Happy Friday everyone and Happy Holidays!
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Let me start by saying that tomorrow I’ll be hosting a Holiday cooking demonstration at Macy’s Mission Valley at 12noon. The event was sold out, but they opened up a few more spots! So if you’d like to come sample some tasty bites (like the Mocha Brownie Cookies pictured above), and watch me make them, grab a spot here: macysholidaydishes.eventbrite.com! I will also be making my Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs with Everything Bagel-Spiced Breadcrumbs and Bacon and Scallion Buffalo Chicken Dip.
Ok now on to the cookies! When December 1 rolls around, I always find myself stocking up on flour, butter, brown sugar, chocolate chips and plenty of other baking goodies. We don’t have seasonal weather changes here in San Diego (it was 78°F yesterday!), so I rely on cooking and baking to get me into the Holiday spirit. Chocolate chip cookies are usually my favorite thing to bake, but I’ve got a number of other unique cookies that make it into my tin each year. I’ve shared them all of them below. Continue reading for the Holiday cookie recipes, and let me know down in the comments what your favorite Holiday cookie is!
Triple Chocolate Cookies
These are my go-to chocolate chip cookies. They’re golden, caramely and studded with milk, dark and semi-sweet chocolate. Chopped pecans are a hidden surprise, and flaky sea salt on top makes everything pop.
Bourbon Pecan Oatmeal Cookies
Just think of these as the best oatmeal cookie you’ll ever have. Seriously give them a try.
Rosemary Toasted Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies
It may sound a little crazy to put an herb in a Holiday cookie, but trust me, it works. Rosemary is a year-round herb, but I love cooking and baking with it the most during the winter months. Perhaps because it looks and smells like a pine tree.
Triple Ginger Cookies
Ginger is another quintessential Holiday flavor, and these cookies are bursting with it. Fresh ginger, powdered ginger and candied ginger pack a spicy punch.
Maple Bacon Cookies
They’re like a pancake breakfast in cookie form.
Mocha Brownie Cookies
Intense chocolate cookies with a brownie-like texture. Perfect for dunking in a cold glass of milk.
Five-Spice Shortbread with Candied Clementines
We always have a mesh bag filled with clementines around the house during the winter months. This is a fun way to use them up!
BONUS: Salted Pretzel Peppermint Bark
Ok so I know this isn’t a cookie recipe, but this chocolate bark would be a perfect fit in any Holiday cookie tin. It’s so simple to make too!
I’ve got some new Holiday recipes coming up next week!6
Peggy Spiegel says
I was at the cooking demo at Macy’s on Saturday. This was my first time to attend any demo, it was so much fun. Thank you for answering all my questions! My first time to try a recipe will be at our family Christmas Eve party, I am going to make the deviled eggs. The eggs will be boiled the old fashioned way, using a pressure cooker (I don’t own one) seems kinda scary!
Thank you again for a really fun hour at Macy’s, I will be back!!
Brandon Matzek says
Hi Peggy, thanks for checking in and I’m so glad you enjoyed the demo! How did the eggs turn out? Hopefully I’ll see you again in 2018 🙂