christmas cookie recipes

A Dunlap family holiday tradition is for each of the girls to pick a Christmas cookie recipe to bake. When we were little, we would make sugar cookies and decorate them with frosting and sprinkles. Now, Bailey and I both love to cook and bake, so we get a little more creative with our recipe choices.

christmas cookie 2014

I still remember the recipes I picked for the past two Christmases. In 2014, I was WAY over ambitious with the recipe I picked! Oakley and I had recently gotten engaged and I wanted to impress his family with my baking skills. Well, after about five hours of literally sweating it out in the kitchen, I had successfully baked two roll vanilla roll cakes. Haha!! I wish that I could find the recipe, but that was before I became diligent on Pinterest.

christmas cookie 2015

Last year, I decided to scale it back a bit and baked chocolate cupcakes with peppermint frosting. H.O.L.Y. S.M.O.K.E.S. These cupcakes are literally the! I can always count on The Pioneer Woman to have the best recipes! Not only are they yummy, but they’re oh-so-cute as well! The frosting has pieces of crushed up peppermint, which add the perfect festive touch!

christmas cookie 2016

This year, I wanted to go back to the basics and pick an actual cookie recipe. A few days ago, a coworker gave me some ginger snaps – while eating them, I remembered how much I love ginger cookies! For my Christmas cookie, I wanted something gingery, but not necessarily crunchy like a ginger snap.

Pinterest helped me find this DELICIOUS Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookie recipe! They were so easy to make and turned out perfectly! The only thing I found is that that recipe yields way more than says – at least twice as many! But they’re so good, that I don’t think anyone will mind having too many! My whole family loved them – I’m even going to make a second batch on Christmas Eve for Santa 🙂

What are your favorite Christmas cookie? I’d love to try some of your recipes!

Lots of love – ked



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