Christmas cookie recipes can be fun and challenging at the same time below I have gathered some of my favorites to share with you today.
These quick and easy sugar cookies taste amazing plain or with an added candy. This recipe calls for no
additional ingredients, but you can still add them on your own.
- 2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup margarine
- 1/2 cup vegetable shortening such as Crisco
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup buttermilk or 1 cup plain yogurt
Cream together, sugar, margarine, Crisco, eggs and vanilla.
Combine flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
Add the buttermilk alternating dry ingredients with the buttermilk.
Drop on well-greased sheets, sprinkle with sugar and bake 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees F
Candy Cane Double Chocolate Cookies are some of the best cookies you can prepare for the winter holiday season. Adding crunchy crushed candy canes on top not only bring extra flavor and texture but they also add a festive look and beautiful touch of holiday colors.
Gingerbread Cookies are some of the favorite cookies to be prepared for Christmas. The spices used and molasses give an amazing flavor and the aroma while baking is amazing. Kids really enjoy making them during the holiday season.
If you like chocolate, cookies and especially Nutella this is the right recipe for you. Decadent, rich, soft and chewy chocolaty cookies stuffed with melted Nutella, makes them simply irresistible.
Swirl Cookies are always a favorite whenever I take them to a friend or family gathering. They shouldn’t miss the Christmas cookie platter as they are simply irresistible.
These nutty flavorful cookies always make a good impression on holiday tables and they taste even better than they look. Feel free to replace strawberries with raspberries for a classic Linzer cookie.
If you are searching for some easy Christmas cookie recipe but with an impressive look, these Marbled Icing Sugar Cookies might be a great choice. I simply fell in love with these amazing marbled icing effect. I never really enjoyed icing cookies until I discovered this marbled effect. It goes quick, it is easy and the cookies look absolutely fabulous.
For me, nothing gets me more in the Christmas spirit than the smell of oranges. These Cranberry and Orange cookies are packed with lots of orange flavors which makes them such a special treat for holidays
If you don’t have time to make Red Velvet Cake for holidays try Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies instead, they are so easy to prepare and you can enjoy red velvet cake flavor in no time. These cookies are soft and chewy and look so pretty and festive in this red and white colors.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies are absolutely divine. The peanut butter is not overwhelming but it does bring its unique taste to these delicious cookies. The recipe is very easy to prepare and it’s perfect for holidays. You can use crunchy peanut butter instead of the creamy one and milk chocolate instead of the semisweet one, use whatever you like best. It’s hard not to fall in love with them from the first bite.
Snowball cookies are an amazing choice for your holiday table. Rich and buttery cookies with crunchy nuts inside and stuffed with chocolate makes them simply irresistible. The cookies are rolled twice in powdered sugar to create the snow effect. The sweetness of the powdered sugar is well balanced with the semisweet chocolate inside. They are definitely a must try and looks really nice if you want to use them as holiday gifts.
White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies are soft and delicious. Try these chewy cookies tonight.
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine softened
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 1/2 ounce macadamia nuts chopped
- 1 cup vanilla chips
Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
Beat in egg and vanilla.
Combine flour and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture.
Stir in nuts and vanilla chips.
Drop heaping teaspoonfuls 2" apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 min. or until golden brown.
Cool for 1 minute on pans before removing to wire racks.