How to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Over the Holidays

By Nina Broberg


I can only speak for myself, but one of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is bake. Whether it be for others or for myself, it doesn't really matter. My family uses the same recipes every year, so I consider myself a bit of an expert when it comes to making these specific cookies. Here’s what you can expect:

First up are gingerbread cookies. The recipe included below is great for these cookies, but beware of the downfalls. It says it will yield 30 cookies, but depending on the shapes you use you could end up with many more. For example, I ended up with slightly over 60. Still, it’s a great recipe to use as long as you don’t mind the smell of molasses when you are mixing it all together.

Next up is sugar cookies. These are classic and nice for the holidays. They take some time to chill so you need to be ready for a slightly long process, but they are so worth it. I prefer to skip the “decorate before baking” step and frost them with the same glaze from the gingerbread recipe using food coloring for some flare. All around, another great choice for the season.

Last but certainly not least are spritz cookies. These are the least time consuming of the cookies, but you do need to have a cookie press to make the shapes for the cookies. I just use the plain recipe and dye half of the dough with red food coloring and half of them with green for some added festivity. You can do it with the icing, but I generally don’t.

Here are the links to recipes:

Gingerbread cookies: www.keyingredient.com/recipes/1878855036/mrs-fields-gingerbread-men/

Sugar cookies: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/10407/mrs-fields-sugar-cookies/print/

Spritz cookies: https://www.bhg.com/recipe/cookies/spritz/

Happy holidays and happy baking!