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?
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!
I wanted to make a batch of cookies with something other than just chocolate chips or raisins or that sort of thing. Then I thought….. why not make some with chocolate chips, but both milk chocolate and white chocolate chips plus dried cranberries (aka craisins lol). Add a little cinnamon to the cookie dough and they were delicious! A nice Fall version of the typical chocolate chip cookies!
And before I forgot about… I wanted to introduce everyone to “The Elusive Loch Ness Cucumber lol. I found this in my garden and mine and Chris’ first thought was that it looked like the Loch Ness Monster lol!
We love coconut… in just about any form. I even like it fresh right from the husk! My favourite is still the chocolate coconut macaroons but I have to say these ones come in a pretty close second! And did I mention how easy they are to make???
Yes… back to peanut butter. Can’t help it lol… everyone loves peanut butter in this house. And at Chris’ work if I am being honest. The guys at work like to “raid” his lunch box to see what snacks I have sent. I swear they are all like a bunch of 5 year olds lol!
This is a no bake cookie/macaroon so they are relatively quick to make and delicious to eat!
The other day I thought I would make some Peanut Butter Oatmeal cookies for “the boys” lunch boxes. It is a nice combination. AND it doesn’t hurt that PB cookies are Chris’ favourite and Oatmeal are mine lol!
These are similar to gingerbread a bit… and the smell of them baking in the oven makes the whole house smell like a bakery. I swear I had Dillon drooling in front of the oven door, waiting for them to be done so he could snag a few lol!
They are perfectly spiced and rolled in sugar before baking. When they first come out of the oven they are soft and chewy and oh so delicious and when cooled crisp up a bit… with the same great flavour!