Christmas cookies and desserts to make along with my favorite cookie baking Christmas music playlist.
The delicious aroma of baking fills my house every December. With cookies, pound cakes and more. It is unlike any other time of year with the counters filled with ingredients and there is flour everywhere.
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas for me without baking, keeping some for myself and wrapping up the rest in pretty packages to give to family and friends.
Just thinking about baking Christmas cookies brings back fond cookie making memories in the small kitchen with my mom and siblings in the split-level house in which I grew up.
With the snow falling outside and Christmas tunes playing in the background on a radio that sat on top of the refrigerator, we had baking marathons.
The best part of course, was getting to lick the beaters and eating way too many cookies right out of the oven.
I have enjoyed passing the tradition down to my daughters and it looks like little Zoe is going to like baking Christmas cookies, too.
Everyone has his or her own personal idea about what makes the perfect Christmas cookie, including me.
So with that in mind. I thought I would share the cookies I make each year, plus the music that I listen to as I am mixing, baking and wrapping. The two go together perfectly in my mind – Christmas cookies and Christmas music.
My Christmas Cookie Baking Playlist
Sometimes when my daughters are home and baking with me, there might even be some dancing in the kitchen to certain songs as we mix batter – #4 and #6 come to mind. :-)
Here is the link to the playlist: In My Own Style Christmas Baking Playlist
If you like shortbread cookies that you can dunk in a mug of hot coffee or cocoa, then you will love these. The dough can be made ahead and frozen which makes it easy to have a fresh batch ready quickly when needed.
Other Christmas Baked Goodies
These are semi-homemade. You use a bag of store bought pretzels, break them up, add the yummy seasoning and then bake in the oven.
They make a very nice food gift. If you make them, make a double batch as everyone seems to like them, both young and old.
What Christmas cookies do you bake for your family and friends? Do you have any special ways you wrap them for giving? I am always looking for new ideas as are other readers, so please share what you bake for the holidays.