With Christmas and New Year’s right around the corner, it is the perfect time to throw kindness like confetti by finding ways to brighten someone’s day. Of course, you can devote your time to making your friends and family smile (which you probably do already!), but why not reach outside your circle to surprise someone else with a little sweetness?

An easy way to do this is to bake some cookies! Once you have cookies to give, you can visit your neighbors to share some holiday happiness, visit a soup kitchen, your favorite store, or even just head to the grocery store and give a stranger something to smile about. No matter what you do, remember that it isn’t just the sugar creating those sweet moments! It’s the time, effort, and love you put into taking your time to brighten someone else’s day.

Not sure where to start? Maybe one of these adorable recipes will inspire you!

🦄 Unicorn Sugar Cookies

via The Itsy-Bitsy Kitchen

The holidays don’t have to be all red and green! Check out this recipe from The Itsy-Bitsy Kitchen and start perfecting your unicorn sugar cookie technique!

🎉 Confetti Cookies

via Sally’s Baking Addiction

Since we’re throwing kindness like confetti, add some edible confetti to your cookies — sprinkles! You can learn how to make these confetti cake batter cookies with this recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

🍪 Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

via Pinch of Yum

Maybe you don’t have time to channel your inner unicorn or you just want to keep it simple. Either way, you can’t go wrong with the perfect chocolate chip cookie. Learn how to make these gooey treats with this recipe from Pinch of Yum.

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Veronica Good has been with Showstopper Magazine since 2016. When she isn't keeping you updated on the latest trends, she is at home with her many pets or probably playing The Sims 4. Veronica has a BA in English and an MA in writing from Coastal Carolina University. She is also a writer of fiction and poetry, and her work can be found in Archarios, Tempo, and Scapegoat.