15 Quick and Easy Christmas Cookies

Tight on time this season? With these Christmas cookie recipe shortcuts, getting in the spirit takes no time at all — and no one will know you picked the easy ones! Make-ahead sugar cookies allow you to cook and decorate on your time schedule. No-bake date and coconut balls keep your oven free. Simple additions, like M&Ms instead of chocolate chips, give upgrades to the basics.

Looking for more creative takes on classic Christmas cookies? Take your pick from this collection of beautiful Christmas cookies from Martha Stewart.

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Charles Schiller
Fresh-Baked Freezer Cookies

The ultimate quick and easy cookie, this recipe makes two different types with just one batter and freezes well so you have cookies on hand whenever company comes calling. So, whether you're in the mood for chocolate, marshmallows, and pecans or almonds, cranberries, and raisins, these cookies are ready when you are!

Recipe: Fresh-Baked Freezer Cookies

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