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Recipes: Christmas cookies to impress even Santa

Stephanie Eddy/Stephanie Eddy

'Tis the season for sugar rushes. Don't know your Silpat from your silicone spatula? Aiming to flex your piping bag muscles? These three recipes – easy, medium and challenging – have got you covered for your next holiday party, cookie exchange or plate of treats for the big guy in red.

For novices: Cinnamon shortbread with eggnog glaze

For connoisseurs: Chocolate peppermint patties

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For Martha Stewart types: Painted sugar cookies

Stephanie Eddy, who writes about her baking exploits at, lives in Calgary.

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