9 Cookie Recipes Santa Will Love
Whether you're baking for Santa, a cookie swap, or yourself, the holidays are the time to make gorgeous decorated cookies. We've curated a list of our all-time favorite cookies, some of which we admit are too cute to eat. Scroll through and get inspired to bake like one of Santa's helpers.
Gilded reindeer cookies, especially reindeer with pink noses, are the cutest holiday treat imaginable. While the royal icing is the most memorable part of these dreamy cookies, the gingerbread recipe is quite delicious as well. These are the perfect thing to make as a gift as they are nearly too cute to eat.
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Dunking your cookies in milk, especially if you're Santa, is divine. But dunking a chocolate-dipped almond cookie in milk is even better. These cookies combine everything that is good in the baking world from peppermint baking chips to whipping cream. We highly recommend this seasonal indulgence.
Why just have red and green when you can have ombré red and green? These rainbow cookies are about as festive as you can get. The trick is to divide your batter into thirds and tint each layer with an increasing amount of coloring. Make a double batch so you can have both holiday colors.
Layers of sweet, syrupy phyllo pastry meld with crushed walnuts and pistachios in this traditional baklava recipe. The allure, however, is in the imaginative syrup topping, which calls for vanilla bean and a bit of water perfumed with orange flowers. Together they create a delicate yet enticing aroma you just have to bring into your home.
This gorgeous assortment of Bavarian cookies is just as yummy as it looks. We especially the love the cinnamon and kirsch star cookies (aka Zimtsterne). A traditional favorite, this recipe calls for egg whites, sugar, cherry brandy, almonds, and rum. Did we mention these white stars make you feel extra warm and fuzzy?
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Chai tea is what Christmas dreams smell like. Combine that festive scent with the buttery, melt-in-your-mouth crumble of a palmier and you have an irresistible sweet treat. These chai spice palmiers contain cloves, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon, i.e. the holiday spirit incarnate.
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These coconut-dusted cookie balls don't even need an oven. Chocolate, peanut butter, oats, and coconut shreds are nearly all you need to make these addictive goodies. They are dairy-free and have a gluten-free option, so they're the perfect offering for all of your food-sensitive friends.
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Created in a Swedish kitchen, this gingerbread recipe is definition of lovable minimalism. Simple ingredients combine to make a spiced holiday treat made to share with a cup of black coffee or hot chocolate. In case you were wondering, gingerbread cookies were initially created to aid with digestion. So there's a healthy reason to enjoy this holiday recipe.
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