Christmas time is a magical period of the year. In the weeks leading up to Christmas day, everyone seems more cheerful. Stores dress their windows, your neighbors decorate their homes with beautiful ornaments, and the radio plays carols all day long.
Celebrating Xmas day typically involves a roasted turkey with all the trimmings. When everyone’s finished the meal, it’s time to relax and talk about the events of the day. It’s the perfect time to wind down and enjoy a cup of coffee or hot chocolate with a cookie.
Cookies and Christmas go together like Santa Claus and presents – they’re a holiday staple that no-one wants to miss out. We put together this list of cookie recipes to help you bake a batch of heavenly treats for your friends and family. Try out a few of the ideas – or try them all, the choice is up to you. One thing’s certain; no-one’s going to complain about you baking fresh batches of fragrant cookies.
1. Snowball Candy Cane Cookies
Snowballs and candy canes embody the spirit of Christmas. We put together this recipe for everyone that enjoys a bit of Christmas cheer.
3-¼-cups all-purpose flour.
2/3-cup crushed candy canes.
2-cups grass-fed butter at room temperature.
1-cup sifted confectioners’ sugar.
1-½-cups chopped walnuts.
1-½-cups candy melts.
1-½-teaspoons vanilla extract.
½-teaspoon Himalayan pink salt.
Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking tray with wax paper. Take a medium mixing bowl and beat together the butter, and confectioners’ sugar with the vanilla until smooth. Add the walnuts and flour, keep whisking.
Take a cookie scoop and place balls of dough onto the baking tray, press down on the center of the cookie with the back of a fork. Bake in the oven for 10-minutes. While the cookies cool, melt the candy melts and drizzle over the top of the cookies, dust with crushed candy canes. Pack into air-tight containers and store in the fridge for up to 5-days.