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Each year I make batches and batches of holiday cookies. Most to give away to neighbors, friends, the folks in our bank, our vet’s office, various offices at our school and, of course, Santa. It’s a great way to say thank you for all you do all year. I’ve assembled some fun cookie options from my blog and from my blogger friends along with my favorite baking essentials.
My family loves madeleines. So much so that I have a few madeleine pans. Yes, there is a special pan to make the lovely scalloped treats. My pumpkin madeleines are always popular when I make them. This madeleine pan has 18 wells so you can make the entire batch at once.
If you are a power baker and bake dozens and dozens of cookies at a time during the holidays, this is the cooling rack for you! This rack expands from 13.75″ to 35″ allowing many batches of cookies, like Christmas sprinkle cookies, toasted butter pecan cookies or red velvet white chip cookies to cool at once.
If you love to make cutout cookies, like a ugly sweaters, or mini holiday cookies this recipe for gingerbread cookies from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures. If you celebrate Hanukkah use this recipe and a Star of David cutter.
If you prefer a sugar cookie for cut out cookies, Cooking with Carlee has a go-to recipe. The easiest ways to make perfect cookies is to use silicone baking mats. Cookies don’t stick and they brown evenly. The baking mats fit half sheet sheet pans.
Most of the time I use my Kitchen Aid stand mixer to make my cookies but I love my glass mixing bowls for prep work. Just pop them in the dishwasher for easy clean-up. The smaller bowl works well for the powdered sugar in these chocolate crinkle cookies chocolate crinkle cookies from Yumgoggle.
If you’ve ever wondered how bakers get perfectly round cookies that are all the same size, like these Grinch cookies from Jolene’s Recipe Journal, they use a cookie scoop. They come in different sizes from small to extra large, depending on the size of cookie you desire.
No matter what recipe you make, like these chocolate cake mix Christmas M&M cookies you always need a good spatula to scrap the sides of the mixing bowl. They are a great cookie choice when crunched for time.