Christmas Cookies to Bake

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Six Timeless Christmas Cookies to Bake This Year

The holidays are all about food, but they really wouldn’t be complete without dessert. There really is nothing like the smell of cookies fresh out of the oven to give us that cozy Christmas feeling.

This December, we’re sharing a few of our favorites that we love to make (and eat) each time Saint Nick rolls around. Have a baking party with friends and family and try each of them out!

Amaretti Cookies

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These traditional Italian almond cookies from Saronno are popular holiday confections, and they go especially well with a shot of espresso. Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, they are a wonderful post-dinner treat. Almond extract provides that burst of nutty flavor that embodies the winter season.

Try this recipe from Food Network: Amaretti Cookies


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Not unlike gingerbread, these petite cookies are packed with sugar, spice and everything nice. Popular with Germans and Mennonites, pfeffernüsse are small spice cookies, just perfect for the holidays.

Try this recipe from Martha Stewart: German Spice Cookies (Pfeffernusse)

Crinkle Cookies

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Crinkle cookies first appeared in Betty Crocker’s “Cooky Carnival” cookbook in 1957. Created by Helen Fredell of St. Paul, Minnesota, these fudgy delights are simple to make and melt in your mouth. The “crinkles” in each cookie help the confectioner’s sugar “snow” stand out beautifully.

Try this recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction: Double Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Peanut Butter Blossoms

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Hershey’s Kisses are the “cherry on top” of these rich peanut butter cookies. Simple to make and full of flavor, they’ll certainly satisfy your sweet tooth this holiday.

Try this recipe from New York Times Cooking:
Peanut Butter Blossoms

Shortbread Cookies

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With all the Christmas cookie varieties out there, you can’t go wrong with a classic. Simultaneously tender and crumbly, these shortbread snacks are full of buttery goodness.

Try this recipe from Food Network: Classic Shortbread

Linzer Cookies

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These jam-packed, buttery cookies topped with confectioner’s sugar add a festive touch to any holiday table. You could fill these with any sweet filling you like, from raspberry jam to lemon curd. Use snowflake or Christmas tree cookie cutters to add to the fun.

Try this recipe from King Arthur Baking: Linzer Cookies

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