15 Unique Sugar Cookie Recipes
Remember the Christmases of your childhood? When grandma made the best sugar cookies you ever tasted? Well, we’ve searched high and low to bring you the best vintage sugar cookie recipes (along with a few updated surprises). Whether you’re baking for yourself or just prepping for Santa’s arrival, these sugar cookies are sure to satisfy every sweet tooth!
Brown Sugar Cookies
On the first day of Christmas, our true love gave to us: rich brown sugar cookies with a taste like no other! Gimme Some Oven has these Christmas cookies.
Drop Style Sugar Cookies
These cookies are made with only eight ingredients. Remember to pack the cookies full of red and green sprinkles for a look bursting with holiday cheer. Find the recipe at Sally’s Baking Addiction.
Rustic Caramel Iced Brown Sugar Cookies
You know what makes everything better? Caramel and brown sugar. Take the traditional sugar cookie and transform it with caramel to add a warm note, while brown sugar brings in the rustic farmhouse element. Get the recipe from The Merchant Baker.
Iced Sugar Cookies
These cookies are buttery and oh so good. And you know what they say about buttery sugar cookies at Christmas? The more, the merrier! Get the recipe at Cooking Classy.
Oatmeal Rolled Sugar Cookies
Check out this House of Nash Eats oatmeal rolled sugar cookies recipe for everyone who loves chewy goodness. The old-fashioned rolled oats and almond extract give it that just-like-grandma’s flavor. Add some buttercream frosting to top off this delicious Christmas treat!
Nutella Stuffed Sugar Cookies
They say it’s what’s on the inside that counts. And with these cookies, the inside is all Nutella! Find the recipe at Homemade Hooplah.
Maple Sugar Cookies
The secret to this charmingly rustic cookie? Maple. Get the recipe at Dear Crissy.
Pistachio Sugar Cookies
You could enjoy a bag of pistachios by the fire this Christmas. Or munch on these delicious pistachio sugar cookies from Love and Olive Oil.
Stained Glass Sugar Cookies
Dinner At The Zoo has stained glass cookies that combine cookies and candy! Use star shaped cookie cutters for these sweet treats. To make the windows, cut out the center and add molten crushed hard candies like Jolly Ranchers or Lifesavers. Grandma was right: hard candies are the best!
Citrus Sugar Cookies
There once was a time when children would delight at seeing an orange (then, an exotic fruit) in their stocking. Add a twist to the tradition of gifting oranges at Christmas with these citrus sugar cookies from Milk and Cardamom.
Chai Sugar Cookies
Try chai sugar cookies from Stephenie Cooks for all those winter tea lovers out there! These sugar cookies have all the yummy traditional chai spices—cinnamon, ginger, cloves—and they’re easy to make. Use fun cookie cutters like forest critters for a Christmas woodland theme.
Snowflake Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing
These glittery goodies from If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen are an update on the classic cutout sugar cookie. Sweet royal icing and real vanilla extract make all the difference. Add sugar sprinkles to give the cookies a snowy sparkle.
Chocolate Peppermint Bark Sugar Cookies
These chocolate peppermint bark sugar cookies from Tried and Tasty are beyond decadent. Sure, peppermint bark is a festive treat at Christmas, but have you ever tried a cookie with a Ghiradelli Peppermint Bark Mini on top? If these cookies don't convince Santa to leave you more presents in your stocking, nothing will.
Eggnog Sugar Cookies
Eggnog is another favorite holiday treat. Surprise your guests with a fun twist on the usual eggnog with this recipe from Gather for Bread.
Braided Sugar Cookie Sticks
For a classy—yet still charming—take on sugar cookies, make these braided sugar cookie sticks topped in powdered sugar. Dip them in hot chocolate for an extra fun touch. Find the recipe at Tidbits Planners.