Are you looking for the best Christmas treats to make this year? You are in luck, sharing 20 easy delicious Christmas cookie recipes which you will absolutely love… this are as delicious as they are quick to make! Try some of these simple treats today and surprise your guests and family alike!They’re perfect holiday desserts to bring to office parties, Secret Santas, and more…These are some of the most delicious no bake ideas I’ve ever seen and the ease at which you can make these desserts are truly something considering their intricacy. Hopefully you can make some of these for your holiday parties or to leave for Santa.
How beautiful are these cookies? They will be perfect as gifts.I love that they are decorated as Santa. Super delicious too.Whether you love baking or not, you have to try a few of these easy delicious Christmas cookie recipes. There is so much to choose from such a shortbread, drop cookies, some are mint others are chocolate,your options are endless.All in all, you will have fun making them, creating new traditions and spending time with your kiddos as they help you decorate. Also, don’t forget to follow Karluci Health on Pinterest for more great ideas and recipes. Please help us share these ideas by pinning them to your Christmas board! These cookies will be the perfect way to kick off the holiday baking season and capture that holiday spirit. The early the better. Right?
Palelo Chocolate chips Cookies
This vegan paleo chocolate chip cookies without cocoa make a delicious paleo dessert, breakfast or snack to everyone looking for grain-free baked goods. This great recipe proves that it’s possible to enjoy chocolaty treats even when intolerant to cacao. Conventional chocolate chip cookie recipes use vegan butter or coconut oil, refined sugar or brown sugar and cocoa. Now, you must already guess that I aim to differ! Yes, again
What are my paleo chocolate chip cookies made of?
- Firstly, being grain-free, my recipe uses almond protein powder and coconut flour instead of grain based varieties.
- Secondly, carob is a great substitute to cacao. I find the combination of raw and roasted carob irresistible!
- Thirdly, you need a binder – I chose ground chia seeds and they do a fine job.
- Then, to enhance the flavours, I added cinnamon or Himalayan salt. However, you could also try some vanilla powder.
- Instead of oil or butter I used coconut puree (basically pureed coconut flesh).
- And finally, chocolate chip cookies can’t go without the chips, right? So, I made carob chips using cocoa butter and carob powder (I took 60 grams of cocoa butter and 40 grams of carob per 100 grams of chips).
- 30g (1.06oz, 2 level tbsps.) coconut puree (manna)
- 200g (7oz) additive-free oat milk
- 60g (2.1oz) almond protein powder
- 20g (0.7oz, 3 level tbsps.) coconut flour
- 2 tbsps. ground chia seeds
- ½ tsp. Himalayan salt
- 2 tsps. cinnamon
- 1 tbsp. roasted carob powder
- 55g (1.9oz, 6 level tbsps.) regular carob powder
- 20g (0.7oz) of unsweetened carob chips
- Start by weighing 30 grams of coconut puree and warm it up in microwave oven or in double boiler (until it is liquid).
- Then, mix together coconut puree and oat milk. Add the milk gradually and stir.
- In a large bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients (except carob chips).
- Next, pour the liquids over dry ingredients and mix until you have
homogeneous batter. Finally, fold in the carob chips. Cover the bowl and
refrigerate for 15 minutes.
- Then, divide the batter into 8 portions (or make smaller or bigger
cookies), form round-shaped cookies with your hands and place them on a
baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake the cookies at 175°C
(350°F) for 16 minutes. Let cool for about 15 minutes before eating.
Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 134Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 1mgSodium 111mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 6g
How to store those paleo chocolate chip cookies:
- On kitchen counter – in a loosely closed jar or container for a day.
- In fridge – also in a loosely closed jar or container for up to 4 days.
- For longer storage, keep them in freezer and warm up in oven (for crisp result) or in microwave oven (for soft and moist cookies).
The Best Gingerbread Cookies
There’s the best chewy and soft gingerbread cookies recipe that makes your house smell of holiday flavours. It’s a quick and easy recipe requiring 8 ingredients and 45 minutes to make.Before we go on, considering that this post is quite long, I’d like to give you a brief overview of what to expect:
- In the beginning I describe how I achieved the chewiness and softness of those gingerbread cookies.
