Favorite Finds: 10 Classic Christmas Cookies

I’ve done a terrible job this holiday season. Our Christmas tree wasn’t up until Tuesday, the ornaments are still in boxes, our stockings were hung {with care} from the highchair, the two decorations on display were gifts we’ve received this past week, and I’ve done absolutely zero holiday baking. Usually, Christmas starts the day after Thanksgiving in our house. Next year I’m going to go all out.
Aside from the decorating, the holidays are a great time to get together with family and friends. To share and engage in traditions that have been passed on from one generation to the next. I’m not the best baker, but that doesn’t stop me from baking Christmas cookies. It’s the experience that I love. There’s something so magical about being in the kitchen, surrounded by sugar, and singing along with Mariah Carey. I’m so excited by the thought of having Evie {standing on a stool} next to me in years to come!

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I vividly remember my momma baking two types of Christmas cookies: chocolate crinkles and gingersnaps. She’d arrange them nicely on a tray to take with her to her cookie exchange parties and would come home with buckets full of assorted iced, powdered, crinkled, and sprinkled cookies. Throughout the following weeks, we’d take a few bites of each, as if we were sampling a box of chocolates. The bright green Corn Flake wreaths and butterscotch haystacks were always my favorites.
Tip: When searching for chocolate crinkle cookie recipes I learned that some people use Devil’s Food cake mix. I’ve never tried it, but it could be helpful if you’re in a crunch for time.
This weekend Ryan and I are devoting our time to all things Christmas. Taking Evie to meet Santa, shopping, decorating {even if it’ll be up for only a week}, wrapping, and baking. Below I’ve compiled a list of my 10 favorite classic Christmas cookies. Each recipe can also be found on my Holiday Pinterest board.
1. Cocoa Crinkle Cookies by HERSHEY’S Kitchens
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2. Gingersnaps by Chef in Training
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3. Christmas Cornflake Wreaths by Tastes Better from Scratch
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4. Butterscotch Haystacks by Nutritious Eats
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5. Holiday Cut-Out Sugar Cookies with Easy Icing by Sally’s Baking Addiction
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6. Spiced Gingerbread Man Cookies by The Comfort of Cooking
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7. Perfect Peanut Butter Blossoms by How Sweet It Is
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8. Almond Spritz Cookies by A Girl’s Guilty Pleasures
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9. The Best Snickerdoodles by Averie Cooks
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10. Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate by Just a Taste
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Question: What’s your favorite classic Christmas cookie?
Question: Do you have any family traditions that you look forward to every year?

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