Christmas Cookie Preview

Yes, I have already started to plan what Christmas cookies I am planning/hoping to make this year. I usually make at least 5 plates as gifts/hostess gifts each year so I like to try a few different things each year to change things up a bit.

I do stick to a few of the “usual” types…. gingerbread, plain shortbread, thumbprint cookies, that sort of thing but I really enjoy trying new types of cookies.

This post is to introduce everyone to some of the cookies I have come across that I want to add to my baking list this year. I am sure you will agree that they all look drool worthy!

I will include a picture and a link to the sites I found the recipes!

First one up is called Toasted Coconut Shortbread! Coconut!!! Need I say more?

Here is the link to this recipe:

Next one up are called Strawberry Truffle Kiss Cookies. They are intended for Valentine’s Day on the website but I think the colour will be a great addition to any Christmas cookie tray!

Here is the link:

Next up we have Red Velvet Kiss Cookies. These just look so decadent!

Here is the link to these cookies:

These next ones are so delicious looking! Chocolate Dipped Toffee Pecan Shortbread Cookies!

The link to this recipe:

Check out these Cherry Bonbon Cookies! Don’t they look awesome????

Here is the link:

Yes, another coconut recipe lol… I love coconut!!! No Bake Coconut Snowballs!

And here is the link for this recipe:

These are just a few of the recipes I want to try this year. I could honestly do about 100 posts of Christmas cookies that look so good I want to try them… but there is only so much time and only so many cookies I can make each year so I have to pick and choose wisely lol.

I like to have a selection of flavours and colours to make the Christmas Cookie Trays look interesting!



Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

Chocolate and Peanut Butter… need I say more lol? Another of our favourite combinations. These may look a little fancy, but they are still very easy to make… and delicious to boot!


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Butter Tart Pan Squares

This is something I can remember my mother making… mainly around Christmas for cookie trays and such. But… in my opinion, anything butter tart can and should be made all year. I made these on Sunday for lunch box snacks. I am sure Chris will be the hero of the lunch room… again lol!

These are delicious, albeit sweet and much easier to make than actual butter tarts!


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Gum Drop Fudge

I guess I really should have posted this recipe before Christmas but I simply ran out of time! The past two weeks or so have been so busy that when I actually get to my laptop to post I find I am typing 2 or 3 posts at once to get them done and posted. I sure dropped the ball getting to this one lol!

This is another version of a condensed milk fudge…. which means it is quick and easy to make and can be done entirely in the microwave!

(The cookie trays assembled!)


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Peanut Butter Balls

These are a huge family favourite, they always have been for as far back as I can remember. They are such a favourite that I can always get Dillon to do the rolling part for me lol. While that isn’t necessary always a good thing, it is one thing I can mark off my list of things to do. This year he not only rolled the requisite “balls,” but he also made a log and a cube???? I don’t know if he is reverting back to his childhood and pretending it’s playdoh or what he’s up to but the help is appreciated!


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Graham Crumb Cherry Balls

I am done my Christmas baking!!!!!!

I’m not quite sure why, but I seem to have done a lot of “ball” shaped treats for the cookie trays this year…. completely unintentional…. but these are another delicious addition to our Christmas cookies this year, something you will really want to try!

They will also make a nice contrast to the Cherry Surprise Balls that I make every year!



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