- After that I point out all the good qualities of the cookies.
- Most importantly, you’ll find many useful tips below the recipe: how to decorate the cookies, substitution tips as well as additional recommendations to succeed with this recipe.
- Then, given that you’ll have some cookies left over, I share my tricks for storing.
Another key point is that my gluten-free soft gingerbread cookies are also as healthy as they can get – they do not contain refined sugar (not even brown sugar), refined flours and oils or butter. Furthermore, my soft gingerbread cookies come without molasses. So, what’s in them?
How to make healthy chewy and soft gingerbread cookies.
I’ve been obsessed with chickpeas in gluten-free vegan baking ever since I discovered chickpea cookie dough bites. So, it felt very natural to include them into this year’s gingerbread cookies recipe.
It’s very easy to achieve chewiness if you don’t use any refined ingredients – whole foods naturally need chewing before you can swallow them. This in turn results in better digestion and consuming smaller quantities as your brain will have time to receive the “full stomach” signal. So, no melting in your mouth like with refined flours, sugar and butter.
- 1 can (240g, 8.5oz) chickpeas (with no added salt), drain and rinse
- 75g (2.6oz) additive-free tahini (preferably at room temperature)
- 120g (4.2oz, ½ cup) additive-free almond milk
- 80g (2.8oz) fat-reduced almond flour [see tips]
- 30g (1.06oz) buckwheat flour
- ½ tsp. Himalayan salt
- 3 tbsps. carob powder
- 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp. gingerbread spice mix
- 5 tbsps. birch xylitol (or date sugar for Plantricious version)
Start by adding all ingredients (except
buckwheat flour) into food processor and process until you have
homogeneous batter. Check substitution tips if you don’t have food
Then, blend or mix in buckwheat flour.
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
Next, take ungreased cookie sheet (or baking sheet) and line it with
parchment paper. Weigh about 30g (1.06oz) pieces of cookie dough and,
using the help of two spoons, place them onto baking sheet. You’ll get
about 21 cookies (given that you don’t eat much dough).
Now, you have two options. First, you can shape your gingerbread
cookies using a fork. Secondly, you can make neat-looking cookies by
flouring your hands and shaping them into same-size discs. To achieve
that, start by making a small ball between your palms and then press it
down and shape into regular circle. Flour your hands as needed – the
cookies are quite soft.
Bake the cookies for 25 minutes, and then transfer onto cooling rack and let cool completely.
Soft Pumpkin Gingerbread Cookies
The reason is that oat bran has much lower glycemic load than rolled oats, buckwheat, millet or quinoa (not to speak of the remaining grains such as spelt, wheat, rye and barley). So, my soft gingerbread cookies contain both oat bran and rolled oats.
There I was trying to figure out what to use instead of bananas and dates to make the soft gingerbread cookies sweet and moist as well as vegan Candida diet friendly. The solution was right here – oven-baked butternut squash that is so dense and sweet making an awesome substitution for bananas.
Even though I decided to add some tahini and sunflower seed paste to the batter, my soft gingerbread cookies still remain quite lean – only 20% of calories come from fat as opposed to conventional gingerbread’s 40% (if you’re lucky).
- ½ cup oat bran
- ½ cup gluten-free rolled oats or jumbo oats
- 2 tbsps. carob powder
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. ginger powder
- ⅛ tsp. ground cloves
- ⅛ tsp. cardamom
- A dash of black pepper
First, heat oven to 175°C (350°F).
Next, combine all dry ingredients in a bowl.
Then, blend the wet ingredients with immersion blender or process in a blender.
Pour the wet mixture onto dry ingredients and mix well until homogeneous batter forms.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Shape
small cookies (around 15 grams each) and place them onto the sheet. I
also pressed one xylitol-sweetened chocolate button in the middle of
Finally, bake for 16 minutes and let cool.
Tips on my soft gingerbread cookies:
- Mix about a cup of raw finely grated butternut squash into batter for softer and moister result.
- Use cocoa powder instead of carob, but remember that carob has a sweet taste whereas cocoa is bitter. So, you might need to add a bit more sweetener (xylitol or dates).
