These cookies only take a few minutes to mix together, and a few more minutes to bake and you’re done. This is fantastic for those of us who put the cookies in the oven…and walk away. We probably will get distracted doing something in another room, and forget about our poor, fragile cookies waiting patiently in the oven.
So, if you have a tendency to get distracted in the kitchen, but you want to make Christmas cookies from scratch this season: you’re in luck!!
You could do a chocolate and mint jelly cookie. You could do an almond cookie with apricot jelly. You could do an orange cookie with chocolate kisses…the possibilities are honestly as endless as your imagination. This list will get you started!
But WOW how can you pass this up. It is a Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough…Dip.
There aren’t many things that make my heart sing more than creating.
But Christmas cookies might be up there.
There is something delightfully innocent and wonderful about Christmas cookies. Something that harkens back to a time in childhood when you made cookies with your Aunt before bedtime, or opened a fresh box of lightly dusted jelly cookies your neighbor would bring every year.
Cookies are definitely the food without borders, and every country has its own word for “cookie.” Instead of cookies, they are called biscuits in England and Australia. Spain calls their cookies galletas, and Germans named their daily cookies “keks” and “Plzchen” are their Christmas cookies. Italy has a few variations, such as amaretti or biscotti.
However, the American name cookie is from the Dutch word “koekje”, which actually means “little cake.” This is because bakers used to take a little bit of cake batter and test the temperature of their ovens, thus creating little cakes, or cookies!
But of all the cookies during this season, Thumbprint Jelly Cookies are absolutely my favorite.
During the long, dark hours of winter we need bright colors to cheer us up.
Whether these colors come from stringed lights, or evergreen trees, or ornaments or a plate of arrayed jellied cookies…
Christmas Cookies are definitely part of the season!