Making the Perfect Christmas Cookies

Posted by Marketing Manager on Thursday, December 19th, 2013 at 9:39am.

It's about time to get those cookies in the oven and ready for your family and friends. If you're looking for the best cookie recipes for Christmas, here are a couple of great choices.

Chewy Sugar Cookies

What you Will Need:

  • 2 3/4 cups white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-4 tablespoons buttermilk
  • Colored Sugar, Sprinkles or Icing for decorating

Full instructions here: Food Network

Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

What you Will Need:

  • 7 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 cup dark-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

Full instructions here: Martha Stewart

Date Pinwheels

What you Will Need:

  • 10 ounces chopped dates
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Full instructions here: My Recipes

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

What you Will Need:

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 40 miniature peanut butter cups, unwrapped

Full instructions here: All Recipes

All of these recipes will provide the perfect Christmas cookies for your celebration this year. Whether just celebrating with family or having a large party, you can "wow" your guests with these wonderful recipes.

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