This is no time for amateurs! Move out of the way casual bakers and spectators! THIS IS CHRISTMAS COOKIE SEASON! If you are anything like me, you’ve been mulling over what type(s) to make for the holidays. This is your definitive guide, including obscure recipes you’ve only ever heard whispers about.
There really are no rules for Christmas cookies. Rich buttery star cookies, crumbly biscotti, classic gingerbread and even no bake cookies are just a handful of options.
Here are some Christmas cookie fun facts:
- During the Middle Ages, spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger became more widely available, and it became a holiday tradition to turn butter, sugar, and aromatics into baked treats.
- Putting cookies out for Santa started during the Great Depression, as parents wanted children to become more thankful.
- The largest cookie ever baked was 102 feet wide and weighed over 40,000 pounds!
Cookie planning begins here: