When the holidays come around, we start thinking about what new items we can include in our annual cookie tins. We saw this recipe posted on Taste of Home and thought we'd give them a try with our flour!
These bars have a shortbread cookie base, peppermint icing centre, and white chocolate top layer. What's more festive than a recipe where you sprinkle crushed candy canes on top? They look very pretty and would make a great addition for a cookie exchange.
The final result is on the sweeter side (thanks to the icing and white chocolate combination), so we recommend cutting them into small squares or rectangles. If you're like us and don't want something too sweet, you could either skip the icing layer in the middle altogether or substitute dark chocolate for the white chocolate on top.
Prep: 1 hour
Cook time: 20 to 25 minutes
Yield: 24 bars
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One cookie is delicious. Two cookies is amazing. Put some filling in the middle and it's delightful!
While we are not going for copycat Oreos here, we did want a sandwich cookie with a filling that held up to the bite test. Ever had a sandwich cookie where the filling squished out?
So we made these delicious, chocolatey biscuits with a vanilla marshmallow fondant centre. You could also fill them with a stiff ganache, icing, or your favourite jam. With Halloween right around the corner, we also used some fun imprints to customize the tops, which you could do for any holiday!
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook time: 15 - 20 minutes
Yield: 2 dozen (24) 2-inch cookies
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There's something about every holiday that begs for sugar cookies, so we had to make sure we put this recipe in our lineup. A classic, anytime of the year treat, from scratch sugar cookies are simply the best.
We took one of our favourite recipes for sugar cookies from Everyday Annie, swapped out the flour and added some xanthan gum — it was that easy!
The original recipe is for easy to bake and frost cookies, since you can simply roll the dough in balls, flatten, and bake. However we find it works just as well for cut-out cookies — and who doesn't love a versatile recipe?
Be warned, the full recipe makes a LOT of cookies, so get ready to roll! You can enjoy them plain, decorated with soft frosting, royal icing, or you can cover them in sprinkles before baking. Kids and adults alike will have plenty of fun decorating (and as you can tell we have a soft spot for using sprinkles for an extra bit of sparkle!)
Prep: 30-45 minutes (plus 1 hour resting time)
Cook time: 10-12 minutes
Yield: 2-5 dozen cookies (depending on size and shape)
Crescent Cookies (Vanillekipferl) are a European Christmas tradition and a holiday staple in our family. These sweet, delicate cookies are typically made with walnuts, almonds, or hazelnuts. This year we used pecans for a different taste, and because we had easy access to them.
The nutty flavour is complimented by the vanilla extract in the dough, and the dusting of powdered sugar on top — sure to be a cookie that everyone will enjoy this holiday season. If you have vanilla powder, you can add it to your powdered sugar for extra flavour!
Prep: 45 minutes (plus 12 hours resting time)
Cook time: 18 minutes
Yield: 3 dozen cookies
Love chocolate? Participating in a holiday cookie exchange? Looking for an easy recipe to make with the kids? If you answered yes to any of those questions, these are the cookies you'll want to make right now!
Chewy, fudgy, super chocolatey — chocolate crinkles are an absolutely irresistible treat you'll want to keep all for yourself, but so easy to make that you won't mind sharing. These are great for baking with the kids, who are sure to be delighted and impressed by the appearance they take on as they bake.
Prep: 15 minutes (plus 4 hours resting time)
Cook time: 10-12 minutes
Yield: 24 cookies
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