I’m No Baker, but Holiday Cookie Decorating Tutorials Have Me Thinking Otherwise

You can learn to do just about anything on YouTube — and after drooling over one too many Instagram photos of perfectly decorated holiday cookies, I'm now dedicated to making my own.

From piping techniques to airbrushing to template work, I'm starting with the basics and working my way up to intricate masterpieces with the following cookie decorating video tutorials. And you can count on me doing so in the glow of my Christmas lights, with Mariah Carey on blast and some hot chocolate by my side. I suggest you do the same.

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Beginner Christmas Cookies

You don't need to buy different cookie cutters to create Santa, Rudolph, gingerbread men, snowmen, and snowflake treats — Little Cookie Co proves it can all be done with a plate of round sugar cookies.

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The Williams Sonoma Guide to Decorating Holiday Cookies

The beginner cookie decorator can learn basic techniques — like outlining and flooding — with Williams Sonoma's holiday tutorial.

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Tree Cookies

This mesmerizing time-lapse by The Graceful Baker will teach you 16 different ways to decorate festive tree sugar cookies.

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Decorated Christmas Cookies — Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, & Christmas Tree

Create professional-grade cookies inspired by the North Pole crew with the help of Cookielicious NZ's step-by-step instructions.

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How to Decorate Winter Cookies — Five Designs!

If you're up for a challenge (shoutout to the people who can airbrush!), follow along with The Flour Box Shop as she creates textured winter sweaters, cute snowmen, cups of hot chocolate, intricate snowflakes, and vibrant mittens.

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How to Decorate Gingerbread Girl Cookies With Royal Icing

Give your gingerbread women some personality, courtesy of Sweetopia's under-two-minute tutorial.

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Christmas Wreath Decorated Sugar Cookies

Try your hand at these classic wreath bites by SugarDot, who use a wet-on-wet technique to create a seamless, festive look.