Satisfy Santa's Sweet Tooth: His 6 Favorite Festive Cookies

Satisfy Santa's Sweet Tooth: His 6 Favorite Festive Cookies

Christmas is around the corner and it is officially time to get baking! We’ve compiled all of our favorite Christmas cookie recipes for you to enjoy. Bake any of these delicious treats and you’re sure to find your name on old Saint Nick’s nice list this year.

Double Chocolate Anise Cookies

Nothing says sugary delight like double chocolate. These cookies are kicked up a notch with sweet anise and smooth vanilla extracts to please the adults as well as the youngsters. The extracts combine to perfectly offset a deep chocolate flavor. Just one bite will leave you (and Saint Nick) craving for more! 

Sour Cream Cutout Cookies

This simple recipe is perfect for decorating once the cookies cool. Sour cream gives traditional sugar cookies a creamy/tart twist. Sugary sprinkles or your favorite frosting make an excellent pair for these classics. You can also try poking in pieces of semi sweet chocolate right when they come out of the oven for a hint of chocolaty goodness. 

Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies

These little guys pack quite the punch when it comes to full flavor! It’s like taking a bite out of all things Christmas from pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg to white chocolate and macadamia nuts. You’ll have the hallmark spices with a hint of smooth vanilla all rounded out with sweet pumpkin. Simply delicious! 

Candy Cane Cookies

Peppermint is the secret ingredient in this festive recipe. These cookies not only look like the perfect addition to any holiday dessert table, but they also taste delicious. Serve them with hot cocoa or a tall glass of milk and you may have just found your new favorite holiday treat. 

Teeny Peanut Butter Poppers

Forget the sugarplums, you’ll be dreaming of these incredible peanut popper cookies the night before Christmas, and the whole season through! Bite-sized perfection is the best way to describe these gooey morsels. It’s impossible to stop munching on them once you try the first. That’s why it’s best to make a large batch. They are the perfect kid-friendly treat to bring to any holiday party as well. 

The Best Gingerbread Cookies

When it comes to gingerbread, it’s best not to mess with success. This is a classic recipe that highlights the familiar spiced flavor of gingerbread heaven. Let the kids join in and cut them into various holiday shapes. They are another perfect canvas for decorative icing and candies as well. You can even make mini gingerbread houses that the kids will adore. 

No matter what recipe you choose, you are sure to please your festive crowd with a delicious taste of the holidays. Enjoy!

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