Wednesday, December 18, 2013

5 favorites {no. 2} christmas cookie edition

I don't know about you, but I love Christmas cookies. I wanted to choose my top five for this week's five favorites, but it is really hard for me to pick just five! I love baking. For many years I have enjoyed the tradition of baking cookies with my family each Christmas season. 
Here are the cookies at the top of my list this year:

These Belgian speculaas cookies are delicious, and they are a tradition my husband and I started 
last year. Check back for another post (coming soon!) for more of my thoughts about this one.

I just love these candy cane thumbprint cookies, too. Not only are they delicious, but they're pretty! 

I have had spritz cookies every Christmas, for as long as I can remember! My grandmother made them, and then my mom did, and now my sister and I make them with cookie presses our grandmother gave us. The recipe we use is in an old cookbook, but is somewhat similar to this one. For my taste, the key is to use all almond extract (as opposed to vanilla).


Classic sugar cookies with frosting are a tradition in my husband's family, so we've made it a tradition for us as well. As Michael says, there's something nice about the simple cookie with simple frosting.

These chocolate-peppermint thumbprint cookies are very rich, but such a delight, and easy to make. 
I like having a chocolate cookie to add some variety, too!

What are your favorite cookie recipes? I'd love to hear from you!

Click on over to Moxie Wife for more favorites! Thanks for hosting, Hallie!


  1. Those Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints look amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Yum! These all look so good. I never make the time to bake and I really should. My kids would be in heaven with all those cookies around!

  3. I love rum balls and biscochitos (traditional New Mexican cookies with anise).


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