Best Christmas Cookie Recipes - Easy Holiday Cookies to Prepare 

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No matter do you have a sweet tooth, or you are not a big fan of desserts when it comes to Christmas you need to think about a cup of coffee with a cookie next to it. Preparing Christmas cookie recipes, it’s not just about making a dessert, it is about spending time with family, enjoying with kids, and express your creativity. 

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That’s why we brought you easy Christmas cookies recipes you can prepare with your family members in a Christmas period, and after enjoying in winter evening filled up with cookies, hot drinks, and great stories. 

Gingerbread Cookie Recipe - The Most Known One 

When you think about Christmas cookies, one of the first thoughts is certainly gingerbread cookies. These are fun and easy to prepare, but most importantly they are delicious, and you can eat gingerbread cookies with milk, tea, or a cup of coffee. 

Among a lot of gingerbread cookie recipes, we choose the one you need around 30 minutes to prepare. So let’s start with the recipe. 

Ingredients

  • 1 (3.5 ounce) package cook and serve butterscotch pudding mix
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

Start from using a medium bowl, in which you will cream together the dry butterscotch pudding mix, butter, and brown sugar until it gets smooth. Then, stir in the egg, then combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, and cinnamon. After that, stir it into the pudding mixture. Cover it, and chill dough until firm. (about an hour).

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). First grease baking sheets, then on a floured board roll dough out to about ⅛ inch thickness, and cut into different shapes, using cookie cutter. The most popular one is a man shape, but you can choose your favorite one. Then place cookies 2 inches apart on the baking sheets you prepared.

Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until they get golden color at the edges. Cool on wire racks. 

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Recipe - Healthy Christmas Cookie

Looking for some healthy dessert you can enjoy in? You are in the right place. Here’s a chocolate oatmeal cookie recipe you can make, eat, and then not regret it. It has a great chocolate flavor combined with healthy and nutritious oat. So let’s prepare this great cookies and put it on our table.

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup margarine
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

The first step is to preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, which is 175 degrees C, then grease cookie sheets and leave aside. Mix together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.

Then in a large bowl cream together brown and white sugar, and margarine, after beat in the egg and vanilla. Stir in all dry ingredients using a wooden spoon. Add the oats and chocolate chips, drop by tablespoonfuls onto cookies sheets, and again leave 2 inches between cookies. 

You should bake cookies around 10 minutes in the preheated oven, till cookies get lightly browned. After allowing cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes, remove them to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Soft Easy Christmas Cookie Recipe - Tasty Christmas Dessert 

Their place among best Christmas cookie recipes also got the soft Christmas cookies, tasty and fun to prepare. Kids love them because you can use icing as a Christmas cookie decoration, and create fun and delicious cookies, you can eat with your family. 

Ingredients

  • 3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup margarine, softened
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

Mix flour, baking powder and salt together, and put it aside. Then in a big bowl, cream sugar and margarine until it gets light and fluffy. After beating in the eggs, and stir in the vanilla, then gradually blend in the sifted ingredients until it’s fully absorbed. Cover dough, and let it chill for 2 hours. 

Prepare the oven, and preheat it to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C), and after it, grease cookie sheets. Roll out small portions of chilled dough on a clean floured surface. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters with fun and creative shapes such as reindeer, Santa, Christmas tree, candy cane, or Gingerman. 

After making the shapes bake the cookies around 8 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove cookies from the cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

These Christmas cookie recipes are traditional, lovely, and tasty ways to bring your family members together and to enjoy sharing important moments while preparing delicious holiday desserts. 

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