The best Christmas cookies we know – and we know hundreds
Christmas cookie recipes: Almond Stars, Jamborees & Wreaths
Recipes for Christmas cookies: Christmas Trees & Almond Slices
Christmas cookies to make: Recipes for Fruit Bars & Pecan Dainties
PS to cookie makers
Store them properly
Follow the storage directions given with each recipe, and store each type of cookie separately. When freezing cookies, we suggest placing them in a rigid container, to prevent breakage.
Serve them festively
Try serving cookies in containers not usually used for this purpose — a divided relish dish, tray or lazy susan — with a different kind in each section and somewhere, a few greens, sparkling balls. or colorful ribbons. Use foil-lined baskets, and shiny molds or cake pans in star or tree shapes. Cover containers with saran or foil until serving time to keep cookies crisp. A covered wide-mouthed jar or covered compote is a wonderful choice. Cookies look pretty and are protected.
Gift wrap them gaily
For hand delivery, arrange cookies in boxes, or in something that will be attractive and useful in itself — plastic refrigerator or freezer containers, plastic berry baskets; metal molds; muffin pans; glass quart measures; bright bowls; and ever so so many easy-to-come-by items. Just be sure the cookies are protected by moisture- greaseproof-wrapping, and kept in a cool place.
Don’t pack crisp and soft cookies together — wrap each separately, then together.