Chris O’Kelley

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I believe the great George Strait once said, I Sure Do Love Them Christmas Cookies SUGA!  He’s right ya know.  We all love Christmas Cookies.  With so many to pick from, why limit yourself?  They make great gifts.  You can make them with your kids.  You can do just about any design or style.  The biggest advantage of Christmas Cookies? George Sang it the best:

Now there’s a benefit to all of this,That you might have overlooked or missed.So, now let me tell you the best part of it all.Every time she sticks another batch in the oven,There’s 15 minutes for some kissin’ and a huggin’.That’s why I eat Christmas cookies all year long!

Keys To The Best Christmas Cookies

  • All Ingredients Should Be at the Right Temperature
  • Chill the Dough
  • Bake at 375 will make for soft results. They’ll bake fast instead of sitting and drying out in the oven’s hot air
  • Bake One Batch at a Time
  • Cool On the Sheet Pan First.
  • Use powdered sugar instead of flour to roll out cookies.
  • Measure, Measure, Measure

History Of The Christmas Cookie

The earliest examples of Christmas cookies in the United States were brought by the Dutch in the early 17th century. Due to a wide range of cheap imported products from Germany between 1871 and 1906 following a change to importation laws, cookie cutters became available in American markets.

These imported cookie cutters often depicted highly stylized images with subjects designed to hang on Christmas trees. Due to the availability of these utensils, recipes began to appear in cookbooks designed to use them.[1] In the early 20th century, U.S. merchants were also importing decorated Lebkuchen cookies from Germany to be used as presents.

Most Popular Christmas Cookies

  • Ginger Bread
  • KrumKake
  • Springerle
  • Sugar Cookies
  • Chocolate Chip

So if you are into baking or want to start baking Christmas Cookies, then here ya go.  Even I could do these!