Recipe: Christmas cookies

Megan Messer and Elena Aventa

Oh my gosh, Christmas is coming (can you tell we’re excited)? Get ready for this holiday season with these simple but delicious Christmas cookies. These recipes are fun for the whole family and will leave you feeling satisfied.


Decorated Sugar Cookies

These cookies are extremely simple and fun to make. First, you will want to start out with plain sugar cookie dough (can be homemade or store bought). Use cookie cutter shapes such as snowmen, mittens, Christmas trees etc. to shape the cookies however you like. Place the cookie dough on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven at 350 degrees. After they have been taken out of the oven and cooled down, finally use any desired color icing, candies and sprinkles to decorate your Christmas cookies.


Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Are you a chocolate lover? You will enjoy these delicious crumble cookies. You want to make a chocolate mixture including cocoa, vegetable oil, vanilla, flour, baking powder, eggs and salt. Once you have mixed all of the ingredients, let the dough chill for at least four hours. After letting the dough chill, roll into one-inch balls, coat the dough in confectioners’ sugar and place on cookie sheet. Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes, take them out to cool and enjoy.


Christmas Tree Cookie Stacks

For these Christmas cookies, you will need sugar cookie dough mix, frosting, and green food dye. For the first layer of the cookie, use the tablespoon measure to make a ball of dough. For each layer after the first, use a smaller measuring spoon to create a pyramid effect. After your cookies are done baking, use green colored frosting to decorate leaves for your Christmas cookie.


Peppermint Candy Cane Christmas Cookies

This cookie is for the more skilled bakers. You need sugar cookie dough, red food dye, and crushed candy canes. You need to dye half of the cookie dough red and leave the other half white. Scoop out balls of dough that are roughly one teaspoon and roll them into ropes that are four or five inches long. Twist the ropes together and curve one end to look like a candy cane, then put them in the oven to bake. Once they’re done, sprinkle them with crushed candy canes and you’re ready to go.