Get Amazing Updates

Get great contents delivered straight to your inbox, just a click away, Sign Up Now
Email address
First Name
Secure and Spam free...

Christmas Cookies

 In Baked Goods, Recipes

 Christmas cookies

There are few holidays that make people go as food crazy as Christmas. Just have a look at Pinterest to see that people are going Christmas crazy. I, for one, am delighted. I am most definitely a Christmas person. I got it from my mom, who I always referred to as the Queen of Christmas. On the 1st of December she would start decorating the house with things like singing Santas, tinsel and signs that ask Santa to “Stop Here”. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day the entire family would gather and we would celebrate as only we knew how. I am so thrilled that I get to continue these traditions with my own kidlets and I love seeing how much they love all of it.

 Christmas cookies

With that being said, This week will be dedicated to Christmas on Simply Delicious. I’ll be sharing everything from cookies to my gran’s delicious turkey with bread stuffing and an idea for leftovers. For more ideas, have a look at the Christmas special I had on last year. Ideas for canapes, glazed gammon (ham), desserts, sides and festive drinks.

 Christmas cookies

I love having the cookie jars stacked during the Festive season and this year, I have cookies by the dozen as I went a bit crazy last week and baked 4 different types. Two of which are cheats because I used the fabulous NoMU’s sugar cookie baking kits which are absolutely delicious and so perfect if you don’t have a lot of time on your hands. I simply rolled out the dough and cut out little wreaths which I dusted with edible gold glitter and baked until golden brown. The ‘holes’ of the wreaths were also baked off and then sandwiched with tinned caramel/dulce de leche. So delicious!

 Sugar cookie Christmas wreaths

I love a good chunky cookie and took my standard cookie dough and mixed in white chocolate, macadamias and cranberries. Possibly the most delicious cookie I’ve ever tasted. Buttery, rich, nutty all complemented with the tartness of the cranberries. I also made fabulous peanut butter cookies which are a must for every cookie jar. I love baking cookies with the kids because it keeps them busy and they just love spending time in the kitchen.  Bake one, Bake all!

Cookie caramel sandwiches

White chocolate, cranberry and macadamia cookies

White chocolate, Cranberry & Macadamia cookies
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Recipe type: Cookies, Baked goods,
Serves: Makes approx 30 cookies
Ingredients
  • 250g butter
  • 200g light brown sugar
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 5ml vanilla extract
  • 350g cake flour
  • 5ml bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • 2ml salt
  • 100g roasted macadamia nuts
  • 100g white chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 100g dried cranberries
Instructions
  1. • Pre-heat the oven to 180°c and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. • Beat together the butter and sugars until pale and fluffy.
  3. • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. • Add the vanilla extract and mix through.
  5. • Sift in the cake flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt and mix well.
  6. • Lastly, fold in the macadamia nuts, white chocolate and cranberries.
  7. • Place spoonfuls (I use approximately 2 tbsp worth of dough per cookie) of the mixture on the baking tray, spaced +- 5cm apart. Press down slightly to flatten the cookies.
  8. • Place the cookies in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.
  9. • Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool. Dust with icing sugar.
  10. • The cookies will last for just more than a week if kept in a sealed container.
 

Peanut butter cookies

 

Peanut butter cookies
Makes 15-20 cookies

125g smooth peanut butter
200g butter, room temperature
150g brown sugar
1 egg
250g flour
100g raw almonds

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°c and line two baking sheets with baking paper.
  2. In the bowl of a mixer, cream the peanut butter and butter together.
  3. Add the brown sugar and mix well.
  4. Add the egg and incorporate well.
  5. Add the flour and mix through, making sure the dough is well mixed.
  6. Form balls of dough and place on the prepared baking sheets. Flatten slightly then place 3 almonds on top.
  7. Place into the oven and allow to bake for 15-20 minutes until the cookies are cooked through and golden brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slighly before transferring to cooling racks to cool completely.
  9. Store in an airtight container.
Previous Post
Next Post
Alida Ryder
Being a general food freak has proven to be quite helpful in this career I've found myself in. Author of two cookbooks, photographer, food stylist. Mom to twins. Ex make-up and hair artist obsessed with beautiful clothes and spaces. I love a good G&T and I've been known to spend too much money on shoes.
Recommended Posts
Showing 2 comments
  • Cheryl
    Reply

    Just found your website and am pleased as punch. Just emailed your website to my cousin who is excited about all things British! Now I have to figure out how to change grams to ounces….or whatever. Thanks…..your website is wonderful!

  • Heather P
    Reply

    Christmas is my favorite time of the year as well! I just adore the anticipation leading up to the big day. Those peanut butter cookies look divine. Happy cookie baking 🙂

Leave a Reply

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text.