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Bake It Till You Make It! 5 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes For A Merry Time With Your Fam

KanupriyaKanupriya  |  Nov 9, 2021
Christmas Cookie Recipe

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What’s the one thing that you love about Christmas? Well, it’s quite a difficult question because everything about this jolly festival is simply amazing. However, if we have to pick one element, we would say that it is the delicious desserts that we eat during this occasion. From yummy cakes to finger-licking good cookies, every item cooked and served on Christmas is absolutely mouthwatering.

If you are looking to prepare a new dessert menu for your Christmas holiday, then we have got your back. We have curated a list of fab Christmas cookies recipes that you can bake and make your festival jollier than ever.

So, without further ado, put your aprons on because these Christmas cookies recipes are *chef’s kiss* good!

How To Make Christmas Cookies

Whether you are an amateur or a pro at baking, these cookie recipes are meant for everyone. So, if you are wondering how to make Christmas cookies that can give all bakeries a good run for their money, then get started with this list STAT!

Snowball Chocolate Cookies

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Inside these gorgeous looking snowball cookies are yummy chocolate fillings. These cookies will surely surprise all your guests. Here’s the Christmas cookie recipe that you need to save in your journal STAT!

INGREDIENTS:

  • Softened butter –  2 sticks
  • Powdered sugar – 1.5 cups
  • All-purpose flour – 2 cups
  • Pure vanilla extract –  1 tsp
  • Finely walnuts, very finely chopped
  • Salt 1.5 tsp
  • Water – 2 Tbsp
  • Chocolate cubes

Steps To Make

  • Preheat oven to 325° and line two baking sheets with parchment.
  • Mix butter and ½ cup powdered sugar together in a large bowl. Add flour, vanilla, nuts, salt, and water to the mix.
  • Mould 1 tbsp cookie dough around each chocolate cube so that they look like small snowballs. Let it chill for 1 hour.
  • Transfer them to the baking sheets and bake them for 20 to 25 minutes. 
  • The cookies should look dry and should be cooled down for 20 minutes.
  • Roll in the remaining in 1 cup of powdered sugar.

Christmas Pinwheel Cookies

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These beautiful and colourful cookies do not just look good but taste amazing as well. Here’s how to make Christmas cookies that you can enjoy every year.

Ingredients:

  • All-purpose flour – 2.25 cups
  • Baking powder – 1 Tsp
  • Salt – ½ tsp 
  • Softened butter – 1 Cup
  • Powder sugar – 1 Cup
  • Egg – 1
  • Almond extract – 2 drops
  • Red food colouring
  • Sprinkles

Steps to Make:

  • Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Beat butter and sugar together in another bowl. Add egg and extract to it. Add all the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Divide dough into two halves. Add red food colouring to one and mix well. Shape each dough into ½ inches thick squares. Wrap them in plastic wrap and freeze for 30 minutes. 
  • Place red dough between two sheets of parchment paper and roll into a ¼ inches thick rectangle. Repeat the same with white dough. Remove the top sheet of parchment paper from each dough. Place red dough on top of the white dough with their sides facing each other. Seal them together by pressing gently.
  • Remove the top parchment paper and trim the sides to make the dough even. Using the bottom parchment paper, roll the dough tightly into a log. Seal the rolls well and freeze them overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Cut the rolls into 1.5 inches thick cookies. Bake them until their edges are set and just starting to turn golden.

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Brown butter can turn any ordinary cookie into a phenomenal one. Here’s the Christmas cookies recipe that you will never forget.

