The holiday season is among us, and we’re ready to get our Christmas spirit on. Celebrating Christmas is a joyous time filled with sweet and festive treats. There’s nothing like grandma’s cookies and family owned recipes past down from generation to generation to remind you what the holiday season is really about. What if you could cook like your grandmother and create your own recipes to pass down? Here are a few Christmas cookie recipes you need to bring to your next holiday party.
1) Nutmeg Tea Cakes
Tea cakes are the simplest cookies to make and easiest to cut out into any shape you want. Recipes for this cookie will vary amongst families, but the nutmeg spice is what will keep you coming back for more. The best tea cakes will be crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. If you want to dress them up, add some festive frosting and sprinkles.
2) The Grinch Cookies
The Grinch will steal Christmas this year and your cookies! What better recipe to bring to a Christmas party than a holiday classic like The Grinch That Stole Christmas inspired cookies? With a few drops of green food color, a red candy heart, and vanilla for taste, you’ve got a cookie that will be the centerpiece of the desserts table.
3) Frosted Peppermint Brownie Cookies
Peppermint is a signature flavor around the holiday season. We decorate our trees with candy canes and even stop at Starbucks to get a venti peppermint mocha latte. But, what can we do to make the peppermint taste even better? Add a whole brownie cookie underneath, of course!
4) Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies
What’s better than a pumpkin spice latte? Eating a salted caramel cookie! These crunchy little delights will have you craving for more after one bite. The cookie is surrounded in chopped pecans, and the thumbprint is filled with creamy caramel. It’s a seasonal flavor that we can’t wait to eat when Christmas arrives.
5) Christmas Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Looking for a cookie with festive colors and mouth-watering flavors? Try this holiday twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie with red and green sprinkles and white chocolate chips for a sweet surprise. These are the best Christmas cookies for any beginning baker as they are easy to make, and your friends will keep asking for more. They might even ask to borrow the recipe. This is one of our favorite Christmas cookie recipes!
6) Double Chocolate Mint Cookies
Double the chocolate and the double the mint because we’re in the mood for cookies with a sweet and cool taste to indulge our cravings and keep us wanting more! These cookies will be the chocolate lover’s favorite so be sure to make a large batch for your next holiday party!
7) Candy Cane Cookies
Need a treat that’s festive in not only the flavor but the shape too? Candy cane cookies are sure to steal the show with their festive charm and sweet flavor. You might even find yourself hanging these candy canes on the Christmas tree!
8) Christmas Swirl Sugar Cookies
Not only are these cookies aesthetically pleasing, but they’re super delicious. Sugar cookies are just as a classic as chocolate chip cookies. But, if you’re looking to make your sugar cookies to stand out over others, you’ll definitely want to try out this recipe. Take three layers of different colored sugar cookie batter, layer them on top of each other, roll them up like a log, and slice them into your desired thickness. You’ll have the most eye-catching cookies at any party, and there won’t be any left by the time the party is over. This is one of the best Christmas cookie recipes!