Making Christmas cookies is fun for all the family to enjoy. Christmas cookies are probably one of the coolest cookies for kids to decorate, because they can make Santa Claus, reindeer, Christmas wreaths, bells, candy canes, snowmen, and even angels.
Christmas cookies are not only for dessert, they can be eaten as a snack or with breakfast. A good Christmas breakfast cookie could consist of raisins, peanut butter, oatmeal, or even fruit. This way your child will be getting some sort of nutrition if eaten at breakfast time before school.
Trying to find that perfect Christmas cookie can get quite frustrating, but at the same time could be fun. Almost every household enjoys eating and baking homemade chocolate chip cookies, but if making the same old Christmas cookies each year it can get quite boring. Add more creativity to those plain old chocolate chip cookies. You can add red and green sprinkles, M&M ‘S, nuts, colored candies, oatmeal, banana, or use colored sugar. Let your imagination get crazy. Allow the ideas just to flow.
When searching for Christmas cookie recipes online, you will notice some of the most popular Christmas cookie recipes are some of your old time favorites such as the cream cheese Christmas balls, ginger bread men, shortbread Christmas cookies, Italian Christmas cookies, chocolate chip, Snickerdoodles, peanut butter blossoms, and my old time favorite snowballs. I will save you time and aggravation by giving you the most popular christmas cookies recipe websites. This way you can start baking them now and freeze them.
Christmas-cookies.com- On this Christmas cookie website you will find recipes for cutout christmas cookies, decorated cookies, drop cookies, filled cookies, fried cookies, low carb cookies, no-bake cookies, gifts in a jar, and recipes for icings, frostings, and glazes to add onto your christmas cookies. This website literally has hundreds of Christmas cookie recipes that will please almost everyone.
Suite101.com- Last year when I searched online I actually found a list, which had the “Most Popular Christmas Cookies for 2008. This list is great to follow every year, because some of your old time favorites will always be on this list. On this website you will find christmas cookie recipes such as double chocolate chip, peanut butter blossoms, peanut butter oatmeal, Santa’s whiskers, mexican wedding cakes, sugar cookies, shortbread cookies, cherry kisses, and thumbprint cookies. Click on the cookie recipe of choice, and then it will bring you to another page. This page will have a little bit of history about the cookie, plus the recipe on how to make it.
Allrecipes.com- If you are looking for the “Top 20 Christmas Cookie Recipes” or “Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes” it can be found here. On this website you will find recipes to make sugar cookies, gingersnaps, Christmas tree cookies, dora christmas cookies, cream cheese cookies, Christmas wreaths, cookie frostings, cookies in a jar, orange cranberry drops, and even espresso biscotti. It doesn’t stop there though, you can also learn how to make gingerbread cookies, gingerbread people, gingerbread houses, and gingerbread Christmas cutouts. Each year the gingerbread cookie recipe will be amongst the top with families who have kids. So instead of crazy searching online for gingerbread cookie recipes just look here.
Joyofbaking.com- This Christmas cookie website will blow you away. Not only does it have easy to follow directions, it has outstanding pictures of each Christmas cookie recipe. You will find recipes for ginger cookies, pumpkin cookies, gingersnaps, chocolate fudge cookies, linzer cookies, coconut macaroons, sugar cookies, chocolate crinkles, oatmeal cookies, pumpkin whoopie pies, pecan shortbread, peanut butter cup cookies, mint squares, spice cookies, fruit filled cookies, chocolate wafers, butter cookies, checkerboard cookies, raisin cookies, brownies and so much more.
Recipe4living.com- on this website you will find a “Christmas Cookie Countdown.” This cookie countdown will have the top favorite Christmas cookie recipes from people all over the world. You will find recipes for gingersnaps, pecan balls, holiday cherry squares, snowballs, snowman cookies, pecan cookies, lemon bars, peanut butter cookies, candy cane cookies, sugar cookies, nut cookies, shortbread cookies, ribbon cookies, carrot cookies, filled cookies, cookie bars, spice cookies, brownie cookies, rainbow cookie pops, pumpkin cookies, cranberry cookies, caramel cookies, and pudding cookies. Click on desired cookie recipe. Then you will be able to learn about that specific cookie and how to make it.
Other websites that have a great selection of Christmas cookie recipes is the Foodnetwork.com, Epicurious.com, Marthastewart.com, Cooks.com, Popularchristmascookies.com, and idea-queen.com.