An easy treat to make for the Christmas holiday is a platter of cookies. From simple sugar cookies to detailed treats that bring the festive nature to the holiday season, there are numerous cookie recipes that you can try with your family and friends for any event during the holiday season.
Instead of the traditional Santa or reindeer cookies, why not bake a few penguins? Slice sugar cookie dough, shaping each slice so that it looks like a penguin body. Use a little food dye on the edges to make the cookies look like a penguin with other details on the body that look like the face, feet, and hands. Complete the penguins when they are done baking with an icing hat.
If you’re looking for an elegant cookie, then make a red velvet cookie with cheesecake stuffed in the center. Sprinkle a small amount of powdered sugar after the cookies come out of the oven for a fresh snow appearance. Another idea for a cookie that has a similar texture and taste is a chocolate cookie with fudge in the center. Add chocolate chips on top or a bit of cocoa powder.
Eggnog cookies are a classic treat that you can add a variety of toppings to depending on the flavors that you enjoy. The key to making these cookies is to add a small amount of rum and nutmeg to the cookie dough. Striped chocolate cookies add just the right amount of sweetness to the eggnog flavor.
Reindeer cookies are fun to create. You can make them with sugar cookie dough, but there if you use gingerbread, then you’re going to get the sweet flavors along with a bit of the rustic flavor that combines well with the design of the reindeer. The color of the gingerbread cookie also matches the color of the reindeer. Use brown royal icing to create a face and black icing for the antlers and facial details. Use small red candies for the nose, playing with the design of the mouth on each reindeer so that they are all different.