5 Festive Cookies to Bake This Holiday Season

The Holiday season is described as the most wonderful time of the year for a myriad of reasons. From the time spent with friends and family, to the beautiful lights and decorations, to the spirit of magic and giving that seemingly emanates from us all, to the delicious smells wafting from the kitchen, to the feast we will then enjoy surrounded by our loved ones we all love this wonderful time of year for something unique.

For many of us some our favorite childhood memories of the Holidays stem from the enjoyment of our favorite Holiday desserts with our family and friends. Whether it’s frosting cookies, helping the Grandparent’s with the pumpkin pie, leaving out fresh cookies and milk for Santa, or just enjoying a piece of peppermint bark and hot cocoa in front of the fireplace and the Christmas tree we’ve all enjoyed some of our favorite festive treats during the Holiday’s. In fact cookies are almost as synonymous with the Holidays as Santa.

Holiday Cookie Intro

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It should come as no surprise that people are looking for new cookie recipes to carry on the tradition of creating Holiday memories with their own children.

So here are 5 recipes for Holiday cookies that you can share with your family this festive season:

1) Peppermint Snowballs

These peppermint snowballs are very simple to make with dough made from scratch or your favorite packaged sugar-cookie dough. Adding in the peppermint pieces and a smidge of powdered sugar make these cookies a true Holiday delight.

Holiday Baked Goods Peppermint Snowballs

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2) Macadamia-Almond Christmas Cookies

White chocolate chips, pistachios, cranberries, and a candy cane striped Hershey’s Kiss make this cookie an embodiment of the holiday season. It doesn’t hurt that it tastes fantastic either.

Holiday Cookie Macadamia Almond

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3) Whole-Wheat Sugar Cookies

This healthier take on the Holiday staple is a great way to have your cake and eat it too this Holiday season. This simple substitution cuts out fat and a little bit of sugar while not eliminating any of the flavor or fun that are ideal for creating lasting memories.

Holiday Baked Goods Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies

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4) Chocolate Peppermint Pinwheel

This peppermint twists on a traditional holiday staple is equal parts festive and delicious. It will be a  sure fire hit at your gathering with peppermint mocha lovers and haters alike.

Holiday Cookie Peppermint Pinwheels

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5) Swiss Rolls

While not a traditional cookies, they will certainly look like one sliced on a holiday platter. And will help provide a nice variety when it comes to your holiday desserts. And after all who doesn’t love cookies and cake?

Holiday Baked Goods Swiss Rolls

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Are there any holiday cookie recipes that you love? Leave a comment below!

 

 

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