Happy Friday everyone and Happy Holidays!
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!
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.
Just think of these as the best oatmeal cookie you’ll ever have. Seriously give them a try.
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.
Ginger is another quintessential Holiday flavor, and these cookies are bursting with it. Fresh ginger, powdered ginger and candied ginger pack a spicy punch.
They’re like a pancake breakfast in cookie form.
Intense chocolate cookies with a brownie-like texture. Perfect for dunking in a cold glass of milk.
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!
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!