promise you won't regret it!"
—Emily Planek, Managing Editor, BettyCrocker.com

How-To Headquarters

Need a little nudge toward the oven? We've been working with the Betty Crocker Test Kitchens to compile all the baking lessons you need this season. Whether it's your first time baking cookies from scratch or you need a refresher course, we've got the in-depth explanations, photos and essential tips so you can bake, frost and decorate like a pro!

"I've long avoided royal icing, fearing that my unsteady hand and such a precise medium would produce cookies that I wouldn't want to show anyone, let alone set out for the holidays. And then I tried Betty's recipe. Admittedly, I was talked into it, but as I worked on these cookies, I found out that even I, armed with the right recipe, can make stunning cookies that I'm proud to show off. Turns out, I love royal icing (especially when on top of tender, lemon-tinged butter cookies)!"
"I've long avoided royal icing, fearing that my unsteady hand and such a precise medium would produce cookies that I wouldn't want to show anyone, let alone set out for the holidays. And then I tried Betty's recipe. Admittedly, I was talked into it, but as I worked on these cookies, I found out that even I, armed with the right recipe, can make stunning cookies that I'm proud to show off. Turns out, I love royal icing (especially when on top of tender, lemon-tinged butter cookies)!"
—Gina Czupka, Executive Editor, BettyCrocker.com

The Sweetest Ways to Share

Part of the joy of holiday baking comes from sharing, and we've got the tips and techniques that make it possible for you to do just that—no matter if your loved ones live near or far, number far or few.

"I know my family will swoon when they see these Kitchen-Sink Christmas Cookies. They just LOOK like Christmas! And once I tell them what's inside— With M&M® candies, mini marshmallows, pretzels, cocktail peanuts and holiday sprinkles in the mix, they really do have something for everyone—it's game over!"
"I know my family will swoon when they see these Kitchen-Sink Christmas Cookies. They just LOOK like Christmas! And once I tell them what's inside— With M&M® candies, mini marshmallows, pretzels, cocktail peanuts and holiday sprinkles in the mix, they really do have something for everyone—it's game over!"
—Hannah Broadbent, Social Media Producer, BettyCrocker.com

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