Here Are Some Delicious Christmas Cookie Recipes For Your Holiday Party Or Cookie Exchange!
Delicious and easy cookie recipes to make for Christmas are always on the top of my recipe list! I love Christmas cookies. I like the way they make my house smell in the winter, when it's cold and frosty outside. I like the way they make my family smile when they come in and smell that wonderful aroma.
Baking homemade cookies never fails to make my house homey and comfortable, and let's face it, Christmas cookies are delish! Serve them up at your next holiday party, as dessert for dinner tonight or as a special treat sent with kids and the hubbie for a nummy snack at school or work. Oh, and don't forget to put a few aside for yourself...think of that cup of Joe you are going to have later this afternoon, can you think of anything that would taste better along side that coffee than your own homemade cookies? I can't!
Christmas Party Cookie Ideas
Make some of your famous Christmas cookies in holiday shapes. Get out the cans of frosting or use those decorater tubes frosting comes in these days. There's your party activity. Let the kids decorate their very own Christmas cookies! Shapes you can use include:
Of course there are plenty more shape ideas to use for your party cookies. You can find them online at one of our favorite shops....The Christmas Cookie Store.
Different Christmas Cookie Recipes
Everyone has their own special favorite Christmas cookie and there are so many tasty and easy recipes to choose from. What's your favorite? Is it on my list?
My own personal favorite is my aunt's almond cookie recipe. These almond cookies are best when you let them sit for a couple days after baking. It seems to enhance the flavor. They are easy to make and absolutely delicious.
Here is the Almond Christmas Cookie Recipe:
3/4 cup of softened butter
1/4 cup of shortening
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 to 1.5 teaspoon of almond extract
1/2 cup of finely ground almonds
1 3/4 cups of sifted flour
Preheat overn to 325 F.
Scoop dough into small balls and place on ungreased baking sheets.
I use cookie dough scooper...you can see it pictured below...
I place the dough on the cookie sheet about 2" apart. Bake until the cookies are done, but don't let them brown. It usually takes 14 to 15 minutes for them to bake. When you remove the cookies from the oven roll them in the confectioners sugar or sift the sugar on top of them. I do the roll...but some people don't like to, after all, the cookies are hot. I let the cookies cool and give them another roll in the confectioners sugar. I like my Almond Cookies sweet and tasty! I put them into plastic or metal tins so they are ready to hand out at the Cookie Swap.