Homemade Christmas cookies have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I remember decorating cookies with my grandmother, trying new recipes with my father, and creating new traditions as I started a life with Jeff. Holiday baking continues to be one of my favorite things and a tradition of gift-giving every year.
Giving Homemade Christmas Cookies
Granted there’s a lot of baking that goes on during the holidays and most of us don’t need any more sugar. Give tins or boxes of just one or two kinds with other gifts. Put a box of tea or a bag coffee beans in the gift basket. Add a candle or a book to keep the gift sweet but also respectful of the fact that most of us are overflowing with desserts during the holidays.
If you need ideas to fill out your cookie gift list consider these recipes divided by flavor for every type of cookie lover:
For the Coconut Lover
Share the flavor of the tropics with your loved ones with these cookies full of coconut.
For the Coffee Lover
Fill your cookies with the flavor of coffee with these treats good enough for the fanciest coffee house.
For the Peanut Butter Fan
Old-fashioned and always welcome peanut butter cookies are sure to please.
For the Chocoholic
Give the chocolate fans all they can consume and more with these rich cookies.
For Spice Lovers
Give warmth and coziness in cookie form with these spice filled goodies.
For the Oatmeal Fan
Thick and hearty oatmeal cookies are great for shipping and giving because they are so very sturdy and delicious.
For the Fruit Fans
Dried, sauced, and fresh fruit flavors can be ideal in homemade cookies too.
Cut Out Cookies
The holidays seem to scream for cookies cut out into festive shapes and decorated for extra fancy and homey desserts.
For the Traditionalist
Share these vintage and old-world favorites with the fans of traditional holiday cookies.