Sneak Preview: Eighteen popular Christmas cookies for the holidays are collected here for your consideration. Don’t miss the gingerbread church house at the end.
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What makes a cookie the most popular cookie at your house around the holidays? Is it because…
They remind you of somebody who always made them. (What cookie will you be remembered for?)
Maybe they are part of a tradition you followed as a child. (Is it a tradition worth passing on?)
Perhaps they are too much trouble to make more than once a year. (Cut-out cookies come to mind.)
Whatever it is, there’s always room for another cookie on the tray. Right? Take a look and see what you might like to add to your holiday cookie tradition.
What makes a cookie a popular “Christmas Cookie?”
Do you know what the most popular Christmas cookie is in the United States? According to General Mills, it’s the peanut butter blossom. At least that recipe is visited more than any other according to them. Interesting. Will you make them this year?
This is my criteria, but each cookie only has to meet one of them:
Look interesting or beautiful on a Christmas cookie tray.
The cookie is decorated with red and/or green colors.
It can be easy, like the Coconut Icebox Cookies while others are quite a project, like the Gingerbread church house.
A brownie so rich, it should be served in small pieces to avoid passing out from extreme pleasure.
Meyer Lemon Bars with Greek Yogurt: No Grating Required
These Meyer Lemon Bars with Greek yogurt start with a coconut shortbread base underneath a Meyer lemon layer. Greek yogurt makes it creamy. The recipe calls for using the entire lemon (minus seeds)–no grating or squeezing required.
Whether you call them Snowball Cookies, Mexican wedding cookies, or Powdered Sugar Cookies, this recipe makes a delicious shortbread-type cookie studded with finely chopped pecans and dressed liberally with powdered sugar
Paula Rhodes, author
I’m a retired home economist, wife, mother, grandmother, and creator of Saladinajar.com. I believe you don’t have to be a chef to find joy in creating homemade food worth sharing. Here you’ll find time-saving tips, troubleshooting advice, and confidence-inspiring recipes to make life in the kitchen more fun, appetizing, and satisfying.