Merry almost-Christmas, y’all! Have you been baking up a storm leading up to the 25th? I have (clearly), and I still have a few more things I’d like to make before the holidays are over, but since I’m not in my usual corner of the universe, we’ll see if it actually happens.
Family has a way of distracting me from my work, which is probably a good thing, so I don’t have a recipe for you today. Instead, I’ve picked some Christmas cookie recipes from my archives to give you a little last minute inspiration.
Y’all know I love a sandwich cookie–there are tons of them in my archives. These Eggnog Sandwich Cookies are soft on the outside and held together with a cinnamon and nutmeg-scented creme filling. I can’t stand eggnog in its traditional form, but I can destroy a stack of these.
These are the perfect cookie for the coffee-lover in your life. The cookie itself is a simple no-chill chocolate roll-out that has been spiked with espresso powder. The cookies have a spectacular mocha flavor on their own, but they really sing with a white chocolate dip and a sprinkle of peppermint candy.
Leonard Farm Chocolate-Covered Pecans are a family Christmas tradition. Crunchy and coated in milk chocolate, they’re perfect on their own. But they’re also spectacular folded into cookie dough and stuffed with salted caramel (what isn’t?!). If you are in Brooklyn and looking for chocolate-covered pecans, Sahadi’s carries a dark chocolate version. Chocolate-covered almonds would be good here, too!
These soft and chewy red velvet cookies are spiked with peppermint extract and then rolled in pulverized peppermint candy. The chocolate-vanilla flavor of red velvet is only improved with that glass-like coating of starlight peppermints! And of course, who wouldn’t love that festive red color?!
Gingerbread Men are one of my favorite Christmas cookies ever. While many bakers prefer to ice them with royal icing, my favorite hometown bakery favors three simple chocolate buttons. I’m hoping to make it there while I’m in town, but if I don’t, I can make my own version at home.
Are you making any of these recipes or any of my other holiday treats this year? Let me know! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday ❤🎄💚