Eight of our favourite easy ideas for decorating Christmas cookies.  A perfect way to spend a festive afternoon having fun at home!

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Decorating Christmas Cookies - a smiling snowman cookie surrounded by other festive designs

Decorating Christmas Cookies is the perfect way to have some festive fun in the kitchen with your family and friends.  We’ve gathered together eight of our favourite easy designs from wonderful creators around the web, ready for you to enjoy recreating.

Smarties or M&Ms will be undoubtedly be your best friend as you prepare these fabulous (and simple!) baubles, reindeer, snowmen, trees and fairy lights designs!

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Christmas Ornament Sugar Cookies

Create these gorgeous bauble cookies with Rolo tops and M&M designs.

More details from Your Cup of Cake here.

Turn Down The Heat!

2. Melting Snowmen

Melting Snowman Cookies

Use marshmallows, Smarties and black writing icing to prepare these seriously cute melting snowmen cookie toppers.

More details from Cook. Craft. Love. here.

Twinkle Time

3. Fairy Lights

Christmas Lights Cookies

So simple and yet so effective! We love these fairy light cookies!

More details from Dessert For Two here.

Beautiful Blues

4. Snowy Christmas Trees

Christmas Tree Cookies

Wonderfully festive! Use a blue background with white tree and sprinkles for a frosty look. Or, use a white background with green tree and colourful sprinkles for a more traditional feel.

More details from The Café Sucre Farine here.

Seriously Simple

5. Christmas Pudding Digestives

Easy Decorating Christmas Cookies Ideas:Christmas Pudding Digestives

What a great idea! With a little white icing, some red Smarties or M&Ms and green sugar diamonds, it’s easy to produce these lovely Christmas Pudding biscuits!

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What Minty Ears You Have!

6. Snowman Faces

Easy Snowman Cookies

These adorable Snowman faces would look great on any festive table!

More details from Betty Crocker here.

Sweet & Salty

7. Reindeer Heads

Decorating Christmas Cookies to make Reindeer Heads with Pretzel Antlers

How cute are these?

To create these really easily, use a chocolate biscuit base and attach the features with edible glue.

Alternatively, use chocolate icing or dip cookies in melted chocolate, and attach the toppings before it sets.

More details from Be A Fun Mum here.

You Can Never Have Too Many M&Ms

8. Snowflakes, Trees & More!

Easy Decorate M&M Christmas Cookies

Bringing back the M&Ms / Smarties once again, these wonderfully easy festive designs will be great to recreate in your own home.

We love the snowflakes in particular!

More details from It’s Always Autumn here.

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