On Your Mark. Get Set. Bake
There’s one thing that is super important to our family around the holidays. Cookies! We’re all about the cookies. Deliciously easy cookies that is! Every year we take a few days to bake for gifts, or simply just to enjoy for ourselves. Last year we did a 12 days of Christmas cookies and we loved it so much. Who wouldn’t want to eat a different cookie everyday leading up to Christmas?
With cooking and baking being very near and dear to me, I was quite excited to share some of our favorite Christmas cookie recipes. All of these recipes are tried and true for many years so get ready for some decadent and festive cookies you can make with the family.
Amish Butter Cookies
First up is the Amish Butter Cookie. You technically can’t go wrong with making a butter cookie as they are a favorite for many. These are super easy to make and are melt in your mouth buttery goodness. Pro tip is to use an actual cookie scooper to ensure you get that nice cracked top of the cookie.
Next is a chocolate cookie we’ve been making for many years now. The ever so decadent Chocolate Truffle Cookie. If you’re all about rich chocolate in cookie form, then this one is for you! Not only is the cookie dough a chocolate base, but then you add chocolate chips into the dough plus chocolate sprinkles on the top. A chocolate lovers dream! These go pretty quickly in my house so be prepared.
White Velvet Cutouts
Another cookie we make time and time again are these classic White Velvet Cutouts. We use this recipe for our decorated cookies and they come out great every time. I used to hunt down new sugar cookie recipes every season until I found these. These cookie cutouts are nice and buttery, then topped with a smooth frosting.
Our tip is to add a bit of lemon or orange zest to the frosting to give it a citrus kick! These are worry free cookies; if you don’t have any piping bags around the house, just use those handy ziploc bags. If you’re without those, simply dip the cookie into the frosting and top it with sprinkles.
Mexican Wedding Cookies
Now onto a cookie that goes by many different names. You may know them as Mexican Wedding Cookies, Russian or Swedish Tea Cakes, or just plain ole snowball cookies. Our family however, knows them by Pecan Meltaway’s. This domed shaped cookie is filled with chopped pecans, a bit of orange zest and topped with powdered sugar. These are super festive for the Christmas season and most importantly delicious!
There wouldn’t be a Christmas without Ginger Snaps! This particular cookie is one that I leave in the hands of my sweet mom. It’s basically her go to cookie to make so I just sit back and enjoy. These gingersnaps have the perfect amount of spice and chew at the center. Gingersnaps just immediately put us in the Christmas spirit as that ginger and cinnamon aroma fills the house. A true classic!
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Last on the list is a cookie that my grandparents and aunts just adore. The Oatmeal Raisin Cookie. This recipe came from a Mrs. Field’s Cookbook that my family used every single year. If you don’t trust me, you can definitely trust Mrs. Fields. This oatmeal cookie recipe is so great and you can even switch things up to make it your own. Try using craisins instead of raisins, a teaspoon of cinnamon, and a bit of orange zest to really add a punch of flavor.
We hope you enjoyed our roundup of the best Christmas cookies that have been tested time and time again. If you’re ready to bake some holiday magic, grab your mixers and get ready to whip up some yummy treats for the family. Merry Christmas!