Cookie traditions connected with Christmas abound at my house. How about your house?
It seems that many cookies have connections with childhood. Others look good on a cookie tray.
Some are easy, like the Coconut Shortbread while others are quite a project, like the Gingerbread church house.
If you want cookies to give, try the Biscotti or Pfeffernusse.
Don’t forget about Santa. He expects Christmas Thumbprint Cookies when he gets to our house.
Perhaps you’re looking for something new or a better version of a familiar cookie. Either way, here are some ideas for you to consider.
Crispy bite-size cookies reminiscent of gingerbread (also known as Pfeffernusse)
The traditional jelly thumbprint cookie gets a slight makeover with a lemon curd filling in a pecan studded cookie
A simple but delicious shortbread cookie with a smooth butter icing that kids and adults alike will love
A crispy shortbread cookie for coconut lovers
Ruth's Shortbread Cookies with Milk Chocolate Toffee Bits are simple shortbread cookies with dipped in chocolate and decorated with more toffee bits.
These layered bars have a shortbread base covered with melted chocolate chips and chopped pecans.
Detailed directions and patterns for making a gingerbread church house