Holiday Baking

Who doesn’t appreciate deliciously baked cookie during the hoilday season? Grinches and humbugs, that’s who. Otherwise, you should find something for everyone on my list of treats on my recommended recipes for 2013 holiday baking season!

For your chocolate feigns, I suggest Martha Stewart’s Outrageous Chocolate Cookies:


For your lemon lovers, Two Peas and their Pod’s Lemon Sugar Cookies :

From two peas and their pod

For your classic admirers, King Arthur Flour’s Gingerbread cookies:


For a fun, festive treat, try your hand at King Arthur Flour’s red and white pinwheels:

red and white pinwheel cookies

And for your celebrators of Hanukkah (sure it’s over but that doesn’t mean you can’t make the appropriate cookies!), rugelach! I used the Fannie Farmer’s Cookbook recipe but Barefoot Contessa’s recipe is very similar:

apricot rugelach

All these recipes have been taste tested and have received high-marks from all the judges. So go ahead and give them a try! As far as effort, I would say I’ve listed them in order of difficulty. Pinwheels and rugelach are not for the faint of heart. They require a few rounds of refrigeration as well as shaping and molding.

What are some of your favorite Christmas cookies?




2 thoughts on “Holiday Baking

  1. Maria

    So the lemon cookies were a hit? Not too sweet or buttery?

    If so, they will be happening this season.

    The pinwheels and rugelach look incredible! Hats off.


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