Growing up, each holiday season I would help my mother decide what Christmas cookies we were going to make that year. We would look through books and magazines, marking the ones we liked. Baking cookies is a holiday tradition I still look forward to each year.
To help you with your Christmas cookie baking this holiday season, here is a collection of 50 delectable Christmas cookie recipes to inspire you. Many cookies can be made now and then put in the freezer until you're ready to serve them, so start your baking early to have a good assortment of sweets for your family, friends, and coworkers. With so many tempting recipes, the only question is which one will you make first!
Whether they are filled with jam or chocolate, thumbprint cookies or blossoms are a holiday tradition. They are typically bite-size, so you don't feel bad when you eat more than one. Their name comes from the indent that you make in the center of the cookie, before baking, with your thumb. The result is a flavorful cookie that you won't be able to resist.
There is no need to turn on the oven for these yummy cookies. The best part is that they are quick and easy to make, which means you will be eating them before you know it. But no-bake does not mean plain or boring. These cookies come in all shapes and sizes and can be decorated to look as fancy as other baked cookies.
Chocolate lovers will go crazy for these Christmas cookie recipes. They are rich and chocolaty enough to satisfy every chocoholic this holiday season. The best part is you will find these cookies easy to make—but maybe not so easy to share.
Crunchy biscotti cookies are perfect for dipping in your favorite hot beverage. Biscotti are often filled with nuts or dried fruit, making them the perfect Christmas cookie. This traditional Italian cookie can be decorated easily with chocolate and sprinkles to add some color to a cookie platter.
Be the hit of your Christmas cookie exchange this year with these shortbread cookie recipes. Shortbread cookies are known to be the ultimate melt-in-your-mouth treat and the classic holiday cookie. There are many delicious variations of this traditional Scottish cookie to enjoy.
Sugar cookies are one of the most versatile cookies to make during the holiday season. Whether they are plain or decorated, these buttery cookies are sure to satisfy every cookie lover in the family. Even the most inexperienced baker can successfully pull off these family favorites.
Christmas wouldn't be complete without the taste of gingerbread, because these delectable cookies are sugar, spice, and everything nice. Ingredients such as ginger and molasses are used to add flavor to these yummy recipes. Get out your cookies cutters, because these cookies are perfect for cutting.
Red Velvet Cookies
Red velvet yumminess isn't just for cake; in fact, you will find many velvet cookie recipes to try. Their bright crimson color makes them a showstopper on your Christmas cookie platter. For your next holiday office party, bring these colorful cookies and there will be plenty to celebrate.
Cookie balls will delight children of all ages, plus they are a cookie that those little hands can help make too. Scrumptious cookie balls can easily be rolled and decorated with sprinkles, nuts, sugar, or chocolate. These recipes will leave you with more than visions of sugar plums in your head.
These extra-special sweet festive treats will add that wow factor to your holiday baking. Once you have mastered the basics, with just a little creativity you can make a batch (or two) of stunning cookies this holiday season.
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