Christmas Cookie Recipes

5 Classic Christmas Cookie Recipes For Your Holiday Get-Togethers

One of the highlights of the holidays is baking Christmas cookies for friends and family. To help you try a new Christmas cookie recipe, Bosch Mixers has gathered five classics for you to enjoy.

Santa’s Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Santa’s Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Ready to try some well-spiced gingerbread cookies? Try our Santa’s gingerbread cookie recipe to add a festive air to any party or homemade food gift. What you need to make these are:

  • 6 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup of unsalted butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • Royal icing
  • Christmas cookie cutters

In a medium-sized bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. In your Bosch stand mixer with the cookie paddle attachment, add the sugar and butter, creaming them together. Once combined, add in the salt, spices, eggs, then the molasses. Set your stand mixer to low and slowly add the flour mixture to your wet ingredients.

Once the dough forms, divide it into 3 parts wrapped in food-safe plastic and place in the fridge for about 1 hour. Right before you remove the dough, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. With the chilled dough rolled to ¼ inch thickness, cut out shapes, place on greased baking sheets, then place in the fridge for 10 minutes. Once the cookies are firm, bake them for 11-13 minutes. Decorate the gingerbread cookies with royal icing.

Classic Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipe

Classic Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipe

Sugar cookies can be easily tailored to any holiday, thanks to their easily decorated surface and mildly sweet taste. To make this baking staple for Christmas, you will need:

  • 2 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup of butter, softened
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Christmas cookie cutters
  • Frosting

With your Bosch Universal Plus mixer, combine the butter and sugar, then add the eggs and vanilla while using the Bosch cookie paddle attachment. Once that is all combined, add the flour, salt, and baking powder. Ensure there are no lumps in your mixture before you cover and store the bowl in the fridge for 1 hour.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and cover your cookie sheet with parchment paper. Roll out your sugar cookie dough to ¼ thickness and cut out shapes. Bake for 10-12 minutes and decorate when cool.

Sweet Thumbprint Jam Cookie Recipe

Sweet Thumbprint Jam Cookie Recipe

If you love the classic shortbread cookie, you’ll love this lightly sweet thumbprint jam cookie recipe. All you need to make these bite-sized treats are:

  • 1 ¾ cups of all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup of butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Jams

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and use cooking spray on two cookie sheets. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together your flour, salt, and baking powder. Set the flour mix to the side and add the sugar and butter to your stand mixer, beating the two together with the Bosch cookie paddle attachment. Add the egg and vanilla, then once they are mixed in, slowly add in the dry flour mix.

Once everything is combined, scoop out 1” balls of cookie mix, place them on the baking sheets, and press a thumbprint gently on the top. Place jam in the depression then bake for 13-14 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown.

Powdery Snowball Cookie Recipe

Powdery Snowball Cookie Recipe

These light cookies are not only delicious but also fun to make. To make the snowball cookies in your own home, you will need:

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup of chopped butter, softened
  • ¼ cup of white sugar
  • 1 ½ cup of finely chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt

First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In your Bosch mixer with the wire whips attachment, add the flour, white sugar, walnuts, vanilla, and salt. Once these ingredients are mixed, add the butter and allow everything to incorporate until it becomes a coarse meal mixture.

With the mixture, form small balls and place them on the baking sheet before putting them in the oven for 15 minutes. After they are done baking and only warm, roll them in powdered sugar. Once the cookies have completely cooled, dust them with the powdered sugar again.

Minty Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Recipe

Minty Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Recipe

If you love peppermint and chocolate, making these peppermint chocolate crinkle cookies is a must this Christmas season. You’ll need:

  • 2 oz unsweetened chocolate baking bar
  • ¾ cup of flour
  • 1 ½ cups of powdered sugar, plus extra rolling the cookies
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp salted butter
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ¾ tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter and chocolate bar together for around 60 seconds or until smooth. Add the peppermint and eggs to the melted mix, stirring well to ensure they are combined. Pour the melted mix into your Bosch stand mixer bowl, ensuring you have your Bosch cookie paddle attachment on.

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, and 1 ½ cups of the powdered sugar. Add the flour mixture to the ingredients in the stand mixer while on low speed and mix until a soft dough forms.

Put the remaining powdered sugar into a bowl, and lightly dust your hands with the powdered sugar. Portion out small balls of dough in your hands, roll them in the sugar then place the balls on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake the cookie dough for 7-9 minutes. Allow them to cool on the sheet for at least 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack for cooling.

By having a Bosch stand mixer in your kitchen, you can make holiday baking fast and easy, leaving you more time to spend with your loved ones.

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