Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Holiday Traditions #3–Christmas Cookies

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As part of our Holiday Traditions series I wanted to share our family favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes. These are our tried and true all time favorite recipes that are sure to be a hit in your home this Christmas too!
Christmas Cookie Recipes - Here are 5 absolutely amazing, family favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes!

It wouldn't seem like Christmas to me without making a slew {and I mean a LOT} of delicious, colorful Christmas Cookies. I love having variety! But don’t worry, we don’t eat them all! Although we do eat our fair share. We make lots of half batches and most importantly - we love to take cookies to neighbors and friends. It is a great chance to brighten someone’s day, make new friends, and strengthen neighbor relationships.

Christmas Cookie Recipes

Santa's Snicker Surprise Christmas Cookie Recipe

Okay, other than their name they don't necessarily "look" Christmasy. But when else are you going to buy Snickers to put inside a cookie? And trust me, as soon as you see how pretty they are and taste how deliciously decadent they are you will be hooked! 
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Chocolate Mint Cream Christmas Cookie Recipe

I love Mint and chocolate anything - it is such a satisfying flavor combination. But what caught my eye about these cookies my mother-in-law makes is how pretty they are. The beautiful yellow, green, and pink pastel mints that are melted on the top of the dark brown chocolate is so stunning. And they taste as good as they look - YUM! HINT: You can get generic pastel cream mints at Target during the holidays.


Candy Cane Christmas Cookie Recipe

These classic cookies always "look" like Christmas to me. The striking red & white combined with the delicate melt-in-your-mouth flavor is sure to please. While a little time consuming - their beauty is not to be missed on your Christmas Cookie platter.


Gingerbread Men Christmas Cookie Recipe

I never cared for Gingerbread Cookies until I made these. You know, most Gingerbread Me are hard, crunchy, and need to be washed down with a LOT of milk. But these cookies are soft, moist, and filled with flavor. These are not only fun to decorate, but a treat for your taste buds too!

Peanut Butter Blossoms Christmas Cookie Recipe

These are another classic Christmas cookie. Hershey was sure smart when they came out with the original Peanut Butter Blossom recipe to encourage consumers to buy plenty of candy for their holiday baking. These cookies are best within a couple hours of coming out of the oven as the chocolate kiss looks perfect, but is still soft and goey when eaten - YUM! But honestly, they are fantastic at any time.

HINT: If you've got little helpers in your kitchen this is a great cookie for them to help with. While you are working on baking or putting together other cookies, your kids can help you unwrap all the Hershey Kisses - it's a WIN-WIN!

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What are your favorite Christmas Cookies?

So there are our favorite Christmas cookies.  What are your family favorite Christmas Cookies? I am always looking to add new ones to our platter!

This is just one of all recipes I've shared on this blog of our family tested recipes!

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Don't miss Christmas Crafts for Kids by +Beth Gorden with over 100 Christmas Activities, Crafts, and Recipes for families to enjoy together during the month of December.

The book (rated 5 stars on Amazon) is being raved as "impressive"..... "winning combination" .... and "well planned book with lots of great ideas" by readers.  So take the work out of your holiday season so you can focus on creating priceless memories together! 

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  1. Ahh, so surprised to see the shout out! Thanks. I was just thinking about the Snicker Surprises yesterday! LOL. I'll have to try the Chocolate Mint Cremes. Yum!

  2. Hey- I came on over from Queen Of My Country Castle! And I LOVE your cookie post. I love cookies at the holidays! I'll have to bust out some recipes to share. :)

  3. Hey Beth!
    I just followed your blog, and will definatly link up as soon as i have time to post a new cookie recipe on my blog!
    BTW. I saw the "Sponsorship Opportunity" there on the sidebar... I'm interested!! I make earrings, i'll send you a pic soon! (email is, right?) Let me know if your interested!
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  5. Shantelle - I didn't realize you read, thanks! Of course I had to list my source... although I didn't list your last name to protect your privacy =-) They are sooooooooooooo good!! I buy the snickers on clearance after Halloween and look forward to our batch (that never lasts long enough!!)
    Beth =-)

  6. I think this will be a "dangerous" linky party! LOL We don't start any cookie baking until AFTER Thanksgiving...although I might find something here we'll need to try early! LOL

  7. We were in the middle of trying to sell our house this time last year, but I vow to actually make batches of christmas cookies this year!

  8. Sounds so delicious!! Thank you for sharing at Crafty Moms Share!!

  9. I have to find new GFCF cookie recipes for this year, so I am still thinking.

  10. These look great. One of my favorite gifts at Christmas is a plate of cookies we get from friends.

  11. Your Christmas cookies look wonderful, Beth! I love the recipe cards you've created, too! I stumbled your post and added it to my Kids' Christmas Activities Pinterest board at It'll be time for me to start some serious Christmas activity pinning soon! :) Deb @

  12. Brilliant ideas, I've been planning to make some Christmas cookies but hadn't looked for a recipe yet, I'll be back!
    Would love it if you wanted to add this to my Creating Christmas linky

  13. Thanks for sharing at bacon Time. I love me some cookies.

  14. Great ideas! Thank you for linking up at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

    -Trish @ Mom On Timeout

  15. I haven't tried some of these. They look like fantastic recipes. Thanks for sharing on Monday madness.

  16. Love all the recipes, thanks for inviting me over. I am following you too now!

  17. Yummmmm yummmm yummmm! Please share these with my readers too!

  18. Hey girl! I am visiting here from Toys in the Dryer!What great recipes and what a great linky party! Will have to bookmark this one and try a few of your recipes! LOVE your blog!!

  19. This is a great idea. I am always on the look out for new Christmas cookie recipes. When we get our cookies made I will be sure to come and link up. I am sharing your button on my blog. Would love for you to come and link up to the 25 Days of Christmas Blog Share I am cohosting with 23 other great bloggers this month.

  20. Beth, thanks so much for the invitation! I love your Christmas cookie party! I have shared my Gingerbread Men cookies & grabbed your button.

  21. Thanks for inviting me. This is a vary nice party. I found some cookies I'm going to try.
    Rose and Heather

  22. Hi Beth, Thanks for the invite. I enjoy holiday baking! Love all your recipes. Following you now:)

  23. Hi Beth! We are using your recipe for gingerbread men today! They are in the frig getting ready while we all nap! Yea! We can't wait to bake and decorate them! Thanks for sharing!

  24. Beth, I have shared my Holiday Bars today. Love all the great treats!


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