05 Dec 7 Simple Steps to Irresistible Christmas Cookies
We love Christmas cookies–making them, decorating them, and, of course, eating them! And if you’re anything like us, you know it’s impossible to stop at just one.
If you own the title of family baker, then you have the important job of making these delicious treats. If you’re new to the baking scene, don’t worry! We’ve got some great tips to help you through the holiday cookie-making process.
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Clear off your kitchen countertop or island. This will give you plenty of workspace to create your holiday goodies. Disinfect your work surface and thoroughly wash your hands.
Use fresh and quality ingredients. Delicious cookies start with the best ingredients. Real vanilla extract, fresh milk, eggs, and butter, and high-quality nuts and chocolate will make a huge difference in the taste of your creations.
No sticking allowed. Nothing is worse than cookies that you can’t remove from the baking sheet. To avoid this problem, spray your trays with nonstick cooking spray or use silicone baking sheet liners. It will make your cookies slide right off the trays and will also make cleanup a snap.
Chill it. The dough, that is. Most cookie dough is easier to handle when it is cold. Prepare your dough according to the directions. If the recipe calls for chilled dough, form dough into large balls and cover with clear plastic wrap. Then place in the refrigerator until you’re ready to bake.
Create sweet memories with your kids. Your children will cherish the memories of baking their favorite cookies with you in your home. Most likely, it is a tradition they will pass on to their children. So let them join in on the baking or decorating process. Check out Christmas Cookie Decorating Ideas.
Bake and freeze. One great way to stay ahead of the holiday rush is to make your cookies ahead of time and stash them in the freezer. This way, they will stay fresh until you are ready to eat or share them. As a bonus, it’s also a great way to hide them so your family doesn’t eat them before they are supposed to.
Share with friends and family. If you haven’t tried a cookie exchange, you’re missing out on a lot of fun, and a fantastic variety of sensational cookies. A cookie exchange is simple. You bake your favorite kind of cookie. Your friends and family will do the same. Then you swap with each other, so everyone ends up with a wide variety of delicious cookies.
Here are some of our favorite holiday cookies.
- sugar cookie cutouts
- chocolate chip
- peanut butter blossoms