Every Christmas, the women in my family, like many other families, get together to bake Christmas cookies. I'm usually lucky enough to have two cookie baking days- one with my family and one with D's, but this year things looked a bit different of course, and we weren't able to be together. Nevertheless, my mom and I are still keeping the tradition alive, as I can't imagine a Christmas without these Christmas cookies!
I'm sharing our top favorite cookies and the recipes that fill our Christmas platters for Santa and friends. What cookies do you bake each Christmas?
I've posted about these cookies before, and I have to mention them again here! These molasses cookies are my mom's specialty, my son's favorite cookie, and just the best molasses cookies around. They are a super wonderful traditional cookie to add to your Christmas baking this year!
Get the recipe here: Mom's Molasses Sugar Cookies
These are my favorite of the Christmas cookies with the crunch of the rice krispies and peanut butter covered in a wonderful white chocolate. Better bake a double batch- these go fast!
Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix well. Place in the refrigerator to chill for 20-30 minutes. Shape into 1 inch balls, then dip into melted chocolate. Decorate with sprinkles. Set on wax paper to dry.
These are about the easiest cookies to make and are the perfect combination of sweet and salty!
Spread peanut butter on a ritz cracker, then cover with another cracker to make a sandwich. Dip the sandwich in chocolate and decorate with sprinkles. Set on wax paper to dry.
I know I said the last cookies were the easiest, but these are pretty easy too. Another salty and sweet combination that are a simple and wonderful Christmas treat!
Gingerbread cookies are about as traditional as they come and served as the main decorations on Christmas trees for many homesteads in the early 1900s. This recipe, from Sally's Baking Addition, is a wonderful and chewy cookie that is sure to please!
Get the recipe here: Gingerbread Cookies
Traditional Cut-Out Cookies
Whenever I make these, people always ask me for my recipe. These are soft, chewy cut-outs with a perfect and easy glaze that hardens into perfection. The addition of almond extract really does the trick for me! It really is a wonderful recipe!
Get the recipe here from Wholefully: Easy Rolled Sugar Cookies
There you have it! That's what's filling our Christmas platters this year. What is filling yours?
Let's fill the comments with recipes!
Thanks for sharing!