15 Best Christmas Cookies That Will Knock Santa’s Socks Off
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Christmas is our favorite time of year. The kids are happy to be inside spending time by mom in the kitchen and I am thrilled to have them there! Our favorite thing to bake is cookies and we spend lots of time mastering each recipe. For instance, my daughter’s favorite cookie is a decorated sugar cookie (recipe below) and the recipe we use is now absolute perfection. You don’t need to chill the dough (how amazing is that?!?!) and the cookies turn out perfect every time. We used to cover the cookies with my famous Glaze Icing, but have switched to buttercream the last few years. The buttercream frosting is a bit easier for their little hands and they love creating all the red, green, and yellow colors to decorate with! We love to do traditional colors like red and green as well as fun colors like pinks and pale blues!
If you want to make sure your Christmas Cookies turn out PERFECT, try following these simple guidelines.
These sweet easy-to-make treats start with one dough that can then be turned into three different cookies.
Three layers of rich goodness—buttery shortbread, gooey caramel, and a thick layer of dark chocolate—make up this well-healed dessert.
Think of these as the more elegant cousin to sugar cookies. With a rich, toasted-nut taste and a simple dusting of sugar, they’re irresistibly good.
An assortment of crushed starlight mints, rock candy, dragees, M&M’s, and string licorice comes together for some beautiful bulbs. Varying amounts of texture add even more interest.
Line a mini loaf pan, with plain tissue paper then wax paper. Add cookies, fold over paper, then wrap with ribbon and attach a card with a mini clothespin.
Place cookies in a glassine bag. Hole-punch the tops of bags and decorative cards, then secure with pretty ribbon.
Line a berry basket with polka dot tissue paper and add cookies. Wrap with rickrack, and sew in place with a button and embroidery thread.
Stack four cookies in a clear plastic bag, then tie decorative ribbon at each end of the bag to cinch. Trim ends and add a metal-rim tag, and you’ve got yourself a festive hostess gift.
After whipping up these snowball treats, fill a six-egg carton with mini lotus cupcake liners and add cookies. Tie it up with a plain tag adorned with a bottle brush wreath.
Line a kraft paper box with striped wax tissue paper. Add blondies, close box, then wrap exterior with decorative paper, red ribbon, and a candy cane accent.
Displayed in a clear-topped checkerboard box, bite-size shortbread cookies—dipped in fruity glazes, chopped nuts, and citrus zest—pass for tiny works of art. Bonus: The sturdy container can later hold other petite treasures like jewelry or sewing notions.
Christmas tree cookies are a traditional favorite. Prevent waste by using both the positive and negative shapes. For Linzer-Style Tree cookies, spread red currant, strawberry, or raspberry jelly or preserves on the bottom cookie so the color peeks through the top cookie’s tree-shaped opening (Smucker’s jelly or preserves are a good choice).
13. Red-and-White Cookies
All you need are two different-colored doughs, a rolling pin, and a knife. Form one dough ball into a log, then wrap the rolled-out colored dough around it, chill, slice into cookies, and bake.
Keep it simple with these candy cane cookies that melt in your mouth.
Elevate your favorite snowball cookie with this recipe that uses tasty raspberry jam as a surprise in the middle.