Christmas Cookies Easy and Delicious Recipes

Christmas cookies recipe America's best food blog
A trio of cookies: one no bake, one bar cookie and one fully decorated rolled out sugar cookie
A trio of cookies: one no bake, one bar cookie and one fully decorated rolled out sugar cookie

Three cookies recipes: One no bake, one bar cookie and one traditional rolled out and fully decorated cookie.

DULCE DE LECHE COCONUT PECAN KRISPIE BALLS (I’m gonna have to come up with a shorter name)

Scoop out the dulce de leche cookie dough and drop it into the ground pecan and coconut
Scoop out the dulce de leche cookie dough and drop it into the ground pecan and coconut
I use this 1/4 ounce scoop for little small cookies
I use this 1/4 ounce scoop to portion small cookies
no bake cookies, dulce de leche, coconut, pecans, chocolate
Sweet and delicious Dulce de leche balls are full of coconut, pecans and puffed rice for a bit of crispy texture

Dulce de Leche coconut balls recipe (makes 45 balls)

1 ½ cups shredded sweetened coconut

1 ½ cups pecans

½ cup dark chocolate chips

14 oz dulce de leche (in your grocery store near the condensed milk)

1 cup rice krispies

Finely chop coconut and pecans in a food processor

Mix with chocolate chips, dulce de leche and rice krispies. Scoop into small balls, I used a 025 ounce scoop.


2 cups sweetened shredded coconut

½ cup pecans

Roll the balls the topping mixture


Rich browned butter blondies are moist and delicious.
Rich browned butter blondies are moist and delicious.

Browned Butter Blondies (makes 16 blondies)

1 stick butter

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup Cane Syrup

4 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup all-purpose flour

spray and 8*8 inch pan with nonstick spray and line with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Brown the butter over medium heat in a small saucepan for about 4 minutes.  When it’s ready the butter should smell nutty and be golden brown.  Let the butter cool.

Beat butter sugar, cane syrup eggs, vanilla and salt in the bowl of a mixer.  Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.

Add flour and mix until just combined, about 1 minute.

Pour into prepared pan and bake at 325 degrees for about 35-40 minutes.

let cool completely and cut into 16 squares


rolling pin rings, sugar cookie dough
Use rolling pin rings to help you roll your cookie dough tho the perfect thickness
cookies, rolling pin rings
Rolling pin rings help you roll your cookies (or pie crust) to the perfect thickness. No more guessing
Sugar cookies, royal icing
Crisp sweet sugar cookies are fun for the family to decorate in your favorite holiday colors

Sugar cookie recipe for rolling (makes about 30-40 cookies depending on the size of your cookie cutters)

1 ½ cups powdered sugar

1 stick soft butter

½ teaspoon kosher salt

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 ½ cups All-purpose  flour

1/4 teaspoon your favorite spice like cinnamon, or garam masala (optional)

2 tablespoons colored sugar (optional)

I use a stand mixer, but this sugar cookie dough is easy to make by hand with a wooden spoon.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper

In a bowl mix butter,  powdered sugar , egg , salt and vanilla thoroughly in a bowl until combined (about 2 minutes on medium in a stand mixer)

Stir in the flour and optional spices and mix until well combined but not over mixed.

Divide dough in half, form each half into a disk and wrap each disk in plastic.  Chill the dough in the refrigerator for about a half hour.

Spread a thin layer of flour on your counter and put one disk of cookie dough on it ( leave the other disk in the fridge until you are ready to use it)  Roll out your dough with a floured rolling pin to about  1/8  inch thick. I use rolling pin bands to help me roll the dough evenly; no more guessing about what 1/8 of an inch is or struggling to keep the dough at an even thickness.

Pre heat your oven to 350 drgrees

Dip your cookie cutter in flour and cut out your shapes.  Use a thin metal spatula ( dusted with flour) to lift the cookies off the counter and place them onto the parchment lined cookie sheet.  If you are not decorating your cookies with frosting you can sprinkle them with white or colored sugar before you bake them

Bake the cookies for 10-12 (depending on the size of your cookies) until they are just very slightly brown around the edges.  Let them cool to room temperature before you frost them.

You can re-roll the scraps of the cookie dough that are left over after cutting out your cookies.  Just gather the scraps, form them into a disk, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for a half hour before rolling)

Royal Icing

1 cup powdered sugar

2 ½ tablespoons pasteurized egg whites

Food coloring

You can find pasteurized egg whites in the dairy section of your grocery store

Mix Powdered sugar and egg whites together. Add more egg white to make a runnier consistency, add powdered sugar to make a thicker consistency. Add food coloring one drop at a time until you reach the desired color.


Using a disposable pastry bag  (cut a tiny bit off of the tip to make a small hole) pipe an outline with royal icing.  Thin the icing slightly  with a drop or two of egg white.  Use this to fill in the outlined area.

Christmas Cookies Easy and Delicious Recipes


Baking cakes for the Holidays (or any days)

pumpkin spice latte cake, pumpkin cake, spice cake, latte, buttercream, cake, dessert
Pumpkin Spice Latte cake. This moist cake is made with roasted pumpkin puree and warm spices like cumin and cardamom. The frosting is coffee buttercream…don’t worry, it’s decaf

My oven is HOT!  I’ve been baking up a storm lately developing cake and pie recipes for my clients’ holiday tables.

Apple cake, apple upside down cake,
This apple upside down cake is a wonderful addition to your holiday table. Made with honey crisp apples and baked in butter and Georgia’s own Alaga cane syrup for a sweet glaze. This moist cake has shredded apples and cinnamon in the batter.
This brown sugar pound cake is moist, rich and not too sweet.  Perfect for an after dinner treat.
This brown sugar pound cake is moist, rich and not too sweet. Perfect for an after dinner treat.

Here’s a link to the Brown Sugar Pound Cake recipe  just in case you’re in the mood for a little baking.  If you’re in the Atlanta area you can order one of these delicious cakes from me.   Here’s the rest of the menu:




Brown Sugar Pound Cake

Brown Sugar Pound Cake

Mmmm, Wouldn’t this BROWN SUGAR POUND CAKE be GORGEOUS on your holiday table! The perfect Thanksgiving dessert or Christmas Dessert but really it’s great any time of year. This cake is incredibly moist, lightly sweet, has a hint of lemon and a whole lot of DELICIOUS! (more…)

1 Comment


* indicates required