It’s a week of Christmas Cookies here on My Great Recipes Collection, and we’re starting it off with a roundup of collections from around the interwebs.
I’m dreaming of a whole hoot of yummy cookies for me, me, me.
Err, in the spirit of the season I’ll share with you, too.
The Taste of Home Christmas Cookies Baking Guide covers not only baking and decorating, but also tips for storing, packaging, and mailing.
The Babble Ultimate Christmas Cookie Guide has 29 recipes in slideshow format. Cookies include: classic gingerbread, bunelos, gluten-free mexican wedding cookies, orange spice cookies, and more.
Food and Wine also offers a collection of blog posts related to holiday cookies. Try out lemon curd macarons, chocolate-peanut butter shortbread sandwich cookies, molasses thumbprints with Cajeta, and matcha tea marshmallow crispy treats. Tips come from pastry chefs, and there is a list (with links to recipes) for cookies you can make in under and hour – including a fresh take on no-bake peanut butter cookies
Baking Christmas Cookies
I actually don’t do much Christmas baking. Years ago, my mom did quite a bit of holiday baking, but as kids and grandkids have gotten older, we just don’t need or want as many cookies as we have in the past. And -if you can believe it- some of the grandkids don’t like sweets. Thank goodness work colleagues bring in trays of cookies!
Saveur offers an ultimate guide to Christmas cookies. The collection runs the gamut from “50 Old-School Cookie Recipes You Can’t Beat,” iced sugar cookies, shortbread cookies, and gingersnaps to modern twists like matcha Christmas trees, gluten-free sugar cookies, and kamut-chamomile shortbread. I may have to try the cardamom-ginger crunch – a kind of glazed shortbread
Epicurious presents their 50 best holiday cookie recipes starting with “The Classics” like thumbprint, Linzer, and melty chocolate-truffle cookies. Other collections are:
- “The Decorating Favorites” of sugar cookies, chocolate hazelnut cookies, and gluten-free citrus sugar cookies,
- “For Chocolate Lovers” includes bittersweet chocolate cookies, chocolate shortbread, cherry double-chocolate, and soft chocolate cookies with grapefruit and star anise,
- “Kid-Friendly Set’ suggests gingerbread cookie sandwiches, alphabet cookies, and chocolate chunk share cookies, and
- “The Spiced Ones” with chewy molasses cookies, raisin-nut spice cookies, cardamom-walnut cookies, and bacon-fat gingersnaps.
I’m craving cookies just typing that list up!
Delish adds seven more to their best list at 57 of the best-ever Christmas Cookies. Major bonus points for a subtitle of “Christmas cookies don’t have calories, so bake up a batch of every single one.”
Ha! If only.
Delish also offers a slideshow of cookies with links to the recipes including Santa’s trash cookies, sugar cookie trees, creme brulee sugar cookies, hot chocolate cookie cups, meringue wreath cookies, and a whole lot more.
King Arthur Flour offers a splendid guide to decorating cookies. They start with suggesting cookies like holiday butter cookies, gingerbread cookies, oatmeal decorating cookies, and two gluten-free cookie recipes. Next up are instructions on cutting and baking, followed by decorating options like glaze, frost, or royal icing. There’s even instructions for building your own gingerbread house and a hotline for holiday bakers in a panic!
The Good Housekeeping collection is “Our Best Christmas Cookie Recipes Ever” and boy, does it live up to its name. It’s a seemingly endless collection of different blog posts. As you scroll through the list of posts, you also scroll back in time; the list starts in 2018 and rolls back to 2006. Just nibble on this:
- These 80 Amazing Cookie Recipes Are All You Want For Christmas
- 15 Things You Never Thought to Do With Christmas Cookie Cutters
- Mocha Men and Star Cookies
- Fruitcake Cookies
- White Chocolate Raspberry Thins
- 28 Gingerbread Cookies to Make Your Kitchen Smell Amazing
- No-Bake Waffle Dippers
Real Simple offers up a slideshow of more than 20 easy holiday and Christmas cookies. Recipes include dark chocolate walnut fudge, no-bake peanut butter oatmeal cookies, microwave peanut brittle, white chocolate macadamia cookies, pumpkin whoopie pies, mint brownie bites, and more. Sigh…so many cookies, so little time.
Your Christmas Cookie Collection
Are you making Christmas cookies this year? How many? What kinds? What’s your favorite Christmas cookie?
Don’t forget, I’m giving away a copy of McCall’s Christmas Cookie Collection. Jump over to that post and register to win — contest ends this Friday, December 7.