5 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes To Make This Holiday Season [PHOTOS]

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on December 20 2013 4:18 PM

cookies With Christmas around the corner, here are 5 quick and easy recipes to make before Santa arrives.  Flickr

With Christmas around the corner and the gifts (hopefully) bought, one of the last items to cross off your list are the highly anticipated cookies. For those looking for quick and easy recipes to get the batch on your kitchen counter in record time, below are five tasty Christmas treats.

 

Snickerdoodles

snicker Snickerdoodle cookies.  Flickr

It only takes four ingredients (sugar, ground cinnamon, a roll of Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookies and all-purpose flour) to make these delicious treats. Simply mix the ingredients together in a large bowl and roll into small balls. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes. Enjoy! Learn more here.

 

Christmas Drops

handmadehomebody Christmas drop cookies.  handmadehomebody

Sprinkle some red and green M&Ms on these easy baked-from-scratch cookies. This recipe yields three dozen cookies. Great for the office, classroom or Santa Claus himself. Learn more here.

 

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Gingerbread cookies.  Flickr

This holiday favorite is a simple one to make. Grab some sugar cookie mix, pumpkin pie spice, ground ginger, molasses, icing and some other ingredients to make some gingerbread men of your own. This recipe makes between 12 to 15 cookies depending on the size of your cookie cutters. Learn more here.

 

Peanut Butter Blossoms

peanut butter Peanut Butter Blossom cookies.  Flickr

This recipe combines two favorites: Hershey’s Kisses and peanut butter. Combine those delicious ingredients along with those to make traditional sugar cookies. The whole process should take 20 minutes. Great for kids and makes a perfect gift. Learn more here.      

Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

chocolate Chocolate shortbread cookies.  Flickr

While these may not be the picture of health, chocolate shortbread cookies are a definite crowd-pleaser. Combine unsweetened coca, butter, sugar, flour and other ingredients with an electric mixer to make the dough. Lay out in “log” shapes on wax paper, cool for an hour then place in a 325 preheated oven. After 20 minutes, you should have enough to spare for Kris Kringle. Learn more here.

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