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The best holiday crafts are the ones that double as dessert.
This calls for a paper template and seems pretty darn tricky. That said, if you sip your hot chocolate out of a mug that is adorned with a homemade mini gingerbread house, you officially win Christmas. Recipe here.
They're like mini hanukkah piñatas! Recipe here.
Recipe here. Get a Christmas tree cookie cutter set here.
Make this chocolate sugar cookie recipe, then use an ice cream cone-shaped cookie cutter to shape them. Once they're baked, here's how to decorate them.
A little labor-intensive, especially when you realize you have to go out and find edible flowers. But, worth it if your goal is to really impress. Recipe here.
OMG WTF WIN. See a very comprehensive guide on decorating ugly sweater cookies here.
These couldn't be easier! Recipe here.
Sugar cookie recipe here, and decorating instructions here. You'll have to buy special edible glitter paint, but it's so, so worth it.
Don't let Christmas have all the fun. Recipe here.
Let you star tip do all the work. Recipe here.
Too cute to eat all at once. Recipe here.
More delicious than actual candy canes. And much less likely to break your teeth. Recipe here.
Maybe not ~technically~ a cookie, but so cute that it counts. And yes, that base is a mini peanut butter cup. Recipe here.
"Not a creature was stirring, not even a [candy cane] mouse." Recipe here.
YES. Recipe here.
Everything about these cookies is next-level sophisticated. Recipe here.
Roll chocolate cookie dough into long tubes, cut it, bake it, and decorate it like a classic yule log. BONUS: Tastes much better than the aforementioned classic yule log. Recipe here.
These are decorated with colored sugar, coconut, and marshmallows, so they don't require as steady of a hand as piped cookies. Recipe here.
These are a great one to make with kids. Recipe here.
Something for everybody. Recipe here.
This very detailed tutorial is easy enough for even the absolute beginner. Recipe and instructions here.
If you like crafting more than cooking, this one is for you. Recipe here.
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