Best Christmas Cookies Ever

Best Christmas Cookies Ever

My daughter, Leigh, made this cookie recipe from Allrecipes for all of her friends for holiday presents. They came out so good that we had to make them again for Christmas this week. This recipe is foolproof and easy. I love the icing with a touch of almond extract if you like a light almond flavor. Make sure you have your cookie cutters on hand and plenty of flour on your counter for rolling the dough. Feel free to half the recipe if you want to make a smaller batch, but we warn you. Your family and friends won’t be able to stopping eating these! Thank you Leigh for all of your help!

Crunchy Maple Shortbread Cookies

Crunchy Maple Shortbread Cookies

Your family and friends will be so so excited when you share these tasty treats! Beautifully delicious Crunchy Maple Shortbread Cookies are a fantastic gift, and guests will love them. The maple crunch packs a flavorful punch, and these cookies become a delicious addition to your go-to holiday recipes. For added indulgence, dip them in melted chocolate and allow to cool. These are made with Nature Path’s Crunchy Maple Sunrise Cereal (which my kids and I love). These crowed-pleasing treats are so yummy I strongly suggest keeping a few for yourself! Check out how low in calorie there are too!

Calories per serving: 116, Fat 8g, Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 8mg, Carbohydrates 12g, Fiber 1g, Sugar 6.5g, Protein 1.5g

Candy Cane Gingersnaps & Cookie Cookbook Giveaway-“Cookielicous”

When I saw this cookie recipe for Candy Cane Gingersnaps, I was wowed. This recipe, as well 149 other creative cookie recipes can be found in the recently released book, “Cookielicious” by Janet Keeler, Food Editor of the St. Petersburg Times. This awesome cookie cookbook is a compilation of reader’s favorites and staff original cookie recipes. What a great holiday gift idea! Chapters include “Anytime Cookies”, “Sharing Cookies”, “Chocolate Cookies”, “Kids Cookies” and “Holiday Cookies” with recipes such as Lemon Raspberry Thumbprints, White Christmas Shortbread, Chocolate Walnut Puffs and more. If you would like the chance to enter to win this giveaway, leave a comment below telling me your favorite holiday cookie recipe. The winner will be drawn this Friday, December 3rd.

My Favorite Cookies: Alison’s Cowgirl Cookies

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Who isn’t looking for an awesome cookie recipe? The only problem I had with these was trying to give them a name. They are filled with my favorites: peanut butter, chocolate chips, crispy rice cereal (Rice Krispies), and they are fabulous. We were loving them when they came out of the oven, and my daughter took some to school, and she said kids were almost fighting over them. Try them, and you will see exactly what I mean.

Light and Fabulous: Passover Crescent Cookies

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Every year my sister, Julie, bakes with her college friend, Toby, and they make dozens and dozens of wonderful Passover desserts. I’m in awe when I go see what they have cooked up in the kitchen in just one day. They are always trying new Passover dessert recipes, but some have been passed to them by their other college friend, Elaine. Elaine’s mother, Joan May, told them about this recipe for Crescent Cookies a few years ago. Since then, this recipe has been a staple dessert on Passover in Julie’s and Toby’s homes.  Sometimes they dip them in chocolate, but I personally like them with a small dusting of powdered sugar. They are airy, light and so incredibly addictive. They taste nothing like a Passover cookie (no offense to Passover). They are great and only 5 ingredients. Thank you Toby, Julie, Elaine and Joan for letting me share this recipe with my readers.

Easter Egg Shortbread Cookies and Cookie Decorating with Kids

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I love baking kid’s treats, and Easter is a perfect time to make delicious confections. These Shortbread Cookies make decorating cookies so fun! I love to use Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa’s) recipe for Shortbread Cookies. I omit the chocolate instructions and use Easter egg cookie cutters. My daughter, Leigh, decorated these and had a blast making them. I used store-bought icing and sprinkles to make life a little easier.

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Holiday Cookies with a Kick: Chocolate Chipotle Shortbread Cookies

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I live in interesting (and fortunate) life as a Recipe Developer creating Christmas recipes in the heat of July and summery recipes and grilling during winter. I created this recipe last summer for a “REAL BUTTER” recipe project coming up with “regional” cookie ideas and recipes. I’m not from the west, but I thought a touch of chipotle mixed with chocolate in a shortbread-type cookie would rock. They did! My assistant, Alacia, has been a fan of chipotle ever since. You can’t go wrong with Chocolate Chipotle Shortbread Cookies. They are perfect for holidays or anytime of the year.

Leigh and Zachary’s Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Everyone thinks Leigh and Zachary, my middle and youngest children, are twins. They are actually two years apart, but they are so close in size that I get that question all of the time. They are both incredible kids and are huge food lovers as well as helpful in the kitchen. This is one of their favorite chocolate cookies from Southern Living magazine. If you’re looking for a wonderful but basic Chocolate Cookie recipe, look no further.

Kid’s Favorite Fall Treat: Pumpkin Maple Cookies

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I just finished up a huge holiday cookie recipe project, and these Pumpkin Maple Cookies were my kid’s favorite. The pumpkin flavor combined with maple syrup, nutmeg and cinnamon is fabulous, and they are moist and not too sweet. School starts next Tuesday, and these are perfect for school lunches, fall, Christmas or anytime of the year.