Four Festive Christmas Cookies
So good you’ll think twice about sharing!
Whether you’re gearing up for a cookie exchange or you’re getting the kids in the kitchen to help with a batch, we’ve got the right cookie recipes for you that are perfect for the holiday season. Life’s simple ingredient, wheat, is the ideal base to create so many cookie masterpieces for Christmas—shortbread, gingerbread, sugar cookies and more, we wouldn’t have our favourite festive treats without wheat. Check out some of our favourite Christmas cookie recipes below.
The spicy warmth of cinnamon, clove and ginger make these Christmas classics for a reason… and they’re delicious! These gingerbread cookies are made with whole wheat flour, an easy-to-eat source of fibre that you’ll feel good about including in your festive treat spread. Cut them into fun shapes and decorate them with icing and sparkles for an ultimate snow-inspired cookie.
Does it get better than shortbread cookies? Yes, it does. With whipped shortbread cookies! Christmas is the time for indulgence, and these are definitely an indulgent treat to share with friends and family. Pack these up in a cute Christmas tin for the perfect edible gift for your loved ones. After all, nothing says “Merry Christmas” quite like the gift of cookies.
This one is for all you peppermint lovers out there! Crushed candy canes and peppermint extract in the dough AND icing makes this recipe ideal for anyone who craves the minty fresh flavour of the season. There are only a few ingredients in the base of these cookies, so no need to search around in the grocery store for special items. Flour, butter, sugar, cornstarch and some peppermint extract make a deliciously delectable melt-in-your-mouth cookie.
We couldn’t round up our favourite cookies without the traditional Christmas sugar cookie. These ones are great for the kids to help out with because you can give them fun tasks like using cookie cutters to press out shapes and decorate the shapes accordingly. Trees, snowmen, stockings, candy canes—you name it—the sugar cookie can become anything you want it to be.
We could go on and on about festive cookie recipes but if you want to find more delicious festive recipes featuring life’s simple ingredient, we’ve got pies, sides, brunch treats and more. Happy holidays!