Cookies for Santa.
Nothing says “it’s the holidays” like some delicious tasting festive cookies. Being big lovers of the holidays and baking, we just couldn’t wait to come up with some delicious treats to share with you all. We chose two recipes that are sure to be the star of your family gatherings!
White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Cookies
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup + 3 Tbsp granulated sugar, divided
1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups white chocolate chips
3 Tbsp shortening
In a mixing bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients and set aside. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter along with the white and brown sugar until creamy. Slowly add in the wet ingredients (egg, molasses and vanilla) before turning the mixer to low speed and gradually mixing in the dry ingredients. Once the dough is well combined, cover the plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
When the hour has passed, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and shape the dough into small balls, dip the balls into a bowl of white sugar and set them on the parchment paper. Make sure you flatten the tops with one or two fingers so that they cook evenly. Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes depending on thickness.
When the cookies are out of the oven and chilled, they’re ready to be dipped! Melt one cup of white chocolate chips with one tablespoon of shortening in the microwave. We did it twenty seconds at a time to make sure the chocolate melted well. Once it’s melted, dip half of the cookies and let them set.
Christmas Sugar Cookies
3/4 cup (170 grams) butter
1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups (315 grams) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until well combined. Slowly add in the wet ingredients (two eggs and vanilla) before gradually mixing in the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and salt). Once the dough is well combined, cover the dough in plastic wrap and leave in the fridge for one hour to chill.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and roll out the dough on a floured surface. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters and set them down on a plate with parchment paper. Bake the cookies for 6-8 minutes until the edges are lightly browned and let them cool before decorating to your liking.
We hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we enjoyed making them. These cookies are super tasty and they will make your house smell incredibly festive. If you make these, make sure to link us on instagram, we want to see what they look like!