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Holiday Cookie Recipes
Holiday Cookie Recipes

The holiday season is synonymous with delicious treats, and what better way to spread joy than by baking festive cookies? Whether you're a seasoned baker or a beginner, these cookie recipes are sure to add a dash of sweetness to your celebrations. From technicolor cookies with a unique decorating technique to gingerbread blondies that combine the best of fudgy brownies and spicy gingerbread, and rainbow rave cookies for a burst of sugary nostalgia, the choice is yours.

Technicolor Cookies by Samantha Seneviratne

Artfully decorated with royal icing, these cookies are a holiday classic with a twist. The icing is poured over the cookies, creating a beautiful and unique pattern. The shortbread base is infused with bright orange zest and winter spices, making each bite a festive delight. The best part? No two cookies will look the same, adding charm to your holiday spread.

Yield: About 48 cookies  
Total Time:* 1 hour, 30 minutes, plus 7 hours chilling and setting

Gingerbread Blondies by Melissa Clark

Imagine the chewy texture of fudgy brownies combined with the festive flavors of gingerbread cookies. These spicy blondies make a bold statement for the holidays. Browning the butter adds a deep, caramelized flavor, complementing the brown sugar and fragrant spices. The optional white chocolate drizzle on top adds a decorative touch, making these bars a delightful addition to your holiday dessert table.

Yield:12 to 16 squares  
Total Time:45 minutes, plus cooling

Rainbow Rave Cookies by Sohla El-Waylly

Also known as Lisa Frank Cookies, these treats are a burst of sugary nostalgia. A trio of extracts – pure vanilla, imitation vanilla, and almond – gives these cookies a delightful flavor reminiscent of childhood favorites. With minimal preparation and baking time, you can create a rainbow rave of colors and flavors to please your taste buds.

Yield: About 24 cookies  
Total Time: 40 minutes, plus cooling

Tips for Success

- For the technicolor cookies, you can make the dough ahead and refrigerate it for up to 3 days or freeze it for up to 1 month. Baked cookies can also be frozen without icing for up to 3 months.
- Blondies will keep in a closed container for up to 5 days at room temperature.
- Rainbow rave cookies are best baked the same day the dough is mixed. They keep well for 3 days in an airtight container at room temperature.

These delightful cookie recipes offer a variety of flavors and styles, ensuring there's something for everyone at your holiday gathering. Whether you're hosting a festive party or sharing treats with loved ones, these cookies are bound to make your holidays brighter. Happy baking!

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By- Sahiba Suri

By: Sahiba Suri