Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

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          A few days remain to Christmas and it’s time to think what dishes to serve. A special role in each Christmas dinner is devoted to sweets. There are many great Christmas cookie recipes, but everyone wants to cook something special in order to impress family and friends.

So, here are 5 cool and easy Christmas cookies recipes with pictures, which won’t leave anyone indifferent.

 

Blueberry Christmas Cookies Recipe

 

blueberry cookie

 

This one is among the best Christmas cookie recipes thanks to its ease of preparation and incredible taste, which is just unforgettable. These cookies will be a great dessert for your Christmas dinner and will definitely be liked by both adults and kids.

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • Vanilla essence 1tsp
  • Butter 150 g
  • Milk 100 ml
  • Blueberries 100 g
  • Strawberries 80 g
  • Strawberry jam 1-2 Tbsp
  • Salt 1 pinch
  • Baking powder 2 tsp
  • Sugar 6 Tbsp
  • Flour 3 cups

How to cook:

  1. Take flour, baking powder and salt and mix them in a bowl. Cut butter into cubes and add to the bowl.
  2. In another cup, combine milk with vanilla essence and egg. In order to add a beautiful pink color to the mixture, add strawberry jam. Tip: other jam can make the mixture of another color.
  3. Combine the both mixtures and stir well.
  4. Add blueberries and strawberries.
  5. Roll out the dough and cut it into triangles.
  6. Pre-heat the oven to 200C (390F) degrees and bake cookies for about 15-20 minutes.
  7. To make the cookies look more festive, adorn them with icing.

 

Linzer Christmas Cookies Recipe

 

linzer cookies

 

Linzer cookies are in the list of most romantic Christmas cookie recipes 2018 thanks to their shape. They are a perfect variant if you are going to celebrate Christmas with your beloved person. However, they are also suitable for dinner with family and friends.

Ingredients:

  • Raw almond 1.5 cup
  • 12 dates
  • Shredded coconut 0.5 cup
  • Maple or agave syrup 2 Tbsp
  • Salt 1 pinch
  • Frozen cherries 1 cup
  • Lemon juice 0.5 tsp
  • Chia Seeds 3 tsp (not obligatory)

How to cook:

  1. Place dates in warm water for thirty minutes and defrost frozen cherries before you start to cook. Now, grind almonds and coconut and combine them.
  2. Blend 8 dates until you get a homogeneous mass.
  3. Mix the both mixtures and add maple syrup and salt. Mix everything up and put the dough to the freezer for 15 minutes.
  4. For the filling, place cherries in a sieve and press them using a spoon to get rid of liquid.
  5. Blend the cherries, add 4 dates, lemon juice and mix everything up.Chia seeds can be added. Put the mixture to the fridge for 30 minutes.
  6. Use baking paper to cover a baking pan. Take the dough out of the fridge and roll it out.
  7. Cut out hearts with the help of a heart-shaped cutter. After that, cut out smaller hearts in the middle of each cookie.
  8. Spread the filling on each cookie.
  9. Place the cookies with holes above and press them to spread more filling.
  10. Put the cookies to the fridge for 30 minutes. After taking them out, leave cookies for 15 minutes under the room temperature. Bingo! Your linzer cookies are ready.

 

Recipe of Shortbread Cookies with Royal Icing for Christmas Dinner

 

 

It’s one of those Christmas recipes, which can be easily brought to life together with your family. It’s real fun to cook shortbread cookies with royal icing with your kids, family members or friends.

Ingredients:

  • Salt 1 pinch
  • Sugar powder 160 g
  • Lemon juice 1 Tbsp
  • 1 egg white
  • Baking powder 1 pinch
  • Vanilla sugar 2 Tbsp
  • Water 6 Tbsp
  • Sugar 3 Tbsp
  • 120 g of butter
  • Butter 200 g

How to cook:

  1. Combine flour, sugar, salt, vanilla sugar and baking powder in a bowl. Add butter and water, knead the dough, wrap it in a plastic and put to a fridge for 1 hour.
  2. Roll out the dough and cut cookie shapes with the help of a cookie cutter.
  3. Preheat the oven to 190C (370F) degrees. Oil the baking tray and put cookies on it. Bake for 10-15 minutes.
  4. After the cookies are ready, start to prepare the icing. Whisk the egg white with lemon juice.
  5. Add sifted sugar and whisk the mixture thoroughly.
  6. To make icing bright, use food colorings of whatever color you want.
  7. Paint the cookies with a brush. You are even free to create some cute patterns.

 

Christmas Apple Cookies Recipe

 

apple cookies

 

Cookies in the form of apples are one of those Christmas dessert recipes, which will never be forgotten. They look interesting and are very delicious.

Ingredients:

  • Flour 250 g
  • Milk 75 ml
  • Butter 50 g
  • 1 egg
  • Sugar 115 g
  • Salt 1 pinch
  • Baking powder 0.5 tsp
  • Almond 100 g
  • Ginger 1 pinch
  • Beet juice 20 ml
  • 20 cloves

How to cook:

  1. Combine 1 yolk with sugar. Add butter, milk, baking powder, ginger and salt.
  2. Add flour and knead the dough. Put the dough to a fridge for one hour.
  3. Divide the dough into 20 parts. Put the filling, made of egg white, sugar and almond, into the middle of each piece. Make a ball. Create an apple by adding a clove and small stick to each ball.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180C (360F) degrees. Bake the cookies on a baking tray for 20 minutes until they become of golden color.
  5. Combine milk and beet juice and color the apples. Sprinkle them over with sugar.

 

Christmas Cookies Recipe with Jam

 

cookie with jam

 

Cookies with jam are another variant of delicious Christmas cookie recipes, which no one will be able to resist, any jam can be used.

Ingredients:

  • Jam 150 g
  • Salt 1 pinch
  • Flour 320 g
  • Sugar 2 Tbsp
  • Butter 230 g
  • Curd 170 g
  • Sugar powder 1 tsp

How to cook:

  1. Combine curd, butter, sugar and salt in a large bowl and whisk for a couple of minutes.
  2. Add flour by parts, mixing everything up every time to get a homogeneous mass.
  3. Knead the dough and make a ball of it.
  4. Roll out the dough to about 3mm width and cut it into squares of 6×6 inches.
  5. Put jam into the centre of each square.
  6. Connect two edges of the square, forming something like tie.
  7. Preheat the oven to 175C (350F) degrees and bake cookies on the baking paper for 10-15 minutes.
  8. After cooling the baked cookies, sprinkle them over with sugar powder.

Christmas cookie recipes, described above, are quite easy and every person can cook them. In order to feel the Christmas atmosphere and have much fun, it’s recommended to cook these deserts together with close people.

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