Holiday baking is an annual tradition for many families worldwide. There is no better gift than sharing Christmas cookie ideas with family and friends. In addition to cookie recipes, enjoy these delicious holiday treats during this festive time.
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Food is a gift from the heart and made with love. There’s no better gift than this.
Gifting home-cooked meals, freshly baked bread, the garden’s harvest, preserved foods, homemade beverages, and baked goods are the universal language of love.
But somehow, a plate of baked goods brings extreme joy to many. The memory of baking with their momma or the smell of divine sweetness engulfs them with happiness.
With that said, bring someone joy this holiday season. Whether baking a family recipe or trying a new one found here, do it. They will thank you profoundly for it.
From my family to yours, I am sharing recipes from friends worldwide for you and your loved ones to enjoy!
Christmas Cookie Ideas
My mother’s love language was cooking, baking, and hosting. And as a military wife, this was needed. She fed hundreds of soldiers during my father’s military career, and Christmas baking was a favorite time for her.
I have memories of my mother baking for days, and chocolate chip cookies were a specialty of hers. My mother baked for the family. However, she truly baked for service men and women without family nearby.
Sadly, the recipe has been misplaced, but I will always remember the smell of those cookies. So, for now, I’ll share these delicious Christmas cookie ideas gathered from a few incredible friends of mine:
- Perfect Cutout Gingerbread Cookies
- Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies
- Peppermint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
- Einkorn Shortbread Cookies
- Soft Molasses Cookies
- Snowdrop Cookies
- Gingersnap Cookies
- Chocolate Lover’s Cookies
- Savory Pizzelle Recipe
- Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
- Reindeer Print Cookies (chocolate coffee cookies)
- Easy Ginger Cookies
- Italian Anise Cookies
Holiday Treats – Pies, Pastries, Cakes
For the true baker, you know, the individual who loves creativity. The one who will skip the Christmas cookie ideas to create something more significant. Here, there are pies, pastries, and cakes just for you.
- Apple Pull-apart Bread
- Old Fashion Syrup Free Pecan Pie
- Cranberry Apple Pie
- Hungarian Nut Rolls
- Gluten and Dairy Free Christmas Fruit Cake
- Figgy Pudding Recipe
- Toasted Almond Anise Biscotti
Holiday Baking – Fudge and Candy Treats
The fudge and candy makers, this section is for you! Simple, delicious recipes that will disappear in minutes of being gifted. These holiday treats are more than the typical baked good; they are a sweet treat that sugar plum fairies crave!
- Easy Maple Candied Walnuts
- Homemade Chocolate Fudge Recipe
- DIY All Natural Colored Sugar
- Homemade Chocolate Bars 4 Ways
- Ginger Bread Houses
- Melt in your Mouth Fudge
- White Chocolate Rocky Road Slices
- William Sonoma Inspired Peppermint Bark
Each year will bring new recipes, but the traditional ones will always remain, as for my mother’s chocolate chip cookie recipe, which has gone missing. However, I am destined to relocate it. And as soon as it is, I will share it with you!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you!