We rolled sugar cookie dough to 1/4 inch thick on a floured surface and cut them with flour-dusted cookie-cutters (to avoid sticking). After baking we decorated with red, green and white icing and chocolate chips and sprinkles.
Note: The cookies shaped like gingerbread men were the most fun to decorate, followed by star-shaped cookies. Other shapes such as Christmas trees did not allow for as much creative freedom. Additionally, the slim width of the cookies shaped like candy canes made them cook a bit more than the other shapes, meaning cookies that were more dry and less fun to eat.