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Holiday Activities: Christmas Cookie Decorating Kits

Done-for-you Christmas cookie decorating kits are a great way to keep the kids entertained over winter break and for family gatherings.
Written by Lauren Connally

Done-for-you Christmas cookie decorating kits are a great way to keep the kids entertained over winter break and for family gatherings. They usually come with everything you’ll need—cookies, icing, sprinkles, and more.

If you want to do a little more with them, I’ve included some of my favorite decorating supplies further down in this post.

Without further ado, here are some favorite cookie decorating kits and individual decorations for the holidays.

Ugly Sweater Cookie Decorating Kit

Make it a contest! Get a couple of these ugly sweater sugar cookie kits and see who has the best (or ugliest?) ugly sweater cookie.

There’s also a gingerbread version of these for those that want something that holds up a little better than sugar cookies, for treats to give out to family, friends, or teachers. The kit comes with everything you’ll need, but the icing was a little hard to work with.

Done-for-you Christmas cookie decorating kits are a great way to keep the kids entertained over winter break and for family gatherings.

Holiday Gingerbread Cookie Kit

These gingerbread cookies make cute cookies on their own or you can add some residents to your gingerbread house. If you decide on making the gingerbread house as well, the one recommended below comes pre-assembled so you can just focus on decorating!

This kit comes with pre-baked cookies, candies, fondant, three colors of icing, decorating bags and tips, and cups to organize all your decorations.

Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Holiday Stockings

While I haven’t seen this particular kit around in a while (and the ones available have a lot of reviews suggesting they’re pretty stale) I wanted to include this one on the list! (Who doesn’t love Rice Krispies Treats?)

You can make these treats with the usual mixture—3 tablespoons of butter, 4 cups of mini marshmallows, and 6 cups of Rice Krispies.

Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the marshmallows and stir until they’re melted, then mix in the Rice Krispies cereal until it’s completely coated. Once it has set and cooled, you can use cookie cutters to cut out stockings (the big plastic grippy cutters work best).

While the original kit included either stockings or houses, Christmas trees, winter hats, and snowmen are make great projects as well!

Sweet Creations Plastic Holiday Cookie Cutters with Handle, 12-Pack
Sweet Creations Plastic Holiday Cookie Cutters with Handle, 12-Pack
Make delectable gift treats; 12 piece cookie cutter shapes are labeled under the handle for quick selection
$9.79
Christmas Shapes Plastic Cookie Cutters, 6-pc. Sets
Christmas Shapes Plastic Cookie Cutters, 6-pc. Sets
Christmas cookie cutters; Assorted shapes; 6 cutters per package; Simple and functional; Great value
$6.75
LILIAO Christmas Winter Stocking Cookie Cutter - 2.7 x 3.7 inches - Stainless Steel
LILIAO Christmas Winter Stocking Cookie Cutter - 2.7 x 3.7 inches - Stainless Steel
3.7 inches large stocking cookie cutter is perfect for a winter party or Christmas party.; Made from Food Safe Stainless Steel.
$5.99
Done-for-you Christmas cookie decorating kits are a great way to keep the kids entertained over winter break and for family gatherings.

Pre-made or Scratch Sugar Cookies

If you’re looking for something a little more versatile than a kit, you can also get some of the recommended cookie decorating supplies below and use them with your own cookies.

Make them from scratch with delicious sugar cookie recipes like this one or pick up your favorite sugar cookie mix from the store. (They’ve even got some keto-friendly mixes if you’re worried about getting too far off track for the holidays!)

And if you’re really in a hurry, you can likely pick up some sugar cookies from your local grocer. (The HEB bakeries here make some pretty decent sugar cookies—soft and chewy!)

Here are some favorite sugar cookie mixes:

Keto Queen Kreations, Low Carb (1 net), Sugar Free, Keto, Sugar Cookie Mix 5.5 oz (12 Servings)
Keto Queen Kreations, Low Carb (1 net), Sugar Free, Keto, Sugar Cookie Mix 5.5 oz (12 Servings)
SUGAR FREE - KETO - LOW CARB (1 NET per serving); Makes 12 Delicious Cookies; All Natural - No artificial Ingredients, No Stevia and No Aftertaste
$12.99
Krusteaz Bakery Style Cookie Mix, Butter Vanilla Sugar, 14 Ounce (Pack of 4)
Krusteaz Bakery Style Cookie Mix, Butter Vanilla Sugar, 14 Ounce (Pack of 4)
Pack of 4, 14-ounce boxes of butter vanilla sugar cookie mix (total 56 ounces); Versatile mix that can be made as a drop cookie or rolled out and decorated
$22.17
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Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix 5 Pack Of 17.5 Oz Net Wt 87.5 Oz,, ()
Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix 5 Pack Of 17.5 Oz Net Wt 87.5 Oz,, ()
Item Package Dimension: 11.811cm L x 20.497cm W x 26.289cm H; Country Of Origin: United States
$7.59
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Betty Crocker Baking Mix, Sugar Cookie Mix, 6.25 Oz Pouch (Pack of 9)
Betty Crocker Baking Mix, Sugar Cookie Mix, 6.25 Oz Pouch (Pack of 9)
BOX CONTAINS: 9 pouches of 6.25 oz baking mix; An everyday pantry staple
$7.65
Holiday Christmas Cookie Kit Includes Mix, Cookie Cutters and Decorative Cookie Icing Bundle - Fun for the Entire Family
Holiday Christmas Cookie Kit Includes Mix, Cookie Cutters and Decorative Cookie Icing Bundle - Fun for the Entire Family
Kit includes almost everything you need to make and decorate 3 dozen 2 inch cookies; Red and green cookie icing for beautiful holiday decor
$31.99

Cookie Decorating Supplies

There are tons of decorating supplies available online (even Amazon has a good variety), especially when it comes to sprinkles.

