12 Fantastic Christmas Cookies Slideshow
December 21, 2011
1. Bittersweet Chocolate Chip Cookies
Here’s a twist on a bakery classic. Cookies are only as good as the chocolate you use to make them, so Sarah Levy, owner of Sarah’s Pastries & Candies in Chicago, recommends purchasing couverture cocoa paste chocolate.
2. Christmas Mice Cookies
These macaroon-like cookies are easy to make, and kids will have fun helping to decorate them.
3. Milk & Cookies Bakery Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
This is, by far, the biggest seller at Milk & Cookies Bakery. Leave these cookies with a glass of milk next to the tree, and you’ll be in for a surprise in the morning.
4. Cranberry Pumpkin Cookies
Dried cranberries give these festive pumpkin cookies a nice zing and fruitiness.
5. Holiday Sugar Cookies
This sugar cookie recipe comes from Jay Muse, owner of Lulu Cake Boutique in New York City and Scarsdale, N.Y. It is perfect for making cookies of all shapes and sizes to decorate for the holidays.
6. Homemade Oreo Cookies with Cream Filling and Milkshake Shots
Homemade Oreo cookies and milkshake shots spiked with Coca-Cola bring to mind a perennial Christmas classic: Santa-themed Coke commercials.
7. Lemon Shortbread Cookies
This lemon shortbread recipe takes the tart, fresh flavor of lemons and contrasts it beautifully with the richness of butter.
8. Nutella Amaretto Icebox Cookies with Almonds
Two delicious cookie doughs combine to create striped and swirly patterns in this easy recipe.
9. Peaceful Oats Cookies
This recipe comes to us courtesy of Ashley Swider, owner of YesUMay Cookies in Charleston, S.C.
10. Pine Nut Thumbprint Cookies with Fig Jam
A good cookie to make with young children, as they can help fill the cooled cookies with jam.
You can find recipes for snickerdoodles in very old cookbooks. They are a Southern favorite — sugary, a little chewy, and filled with sweet spicy goodness.
12. Molasses Ginger Snaps
These guys are redolent of winter spices, but most importantly, they're packed with butter and molasses.