Leaving out a plate of cookies and a glass of milk for Santa on Christmas Eve is a much-loved and delicious tradition. It's also a great reminder of the pure joy cookies can bring. Although we don't know exactly what Santa loves, we do know this: The treats you put out for him should be three- or four-bite cookies. Anything giant-sized would slow him down (he's got work to do, after all). Your treats shouldn't be too sticky, either, lest he leave fingerprints behind on the gifts. Last but not least, you shouldn't prepare anything that requires refrigeration, as the treats could sit out for a few hours before his arrival. Our collection gathers the best cookies—favorites old and new—to share with Father Christmas this year.
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Get out your measuring cups, mixing bowls, cookie cutters, and baking trays, because you'll want to make all of these Christmas cookies—they're Martha's favorites! These beloved recipes are both traditional and surprising. Of course, at the top of Martha's list are sugar cookies; her buttery recipe is the standard for these classics. Once you've made the dough, you can cut it into any shape you wish, like partridges-in-a-pear-trees, snowmen, reindeer, and Santas. Martha's go-to for decorating is royal icing, which goes on smoothly and then dries wherever you place it, ensuring your cookies will look fantastic (and taste delicious, too). Of course, our founder doesn't stop at sugar cookies: Her holiday baking adventures include gingerbread cookies, sandwich cookies, icebox cookies, and more—she has a trove of time-honored recipes that she turns to every year. And once you try her favorite cookies, you'll be making these recipes every Christmas, too.
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