It’s cookie day and there’s no other way than to celebrate with these fantastic recipes. We’re not going for the generic chocolate chip or shortbread cookies, we’re scouring the pages of recipe books and the internet to find unique cookies that will be perfect to serve this holiday season or even to give as yummy Christmas gifts.
Now I don’t know about you, but my favourite type of cake is carrot cake. I love it with a homemade cream cheese icing, just scrumptious. This cookie recipe from Amy’s Healthy Baking delivers all those lovely subtle flavours of carrot cake without the tons of calories. I would pair this with a beautiful cream cheese dip made from fat free cream cheese and sugar substitute. Low on calories but not on taste they allow you to satisfy that urge for something sweet without breaking your pre-Christmas diet.
The image of these cookies from Averie Cooks makes me want to blow my diet and scoff these up like I haven’t eaten in a week. I mean what is more gorgeous than gooey chocolate chip cookies with coconut, pecans and loads of chocolate? Absolutely nothing. These cookies do have their fair share of ingredients, but when you are left with chewy deliciousness you’ll know it was all worth it. Get baking! You can pack these in lovely tins for Christmas and your family will be asking for them all year.
I love anything made with apples, apple crumble, apple pie, apple sauce, you name it. These cookies from Cincy Shopper are absolutely delicious and look fantastic. Perfect for the holidays when you’d rather not make a full pie, these will curb your apple pie craving in small doses. I can’t promise that they will last longer than apple pie because, let’s be honest, when they taste this good they are bound to disappear fast.
Christmas morning at my house is usually brightened by the smell of homemade cinnamon rolls baking in the oven. There is just something comforting and Christmasy about the smell of cinnamon. I happened across this recipe from Wanna Come With when searching for a new cinnamon roll recipe and immediately fell in love. Now I can give the gift of Christmas aroma and the lovely taste of cinnamon rolls as gifts to my family.
I love pumpkin and I love oatmeal cookies so why not try a combination of the two? These cookies from Averie Cooks are a chewy delicious fusion of pumpkin, oats and chocolate. They are even perfect if a family member has an egg allergy because they don’t contain eggs. If you’re looking for a cookie that is hearty, soft and seasonal, look no further than these pumpkin delights.
I love making cookies, eating cookies and giving cookies as gifts. What’s perfect about cookie dough is many times you can make the dough ahead by up to three days and cook them on demand. Most cookies only take up to fifteen minutes to completely cook, then you can serve up perfectly chewy, warm cookies with a fresh coffee, tea or cold glass of milk!