Christmas candy cookies are simple to make and delicious. You can use most forms of Christmas candy in the batter or for a change use glazed fruits, dried cranberries or maraschino cherries. Enjoy with a hot cup of cocoa or mulled cider.
This is the first in a series of two recipes for coconut macaroons. The cookie is sweet with a tropical flair. It is filled with tasty coconut and the goodness of vanilla. For a special treat drizzle the finished cookie with chocolate or butterscotch.
Mae’s shortbread is a recipe that my mom received from a close friend when I was little. My mom took the recipe and made it into a special treat for holidays. She’d meticulously cut out shapes of birds, bells and trees. These days I just roll the dough in a log and cut into disks for when I need a quick treat for friends and family.
At Christmas my family celebrates with food and family. One cookie which turns up again and again is the recipe for peanut butter bites. The chocolate and peanut butter are a great combination for any celebration or for when you just want a decadent treat. Enjoy!
1 cup chunky peanut butter
3/4 cups icing sugar
1/2 cup white chocolate
1/2 cup milk chocolate
Mix peanut butter and icing sugar together in a small bowl until mixture is well incorporated.
At this time of year I start baking Christmas cookies and I often make Almond Spritz Cookies. These cookies are bite sized and flavourful. They are perfect when you want a small sweet treat. Enjoy with hot cocoa or eggnog.
Christmas chip cookies use rainbow Christmas chips for a unique flavour. They’re a little sweeter than your average chocolate chip cookie and the dough is soft and tender. They’re great with hot cocoa or cider.
When December comes I like to pull out recipes that I haven’t used throughout the year. One of my favourites is the recipe for Christmas Gingerbread. The combination of spices and sweet molasses is always a crowd-pleaser and kids love the decorated shapes.