Christmas Cookies That Make Great Gifts
Gifting during the holiday season isn’t always easily accomplished by heading to the mall. There are a ton of people in your life that you’d love to show appreciation to without the hassle of buying them a useless trinket. A simple gift-giving solution is to give them something straight from the heart — and the oven. For a no-fail present, try gifting Christmas cookies you baked throughout the holiday season for those whom you are unsure of what to give. Not only are Christmas cookies appropriate for everyone from your neighbor to your mail person, but Christmas cookies are also a delicious gift that will guarantee a smile. Try making any of these Christmas Cookies that will surely be a holiday hit!
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.
Cranberry Pumpkin Cookies
Dried cranberries give these festive pumpkin cookies a nice zing and fruitiness.
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.
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.