10 Clever Ways to Use Sugar Cookie Dough

Stroll into your next holiday bake-off with confidence.

Sugar Cookies
Photo: Lucas Allen

Holiday treats (made from the same dough) that are anything but cookie-cutter.

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Basic Sugar Cookie Dough

Sugar Cookies
Lucas Allen

All the cookies here use 1 recipe of Basic Sugar Cookie Dough. Bake the cookies at 350º F on parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing the cookies at least 1½ inches apart. Cool slightly on baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. The total times in the recipes include the making of the dough. Do not substitute slice-and-bake dough from the supermarket; the cookies will not hold their shape when baked.

Get the recipe: Basic Sugar Cookie Dough

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Holiday Cutout Cookies

Holiday Cutout Cookies
David Prince

Get the recipe: Holiday Cutout Cookies

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Cherry-Almond Jumbles

Cherry-Almond Jumbles
David Prince

Get the recipe: Cherry-Almond Jumbles

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Pecan Logs

Pecan Logs
David Prince

Get the recipe: Pecan Logs

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Coconut Macaroon Crisps

Coconut Macaroon Crisps
David Prince

Get the recipe: Coconut Macaroon Crisps

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Sparkling Sugar Twists

Sparkling Sugar Twist
David Prince

Get the recipe: Sparkling Sugar Twists

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Chocolate-Hazelnut Sandwiches

Chocolate-Hazelnut Sandwiches
David Prince

Get the recipe: Chocolate-Hazelnut Sandwiches

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Chocolate-Peppermint Wafers

Chocolate-Peppermint Wafers
David Prince

Get the recipe: Chocolate-Peppermint Wafers

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Jam Thumbprints

Jam Thumbprints
David Prince

Get the recipe: Jam Thumbprints

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Orange-Glazed Cookies

Orange-Glazed Cookies
Greg DuPree

Get the recipe: Orange-Glazed Cookies

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Cinnamon Pinwheels

Cinnamon Pinwheels
David Prince

Get the recipe: Cinnamon Pinwheels

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