Christmas Cookies Recipes: 10 of the Most Fun Christmas Recipes for Homemade Cookies!

Christmas Cookies
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Make some delicious, homemade cookies this festive season. Pick from simple gingerbread cutouts, sugar cookies or opt for some fancy white chocolate macaroon or peppermint sugar cookie barks! Don’t forget to add your own touch to these Christmas cookies recipes!

White Chocolate Macaroon Cookies: Homemade Christmas cookies with a holiday twist!

Combine Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix with butter, eggs, coconut, vanilla baking chips and shortening. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture and bake at 375 degree Fahrenheit for about twenty minutes. Cook and decorate using melted vanilla baking chips (combined with a little shortening) and sprinkle over sparkling sugars.

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Snickers Chocolate Cookie Cups: These delicious cookie cups have a secret a hidden treat inside!

Combine Betty Crocker Peanut Butter Cookie Mix with oil, water and eggs to get soft dough. Press one mini Snicker into each cookie and place in a muffin cup. Bake and cool. Finish with Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy chocolate frosting on top!

Raspberry Poinsettia Blossoms: These one-of-a-kind cookies, shaped like Poinsettia Blossoms are delicious and a complete visual treat!

Mix together butter, sugar, vanilla, raspberry gelatin and eggs and slowly fold in the flour. On a baking sheet, place balls of the dough and using a sharp knife, cut from the edges to the center to create petals. Top with yellow sprinkles and bake in an oven preheated to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, cool and serve.

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Gingerbread cutouts: These classic cookies will make the entire house smell of warm ginger and spice. A must for Christmas 2016!

Combine butter, sugar and molasses. Beat in eggs and add water. Finally stir in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt, cardamom and cloves. Refrigerate and roll-out. Cut with fancy cutters and decorate with candies or colored sugar. Bake till it sets.

Christmas Fruit Drop Cookies: A different fruit and nut packed treat for Christmas morning.

Mix together brown sugar, shortening, buttermilk and eggs. Fold in flour, baking powder and salt. Add cherries, dates and chopped pecans. Shape in to cookies and bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for ten minutes.

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookie Cups: This one is chewy, buttery and is completely gluten-free!

To Betty Crocker’s Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix, add eggs, butter, vanilla and smooth peanut butter. Shape into cookies and bake. While still warm, press a miniature Reese’s peanut butter cup into each.

Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bark: One of the simplest Christmas foods!

Stir butter and eggs into Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix and flatten it on a baking tray. Bake until golden brown, cool. Pour melted vanilla baking chips, top with crushed peppermint candies and set.

Mexican Wedding Cakes: Simple rich, buttery and melt-in-the-mouth cookies!

Mix sugar, butter and vanilla. Add flour, nuts and salt and shape into small balls. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit and roll twice in powdered while still warm.

Christmas Peanut Butter Blossoms: Classic peanut butter cookies with Hershey’s chocolate kisses in the center!

Add eggs, oil and water to Betty Crocker Peanut Butter Cookie Mix. Shape and bake for twelve minutes and press a Hershey’s chocolate kiss in the center. Cool completely and serve.

Stir and Drop Sugar Cookies: Simplest Christmas cookies!

Mix sugar, oil, baking powder, vanilla, salt and eggs and spoon. Stir in flour. Top with flavored gelatin, flatten and bake. Cool and serve.


Sources:
“Christmas Cookie Recipes,” Betty Crocker web site;[Author name, day and date not mentioned] http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/dishes/cookie-recipes/christmas-cookies