Whenever the Holidays start approaching, I start thinking about baking Christmas Cookies. It’s one of my favorite parts of the season and I love to recreate those cookies that are embedded in my memory from what Grandma used to make.
They might be from my Grandma or my hubby’s or maybe even a friends but for some reason those Grandma’s really know how to bake and boy do we look forward to their delicious Holiday Cookies every single year.
I’ve been lucky enough to pick up several of the recipes over the years and I’m determined to continue making them until I’m the Grandma in the house.
Peanut Butter Cookies – You know what I’m talking about those delicious melt in your mouth peanut butter cookies with the criss cross pattern in them that would be waiting for you on the holidays. If you ask my son, they call his name. He can eat an entire batch himself!
Almond Sugar Cookies – You know what I’m talking about those cookies with the thick buttercream frosting on them. The cookies that Grandma would make and you’d save and leave them out for Santa on Christmas Eve. The perfect cookies in my opinion!
Chocolate Almond Crinkle Cookies – How can you go wrong with the combination of Chocolate and Almond. My all time favorite Holiday flavor is Almond and paired with chocolate it’s heaven!
Mom’s Almond Shortbread Cookies – This recipe came from a Grandma of my Sister-in-Law last year but it quickly became on of my new favorite recipes for the Holidays. You can see it has my favorite Almond flavoring so of course it would make it to the top!
Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies – I know that Chocolate Chip cookies aren’t a traditional Holiday cookie – but come on – they’re an ANYTIME cookie so why not make them at Christmas too?
Best Ever Spritz Cookies – These are one of the first cookies I remember having at the Holiday. They’re a buttery sweet treat that everyone loves!
I love this Baked for Santa Cookie Press too – what a great idea for making Santa those special treats each year!
Thumbprint Cookies – The best part about these cookies are that you can fill them with any type of filling! Jelly, Caramel, Peanut Butter – anything you want and it’s delicious!
Cake Mix Cookies – Ok, this probably isn’t one of Grandma’s Cookies but I remember her making sandwich cookies and this is an easy version of that!
Soda Cracker Candy Bar Cookies – In one word – HEAVEN. These little treats are addicting! You’re going to want to make a couple batches!
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars – This one isn’t a cookie but they’re too good not to include in this list of my favorite recipes from Grandma!