Perfect Way to Celebrate the Holidays


The perfect way to celebrate the upcoming holiday season is by enjoying Christmas cookies and if possible a whole variety of these could massively increase the Christmas spirit especially those with the delicious buttery taste. Families around the globe enjoy the smell of cookies in the oven and nothing available in the shops taste quite as good as homemade cookies.

Origin of Christmas Cookies

The whole idea of Christmas cookies, well homemade ones started with the ideas of leaving the best ones for Santa Clause. Many moons ago, people would bake cookies and selected the most perfectly shaped ones to leave by the tree so that Santa would have something really nice to eat as he went from house to house. The cookies were freshly baked and decorated and whether you want to offer these to Santa or just enjoy them all by yourself, we selected the best recipes from around the world to ensure everyone gets to enjoy the buttery goodness this year.

Soft Raisin Cookies

Ingredients

1 cups of softened butter
3/4 cups of brown sugar
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons of Vanilla
3 cups of flour, all-purpose
1/2 cups of wheat germ
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
1/2 cup of milk
3/4 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 cup raisins

Method

Beat together in a large mixer bowl the eggs, sugars, butter and vanilla. Combine the baking powered, flour, wheat germ, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Then add this mid to the butter mixture and alternate it with the milk, remember to mixing well after every addition. Lastly, stir in the raisins.

Drop the well-mixed dough via teaspoonfuls onto an greased cookie sheet. Bake for around 10 to 12 minutes in an over of 350’F until light brown and then remove and place on wire racks to cool. Decorate or enjoy as is.

Rolled Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

1/2 cup of butter
1/2 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 large egg
2 cups of flour
2 tablespoons of baking powder

Method

Cream the sugar, margarine, vanilla and egg together until a light and the fluffy mixture is achieved. Add the baking powder and flour and then blend until all the ingredients are well mixed. Leave the mixture in the fridge to chill overnight or for a minimum of 2 hours. Remove and roll out on a floured surface and use a cookie cutter. Bake on an greased surface for about 10 minutes in an oven of 375-degrees until lightly browned, wait until completely cooled down and decorate.

Both recipes are super easy and take the minimum time out of your busy time preparing for family and friends, while everyone will compliment you for serving these with hot chocolate, specialty coffees or a glass of milk. But do not let the family taste these in advance of your guest will have to go without, they are simply delicious are extremely hard to resist.