And if you really want to make them stand out, there are some unique frosting and glaze that can add a little sparkle and shine to your cookies or gingerbread treats.

The glitter glaze kit below includes some “pens” with fine brush applicators that make it easy to create detailed designs. You can paint on the cookies directly, or coat your cookies with a layer of icing first and let it dry. Painting on dried icing is a bit easier and can really make your designs stand out.

Wilsons also makes some food coloring markers that you can use to draw on cookies (these work more like actual pens, rather than the ones with a brush applicator), but they do require a layer of icing first. Use very light icing colors to get the best results.

Wilton Holiday Foodwriter set of 2
Wilton Holiday Foodwriter set of 2
Kit includes 1 red and 1 green edible marker. Net Weight is 14 ounce.; Made in United States

Lastly, I’ve included some of my favorite sprinkle kits and mixes. These work well with just about any project. Some of the sprinkle mixes like the ugly sweater holiday mix, snowflake crystals, and silver and gold sprinkles and beads can be used for bordering your cookies.

Wilton Holiday Sprinkles 4-Pack
Wilton Holiday Sprinkles 4-Pack
4-Pack Christmas Sprinkles; Decorate Christmas cookies and more; Add festive red and green sprinkles to you holiday treats
$20.79
Wilton Holiday Sprinkles Assortment, 6.8 oz.
Wilton Holiday Sprinkles Assortment, 6.8 oz.
An assortment of 6 kinds of holiday sprinkles in different colors and shapes; Color: Red, green and white
$18.99
Manvscakes | Sprinkles | Rainbow sprinkles | Cake sprinkles | Cookie sprinkles | 4 ounce (Holiday pop)
Manvscakes | Sprinkles | Rainbow sprinkles | Cake sprinkles | Cookie sprinkles | 4 ounce (Holiday pop)
⭐️ Bright, beautiful, and festive sprinkles; ⭐️ Perfect for cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and more!
$12.49
Sprinkles | Frozen in Sugar Sprinkle Mix | Blue Sprinkles | Confetti Sprinkles | Metallic Sprinkles | Snowflake Sprinkles | Cake Sprinkles (4 ounce bag)
Sprinkles | Frozen in Sugar Sprinkle Mix | Blue Sprinkles | Confetti Sprinkles | Metallic Sprinkles | Snowflake Sprinkles | Cake Sprinkles (4 ounce bag)
Bright metallic silver rod dragees; Perfect for winter themed dessert decorations; Chocolate sixlets and shimmer pearls
$12.00
Snowflake Crystals Sanding Sugar | Sprinkles | Snowflake Sprinkles | Blue Sugar | Blue Sprinkles | Cookie Sprinkles | Manvscakes | 8 Ounces
Snowflake Crystals Sanding Sugar | Sprinkles | Snowflake Sprinkles | Blue Sugar | Blue Sprinkles | Cookie Sprinkles | Manvscakes | 8 Ounces
Perfect topping to Dazzle your Desserts!; Great on Cakes, Cookies, Cupcakes, Cake Pops, and More!
$13.79
Wilton Silver and Gold Sprinkles Dessert Decorating Set, 8-Piece
Wilton Silver and Gold Sprinkles Dessert Decorating Set, 8-Piece
Jimmies contain soy; also made on equipment that also processes tree nuts; Shaped sprinkles not recommended for baking
$11.49
Food Items SPRINKLES XMAS TRAD, us:one size, Christmas Traditional
Food Items SPRINKLES XMAS TRAD, us:one size, Christmas Traditional
This package contains 6.5oz of sprinkles; Certified Kosher
$8.79
20 Pieces Christmas Cookie Cutters for Xmas/Holiday/Wonderland Party Supplies/Favors - Including Glove, Gingerbread, Angel, Candy Cane, etc
20 Pieces Christmas Cookie Cutters for Xmas/Holiday/Wonderland Party Supplies/Favors - Including Glove, Gingerbread, Angel, Candy Cane, etc
Package includes - 20 different designed cookie cutters.; Material - Made of stainless steel, safe and sanitary.
$17.99
Ann Clark Cookie Cutters Round Christmas Ornament / Bulb Cookie Cutter, 4.5'
Ann Clark Cookie Cutters Round Christmas Ornament / Bulb Cookie Cutter, 4.5"
You don't have to just decorate the Christmas tree, you can also decorate ornament cookies
$5.99
Ann Clark Cookie Cutters 4-Piece Christmas and Holiday Tree Cookie Cutter Set with Recipe Booklet
Ann Clark Cookie Cutters 4-Piece Christmas and Holiday Tree Cookie Cutter Set with Recipe Booklet
Made in the USA; Manufactured in America with certified food safe American steel; For over 30 years the Clark Family has specialized in original designs for creative baking
Done-for-you Christmas cookie decorating kits are a great way to keep the kids entertained over winter break and for family gatherings.

Packaging Your Treats

If you want to give away your finished cookies as gifts, I’ve also included some holiday-themed boxes to keep your treats safe!

These are great for giving gifts away at school, to co-workers, or for selling your treats at your local holiday markets and bake sales.

Know a friend who would love to join you in making some treats for the holidays? Share some of these ideas with them!

And if you’re looking for more project ideas, check out our guide on Easy Christmas Crafts to Make and Sell at Holiday Markets.

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