Highlights: Cookies

It’s hard for me to think of a food more “Christmas-y” than cookies.  I started this holiday season thinking that I’d skip last year’s baking extravaganza in which I made cookies for all our friends and favorite coworkers.  The idea of not baking made me a little sad however, so I decided I’d make something for all my wonderful classroom aides.  A few weeks ago I got invited to a December 18th cookie swap, which I’m really looking forward to.  Today, I got invited to another cookie swap, also next weekend.

I can’t wait.  I’ve never been to a cookie swap and I’m so excited for 2 in one weekend!

And so, because they are the food of Christmas, my Reader is full of recipes and everyone needs more cookie ideas, here are this week’s cookie related highlights:

Deck the Halls With Sugar and Flour: 26 Holiday Cookie Recipes (The Atlantic)

Glittering Lemon Sandwich Cookies (Serious Eats)

Oatmeal Thumbprint Cookies with Cassis Jam (Good Cheap Eats)

Maple Cinnamon Blondies (The Wannabe Chef)

Perfect Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies (Savvy Eats)

Lime Meltaways (Closet Cooking)

Snickerdoodles (Slashfood)

All We Can Eat Staff Cookie Favorites, Year by Year (Washington Post)

Lace Cookies (Serious Eats) –side note: I will never attempt lace cookies again, since I set off our apartment’s fire alarm trying to make them last year.

Coconut Sugar Cookies (NPR)

Caribbean Sugar Cookies (NPR)

Maple Pumpkin Gingerbread Cookies (Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life)

Chocolate Candy Cane Blossoms (Food Your Way)

Stained-Glass Sugar Cookies (Slashfood)

Chocolate Peppermint Bar Cookies (Serious Eats)

In other Christmas-related news, I tracked down a box of Holiday Chai at the supermarket today!  We also bought egg nog.  It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

What’s your favorite kind of cookie?


  1. Carol Pious says

    Favorite Christmas Cookies – Mexican Wedding Cakes from Betty Crocker’s Cookbook, Praline-Iced Brownies from Good Housekeeping Magazine and Peppercorn Shortbread from Martha Stewart Living Magazine!


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