Christmas Cookies That Are Better Than Grandma’s Recipes
November 21, 2018
These cookie recipes are so delicious that grandmothers across the globe will be after them
Christmas Cookies That Are Better Than Grandma’s
Sugar, spice and everything nice are what the holidays are made of, so get your rolling pins out, dust off your cookie cutters and get that butter softening — ‘tis the season for cookies! Whether you’re making cookies for a holiday party, to leave them out for Santa or simply for the joy of baking, there is something extra special about making cookies this time of year, preferably while listening to Christmas music and feeling cozy.
You probably already have a slew of favorite cookie recipes up your sleeve and ready to make, but isn’t there always room for more? These recipes are guaranteed to delight and are sure to get gobbled up in no time at all. From classics like gingerbread and sugar cookies to more unusual (but no less scrumptious!) flavors like spiced peanut butter and chai tea eggnog cookies, these recipes will certainly delight, so read on to discover Christmas cookies that are better than Grandma’s.
These are really easy and fun cookies to make — a wonderful combination of soft chocolate and a delightfully crumbly cookie. Cornstarch gives the dough a smooth texture that makes it easy to work with and produces a tender, crumbly cookie.
Brownie Buckeye Cookies
These cookies take half as long to make as normal buckeyes, are less messy to eat, and deliver the same awesome taste
Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies
Christmas and gingerbread go hand in hand. This recipe adds butterscotch pudding to the mix for great richness that pairs with the spicy and warming flavors of the gingerbread.
Chai Tea Eggnog Cookies
These sugar cookies — favored by Taylor Swift — are subtly flavored with warming chai tea and covered in eggnog icing for a cookie that’s bursting with festivity.
Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
Classic thumbprint cookies get a holiday twist with crushed candy canes added into the mix for a chocolate-peppermint combo that no one will be able to resist!
Holiday Chocolate Chip Cookies
Give your chocolate chip cookies a holiday twist by adding some red and green morsels into the mix.
Christmas Mice Cookies
These macaroon-like cookies are easy to make, and kids will have fun helping to decorate them. The best way to serve these cute cookies is to place the “mice” on a plate all pointing in the direction of a piece of cheese. For added fun, you can even place one mouse on top of the cheese wedge.
Cranberry Orange Cookies
These sugar cookies made with dried cranberries and sprinkled with a dusting of orange-scented sugar just taste like Christmas and need to be part of everyone’s holiday cookie repertoire.
Cranberry-Pistachio Oatmeal Lace Cookies
If you want to give cookies as presents, bright colors and fragrant spice make these cookies a particularly delicious gift. Feel free to mix up the nut and dried fruit combination to suit your tastes and preferences.
Frosted Reindeer Cookies
Kids will love these simple sugar cookies that are dressed up as cute reindeer with the simple addition of a few pretzels, some icing, a gumdrop nose and some chocolate chip eyes.
Ginger Spice Holiday Cookies
Get in the holiday spirit with these cookies that combine cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg for a flavor kick. Top them off with frosting and sprinkles for decoration!
Gooey Butter Cookies
Soft, gooey and festively red, these butter cookies, made with cream cheese, cocoa powder and a drop of red food coloring, are sure to disappear quickly!
Lemon Ricotta Cookies
Plenty of lemon juice and zest gives these cookies a bright, tangy flavor, and incorporating ricotta into the dough makes them wonderfully fluffy and soft.
Mini Chip Snowball Cookies
These Mini Chip Snowball Cookies will add an attractive contrast to any holiday or special occasion cookie selection. They’re full of mini chocolate chips and dusted in powdered sugar coating, and everyone will love them.
Peppermint Crunch Christmas Cookies Recipe
These festive shortbread cookies are colored red and green and covered in peppermint candies.
Pumpkin Pecan Cookies
Toasted pecans are the foundation of this spiced oat cookie, sprinkled with cinnamon and cloves and scented with orange juice and zest. These cookies are tough to resist fresh from the oven... so don't!
Speculaas Holiday Cookies
These cookies are also known as St. Nicholas cookies and are eaten around Christmastime in Belgium and the Netherlands. You don't need to have the mold to make these — feel free to make your own shapes with whichever cookie cutter you choose.
Spiced Butter Pecan Cookies
Pecan pie takes cookie form in this super-simple recipe; your house will smell like the holiday season in no time thanks to seasonal spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.
Spiced Peanut Butter Cookies
These delicious peanut butter cookies are perfect for the holidays; they’re flavored with warm, fragrant spices like cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.
Walnut Compost Cookies
Lightly toasted walnuts pair up with fun ingredients like coffee, pretzels and butterscotch chips to create a uniquely delicious and irresistible cookie. Everyone will love these cookies, and they’re sure to become a family favorite. There’s no need to feel bad about enjoying your holiday cookies — after all, dieting before the holidays is actually a really bad idea!
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