Easy sugar cookie Christmas designs can be absolutely gorgeous, even when you only use just two colors of icing. Learn how to mix and match cookie shapes and different icing colors to make a simple but stunning Christmas cookie platter for your friends and family.
Christmas and sugar cookies go hand in hand but if you're new to decorating cut-out cookies with royal icing, you'll definitely want to pick the right Christmas cookie designs so you don't get overwhelmed.
When I am decorating cookies with kids, I have a pretty strict "Just Two Colors" rule when it comes to our cookie designs.
That may sound limiting, but there are countless ways you can mix and match a different sugar cookie shape with certain colors of icing to have absolutely stunning cookie trays when you're done.
We work together to plan our cookie designs working with the just two colors plan.
Then we add a third or fourth color by adding sprinkles for accents.
To help inspire you to create your own easy Christmas cookies, I wanted to share some design ideas to get you started.
My Favorite Cut Out Sugar Cookie Recipe
First, you'll want to bake a batch of this awesome cut out sugar cookie recipe.
Then prep a batch or two of this easy royal icing recipe.
You won't want to miss these helpful tips before you get started:
Easy Sugar Cookies for Christmas
Even though sugar cookies are fun to bake for holidays all year long, Christmas is definitely the most popular time!
If you want to plan a full cookie decorating day with your kids, you'll definitely want to follow the preparation timeline I outline here.
6 Simple Christmas Cookie Designs to Start
- Solid Red and Green Hearts
- White Circles with Colorful Christmas Sprinkles
- Green Trees with Ornament Candies
- White Snowflakes with Silver Sparkles
- Single-Color Ornament Shapes
- Yellow Stars with Sparkle Sprinkles