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Christmas-themed cookie ideas

it was about time to present some Christmas cookie ideas, right?
Christmas wouldn’t be complete without some good old fashion Christmas baking.
want to make simple sugar cookies truly amazing? the simplest way is to combine festive decorations with clever how-to’s.
let’s spread holiday cheer with sugar & frosting with these Christmas-themed cookies that will bring the spirit of the season out in everyone!

 

10. Christmas Candy Cane Cookies

candy canes & peppermint candies are a classic Christmas treats.
these iconic desserts feature traditional colors of red, green & white, the only colors you’ll need in order to create tasteful treats for you & your loved ones.
as you can see in the images, there are multiple ways you can use candy canes. the candy canes cookies are quite simple to make & decorate. using white icing, outline the candy cane shape & then add stripes as desired.
fill in every other space with white icing &, for a more appealing look, add a stripe of green of green icing onto the white areas.
usually it takes almost half an hour for the white areas to set up. after that, fill in the open spaces with red icing & your job here’s done.
you might wonder what are those cookies from the second photo. as we said before, candy canes can be used in many recipes.
those are called hershey candy cane kiss cookies. & while you’re sitting with your family next to the fireplace, make sure you also enjoy a candy cane drink.

 

9. Christmas Snowflake Cookies

they don’t say ‘Let it snow!’ for nothing! let it snow in your own home by making these sparkling snowflake cookies.
use a 7.5-inch snowflake cookie cutter to create big snowflake cookies, like the one you see in the first photo.
we recommend to roll the dough on parchment paper to avoid any distortion. outline the cookies with stiff royal icing & let your imagination run wild. you can also use sugar pearls for a dazzling effect.

 

8. Christmas Melting Snowman Cookies

forget about the ordinary snowman cookies. show your guests you have a funny imagination, by making these melting snowman cookies.
ingredients:
1) large marshmallows;
2) royal icing;
3) icing colors ;
4) mini chocolate chips or other little candy pieces you could use for buttons;
5) parchment paper;
6) shortening (butter or other fat).
after your icing is made & your cookies have cooled, place them on parchment paper & let’s get started!
spoon a small puddle of icing onto your cookie &, using the back of a spoon or a knife, spread it around making sure to go right to the edges in some spots so he looks drippy.
then grease a plate or silicone mat with shortening & place some marshmallows on the mat, spaced out.
place the mixture into the microwave for 20 seconds & as they start to puff up, you are ready for your next step. don’t let them melt! you just want them to puff!
grease your fingers & pick up one marshmallow at a time & you can now decorate them as you please.

 

7. Christmas Star Cookies

festive stars are excellent for both Christmas & New Year’s Eve celebrations. we love cinnamon star cookies or filled with jam. which is your favorite kind?
if you love the ones filled with jam, we have the best recipe.
ingredients:
1) 3/4 cup butter, softened;
2) 1 cup white sugar;
3) 2 eggs;
4) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract;
5) 2 1/2 cups flour;
6) 1 teaspoon baking powder;
7) 1/4 teaspoon salt;
8) 6 tablespoons jam.
make a batch of chocolate or vanilla dough & use your imagination to create an endless number of charming star cookies.

 

6. Christmas Wreath Cookies

this year’s best wreath cookies are the ones made from cornflakes. they’re delicious too! in a large saucepan melt butter over low heat.
add marshmallows & stir until completely melted. after you remove from heat, stir the mixture in food coloring & add corn flakes cereal.
stir until well coated. using buttered fingers, shape into individual wreaths & dot with cinnamon candies.
ingredients:
1) 1/3 cup butter;
2) marshmallows;
3) 1 teaspoon green food coloring;
4) corn flakes;
5) red cinnamon candies.
or you can surprise your guests with a rainbow Christmas wreath (3rd image).

 

5. Christmas Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops

nothing says it’s Christmas like a box of candy canes.
& when candy canes, marshmallows & chocolate blend, creating a perfect treat, it’s Heaven on Earth!
ingredients:
1) large marshmallows;
2) mini candy canes;
3) melted chocolate;
4) crushed candy canes.
with little effort, you get some of the best Christmas treat! they’re very easy to make. stick a mini candy cane into a large marshmallow.
after dipping the marshmallow into the melted chocolate, allow the excess to drip off & then roll into the crushed candy cane.
place it on a waxed paper lined baking sheet & allow to set. voila!

 

4. Christmas Santa Face Cupcakes

this top list wouldn’t be complete without the Santa cupcakes. Santa Claus cupcakes are easy to make! all you need are some fun toppings.
you can use red sprinkles for the hat, marshmallows or shredded coconut for his beard & chocolate chips or other small candy pieces for his eyes & nose.
not to mention, even easier are the Santa hat cupcakes! we recommend the ones with strawberries; gives the cupcake a nice flavor.
cut off the stem end of strawberries, place them upside down on white frosted cupcakes & add a little extra icing or whipped cream at the top.

 

3. Christmas Tree Cookies

bake some gingerbread Christmas tree cookies & your taste buds will tingle.
use a cookie cutter shaped like a Christmas tree & some frosting made with green food coloring & you can make some delectable cookies.
after an exhausting day of skiing or snowboarding in the Alps, these Christmas tree cookies are a blessing.
ingredients:
1) 1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar;
2) 1 cup butter, softened;
3) 1 egg;
4) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract;
4) 1/2 teaspoon almond extract;
5) 2 1/2 cups flour;
6) 1 teaspoon baking soda;
7) 1 teaspoon cream of tartar.
these visually appealing Christmas tree cooking make both great holiday gifts & stunning additions to any platter.
to impress 100% your guests, bake some Christmas family tree cookies, as you can see in the first image.

 

2. Christmas Reindeer Cupcakes

while you sit next to the fireplace reading the story of ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ to your 4-year-old niece, you can enjoy a reindeer cupcake.
the reindeer cupcakes became viral & there have been a lot of posts on blogs about these awesome cupcakes.
either you bake your own cupcakes & decorate them or decorate a batch of store-bought cupcakes, the reindeer treats are a must!
ingredients:
1) cupcakes;
2) wafers;
3) mini pretzels;
4) M&Ms;
5) black icing.
why not having fun while you decorate? ask your niece to help. she will love decorating her own cupcake as much as she’ll enjoy eating it!

 

1. Christmas Swirl Cookies

we end our article with the Christmas swirl cookies, cookies that although look pretty impressive with their bright & festive swirls, they are actually really simple to make.
to create the most appealing pinwheel cookies, the secret stands in the food coloring you use. of course, green, red & white are must, but you can also go for pink and other ‘jolly’ & warm colors.
these are some of the best Christmas cookies that will bring the spirit of the season out in everyone.
they are the ideal choice to offer to that grumpy family member who is always complaining about taxes. the warm colors can turn any frown upside down.

have you decided yet with which Christmas-themed cookies you will spoil your family & guests?

 

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