Christmas Cookies: 12 Cookie Recipes I'm Dying to Try
|by Krisztina Williams|
Whatever your reason....hell, you don't really need a reason to bake cookies around the holidays. Here are twelve Christmas cookies, both classic and new, by twelve different bloggers. And I know, I've left out classic European Christmas cookies: I'm saving those for a post on Christmas Cookies Around the World!
I hope you enjoy this collection. Try at least one of these recipes this holiday season.
|photo by www.recipegirl.com|
I love this cookie, especially for the children's table. These are so cute without a lot of fuss. Even beginners could make these look good. I'm sure they're just as delicious as they are cute. If you're wondering, yes, those are corn flakes inside the cookies. Can't you imagine how sweet and crunchy they are?
2. Decorated Christmas Cookies by The Pioneer Woman
3. Lemon Burst Cookies by the Brown Eyed Baker
photo by Brown Eyed Baker
I always try to make at least one batch of lemon-flavored cookies each year. Adding citrus zest to a cake or cookie recipe is a great way to add flavor naturally. I love how these have that crackle finish on top. The best thing about this recipe is it calls for very few ingredients, and you can mix it all easily in one bowl.
photo by sixsister'sstuff
recipe adapted from The Cooking Photographer
These looks sooooooo insanely good, don't they? They're a lot easier to make than you might think. The cookie gets its caramel center from a simple caramel square sandwiched inside cookie dough. I'd love to try a chocolate salted caramel version of these.
photo by Crumbs and Chaos
These are packed with eggnog flavor. Eggnog is used in both the dough and the icing. Yum! If you are lactose intolerant, you can substitute with Silk's Soy Eggnog.
photo by cookiesandcups
Holy freaking moly! How simple and genius are these?! If you need to whip up a quick dessert for kids, these are perfect.
If you like chocolate and peppermint together, these cookies are the epitome of chocolate candy cane cookies. They are loaded wih Andes peppermint chunks, Dove peppermint bark bites and candy cane crumbs. I love how you can also make these without the almond bark candy in the middle.
photo by amandascookin.com
I love, love, love these! If you like the taste of sweet sugar cookies, but are always wishing they were softer, try these. I also love how you can easily make these in several different colors with several different toppings or sprinkles. These alone are all you need in the children's section of your dessert buffet.
photo by The Country Cook
There is something so enticing about a cinnamon roll drizzled with icing. These are not only delicious but are also a great conversation starter when your guests do a double take and realize that they are actually cookies.
photo by Baker Girl
I love buttery, crumbly shortbread. Though I admit it's never crossed my mind to make it with brown sugar until I found this recipe. I prefer brown sugar cookies to regular sugar cookies, so I'm sure I'll love this shortbread. The best thing is the recipe only calls for three ingredients.
photo by www.mykitchenaddiction.com
Molasses is partly what gives gingerbread cookies their distinctive flavor, but they can be time consuming to cut out and decorate. These drop cookies will satisfy your gingerbread craving without all of the work.
photo by www.fearlesshomemaker.com
These are basically traditional snickerdoodle cookies (which are totally awesome) coated with a sugar baking mix that is a blend of typical chai spices like cardamom, ginger, and cloves. Yum!!!