Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Cookie Traditions (See Jane Plan to Make)

toffee + chocolate saltines
The sad truth is that I haven't made any Christmas cookies yet this year.  Blasphemous, I know, but I honestly don't know where the month has gone.  I'm heading back to my parents' house on Thursday and know my mom will be wanting to do a little baking.  Since I haven't made anything yet, I scoured Pinterest for a roundup of treats familiar to me.  Here's just a few of the old standbys that my family has been making every year since I was a wee one.

crescent-shaped sandies
frosted sugar cookies in festive shapes
*all images via Pinterest


Do you have any holiday cookie/baking traditions?

25 comments

ATIVE said...

I like the xmas trees :)

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Sarah said...

My family and I don't have any baking traditions, but after seeing these cookies we just may have to start! Have a happy Christmas! :)

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Josie said...

Too many. My favorites are a sort of cakey chocolate cookie my grandma made with a coffee-chocolate frosting. They're phenomenal!
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Doux Rousse said...

I haven't been making cookies either! My mom found this new recipe in the Washington Post (random, I know) for Salty Chocolate Nutella Cookies. They. Are. Amazing.

Closet Fashionista said...

Wooohooo! My mom is almost done with her baking but I still have to make my french macarons (everyone LOVES them, haha
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christin said...

My tradition is that my cousin always makes them...but my cousin isn't coming to Christmas so if I want my peppermint candy cane cookies, I'm going to have to figure it out and quick!

Liz {Sequins And Stripes} said...

Toffee and chocolate saltines are my favorite! Way too delicious for my own good.

HRCK the Herald said...

I haven't made a single Christmas cookie, either. Honestly, I don't love the very traditional ones. I would take a big hunk of the toffee graham cracker praline thing though :)

thenauticalwheeler said...

I don't have any holiday baking traditions but it doesn't hurt to start one! Those first ones look delicious :) From Brooklyn with love ~jen

Erika of Style Activist said...

yummy! I love peanut button blossoms and I made a ton of paleo chocolate chip cookies for my health-crazed family :) cookies are my favorite part of the season!

xo,
E

Pamela said...

I'm on my second round of making Spritz cookies this holiday season. They remind me of my childhood (my grandmother made them every Christmas).

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So cute, I love the Christmas tree design..

Ashley {styleash} said...

My mom and I bake & drink festive cocktails together every year. This past Sunday we made about 8 batches of cookies- I've eaten about half. :)

Ashley

Karissa said...

The toffee chocolate saltines look yummy! For me, it's gingerbread cookies. A little boring, but they are so fun to decorate.

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Anonymous said...

That first treat looks so delicious! mmmm...

skippysays said...

I grew up celebrating Chanukah, but now that I'm married I celebrate x-mas with my hubby's family too. This year his dad wants to make a bunch of cookies as gifts for everyone, so we're going to have a baking extravaganza :)
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Casey said...

Drool.. Sandies. Hmm.

modern Suburbanites said...

yum! i love sandies.

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Hannah said...

i suck at making cookies, so buy them

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Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

I had the neighbor kids come by for some cookie decorating and elf. What fun! I still need to make my peppermint bark....procrastinating

His and Hers said...

There's certainly no shortage of baking inspiration on Pinterest. If only I baked... ;) Have a very Merry Christmas!!

Samantha said...

Toffee and chocolate saltines? That's interesting -- definitely want to try that recipe!

cakesandshakes said...

Oh GOD I want those first saltine cookies so bad : ) Thankfully Christmas will soon be upon us and the serious excuses to eat this sort of thing, will commence :-)

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dana @ wonder forest said...

i really need to get some xmas baking on!!
xo dana
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Chloe Jacqueline said...

I am needing to make cookies as well! These look delish!