You don’t need to have a beach house to enjoy these Coastal Christmas Decorating Ideas. I have listed fifteen beautiful coastal Christmas ideas below such as trees, ornaments, festive signs, and beachy aqua decor from my favorite places like Amazon and Etsy.
1. Start With A Beachy Aqua Christmas Tree
This gorgeous tree also come in several colors including white.
2. Add Natural Coastal Ornaments
3. Nautical Blue & White Themed Christmas Tree
The designers of this tree created a beautiful coastal look by simply using cream, white, aqua and blue ornaments.
4. The Perfect Mini Christmas Tree For Beach Lovers
Create a cozy mantel or display this cute mini starfish tree in any room in your home.
5. Display Coastal Christmas Signs
Remember to Have Yourself A Beachy Little Christmas even if your not spending it by the sea!
Do you love sugar cookies? I admit they are my favorite cookies to make especially on Christmas Eve. This soft delicious cut out cookie recipe is sure to please a holiday crowd! Use your favorite cookie cutters to make this recipe and add icing once they are cooled. The total prep time is 3 hours (2 hours to chill the dough) bake time 8 to 10 minutes and yields about 4 dozen cookies.
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Buttery Soft Christmas Cookies
3 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 cup softened butter (not melted)
1 1/2 cups of granulated white sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together, set aside. In a large bowl, cream together softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then add in the vanilla. Gradually blend in the sifted ingredients until fully absorbed. Cover dough, and chill for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheets. On a clean floured surface, roll out small portions of chilled dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters. You can find cute and fun Christmas cookie cutters here.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are barely brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks. Once cooled decorate using your favorite royal icing colors. Enjoy!
These cookies will keep their shape nicely and remain soft and chewy long after being cooled. Bake ahead and store in the freezer. They will remain fresh for 3-6 months as long as they are wrapped tightly in plastic and kept in an airtight container.
I hope you enjoy making this recipe if so share it and also see my classic recipe for Easy Royal Icing!