Christmas Cookie Recipes around the World • Part 2- December 19

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December 19

We are fast approaching Christmas,

Thirteen Baking and Food Blogger have shared their favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes with me, for you to create learn and find out something new. I believe they are also huge fans of Christmas Baking, much like me. It is one of those activities that just makes everything smell so wonderful in the house.

What I really love though is that there are so many different Cookies and the memories behind them. Because not only have they shared the recipe but also why it makes their favorite Christmas Cookie!

Yes, even “expert” have Favourites and they shared them with me here today.

I dare you to try them all, let me know which one is your Favourite. Perhaps Spain or India or how about England, there is something for everyone. Enjoy and happy baking!

SPAIN – Mandecados Polvorones Recipe

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These are Tracy’s favorite Christmas Cookies because:

Mandecados and polvorones come from Spain and are served at Christmas time. There are different varieties of these cookies, some flavored with lemon, chocolate, coconut, or other flavors. The most common, however, are the original mantecados, and the polvorones which are served sprinkled with powdered sugar.

These cookies are completely different from most cookies you’re used to eating. They have a crumbly, yet smooth and velvety texture unlike most cookies that tend to be hard and cripsy. They are made toasted flour, almonds, cinnamon, and lard, which gives them their unique, characteristic flavor. I don’t make cookies very often, but love to make these every year for Christmas to serve with my homemade turrón.
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USA – Gingerbread Cookies

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These are Aleksandra’s favorite Christmas Cookies because:

One of my favorite types is gingerbread cookies! The spiced molasses flavor is one of my favorites and perfectly accompanies a cup of hot cider or hot cocoa. The cookie is from the USA.
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USA / Germany – Snickerdoodles

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These are Shellie’s favorite Christmas Cookies because:

Snickerdoodles are German originally but they are very popular in US. I love them because of their simplicity to make but the cinnamon sugar on top gives them a big punch of flavor.
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Scotland/ Argentina – Shortbread

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These are Caroline’s favorite Christmas Cookies because:

Shortbread is a favorite partly because of nostalgia, but mainly because they just melt in your mouth. It’s simple but so tasty. Alfajores combine two favorite things- meltingly tasty butter cookies and dulce de leche.

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ITALY – Pizzelle

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These are Maria’s favorite Christmas Cookies because:

I have so many fond memories of my mom and my grandmother making pizzelle, especially at Christmas. I especially remember eating pizzelle faster than they could make them.

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ENGLAND – Cinnamon Cookies

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These are Emma’s favorite Christmas Cookies because:

Grain gluten and refined sugar-free cinnamon cookies – after years of not being able to join in with festive traditions due to her allergies, I created these cookies for my mum so she can have a little bit of festive cheer too! Cinnamon cookies are traditional in England and now we have our own version that is every bit as delicious!
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SLOVAKIA – Linzer Cookies

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These are Ebony’s favorite Christmas Cookies because:

Linzer cookies with untraditional salted caramel instead of jam. Linzer cookies are traditional Christmas sweets for almost every family in Slovakia and it wouldn´t be the right Christmas without them. Soft butter and almond cookie are perfect with any filing
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USA – Chewy Double Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

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Photo Credit : www.moonandspoonandyum.com

These are Kristen’s favorite Christmas Cookies because:

These Gluten-Free Thick & Chewy Double Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies are my favorite cookie this time of year with their perfect gingerbread spice, soft & pillowy texture and dose of double chocolate deliciousness — all with wholesome ingredients! They make for the ultimate holiday indulgence without any of the guilt!
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GERMANY – Hazelnut Meringue

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These are Markus’s (second) favorite Christmas Cookies because:

While Vanillekipferl are my absolute favorite Christmas cookie, these hazelnut meringue cookies give them a run for their money. A recipe which was passed down from my great-grandmother, these cookies are gluten-free and require only three ingredients. Egg whites, sugar, and ground hazelnuts. My mother always made these cookies to be eaten in tye afternoon with tea, and they really are best eaten fresh as the ‘meringue’ absorbs moisture from the air after a day or two. When served freshly baked, they are sweet, crispy and at the same time light and airy. A great Christmas cookie to try if you are gluten-free or want to add a new cookie to your baking repertoire!

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SCOTLAND – Snow Cookies

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These are Christina’s favorite Christmas Cookies because:

Snow Cookies remind me of the Snow Cake my mother used to make when I was a little girl in Scotland. They are so delicious with a combination of shortbread cookie, jam, icing and coconut that no one can eat just one!
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USA – Orange Crinkle Cookies

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These are Anjana’s  (second) favorite Christmas Cookies because:

These are a spin-off on the traditional crinkle cookies flavored with either chocolate or ginger and other spices. These citrus-flavored cookies would make a nice festive addition to any Christmas cookie platter!
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INDIA – Sugar Cookie Classic

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These are Shashi’s  (second) favorite Christmas Cookies because:

Well, my parents used to make a traditional Sri Lankan Christmas Cake when I was younger – the elaborate process of chopping dried fruits, mixing them with alcohol and jams and letting it ferment would go on for days. During those days, and even after the cake was eventually baked, our house smelled wonderful – a smell I associate with Christmas. However, in 2014 my dad passed away and we set aside our traditional Christmas cake as it was just to painful to make it without him. Last year though, I resuscitated the recipe in the form of these cupcakes.
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USA – Sugar Cookie Classic

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Photo Credit : www.melaniecooks.com

These are Melanie’s  (second) favorite Christmas Cookies because:

These chocolate crinkle cookies are truly amazing! Chewy and chocolaty on the inside, dusted with powdered sugar on the outside, with picture perfect crinkles throughout!

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Do you have a favorite Christmas Cookie? Or have you recently found a new favorite Cookie? Tell me about it!

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