Do you hear the jingle of the bells, do you smell hot chocolate everywhere, and do you see fairy lights glimmering on Christmas trees? Well then you know what time of the year it is. It’s the time to blast ‘All I want for Christmas’ from your stereo, it’s time to jump into the spirit of Christmas! As you jot down everything you need to prep for the big Christmas Eve dinner, don’t forget about dessert. The endless arguments about, which dessert wins the right to be present at the Christmas table, can now be rested, its cookies all the way.

Here are 5 of the most mouth-watering cookies you have to bake this Christmas!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Because what’s a Christmas without chocochip?

 choco chip cookies

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  • Sift flour, baking soda and salt
  • In a bowl, mix melted butter, brown and white sugar, vanilla, milk, until light and creamy. Now blend it with the sifted ingredients
  • Stir in the chocochips and now spread the cookie batter onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 17 minutes in a preheated oven (325degree).
  • Now fill up your cookie jar to the brim for Santa once the cookies have cooled. Don’t forget a glass of milk.

Pfeffernusse Cookies

Every Christmas needs a little bit of white dust.

 milky white cookies

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  • Stir the molasses, honey, shortening, and margarine in a saucepan on medium heat until creamy. Let it cool and then stir in flaxseed with two teaspoons of hot water
  • Mix together the flour, white sugar, brown sugar, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, anise, cinnamon, baking soda, pepper, and salt in a large bowl. Add the molasses mixture until it combines. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Roll the dough into acorn-sized balls and place it on the baking sheet
  • Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes. Once it’s cooled, it’s time to dust a bit of magic. Cover the cookies with confectioners’ sugar.

Tada! You have yourself a white Christmas.

Butter Cookies

Anyone for edible Christmas decorations?

butter cookies

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour, salt, and cinnamon
  • Beat the butter and cream cheese with sugar, yogurt and milk until light and fluffy before you stir in vanilla and orange zest. Now mix in cinnamon, salt and flour.
  • Fill a cookie press or pastry bag with dough, and form cookies in the shape of a Christmas tree or Santa’s hat on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the cookies are golden brown. Now set them on the rack to cool.

With a little bit of icing, you’ve got yourself some stellar and delicious smelling Christmas tree ornaments.

Gingerbread Man Cookies

This Christmas, you can finally catch the Gingerbread man.

 ginger man cookies

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  • Stir cookie mix, butter, water and milk until you have a soft dough
  • Roll the dough to required thickness and use a gingerbread man cookie cutter to get the perfect shape.
  • Now place the cut-outs on the cookie sheets and bake for 10 minutes in a preheated oven (375 Degree F)
  • Cool for 15 minutes and decorate with icing and cinnamon!

Gingerbread man has never looked so dapper.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Have peanut butter fairies taken over your Christmas?

peanut cookies

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Recipe

  • In a bowl mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt
  • Now take some melted butter mix beat it while adding white and brown sugar till it gets smooth, creamy and fluffy. Add peanut butter milk and flour, beat well.
  • Mix the dry ingredients in and place the mixture on the cookie sheets. Bake for 15 minutes in a preheated oven (375 degree F). Let it cool.
  • You now have your own salty-sweet treats to offer guests as the carolling begins.

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