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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