Ingredients:

  • Butter – 2 sticks
  • Milk powder – 1 Tbsp
  • Packed brown sugar – ¾ Cups
  • Granulated sugar – ½ Cups
  • Eggs – 2
  • Pure vanilla extract – 1 Tsp
  • All-purpose flour – 2.5 Cups
  • Baking soda – 1.5 Tsp
  • Salt – 1.5 Tsp
  • Chocolate chips – 2 Cups

Steps to Make:

  • Melt butter in a saucepan and bring it to a simmer. When golden, pout it in a bowl and let it cool for about 15 or 20 minutes. 
  • Add milk powder to the butter and mix well. Add sugars, eggs and vanilla and mix until creamy. 
  • Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt together in another bowl. Add dry ingredients and chocolate chips and stir well. Cover it with plastic wrap and let it chill for 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350° and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment. Place 2 tbsp worth of dough on it and roll it into a ball. Place them on the baking sheet 2 inches apart. 
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Then let it cool for 5 minutes before enjoying it.

Alfajore

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Alfajores are soft shortbread cookies that look like creamy sandwiches. Here is the best Christmas cookie recipe that you need to try.

Ingredients:

  • Cornstarch – 1.25 Cups 
  • All-purpose flour – 1.5 Cups
  • Baking powder – 1 Tsp
  • Baking soda – ½ Tsp
  • Salt – ½ Tsp
  • Softened butter – 12 Tbsp
  • Powder Sugar – ¾ Cups
  • Zest of 1 lemon  
  • Egg yolks – 3
  • Pure vanilla extract – 1 Tsp
  • Jar of dulce de leche – 1
  • Shredded coconut – ¼ Cups

Steps to Make:

  • Preheat oven to 350° and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment. Mix cornstarch, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl.
  • Mix butter, sugar, and lemon zest together in another bowl and add egg yolks and vanilla to it along with the dry ingredients. 
  • Divide the dough in half. Working one half at a time, create ¼ inches thick roll of the dough. Cut the dough into thin round cookies and place it on the baking sheet. Repeat the same with the second half of the dough.
  • Freeze the dough for 15 minutes. Bake the frozen dough for 8 minutes and then let it cool completely. 
  • Spread dulce de leche or a chocolate spread on the cooled off cookies. Roll them in shredded coconut.

Sweet & Salty Holiday Toffee

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It is one of the easiest and tastiest desserts that you can make. Here’s how to make Christmas cookies that are lip-smacking good!

Ingredients:

  • Saltine crackers – 35
  • Butter –  2 Sticks
  • Packed brown sugar – 1 Cups
  • Semisweet chocolate chips – 1.5 Cups
  • Gems – 5 
  • Sprinkles – 1 Jar

Steps To Make:

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet and coat it with cooking spray. Put saltine crackers on it. Set aside.
  • Melt butter and brown sugar in a saucepan. Cook until it starts to bubble for 2 minutes. Pour the mix over the saltine crackers evenly and bake for 15 minutes. 
  • Immediately add chocolate chips and let them melt. Smoothen up the chocolate layer and add gems and holiday sprinkles. Cut into small squares and let them cool until they are hardened.

More Recipes

Here are some more Christmas cookies recipes, dessert recipes and yummy snack recipes that you should try:

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Bread Pizza Recipe: If you thought making bread pizza is a time-consuming affair, then think again. Making bread pizza at home couldn’t be any easier. Here are some easy bread pizza recipes that you need to make.

Red Velvet Cake Recipe: Want to learn how to bake a red velvet cake from scratch? Well, we are here with an easy recipe for red velvet cake!

Fruit Custard Recipes: Wanna try a bowl full of happiness? We’d recommend that you try your hands on our trusty fruit custard recipe. Here are the recipes that you need to make STAT!

Smoothie Recipes: Click here for five of the greatest smoothie recipes that would have you converted to a ‘smoothie girl’ even if you aren’t much into it.

Homemade Ice Cream Recipes: To make ice cream at home, all you need is a few ingredients, patience, and a little determination. Put all of that together in a bowl and whisk it with a lot of love.

Healthy Food Recipes: From salads to meats and baked vegetables, here are some of the best dishes that are not just healthy but delicious too. So guilt-free munching, here we come! 

So fam, which Christmas cookies recipe have you decided to pick first?

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