Nov 092013
 

Christmas is almost here!  Can you believe it?!  This year has flown by so quickly.  I am getting very excited for Christmas to come, and I think having a kid now makes me even more excited than usual.

Every year at Christmas time, I bake up a whole bunch of Christmas cookies, wrap them up in pretty packages, and gift them to friends and family.  They are always a huge hit, and I love that I don’t have to spend a ton of money. I also love that you can bake cookies ahead of time and freeze them until you are ready to gift them. It saves me so much time during the busy holiday season. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

I like to experiment and bake new cookies each year.  This helps me to work on my baking skills and also keeps the recipients from getting bored with them.  I like to find cookies that look incredible, but aren’t overly complicated to make.  When you’re baking cookies in mass quantity, that’s necessary. I also like to use these 6 kitchen tools that make baking cookies a breeze. I swear, these tools will change your life if you love to bake cookies.

Something else I just stumbled upon that will make baking sugar cookies a breeze, is this Chef’n Cookease Christmas Cookie Cutter & Stencil Set. With this, you can cut out 5 different cookies at once! That will save so much time in the kitchen! You can choose from this stencil to cut out a Christmas tree light, stocking, candy cane, Christmas tree and Santa Claus, and they also have one that includes an ornament, snowman, gingerbread man, gingerbread woman and snowflakeicon.

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iconDon’t forget to grab yourself an adorable Christmas apronicon, so you don’t get flour and other baking ingredients all over your nice clothes!

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iconI’ve already been scouring the web for the most amazing Christmas cookies out there, and I’ve narrowed it down to a list of 50 Christmas cookies.  Take a look for yourself!  Which ones will you make this year?

50 Gift-Worthy Christmas Cookies

  1. Amish Sugar Cookies from Cooking Classy
  2. Browned Butter Sugar Cookies from Laundry in Louboutins
  3. Butter Cookies with Eggnog Cream Cheese Icing from The Cooking Channel
  4. Candy Cane Cookies from My San Francisco Kitchen
  5. Candy Cane Fudge Brownie Cookies from Roxana’s Home Baking
  6. Cathedral Window Cookies from Memories By The Mile
  7. Chai Spice Cookies from Bakelette
  8. Chocolate Chunk Peppermint Pudding Cookies from Chef in Training
  9. Chocolate Crinkles from Cook like Priya
  10. Chocolate Fudge Cookies with Candy Cane Buttercream from I Heart Nap Time
  11. Chocolate Marshmallow Linzer Cookies from The Food Network
  12. Chocolate Peppermint Patty Cookies from Buns In My Oven
  13. Chocolate Thumbprints Cookies from Taste of Home
  14. Chocolaty Melting Snowmen from Better Homes and Gardens
  15. Chocolate Toffee Cookies from My Baking Addiction
  16. Christmas Drop Cookies from Mom’s Test Kitchen
  17. Classic Sugar Cookies from Gold Medal Flour
  18. Cran-Pistachio Christmas Cookies from The Girl Who Ate Everything
  19. Dark Chocolate Sugar Cookies from Leslie Reese
  20. Eggnog Cookies from Life Is a Party
  21. Eggnog Cranberry Cookies from The Outlaw Mom
  22. Frosted Pumpkin Spice Cookies from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
  23. Fruitcake Cookies from I Believe I Can Fry
  24. Gingerbread Cookies from The Kitchen is My Playground
  25. Glazed Almond Sugar Cookie from Betty Crocker
  26. Homemade Peppermint Oreos from I Heart Naptime
  27. Hot Chocolate Cookies with Marshmallow Buttercream from Cookies & Cups
  28. Lemon Coconut Christmas Cookies from A Happy Girl
  29. Meringue Snow Flower Christmas Cookies from Always the Holidays
  30. Molasses Spice Cookies from Carrington Lane Bakery
  31. Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies from Bakergirl
  32. Peppermint Buttercream Cake Mix Cookies from Katrina’s Kitchen
  33. Peppermint Meringue Cookies from Sweetambs
  34. Peppermint Pinwheel Sugar Cookies from The Crazy Craft Lady
  35. Peppermint Stained Glass Cookies from The Proper Pinwheel
  36. Peppermint Stick Sandwich Cookies from Hun… What’s For Dinner?
  37. Peppermint Sugar Cookies from In the Kitchen with KP
  38. Pumpkin & Almond Spice Filled Cookies from Box of Spice
  39. Pumpkin Sugar Cookies with Caramel Icing from More Than Simply Living
  40. Roasted Chestnut Cookies from A Thought For Food
  41. Russian Tea Cakes from Don’t Disturb This Groove
  42. Snowman Christmas Cookies from Taste of Home
  43. Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies from Bunny’s Warm Oven
  44. Sparkly Vanilla Bean Macarons with Three Christmas Inspired Frostings from Kevin & Amanda
  45. The Elves Snickerdoodles from Spoonful
  46. Vanilla & Spiced Chocolate Cookies from Pastry Studio
  47. White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread Cookies from Better Homes and Gardens
  48. White Chocolate Peppermint M&M Cookies from Lil’ Luna
  49. White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies from Ambrosia
  50. Winter Spice Cookie from Sweet Appetite
Baking cookies for Santa too? I am in love with this adorable cookie plate! I think my kids would love to set cookies for Santa out on a plate just for him!
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Do you ever gift Christmas cookies?  What are some of your favorites to give?



 Posted by at 12:25 am

  5 Responses to “50 Gift-Worthy Christmas Cookies”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing my post. The Pumpkin Sugar Cookies with Caramel Icing are really easy and so delicious! :) http://www.morethansimplyliving.wordpress.com

  2. What a great round up! Something for everyone here. Thanks so much for sharing, I can’t wait to try (some) of these – and maybe gift a few, too.

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