Try These Christmas Cookie Recipes

Christmas Cookies

Cookies don’t get enough love most of the year, but come Christmastime, they claim some time in the spotlight. ‘Tis the season for cookie exchanges, cookies for Santa, cookies for parties and potlucks and gifting. Sprinkled with sugar crystals, glazed with colorful icing, cut into festive shapes – they’re just as much fun to admire as they are to eat. If you’re looking for a few new Christmas cookie recipes to try this year, we’ve got you covered. Whip up a batch or two of these delicious recipes and delight cookie lovers of all ages.

Eggnog Thumbprints

Eggnog is one of those flavors that embody the season. These cookies take that flavor and transform it from a festive sipper to a rich and delicious pastry that will quickly become a favorite holiday cookie recipe. Featuring signature eggnog ingredients like nutmeg, vanilla, sugar, and rum, Eggnog Thumbprints consist of a butter cookie base with a creamy filling that’s evocative of the season. Raves one reviewer: “I LOVE this recipe. I have never had a recipe that is so universally loved and one that I am constantly asked to share.”

Eileen’s Spicy Gingerbread Men

What could be more iconic than gingerbread men at Christmas? For Eileen’s Spicy Gingerbread Men, a classic gingerbread dough is flavored with molasses, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg. Use cookie cutters to stamp out the shapes before baking, and then use cookie icing to decorate as desired. Cute, classic, and tasty, these gingerbread people will be quick to disappear from your cookie tray. Writes one reviewer: “My kids, husband, and I had as much fun baking and making these as we did eating them, and giving them for gifts!”

White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

If you’re looking for something a little different than the standard cookies you’ll find at any cookie swap, this recipe is for you. The soft cookies are an interesting departure from standard chocolate chip cookies, getting their added flavor boost from sweet-tart dried cranberries and smooth, creamy white chocolate chips.

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