I don’t bake a lot. By that I mean I bake once a year to make Christmas cookies and every year I remember it’s hard! Cleaning up takes so long and one recipe never works like it’s supposed to. The reason I have been so adamant about making Christmas cookies every December since I was a pre-teen, is because of my fond memories of cooking with my mother and grandmother growing up. It was a holiday tradition that we baked, we decorated cookies, the kids got bored and then we would leave halfway through to go play games. We loved doing it nonetheless.
While I still find myself overwhelmed by the cleaning up and upset by the flat batch of chocolate chip cookies, I still love doing it. They make a perfect, affordable gift for the office, aunts and uncles, friends, and people you want to show a little appreciation to.
I often make 3 – 4 different kinds of cookies to give out, take to parties, and enjoy at home. Here are some fabulous recipes that will build your holiday spirit and be a hit with anyone you gift them to!
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Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
These crinkle cookies leave holiday spirit behind (some call it powdered sugar). This fun and delicious Red velvet cookie is always a hit.
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Buddy’s Kitchen Sink Cookies
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Pumpkin Chai Crinkle Cookies
For our pumpkin lovers out there! Delicious, chewy, and fluffy. These are great when making a pie just seems like too much.
Polar Bear Paw Cookies
Are these not the cutest cookies you’ve ever seen? Guaranteed to be a hit with the kids, these polar bear print cookies are so good and unique.
Maraschino Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies
These are a personal favorite. Everything you love about chocolate chip cookies with a sweet twist! This is a simple and easy recipe.
Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies
Cake mix cookies never fail. If you haven’t tried one of these recipes already, you must! These are simple to make and always a hit. Try adding peppermint M&Ms too!
Snowman Buttercream Board
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Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies
Soft and chewy, just like a chocolate chip cookie should be–these Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies are your new favorite Christmas Cookie!
Katy is an entrepreneur, a social media know it all, and a lover of all the vintage things. She started Katy's Flower Wagon in 2020, having recently sold that business to pursue other creative endeavors. She has been working with Sass Magazine as well as local businesses as a social media manager. You can catch her around town snapping pictures, collaborating with local businesses, and working on all things Sass!
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1. She went to University of Maryland
2. She has a dog sidekick named Stitch
3. She shares a birthday with Julie Andrew's
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