Now that we’ve downed more than our fair share of tryptophan, we’re officially in the holiday season, friends! How was your Thanksgiving? Ours was understated to the max but full of relaxation…and tons of food. Because indulging in some of your favorite eats and drinks is a perk of reflecting on what you’re thankful for on the fourth Thursday in November, right?
I have to admit, instead of turkey, Brian and I made a big batch of hearty marinara sauce and meatballs and sausage (a.k.a. Sunday sauce…on a Thursday) after we snuggled in on the couch to watch the National Dog Show with Tug. While mixed-breed-extraordinaire isn’t yet an official part of the show, we’re confident Tug would sweep the category with his enthusiasm for following directions, his expressive puppy dog eyes, and eternally wagging tail.
Never mind the fact that in the ring he’d probably behave something akin to Olive from Little Miss Sunshine in her big performance amid a room full of professional pageant queens.
But back to the food! Something I love even more than a fridge and freezer full of leftovers (uhhh currently.) is list-making. Even better if it’s a list about the holidays. Or food. Or both! I’ve kept my Christmas day-dreaming on the down low for the past few weeks while turkey/stuffing/mashed potatoes has been dominating the airwaves, but it’s go time, baby! Time to grab your notebook and your favorite pen, because let’s talk
turkey errr, Christmas cookies!
Sometimes it’s tough to post a balanced mix of appetizers/main dishes/desserts/drinks here on the blog. I tend to have a rough plan of what I’d like to make, but I heed big time to my own cravings. A few weeks of sweet recipes in a row? That’s happened. And I have a feeling that once the sweet treats craze that is the holiday season is over I’ll be on the savory dish train for awhile. So with the blog being all over the place (and reflective of my own diet), I wanted to wrangle up my cookie recipes from the past few years that are fitting for holiday celebrations. Plus it just makes it even more convenient for me as I’m planning on making a bunch of these for cookie trays over the next month!
So, here are 10+ Christmas cookie recipes that mix up classic cookies with fresh takes on family favorites. With chocolate (♥), gingerbread, sugar, spice, and more – there’s something for everyone!