Homemade cookies are synonymous with the holidays, and cookie swap parties are trendy again. You don’t have to be a pastry chef to make holiday treats fitting for the most wonderful time of the year. So, if you are looking for tempting holiday cookies that will wow, we have you covered. Here are ten videos of the best Christmas cookies for 2019 that will inspire you to tie on an apron get baking.
1. Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
Forget the recipe on the back of Tollhouse bag. These chocolate chip cookies pack a huge chocolate taste, are crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. A classic with cold milk.
2. Stained Glass Christmas Cookies
The Preppy Kitchen shows how to make these classic cookies. Chef John adds holes to make these edible decorations. We don’t think they will last that long.
3. The Best Sugar Cookie
The chefs at Tasty give you the hows and whys of scrumptious sugar cookies. Sure, your Aunt Betty’s recipe is a family heirloom, but these could give those cookies a run for their money.
4. Gluten-Free Gingerbread, Chocolate Orange, and Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies
People with allergies and sensitivities don’t have to miss out on tasty holiday cookies. These are all gluten-free. The gingerbread cookies are also vegan.
5. One Cookie Dough with Endless Variations
Bigger Bolder Baking shows you how one dough in your recipe box can make as many different cookies as you can imagine. This versatile dough will be around well after the holidays, guaranteed.
6. Easy Christmas Snowballs
Jenny Can Cook — and does she ever. Pecan snowball cookies are the ultimate classic Christmas cookie. If you don’t mind getting your hands a little messy, ditch the gloves. And kids love getting the powdered sugar everywhere when they make them. A fun, tasty time for everyone.
7. Tahini Chocolate Rugelach and Chewy Molasses Gingersnaps
Cream cheese dough, like that used for the Tahini Chocolate Rugelach, can be intimidating. Joshua Weissman’s technique changes all that. But it’s a dough that can be used for tarts as well, and should be a basic dough every baker knows how to make. The Molasses Gingersnaps are spicey and chewy.
8. Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, and Dairy-Free Sugar Cookies
This recipe comes from the Fit Foodie Finds blog. These cookies are sturdy enough for decorating and so delicious, your guests might not know they are gluten-free.
9. Rum Balls
This video from Southern Living shows how Rum Balls are simple to make. These sweet treats are more of a confection than a cookie, but we think that no cookie assortment at the holidays would be complete without Rum Balls.
10. How to Host a Holiday Cookie Swap
Cookie Swap parties used to be common. This tradition is making a comeback. Susan Westmoreland has tips and tricks to make your cookie swap a hit. The cookies featured here will appeal to every skill level and taste. With this video. you’ll be on your way to hosting the most popular party of the season.