The Christmas Cookie Recipe Round-Up is here! I have curated five highly-rated recipes from food bloggers around the internet to help inspire you to try a new Christmas Cookie recipe this holiday season. Traditionally, we have only made extra large batches of cutout sugar cookies, which are a whole lot of fun to make. This year, I want us to make smaller batches and try a few different recipes. Whatever your Christmas Cookie plans are, here are five good recipes to try this holiday season!
This is the perfect transitional cookit to ease your way into the holiday season. Who doesn’t love a soft sugar cookie rolled in cinnamon sugar? This recipe adds a special Christmas-y spin to your classic snickerdoodle, by calling for rolling the cookies in Christmas-colored sugar, white sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg! Check out this recipe from Buy This, Cook That.
I’ve never actually made Gingerbread cookies, but their rich, spicy flavor screams Christmas. It might be because some of these recipes seem so intimidating. I have found a highly-rated (five star!) gingerbread cookie recipe to make your cookie-making adventures stress-free. Check this one out here!
3. Traditional Decorated Sugar Cookie
When it’s a couple days to Christmas and you need some special decorated cookies for Santa to eat, you turn to your trusty, traditional decorated sugar cookie! Get out your favorite cookie cutters and your icing and sprinkles and get ready for some fun. These are the cookies that your kids get to really put their stamp on because they can easily and safely decorate the baked cookies when they come out of the oven. The mess left behind is all part of the fun. Check out this recipe from Life, Love and Sugar!
These are the buttery, more sophisticated sugar cookies for the adults in the room. Try eating these yummy, crunchy cookies with some spiked eggnog with all the grown-ups in the room as you finish wrapping those Christmas gifts! Check out these three-ingredient shortbread cookies here from Chew Out Loud.
5. Thumbprint Cookie
If you need something different this year, try some thumbprint cookies. These are sugar cookies with a little dip in the middle that you can fill with chocolate, jam, or whatever you’re craving. Check out this jam-filled thumbprint cookie from Sugar Spun Run. She advocates for putting the jam on the cookies before baking them, and for using a tart jam to complement the sweetness of the cookie.
Baking Christmas cookies is such a fun way to celebrate the holiday season. Everyone seems to gather together to help out. Anything that brings the family together helps to create memories that last a lifetime. And, if you’re like me and you have a single, trusty go-to Christmas cookie recipe. But if you want to try something new this year, I hope this Christmas Cookie Recipe Round-Up has given you some ideas for trying a new holiday cookie recipe.