The holidays can be a hectic time of year. Don't make this time of the year more stressful than it has to be with complicated cake recipes. Try these easy Christmas cookies with seasonal holiday flavors -- from eggnog to chai to chocolate-peppermint. After all, cookies are Santa's favorite treat.
1. Soft Baked Ginger Cookies with Eggnog Cheesecake Dip
If you’ve never combined eggnog and ginger before, you really should give it a try. These ginger cookies are soft and puffy--not like hard gingersnaps. The eggnog cheesecake dip is a simple dip made of cream cheese, eggnog, confectioner's sugar, and, of course, nutmeg. Because the recipe yields a lot of cookies, it's a perfect for setting out at your next gathering. For more recipes like this visit A Kitchen Addiction.
2. Insanely Delicious Turtle Cookies
Soft, chocolate-y, pecan-y filled with smooth and creamy caramel are just a few ways to describe these delicious cookies from TheKitchenIsMyPlayground.com.
3. Gingerbread Cookies
Here's my perfect gingerbread man: Just plain. No frosting. No icing. No decorations. Just 'nekked,' some might say. For more recipes like these visit TheKitchenIsMyPlayground.com.
Recipe: Gingerbread Cookies
4. Peppermint Hot Chocolate Biscotti
Sometimes you need something a little extra to go with your hot chocolate, and these peppermint hot chocolate biscotti from A Kitchen Addiction are perfect for dipping in your mug of hot chocolate on a chilly evening wrapped up in your favorite warm blanket.
5. Honey Pecan Pie Bars
Lighten up your Christmas table with these delicious Honey Pecan Pie Bars from A Kitchen Addiction. While these honey pecan pie bars still have sugar and butter in them, you won’t find any corn syrup and the amount of butter is significantly less than your typical pecan pie recipe. You won’t even miss the missing corn syrup and butter. These bars are still rich, sweet and full of nutty pecan flavor.
Recipe: Honey Pecan Pie Bars
6. Molasses Crinkles
Who needs those ginger snaps from a box when you can whip up your very own ginger and molasses beauties at home with this recipe from TheKitchenIsMyPlayground.com?
Recipe: Molasses Crinkles
7. Snowball Cookies 3 Ways
Snowball cookies, Mexican wedding cookies, Russian teacakes. Whatever name you give to them, these cookies always make an appearance at Christmas with my family. These variations are a couple of our favorites. Both the peppermint and cinnamon enhance the richness of these cookies and make these little melt-in-your-mouth cookies even more addicting. Fore more recipes visit A Kitchen Addiction.
Recipe: Snowball Cookies 3 Ways
8. Eggnog Chai Cookies with Eggnog Buttercream Frosting
These cookies from A Kitchen Addiction are soft, pillowy, filled with chai spices and topped with a sweet eggnog buttercream The warmth of cinnamon and nutmeg brings out the eggnog flavor in the cookies, making the traditional holiday drink the main flavor.
9. Sugar Cookies
You can't go wrong with this classic sugar cookie recipe.
Recipe: Sugar Cookies
10. Peppermint Bark Cookies
This cookie mixes two favorite classic holiday flavors -- peppermint and chocolate -- and combines them into one delicious dessert.
Recipe: Peppermint Bark Cookies
11. Ooey Gooey Peep Stuffed Cookies
Peeps aren't just for Easter. These cookies come out of the oven perfectly oozing from the Peep stuffed inside.
Recipe: Ooey Gooey Peep Stuffed Cookies
12. Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
Who can resist a classic for holidays. These are fast and easy, but will impress any teacher or co-worker.