Cookie Time

Christmas cookie baking is certainly not a new concept and I’m sure this is the tenth post you’ve read on the topic in the past week, but I’m going to write about it anyway! It’s no secret that I love to bake and Christmas cookie baking is no exception.

When I was little my brother and I used to go to my aunt’s house to bake cookies. We used to do some at home, but the bulk of all the cookies for the holiday were made at my aunt’s. My parents would drop us off while they did some Christmas shopping. As I got older, we stopped going to my aunt’s to do the cookies and my mom and I did them all at home. We make a lot of cookies and I mean a lot. There’s always so many people to give cookies too, plus we need to save a little for ourselves to snack on too! This post isn’t going to feature a recipe or tips and tricks for cookies but just a look at all the cookies we made within 2 days for this Christmas. P.S. They are all made from scratch!

1. Sugar Cookie – Sugar cookies are probably the most famous type of Christmas cookie, but that doesn’t stop people from making them, including me.

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2. Cranberry Tea Cookie – I wrote about these cookies back in the fall and even wrote about how I was thinking about using green sanding sugar on the edges for the holidays instead of white sugar. Here’s how they turned out!

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3. & 4. Chocolate Chip & Oatmeal Raisin – Cookie staples. Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies? Oatmeal raisin’s not my favorite, but others love them.
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5. Sooo I don’t actually know what these cookies are called. They are filled with apricot and we’ve been making these for as long as I can remember.
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6. Rugelach – A favorite among my family and friends! These take the longest to make because after filling and folding them you need to refrigerate the whole tray for at least 20 minutes before baking them.
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7. Mexican Wedding Cookies – Usually we just make them with the sugar, but this year we also tried half dipping them in chocolate. If you like buttery cookies then these are for you!
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And that’s all folks! If there are any (or multiple) cookies here that you’d like to see a more in-depth post on just let me know and I would be more than happy to write up a post on it! I also may or may not have a bonus cookie coming soon. I saw something on Pinterest the other day and if I have time tomorrow I’d love to make them for Christmas Eve dinner/dessert. Anyway, my cookie making tradition continues and luckily I have plenty of people to give cookies to because I could never eat all these on my own!

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