Christmas Cookies - Easy & Tasty Recipes To Make

Dec 23, 2021

This year I had the desire to bake (well... eat) a variety of Christmas cookies..Everytime I'd see someone share an image of their tray of cookies, my craving wold grow stronger...likely because I am 24 weeks pregnant. So, I rounded up 5 easy recipes and my cousin and I got to work one afternoon for a baking day. These were all incredibly simple, yet delicious. 

5 easy Christmas Cookie Recipes

1. Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies - we used a Christmas funfetti mix & festive sprinkles

2. Peppermint Crunch Dark Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies - cake mix cookies are such a win. They are simple & go a long way. For this one I coulnd't find Andes peppermint crunch baking chips, so we took peppermint candy & smashed them (using an ice cream scoop, ha) in the wrapper then opened them to use for baking & we added in chocolate chips too.

3. Salted Chocolate Pretzel Toffee - so very good & again, so very simple. For this one, our chocolate chips didn't melt right away to spread, so we added the toffee back into the warm oven for a minute to warm, then pulled them out to spread with a spatula over the toffee.

4. Rolo Pretzels - we added m&m's instead of pecans.

5. Peanut Clusters - for these I don't follow a recipe, I just use unsalted peanuts & a milk chocolate almond baking bark. I use one baking bark to one 16 oz jar of unsalted peanuts. That's all you need, unless you want to top them with festive sprinkles (which we did and it makes them look more fun!). Then you add a crockpot liner to your crockpot, break up the bark and warm on low, once the chocolate is melted add in your peanuts (I try not to dump the whole jar in and get all the extra mess from the bottom of the jar). Once stirred together,  scoop out spoonfuls of the chocolate peanut mixture onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper to form into clusters - top with sprinkles, let cool and form, and done! Melting the chocolate in a crockpot with a liner is a GAME CHANGER. Easy cleanup and less urgency to use the chocolate before it starts hardening.

I hope you find this helpful when doing some holiday baking this year or next!

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