Top 10 Holiday Cookie Recipes

By Cat Rooney, Epoch Times
December 7, 2013 Updated: April 24, 2016

Here are the Epoch Times’ top 10 cookie recipes to share with family, friends, and at cookie exchanges this holiday season: Jeweled Thumbprint, Scottish Ginger Shortbread, Lemon-Glazed Butter, Cardamom Ginger, Tahini, Christmas Biscotti, Vanilla Crescents, Pecan Dainties with Browned Butter Frosting, Crispy Sugar Cookies, and Toffee Bars.

Sharing Cookie Recipes—A Christmas Tradition

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Nothing says the holidays better than homemade cookies. These classics include the attractive and tasty jelly-centered Jeweled Thumbprint, and the candied ginger Scottish Ginger Shortbread. Tangy Lemon-Glazed Butter is a super sugar cookie recipe. They can all be made ahead of time and frozen until ready for enjoying and sharing.

Decorated Cardamom Ginger Cookies

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The house will smell inviting with cardamom, cinnamon, and ginger while these holiday-shaped cutout cookies bake. The final touches are the frosting outlining the cookies. The recipe yields 5 to 6 dozen, making them wonderful for gift giving and office cookie exchanges.

Christmas Cookies Spread Holiday Cheer

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These three cookies have their own unique flavor and presentation, and they are sure to be favorites. Tahini cookies have an earthy, nutty taste with sesame seed butter, nuts, cinnamon, raisins, and oatmeal. Christmas Biscotti is perfect for dunking into coffee, hot cocoa, or vin santo (a Tuscan dessert wine). Vanilla Crescents are perfect for lining a lovely tin or gift boxes.

Christmas Cookies for Exchange

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Bring back great holiday memories with these traditional cookies, or pass them down to the next generation. They include the rich and delightful flavor of Pecan Dainties with Browned Butter Frosting, the beloved Crispy Sugar Cookies, and crunchy yet sophisticated Toffee Bars. 

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