Christmas (Not Ugly) Sweater Cookies

My son always corrects me: they’re not “ugly” sweater cookies, they’re Christmas sweater cookies. “Not all holiday sweaters are ugly, mom.” He’s right. Sometimes they’re not. But usually they are…

For this Christmas sweater cookie video, I did a mashup of holiday quotes from movies. Can you guess the which movies the quotes are from?

Movie Quote Answers

“And now what would you like me to bring you for Christmas?” – Miracle on 34th Street
“There’s something swell about the spirit of Christmas, to see what it does to people. All kinds of people.” – Meet John Doe
“For every little boy who opens a present Christmas morning and finds clothes instead of toys” – Jingle All the Way
“You can put my name at the top of your Christmas list” – Kojak
“What’s a Christmas-gram, I want one!” – Elf
“The Christmas spirit is about believing, not seeing.” – Elf
“Oh, I forgot to wish you fellas a Merry Christmas” – Little Caesar
“Well I don’t know what to say except it’s Christmas and we’re all in misery.” – Christmas Vacation
“When I give packages to the little kids I like to watch their faces get that…that Christmas look all of a sudden” – Miracle on 34th Street
“Merry Christmas, Sheriff” – Toy Story
“Merry Christmas, you filthy animal” – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
“Where’s your Christmas spirit?” – Jingle All the Way
“You can mess with a lot of things, but you can’t mess with kids on Christmas” – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

christmas cookies

Making the Sweater Cookies

This was actually my second go-around for “ugly” sweater cookies. The first time I made them was in 2015, back when I was much more ambitious.

Because I didn’t have a sweater cookie cutter, I cut thin strips of dough and extended the arms of a onesie cookie cutter. For not just a couple of cookies…for dozens. Like, 12 dozen. This time around, I actually had a sweater cookie cutter.

And because the sweaters are so time consuming, you always have to have a few “bread and butter” cookies that are a bit faster. Although, that red stocking ended up being more intricate than expected.

This is my favorite image of them all…it looks like a class picture. Old me would’ve been annoyed by the slight differences between each of the reindeer. Wise me loves the different personality it creates.

reindeer cookies

Happy holidays, and happy baking friends.

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2 thoughts on “Christmas (Not Ugly) Sweater Cookies”

  1. […] if you haven’t already, definitely try your hand at some Ugly Sweater Cookies. Happy baking, […]

  2. […] This is a throwback to some cookies that I made six years ago: my first pass at the revered and trendy ugly sweater cookie. Back then, I still had a lot of uncovered ground, and had yet to make the same type of cookie twice. I’m a thrifty girl, and paying $6.99 for a single cookie cutter that I may only use once just wasn’t worth it. Now I laugh at that idea, because I most definitely would’ve used it, for this project and who knows how many others. In fact, just this winter I made yet another round of Holiday Sweater Cookies. […]

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