- Finally, use any nut or seed butter you like.
Easiest Vegan Sugar Cookies
Article image from – lovingitvegan
Colorful and fun vegan sugar cookies. These soft and chewy sugar cookies are super easy and perfect for any occasion.
My Version Of Vegan Sugar Cookies
Quick and Easy
You will find these quick and easy Vegan Christmas Cookies the perfect solution when time is short. You can decorate them in many different ways and the recipe is easy to vary so you get different flavour options too.
A Winning Combination
You should try using a fresh vanilla pod and flaked almonds for an even better flavour. The fresh vanilla pod will infuse the soya milk with the most wonderful flavour and the flaked almonds just give you a more exciting texture. A winning combination every time you cook them.
Red velvet thumbprint cookies
These cookies are moist, chewy and they are stuffed with a white fudge and drizzled with chocolate. Everyone one will be raving about them months down the line. So yummy and perfect for the holidays.
Crackle Brownie cookies
These cookies have a slight crunch on the outside and just like a brownie on the inside.You will be drooling over these.They are perfect, all you need is a glass of milk. Super easy to make too.
Chocolate crinkles recipe
Holiday staple for winter.They are soft,devil’s food-like cakey cookies that are rolled around in confectioner’s sugar. Easy-peasy to throw together and they make for a flashy addition to any cookie platter.
Holiday Pinwheel cookies
Am obsessed. Look at these yummy cookies, loooove how the white and red pops.You can make it yours by swapping out the food coloring and the flavor extract with your preferred choice. You can try orange food coloring and your extracts could be green and mint, and yellow and lemon.
Glazed Cinnamon spice cookies
These spice cookies are so soft , chewy and super delicious. How about cinnamon, molasses, cloves with icing glaze on top? With that combination, you will keep asking for more.
Eggnog Snickers doodles
Before you attempt this,you should be aware you might lose control and eat a bunch of the in one seating. They are irresistible, chewy, soft and are covered in spiced sugar.
Chocolate Oreo cheesecake balls
My love for cheesecake will have me making this on repeat. Perfect for cookie exchange too.
Salted Caramel Turtle Thumbprint cookies
This is one of the easy delicious Christmas cookie recipes you can’t resist.They have all the flavors chocolate turtles but they are in a chewy cookie form.That little hint of salt and finishing drizzle of the melted chocolate adds the perfect gourmet touch.
Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake cookies
These cheesecake cookies are super delicious, creamy and chewy. Extremely easy to make,once the cookies are made dip them in melted chocolate.
Frosted Peppermint Brownie cookies
Soft, moist, fudgy with just the right intensity of chocolate flavor. These cookies are so dreamy and they will be a bit hit for Christmas holiday. What not to love about these cookies? The creamy frosting atop the chewy cookie and the slight crunch of the peppermint pieces will send you to another world. Look at how beautiful they are?
Sprinkle cookie bites
These sprinkle cookies are cute,festive,delicious,tender,buttery, they are perfect to serve at holiday parties or pack them in bags or jars as adorable gifts. You can use any sprinkles of your choice but i love the Christmas sprinkles which are used in this recipe because they bring all the holiday colors together.
M&M Shortbread Cookies
Simply easy to make,so beautiful and tasty as well.
Italian Anise Cookies
So soft,delicious and so colorful. Once you try this out they will be a staple in your home,that’s how good they are. Great as neighbors treats or on a cookie tray with other cookies and candies.
No-Bake Christmas Tree Cookies
Well,looking and drooling is calorie-free. I can’t stop staring at these cookies. My absolute favorite in this whole list of easy delicious Christmas cookie recipes.This you have to try. The mini M&M’s adds that Christmas touch. Perfect to decorate with kids.
Hot Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
These Hot chocolate thumbprint cookies are so good, they taste like homemade hot chocolate in the form of chewy chocolate cookie.They have a gooey marshmallow center and are covered in drizzled chocolate. All you need with these is a glass of milk. They are perfect to do with kids.
