I’m sort of a cookie fanatic, which is just one more reason why holiday cookies make this the BEST time of the year. Cookies, cookies, and more cookies. I can’t get enough!
I’ve been baking up a cookie storm in my kitchen lately, and today I’ve rounded up my favorite, must-make holiday cookies for this season! Some of my absolute favorites are Gooey Butter Cookies, Snowball Cookies, and my Grinch Cookies! Check ’em out!
Can’t you just smell it? Imagine when you are walking into your family party. As you walk through the door, you are overtaken with the most amazing smell of HOMEMADE COOKIES. It really doesn’t get any better than this! I mean, I guess the beautiful snow, the sight of all of the lights, and the family gathering together are all great too. But the cookies… That’s where it’s at for me! Holiday baking is what I live for during December!
It isn’t just holiday baking though. It’s specifically the cookies. I have rounded up all of my most favorite holiday cookies for you to look through all in one place! Good luck picking “the one” because they are all love at first taste! Ranging from sugar cookies to the classics like Linzer and Milano cookies to kid-loving ones like the grinch cookie… You are just going to have to get started early this year so that you can try them all! I know that you will love them!!
This year is going to be YOUR year when it comes to holiday cookies! Once you’ve picked a recipe to try, read through these tips to ensure you are doing the basics just right. Then, you will be absolutely sure to bake the best cookies you’ve ever had!
- Chill AFTER rolling: Try rolling the sugar cookie dough before you let it chill in the fridge. It’s super soft, and you can just roll it between a few pieces of parchment paper. Then store it to chill!
- Round Cookies: If you want your cookies to be perfectly uniform in their size and shape, and you don’t have a round cookie cutter, try using an empty paper towel holder. You can use this as a cookie cutter, and all of your dough will be the exact same size! (This is helpful to evenly bake the cookies too!)
- Powdered Sugar: When you roll out cookie dough and need to spread something (usually flour) out onto the counter so that it doesn’t stick, try using powdered sugar instead! It works the same way, except it adds a tiny bit of sweetness to the holiday cookies, and it won’t dry them out!
- Bring the Baking Sheet to Room Temperature: Before you throw another batch of cookie dough onto that hot pan, let it cool down to room temperature. (Or you can run it through some cold water for it to cool faster.) This helps so that your butter doesn’t melt before the other ingredients, which will help the cookies not to spread.