Baking Christmas Treats

T-minus a week and a half to Christmas! Have you finished your shopping? Or are you a last minute shopper?! Either way, this time of year is so much fun and there’s something about it that is just plain cozy and sweet! Cold temperatures, cozy sweaters, family gatherings, and sweet treats! Emphasis on sweet treats, because yum!! Do you usually bake holiday cookies? Well, if not, you should try it! Making them is so fun and eating them is even better! We have compiled some tasty-sounding festive cookies that we should all try this holiday season! There are so many to choose from, but christmas crinkle cookies look super tasty! These sweet treats are not made from cookie dough, they are actually made from a cake mix. So, grab a box of your favorite kind of cake, or just get a white mix. You combine it with eggs and oil, and roll them in powdered sugar. Yum! You can make them even more festive by adding a little food coloring. Maybe separate the mix in half and do some green and some red! Just bake them for a bit and wah lah! Yummy treats ready to share, (or not share) with your friends and family. This time of year brings all things peppermint and candy canes! Chocolate and peppermint are one of the best duos in the game! Some people get peppermint mochas, some stir in some peppermint to their hot cocoa, there are tons of options! But, have you ever thought of chocolate cookies with peppermint on top?! These are the perfect festive treat to take to a holiday party or dinner! They are small chocolate cookies that you make like thumbprints and then top it off with a peppermint hershey kiss! Sugar cookies are a Christmas staple that will probably never fade! Most everyone loves sugar cookies, so you cannot go wrong with these soft batch Christmas sprinkle cookies. They simply are sugar cookies that you roll in festive sprinkles before baking. This are super easy, so it is a win, win! And you can apply this recipe year around by changing up the sprinkles you use to go with that holiday or season! There are tons and tons of Christmas cookie recipes out there, so head to the kitchen and get to baking! Grab your mom, sister, brother, anyone really and bake with them. Fun times making things together make the best Christmas memories!