Mint Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Anything with mint am all in. These cookies are quick,easy, soft, chewy chocolate cookies stuffed with creamy mint filling. Don’t worry if anyone in your house doesn’t like mint,these cookies will make them mint lovers.
Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint Cookies
This will be a big winner this holiday in your home. They are soft, chocolate cookies filled with cherry pie filling and drizzled with chocolate.They are to die for.
White Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Sugar Cookies
The peppermint sugar cookie is so good it can stand alone, but dipping these in white chocolate and covering them in crushed candy canes takes them to a whole new level.
The Grinch Cookies
Here’s a perfect cookie for that big holiday party, and we’re confident both kids and adults will devour these. Throw in a red cinnamon heart to top it off.
Nutter Butter Rudolph Cookies
These adorable Rudolph cookies are sure to be a hit with the kids this Christmas!
Buttery Jam Thumbprint Cookies
This is one tender and melt-in-your-mouth cookie! They’re also super easy to make and only require a few ingredients.
Award Winning Gingerbread Cookies
The orange juice in this recipe makes the molasses flavor pop!
Italian Ricotta Cookies
What you get with these Italian ricotta cookies is a soft, moist, cake-like texture with a touch of lemon flavor—but, you can easily substitute almond extract if that’s your thing. Even better: make half of each flavor.
Andes Mint Cookies
Calling all mint fanatics! If you’re a fan of mint and chocolate combined, you’re going to love these cookies loaded with chopped Andes mints.
Red Velvet Snowflake Cookies
Once baked, these pretty cookies have an antique-looking red crackle to them, that, when paired with the cream-colored icing, really brings an old fashioned feel to Christmas.
Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies
To make these reindeer shaped cookies, form the dough into 2-inch balls and pinch the bottom of the ball slightly to form a point. Then, gently flatten with your hand before adding the pretzel antlers and M&M face. These will be a winner with the kids.
Lemon Gooey Butter Cookies
These lemon gooey butter cookies are tender with a perfect lemon flavor and are oh-so decadent. Chilling the dough for at least 2 hours or overnight is key.
Candy Cane Kiss Cookies
Looking for a festive cookie? This one’s it—feast your eyes on those holiday colors!
Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Add some dark chocolate to your holidays! If the dark chocolate is too intense for the little ones, try adding marshmallow fluff and just enough icing to sweeten things up.
Butter Pecan Cookies
These cookies explode with a toasty, nutty, buttery, slightly molasses-y flavor. If you’re feeling adventurous, add some butterscotch chips. It’ll taste like butter pecan ice cream.
Slice ‘n’ Bake Christmas Tree Cookies
These soft, sweet, and buttery Christmas tree sugar cookies are easier to make than they look. Plus, your kids are going to love helping you create these tasty treats.
The Best Soft & Chewy Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ta-da—the best, softest, and chewiest cookies ever! You get a puffy, golden-brown, and super-soft form—thanks to the use of cornstarch and lots of brown sugar.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
Here’s a twist on a peanut butter Rice Krispies treat that can be made in less than 15 minutes. You can even swap in a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup or Rolo for the Kiss.
Christmas Maraschino Cherry Shortbread Cookies
Use dry candied cherries for these delicious and festive cookies that also include chocolate chips.
Stained Glass Cookies
These cookies make a great afternoon treat, and the kids will love smashing up the candies that will be used for the “glass.” Use a smaller cookie cutter to cut a window in the center of the larger cookie shape, then fill with the crushed candy.
Buckeyes (Peanut Butter Balls)
Add this recipe to your Christmas-treat tray, because who can resist a peanut butter center and chocolate shell?!
Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies
The secret to making the perfect shortbread cookie is under-baking the cookie, which is what you do with this cranberry orange treat. The orange zest has a zing that perfectly balances out the cranberries’ tartness.
Marshmallow Oreo Cookies
This is a case of taking an Oreo—which is already near perfect—and making it better. You’ll need gooey marshmallows and a chopped-up Cookies ‘N Cream candy bar.
Delicious Eggnog Cookies
This eggnog dessert is a definite knockout. You’ll bite into a soft, chewy cookie and taste all its eggnoggy deliciousness.
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