I know some of you are still looking for the perfect cookies to bake for Santa. Here’s a roundup of 12 of my favorite cookie recipes that I know Santa would love too.
1 – Chocolate Nutella Caramel Filled Cookies: a rich, chewy, brownie-like chocolate Nutella cookie with a melted, gooey caramel in the middle. An irresistible cookie I created for World Nutella Day.
2 – Black Forest Crinkle Cookies: a soft, rich delicious chocolate cookie loaded with chocolate chips and tart dried cherries. It’s rolled in powdered sugar so there is a beautiful contrast between the crackled white outside and dark chocolatey inside.
3 – Cherry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Toffee Cookies: a chewy chocolate chip cookie loaded with oatmeal, dried cherries and toffee. The toffee adds crunch and a delicious caramel flavor, which blends perfectly with the rich chocolate chips and tart cherries.
4 – White Chocolate Kissed Gingerbread Cookies: soft gingerbread cookies dressed up with white chocolate Kisses with milk chocolate swirls. The Kiss melts into a soft, melty puddle of creamy white chocolate – a perfect contrast to the soft, spicy cookie
5 –Lemon Bar Cookie Cups: a sweet, slightly crumbly cookie filled with tart, silky smooth lemon curd, dressed up with a sprinkle of powdered sugar. If you’re a lemon bar lover, you’ll love this cookie cup version. It’s easy to make, and easier to serve than lemon bars.
6 – Caramel Delight Brownie Bites: a rich, fudgy brownie filled with caramel, coconut and drizzled with chocolate. The flavors of a Samoa cookie in a decadent little brownie bite.
7 – Peanut Butter Nutella Cookie Cups: our favorite peanut butter cookie recipe in a fun cookie cup. I roll it in turbinado sugar so there is a little bit of crunch on the outside, which is a wonderful contrast to the fudgy cookie and smooth creamy Nutella middle.
8 – Fudge-Filled Toffee Pecan Sandies: loaded with toffee and filled with a rich, creamy fudge, the cookie is rolled in sugar before baking, and the top is sandy and crisp like a Pecan Sandy, while the bottom is softer and chewy like a chocolate chip cookie.
9 – Orange Cranberry Rugelach Cookies: adapted from Dorie’s Greenspan’s rugelach recipe, flavored with orange and cranberries. These flaky, sweet and tart little treats are a delicious Jewish pastry but I’m sure Santa would love them too.
10 – Lime Meltaways really do melt in your mouth. They have a crunchy/sandy texture and a sweet/tart taste that I love.
11 – Orange Nutella Pinwheel Cookies: if you’re a Nutella addict like me, you’ll love these cookies! They taste like a crunchy, sandy Terry’s orange chocolate that you get at Christmastime.
12 – World Peace Cookies: another great Dorie Greenspan recipe. It is a chocolate shortbread cookie but a little bit chewy because of the brown sugar in them.
I still haven’t baked my cookies for Santa. Looks like I’ll be baking on Christmas Eve this year. We have always baked sugar cookies for Santa. Hopefully, I’ll be able to post some pictures to share them with you soon. (Updated with picture. I especially like the cute snowmen my daughter decorated this year.)
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a new year filled with love and laughter.
A great roundup, I’ll take two of each, please. Happy New Year, Barbara to you and yours.
So what if they all look delicious and I love cookies?? Now what.
What an amazing collection of cookie recipes Barbara!! Hope you and your family are enjoying your holidays. Happy New Year!
My Inner Chick
thank you. I shall be keeping this post for next year’s cookie exchange. Xx
Deeba Rajpal (@vindee)
That’s a really tough choice to lay out GF! Good heavens … I want them all. Happy Holidays sweet Barbara. Warmth, peace, joy, happiness … and all things good! xo d
Cathy at Wives with Knives
Happy New Year, Barbara. I hope 2013 will be a healthy and happy year for us all. I’m looking forward to the coming year and all your inspiring posts.
Jen @ Savory Simple
I don’t think I could possibly choose just one!
What a wonderful assortment of cookies, you can bring them over right away!! Merry Christmas and happy cooking!!!
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
Dear mum, I know that if you love the cookies, then I know they’ll be delicious! I hope you and the family have a wonderful Christmas. This morning, I opened up your gift and it was fabulous. Thank you so much and I can’t wait to make something from the cookbook! Lots of love, Lorraine xxx
Thanks Lorraine! Glad you like the cookbook. I decided it was like sending you a little bit of Utah. Enjoy!
Barbara, wish you and yours a happy holiday season too!
Thank you for this divine cookie roundup! I love those brownie bites the most!
A great selection there. I see a few I could bite right into especially the brownie caramel bites. Merry Christmas.
the white-kissed ginger cookies look amazing, i need to make those!!!
I made the White Chocolate Kissed Gingerbread Cookies-I haven’t tried one but they look really good.
Been baking cookies all day long-still have a couple to get done tomorrow.
Your favorites collection all look delicious.
Merry Christmas to you and your family Barbara.
Thanks Carol! I’ll look forward to hearing how you like the gingerbread cookies.
Claire @ Claire K Creations
Oh my goodness I couldn’t choose Barbara! Merry Christmas!
Thanks, Barbara. The same to you and your family. I, too, am still baking and I welcome the heat from the oven.
Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful list of cookies! =)
All of them look great!
Merry Christmas to you and your Family!
Oh, what great choices! Merry Christmas to you & your family!
Averie @ Averie Cooks
ooooh Great Reminders! Love posts like this – reminds me that the oatmeal/cherry cookies need to happen. And those Dorie chocolate cookies look incredible!
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
I honestly love each and every cookie mentioned here! Yum!
A lovely collection of cookies!