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Christmas Cookies

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2021-11-22 00:00

It’s no wonder why Santa Clause loves cookies. They are the perfect snack to have during the holidays. They are tasty and can be made the way you like. You can cuddle up by the fireplace and dunk them in milk or even hot cocoa. Baking for Christmas is also an easy-to-do activity to share with your family during the holiday break. What’s the most fun about cookies is the variety of flavours. Whether you like the staples like oatmeal cookies or you are a fan of ginger snaps, there is a Christmas cookie out there for everyone. Here are some easy holiday cookie ideas that are guaranteed to make your mouth water.

Chocolate chip with a twist

Everyone loves the classics, and chocolate chip is at the top of most of our list. However, this season let’s put a twist on this classic cookie. Make chocolate chip cookies more festive by adding Smarties to the cookie dough. Why not add red and green Smarties that will give your cookies the holiday cheer but also add a nice crunch to your cookies.

Another twist is making gluten-free Christmas cookies or vegan chocolate chip cookies. A lot of people are turning to vegan eating habits, but just because it is vegan doesn’t mean it can’t be tasty. Veganism means relying on plant-based foods. Instead of using milk, you can substitute almond, oat or soy milk, which are all absolutely delicious. Instead of butter, you can purchase vegan butter or simply use canola oil.

Apple cinnamon spice cookie

The smells of the holiday season are a treat in itself. If you haven’t tried apple cinnamon spice cookies before then, you are in for a treat. The ingredients include cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, apples, dried cherries and walnuts. These cookies are delicious. You can also make a frosting to go with them. For the frosting, use brown sugar, milk, unsalted butter, vanilla and walnuts.

Nutty Shortbread Cookies

Here is another twist on a holiday classic cookie. Shortbread cookies are crumbly yet smooth. These nutty shortbread cookies have the same texture but a smooth nut flavour. For these cookies, use your favourite shortbread cookie recipes, but substitute flour for almond flour. If you really want a nutty punch, you can also add ground hazelnuts too.

Traditional Cut-out Cookies
Cut-out cookies, popularly referred to as Christmas sugar cookies, are fun to bake and decorate. Click here to check out fun ways to target sugar cookies. They are perfect cookies when it comes to adding your own style. What is great about cut-out cookies is they are simple recipes that usually require ingredients you likely already have in your pantry like flour, milk, eggs and vanilla extract. But to be honest, you can use any of your favourite cookie recipes to make cookies in different shapes. To make these cookies, simply roll the cookie dough flat and use shapes like Christmas trees, stars or reindeers. Once the cookies have baked and cooled, then make frosting using milk, butter and powdered sugar. Dye the frosting in any colour you wish, and start decorating those cookies.

The holiday season is upon us, and that means the city of Markham transforms into a winter wonderland. Check out all the exciting places to visit surrounding your new home at South Cornell over at Amenities Map of South Cornell Homes . For more information on Cornell Village , browse the neighbourhood website here to see other activities around Grand Cornell Park and connect with residents at special events.

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