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Christmas cookies: the classics… and with a twist!

Christmas Cookies

Cookies are Santa’s favourite. They are the star dessert of the holiday season. Why not add a whimsical touch to your classic recipes? Here are nine simple and decadent variations to get inspired!


Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread cookies

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1with chocolate and cranberries

Mix chocolate chunks and a handful of dried cranberries in with the dry ingredients.

2with peanut butter

When you cream the butter and sugar, add peanut butter and one egg. Next, roll the log of uncooked dough in coarse sugar and finely chopped peanuts.

3with dulce de leche and sea salt

Sprinkle three pinches of sea salt over the dry ingredients. Before baking, use your thumb to make a well in the middle of each cookie and fill it with dulce de leche.

 

Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal cookies

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1as a chocolatey energy bar

Place the mixture into a rectangular dish. After it bakes and cools, drizzle a fine layer of melted chocolate on top and cut it into squares or rectangles.

2with blueberries and chia seeds

Add two tablespoons of chia seeds to the dry ingredients, then a half-cup of frozen blueberries when you mix the wet and dry ingredients.

3with dates and coffee

Replace the brown sugar with six or seven pitted Medjool dates soaked in hot water and mashed into a purée. Add one tablespoon of instant coffee to the dry ingredients.

 

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread

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1with a clementine glaze

Combine three cups of icing sugar and three-quarters of a cup of clementine juice. Dip each cookie into the glaze and let dry.

2crunchy with almonds

Add sliced almonds to the dry ingredients and roll out the dough out so it’s a little thinner to achieve a crunchier texture.

3as an ice cream sandwich

Cut the cookie dough into identical rectangles. After they bake and cool, serve them as a sandwich with the ice cream of your choice.

 

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