Better Than Chestnuts on an Open Fire: The 10 Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

Photo by: Julie Van Rosendaal
Classic Gingerbread Cookies
Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup ... more 
Photo by: Julie Van Rosendaal
Classic Gingerbread Cookies
Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1/3 cup dark molasses
Directions:
1. In a medium bowl, combine dry ingredients; set aside. In a large bowl, mix butter, brown sugar, egg and molasses; add the dry ingredients and stir until dough is stiff.
2. Shape into two discs and wrap in plastic; refrigerate for at least an hour. Preheat the oven to 350F and roll each piece out on a lightly floured surface to about 1/8″ thick; cut in desired shapes and transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Reroll the scraps to get as many cookies as possible.
3. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden around the edges. Cool before decorating with icing and sprinkles. less 
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Wed, Dec 12, 2012 4:52 PM EST
Everyone loves to make Christmas cookies this time of year. In fact, if you are like me, you like to make a wide variety of cookies. Who can make just one recipe when there are so many good ones to choose from?! To that end I've rounded up all of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes for you to enjoy. We've got everything here from classic sugar cookies, to spicy gingersnaps, to the more unusual, but amazing, Satsuma Cranberry Sable. So treat yourself and your family this holiday season, bake up a few festive and delicious treats, and enjoy! - By Kelsey Banfield



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