I need a great, tried and true Christmas Cookie recipe that everyone loves!?

Question by Willow: I need a great, tried and true Christmas Cookie recipe that everyone loves!?
Here’s the cookies I’m already making: lemon tea cookies, Italian cookies, Chocolate Thumbprint cookies, Apricot cookies and Nut tarts.

Best answer:

Answer by Karin C
This website gives a basic recipe that can be done 4 different ways. I’ve made the Peppermint Buttons version, and everyone raves about it and can’t get enough. It’s festive and Christmas-y, and best of all easy to make and yields a lot of cookies per recipe. Enjoy!


What do you think? Answer below!

  1. D K says:

    My favorite Christmas cookies are my wife’s Molasses cookies. They are the BEST. I brought these to our department Christmas dinner and several people remarked at how perfect they looked and tasted. Here is the recipe post from her cooking blog:

    These cookies are simply melt-in-your-mouth delicious. I’ve been making them for years, often with help from my kids. Most recently, they’ve been co-opted by my second son as HIS specialty. I don’t mind a bit, because he can make them exquisitely and perfectly nearly every time. These are now called Nate’s Molasses Cookies even though they started out as mine.

    Nate’s Molasses Cookies

    2/3 c. vegetable oil
    1 c. sugar
    1 egg
    1/3 c. molasses
    2-2 1/4 c. flour
    2 tsp. baking soda
    1 tsp. cinnamon
    1 tsp. ground cloves
    1 tsp. ginger
    and about 1/4 cup sugar
    Mix all the ingredients in order, then roll dough into balls and roll them in the extra sugar. Place them on parchment paper on a cookie sheet.

    Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes until they’re golden brown and cracked on top.

    The ONLY down side to this recipe is how quickly the cookies disappear.

  2. Sugar PIe says:

    Sparkling Butter Toffee Cookies
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 3/4 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened*
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 cup English or almond toffee bits
    • Sugar
    Heat oven to 350°F. Combine sugar, butter, egg and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour, baking powder and baking soda; reduce speed to low. Beat until well mixed. Stir in toffee bits by hand.

    Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten each with bottom of glass to 1 1/2-inch circles. (If glass sticks, dip glass in sugar.)

    Bake for 9 to 1l minutes or until edges are just lightly browned. (DO NOT OVER BAKE.) Sprinkle with sugar while warm. Cool completely.

    *Substitute LAND O LAKES® Soft Baking Butter with Canola Oil right from the refrigerator.

    TIP: English toffee bits and chips are available in the baking section of large supermarkets.

    TIP: Cookies may also be flattened with a fork in a criss-cross pattern.

    –Land O Lakes website

  3. stringhead3 says:

    1 pouch Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
    1/2 cup margarine or butter, melted
    1 egg
    Betty Crocker® colored sugars

    1. Heat oven to 375ºF.
    2. Stir cookie mix, melted margarine and egg in medium bowl until soft dough forms. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in colored sugars. Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
    3. Bake 11 to 14 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute before removing from cookie sheet. Store in airtight container.

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