1 Focus on favorites.
Focus on baking old favorites that remind everyone of the holidays. Gingerbread and sugar cookies are quintessential holiday cookie favorites. If you are pressed for time, try NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Dough and then cut and decorate as desired.

2 Make holiday shapes.
Use festive holiday cookie cutters to create entertaining shapes. Many cookie cutter sets include Christmas trees, stars, Santa, reindeer and other holiday shapes.

3 Get creative.
Be creative when decorating. Use colored icings, silver balls, cinnamon dots, chocolate confetti and colored sprinkles.

4 Bake ahead of time.
Bake cookies one or two days before the party to ensure enough time for cooling, decorating and packaging.

5 Serve them with style.
Place cookies on a platter covered with colorful doilies, or in a decorative holiday-themed tin.

6 Don’t forget the bow.
Finish off the cookie presentation with a shiny bow or a hand-tied ribbon.

Bring along a quart of milk or eggnog for a cute, synergistic accompaniment.

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