Ho Ho Ho! One of my favorite things about Christmas is the.. cookies! This weekend we made 2 batches of cookies, 1 batch of brownies, and 3 kinds of candy! Check out the Ugly Christmas Sweater Gingerbread men I decorated last night. I love this Gingerbread Cookie Recipe! It’s chewy, takes only 15 minutes to make, and has a wonderful amount of spice. And here’s a great idea from the pastry shop I used to work at in Paris: decorate stars as snowflakes!
The Buche de Noel is a traditional French cake served around Christmas. Sponge cake rolled up and decorated like a log, it’s delicious and a lot of fun to make as a family. My favorite part… the meringue mushrooms. This recipe has an espresso mascarpone cream on the inside… yum!
Fudge is a classic around the holidays. How about trying this Salted Nutella Fudge… what??! For those of you who have a nutella problem- you know the one where the jar of nutella happens to disappear approximately a day after you bought it- well this one is for you!
And then there’s these cookies: Chocolate Crinkles. We’ve been making them in our family for YEARS. The worst (or maybe the best part) is that the dough has to chill for at least an hour before rolling it in balls and then in powdered sugar. The wait makes for a perfect time to just you know ensure that it’s being chilled properly. It can’t be too soft and the only way to tell uh hum is by tasting it!
This is a fun neat trick. Pick up some Jolly Ranchers at the store to make Stained Glass Christmas Tree Cookies. Place crushed up pieces inside cut outs in cookie dough. These will melt to form stained glass when baked!
I do love Gingerbread- so much that it’s on here twice. Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies. They’re so tasty and look beautiful.
A few more that can’t be missed:
– Candy Bar Cookies (Chocolate, Caramel, Pecans, Shortbread!)
Merry Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! and Happy Baking!