Baking dozens of cookies can be daunting, so why not consider Hosting a Cookie Exchange? It’s always nice to get together with friends, especially when everyone leaves with an assortment of cookies! Check out these Holiday Cookie recipes for some delicious ideas to share.
Short on time this holiday season? Consider baking bars or brownies instead of individual cookies. They require less monitoring than cookies, but they’re equally delicious. Simply prepare the batter, pour into the pan and bake. Once the finished product cools, add some additional interest by cutting into tiny, delicate squares or diamond shapes. Here are some of our favorite bar recipes: Chocolate Chunk-Magic Cookie Bars, Holiday Cheesecake Presents, Holiday BAKER’S ONE BOWL Brownies, Caramel-Pecan Brownies, Easy Jam-Filled Cookies, Creamy Lemon Squares and Chocolate-Pecan Pie Bars.
Special delivery! Cookies can be a great gift at the holidays, even for those friends and family members who live far away. Follow these Guidelines for Storing, Packing and Mailing Cookies if someone can’t make it home for the holidays.
Who says Christmas cookies have to be baked? Here are some creative no-bake options that even the littlest of hands can help make: Buckeye Bars, Cookies 'n Cream Crispy Treats, Crispy Chocolate Clusters and No-Bake Holly Cookies.
If you are better at measuring than you are at baking, consider creating a cookie mix for a holiday gift. Super-Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Mix and Super-Chunk Mocha Cookie Mix are two ideas to get you started.
Get the kids involved! Have your little helpers decorate Gingerbread People; dip Almond Crescents in chocolate; drizzle melted BAKER’S White Chocolate over Chocolate-Candy Cane Cookies; make thumbprints in Chocolate-Raspberry Thumbprints; or sprinkle PHILADELPHIA Sugar Cookie Cutouts with colored red and green sugar.