Christmas Cookies You Won't Want To Share With Santa!
HAPPY DECEMBER 16TH TO ALL AND ALL A GOOD DAY (Read that in a deep Santa voice). Today's blog is all about the cookies that you should truthfully keep for yourself because Christmas is the season of selfishness right?...... I'm KIDDING!!!!! You will just need to double the batch, the first for you and the second for your loved ones (and maybe the big jolly man if you're feeling up to it)! Take this article as a holy passage, because our household is the land where cookie dreams come true!!!! I am being very serious when I say that. On a normal day in December, our mom probably bakes 100 cookies, and on a crazy day...... around 250!!!!! Our freezers (yes, we need multiple for this reason) are filled with containers, stacked on containers filled with every kind of cookie you COULDN'T even imagine!!!!! ("couldn't" because master cookie makers just don't bang out the basics) Now, these cookies are not listed in order, because what kind of crazy person could ever pick a favourite when each one tastes like heaven?!!!!!!
Gingerbread Linzer Cookies - I'm a HUGE gingerbread lover, so these are my perfect cookies! I much rather a bold spice flavour over an overly sweet dessert, but that's just me! https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/marranitos-enfiestados
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies - These cookies will definitely brighten up the dessert table and your heart when biting through the perfectly chewy cookie. It might also leave you with a powdered sugar moustache! https://wildwildwhisk.com/pistachio-butter-cookies/
Salted Caramel Pretzel Snickerdoodles - Sweet, salty, chewy & crunchy with the perfect hint of spice! What more could you ask for?! https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/salted-caramel-pretzel-snickerdoodles/
Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies - There's something about the combination of dark chocolate and peppermint that just make sense, a lot of sense!!! And to take it to the next level it's half dipped in white chocolate! https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/chocolate-brownie-cookies/
The Classic Gingerbread - In my opinion gingerbread is soooo underrated! We are all so used to using these beautiful cookies as a structural material, but they are much more useful in your mouth! https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/gingerbread-cookies/#tasty-recipes-59987
Black & White Tahini Cookies - You might think sesame only belongs on your bagel, but using tahini (sesame paste) in baking creates INSANELY flavourful sweets! It adds an amazing flavour of toasted rich nuttiness! https://bakingthegoods.com/2017/10/18/black-white-tahini-cookies/
Espresso Caramel Thumbprint Cookies - I've never met a coffee dessert I don't like! But the thing is, I don't like these, I LOVE THESE!!! The rich and bitter espresso magically compliments the sweet creamy caramel! http://thewoodandspoon.com/espresso-caramel-thumbprint-cookies/
Snowy Mountain Cookies - These cookies will make you levitate up to the mountains.... This recipe is a rich and buttery shortbread packed with mini chocolate chips and coated in white chocolate! https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/snowy-mountain-cookies/
Pistachio Butter Cookies with Orange & Cardamom - These cookies are BEAUTIFUL!! They are rich, but also delicate. Nutty, but also citrusy AND with the perfect addition of cardamon! https://wildwildwhisk.com/pistachio-butter-cookies/
Marranitos Enfiestados - If you are a gingerbread lover, you NEED to make these bad boys (or shall I say bad pigs)! What makes this cookie bold is the use of piloncillo, which is an unrefined dark can sugar with a smoky molasses-caramel flavour. https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/marranitos-enfiestados
Chocolate Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies - This one's a real showstopper. Not only does it taste amazing with the flavour marriage of chocolate and peppermint, but it is also just insanely beautiful to look at! https://thebeachhousekitchen.com/chocolate-peppermint-pinwheel-cookies/
Chocolate Brownie Cookies - These cookies will get you lots of brownie points with their crispy exterior, fudgy interior, and overall rich and chocolatey flavour! https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/chocolate-brownie-cookies/
We HIGHLY recommend you bake (and eat) all of these cookies! We don't only see Christmas as a chance to spend quality time with family, but as a way to eat as many cookies as our stomachs can handle without too much judgement...(but seriously, do you really think that would stop us anyway?!) So go crazy because calories don't count during the holidays...!!!!!! A real smart COOKIE would take these recipes and run, or shall I say prance (a reindeer reference)!!!!