10 Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes

10 Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes

Cookie Plate. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books
 

It's time to fill up the Christmas cookie plate and here are my choices for buttery, sugary baked goodness from the kitchen. Many are tried and true, like my Scottish Shortbread, a recipe given to my mom from a Scottish neighbor. And Mom's Fruitcake Cookies, sure to make anyone a fruitcake believer. A few new cookies have made their way into the repertoire ~ chocolate gingerbread, absolutely lovely to decorate with pristine white icing, and Nutella cookies with cinnamon for the flavors of a Mexican hot chocolate.

1. Mexican hot chocolate cookies made with Nutella and cinnamon.

Mexican hot chocolate cookies made with Nutella. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books


2. My Mom's Fruitcake CookiesThese are the best ~ chewy and buttery, with your favorite candied fruits.

Fruitcake cookies. Lucy Mercer/ A Cook and Her Books



 3. Shortbread cookies with candied cherries.

This is my favorite shortbread recipe topped with traffic light-colored candied cherries. Buttery and light.

Shortbread cookies with candied cherries. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books

 4. Glazed lemon thinsCrisp and lemony. This dough can be refrigerated and brought out when you need just a dozen or so cookies.

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