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Friday, December 2, 2016

Favorite Christmas Cookies that need to be in your cookie jar

Do you want your cookie jar filled with your favorite Christmas Cookies?

Or are you looking for cookie and cookie bar recipes to make for gifts this holiday season?  

Or perhaps both? 

Then we are here to help you today. We have searched the globe and gathered together a collection of 35 of our favorite Christmas cookies that will help you fill that cookie jar or make as special treats for your family and friends. 

35 Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipe

Some of these cookies are family favorites passed down over time and others are brand new creations that will satisfy your sweet tooth.  

As you know Christmas is all about cookies, cookies to give, cookies to take, cookies for Santa or just cookies to go with your cup of hot chocolate.  

And if you find yourself in a hurry, we have included bunches of bar recipes to get all the goodness of a cookie but in one easy pan. 

Baking loads of cookies during this busy holiday season can be a little challenging but with the right equipment, it makes everything go much easier. 

Top 10 Items for Baking Cookies

1.  KitchenAid Mixer- if your budget can handle it, this mixer is a must-have all year long (maybe add it to your Christmas list, that's how I received mine)

2.  KitchenAid Flat Beater- for mixing cookie dough or cake mixes

3.  Christmas Cookie Cutters-  10 piece set that is dishwasher safe

4.  Set of 3 Cookie Scoops- saves time and each cookie is the small size 

5.  Silicone Baking Mats- non-stick and easy to clean, helps make perfect browned cookies

6.  Several Cookie Sheets-  Buy 2-3 to expedite the cookie baking event, dishwasher safe

7.  Cooling Rack-We use this 3 tiered rack since it takes up less space on the counter and it collapses for easy storage

8.  Cookie Decorating Kit- we use ours all year long for not only cookies but 
cakes and cupcakes

9.  Cookie boxes for Gift Giving-Amazon has so many beautiful gift boxes and usually ship in 2-3 days

10.  Christmas Cookie Jars-  We have several cookie jars in the Ranch pantry according to the season and love changing them out when the grandkids arrive.

*These Rustic Canister Sets and Cookie Jars from The Cabin Place are what we love to use for all our Christmas cookies and goodies.  

Christmas Cookie Jar

So get ready to lite that oven and bake, bake and bake to share all that Christmas love!  

35 Favorite Christmas Cookies 

Peppermint Meringue Cookies

Chocolate Dipped Toffee Cookies

Other Ways to Celebrate the Season:

25 Easy Christmas Decorations that you can Make

The Appetizer that will make your entertaining easier 

How to Make the Best Pineapple Glazed Ham

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  1. Thanks for hosting, Evelyn ! {finally caught up on the photos ;-) }

  2. Okay my lovely friend. Don't fall off your chair when you see that I've linked up with your linky party! LOL I've been such a slacker linking up with things lately. I just couldn't resist to link up some of my favourite cookie recipes for you. Hope you've been well. It's been crazy busy on my side of the world! Thinking of you dear Evelyn. Anne xx

  3. Lots of fun cookie recipes here! Thanks for hosting this collection!

  4. What a fun idea! Can't wait to start pinning!

  5. Thanks for hosting this fun cookie party! Pinning for the holidays! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

  6. Hi Evelyn.
    What a fun cookie party, I am sure there will be enough cookies here to fill my cookie jar. Thanks for a great party!
    Miz Helen

  7. This is a great collection so far! Pinning and tweeting! Thanks for letting me add my links :)

  8. Thanks for hosting. Great cookie recipes! My ice cream sandwich are made with my Halloween cookies.


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