December 23, 2011

Our Picks for Christmas Cookies

To kick off the big holiday weekend, Jess and I wanted to share a sweet treat (or two, rather!) with you. Here are our favorite picks for Christmas cookies this year, along with the reason and the recipe. Enjoy!

Jess
"My grandmother clipped this cookie recipe from a newspaper more than 30 years ago, and since then it has remained a family favorite. These macaroons may look a bit plain-Jane, but the chewy texture and delightful almond flavor can be quite addicting!" --Jess

Jen

This year, my favorite holiday flavor is peppermint. I usually lean toward cinnamon or gingerbread, but the crisp minty flavor works so well in many treats. For this cookie,  I used a simple sugar cookie recipe and added crushed peppermint candies (I've got a whole bag of them in my cupboard!)