While I normally don’t consider myself much of a baker, this December I’ve found myself in my kitchen more weekends than not whipping up some form of homemade treat or another. I’m not sure if it’s the pregnancy cravings, the holiday season, my desire to start family traditions, or a combo of all three, but regardless I’ve certainly been in the spirit of baking this year! In keeping with that, I thought I’d share my absolute favorite Christmas cookie recipes! Some are new to me this year, some have been saved to my Pinterest for years, and some were passed down from my mom.
I hope you enjoy, and maybe you’ll even find a new favorite Christmas cookie recipe to share with your friends and family!
Perfect Sugar Cookie Cutouts – the best recipe I’ve found for sugar cookie cutouts. (not an expert, but I’ve tried three recipes this year lol) This recipe creates thick and tender cookies that actually hold their shape, and are seriously delicious.
Symphony Brownies Ok, not a Christmas cookie, but I had to throw this one in here. My mom made these for a party this weekend, and I’m declaring these my favorite brownie ever. The best part about these is all you need is a box mix (and whatever oil and eggs the recipe calls for) and the Symphony bars.
Sugar Cookie Bars These are SOO good. The recipe calls for a cream cheese frosting, which in my opinion makes everything in life better. I love that these simplify the process of sugar cookie cutouts, which are really fun and traditional and all, but also kinda require a ton of prep and work. The recipe also makes a ton, so it’s perfect to take to a party.
Sugar Cookie Truffles SO good and only three ingredients! These are also customizable. For example, the recipe calls for store bought sugar cookie dough but you could use chocolate chip cookie dough and whatever melting chocolates are your favorite. I used white chocolate and regular sugar cookie dough (pictured above!) and they were a hit in my house!
Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies I haven’t actually made these this year (yet) but this is the BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe I’ve found. When I was pregnant with George, and on a serious baking kick, I tried a bunch of chocolate chip cookie recipes. This recipe was by far my favorite! They are delightfully dense, chocolatey, chewy, and just all together the definition of perfection in my opinion.
Thank you for following along, and if you happen to try any of these recipes let me know! Also, if you have a favorite christmas cookie or baking tradition, feel free to share!