Elle’s Edit: Let’s Get Baking!

It is that time of year again where we use our ovens and barely fit into our pants! 

If you know anything about me… I LOVE Christmas. I love the decorations and all the holiday rituals that come with it. I grew up in a family where my mom was always part of a cookie exchange the beginning of December, then she would bake dozens of cookies for my teachers, and then we would bake cookies together on Christmas Eve before heading out to mass. No pun intended but it just warms my heart baking these cookies for others, and yourself, while listening to Christmas music and embracing the best time of the year!

There are so many cookie recipes out there, you could go crazy spending time on Pinterest trying to find the best batch. We typically stick with my grandma’s recipes as they are keepers but this year I wanted to take a different approach and find newer recipes of bloggers or food bloggers in hopes we can try something new this year because why the heck not! So without further ado let’s get started!

easy sugar christmas cookies

Is there anything better than normal sugar cookies? I did a poll on instagram asking people if they liked gingerbread cookies or sugar cookies and I was shocked that 73% preferred sugar. To be honest I like both equally but nothing does beat a good sugar cookie especially if it has some festive frosting on there. This recipe seems so easy and simple so you can spend more of your time decorating them!

chewy molasses cookies

My mom always used to make something similar for my teachers but these are hidden gems! They are chewy but has a nice crispy layer..hard to describe but this recipe nails it.

cinnamon sugar pillow cookies

I saw these yesterday and they are so unique and cute. They seem very fluffy and light and just so different from the cookies that you see out there. Definitely worth giving these a try.

coconut balls

My friend makes these every year and they are so delish and so easy to make. Since they are only 5 ingredients you don’t have to kill yourself over buying a list of so many different ingredients. Did I mention that they are no bake too?! No ovens are harmed here.

gingerbread crinkle cookies

These look like an elevated gingerbread cookie if you know what I mean. You have to like gingerbread to make these but the added flavors from lemon make these really intriguing.

salted caramel cookies

Who doesn’t love caramel? My mouth is just drooling looking at these and boy will you impress people if you make these for them!

snickerdoodle cookies

To be honest snickerdoodles are underrated. What is there NOT to love about these? They are always so light but hit you with great flavor. The simple the better when it comes to these and this recipe does not disappoint.

christmas crack / cracker toffee

The title of these say it all. These make the perfect “cookie” for someone who prefers salty over sweet but loves both at the same time.

snowball cookies

These are always so popular in our household and again another kind my mom would always make. They pair really well with tea and I always joke that you feel slightly more sophisticated eating these because they look put together? haha.

peanut butter blossom cookie

Another OG in the cookie world, the peanut butter blossom cookie. This recipe is gluten free so if you have someone with dietary needs in your household these would hit the spot while allowing them to feel the love of christmas.

lemon ginger cookies

Another elevated cookie to make to impress! Lemon and ginger pair so well together even if you are giving me a look right now reading this… i promise!

christmas gooey butter cookies

These are just so festive with the red and green sprinkles! Definitely fun to make for the kids or yourself!

white chocolate candy cane cookies

You can’t have christmas without candy canes… am I right? If you aren’t a big white chocolate fan I’m sure you can change to chips to dark or milk chocolate ones or even omit them in general.

soft gingerbread cookies

Can’t end this roundup without my personal favorite. These are so easy to make and come out so soft when baked!

What are your favorite Christmas cookies to make?

Thanks for reading Elle’s Edit. If you have any topics that you would like for me to discuss, feel free to email me at elizabeth.lane.dooley@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you! xo

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  1. 12.17.20
    Laura Leigh said:

    oh hi! I’m just over here drooling! I love the peanut butter blossom cookies but I want to try these cinnamon sugar pillow cookies – sound amazing!

    xo Laura Leigh