25 Days of Christmas Cookies
December 1, 2015
One of my favorite Christmas traditions is baking cookies and sharing them with friends and family.Not surpisingly, it's one of my favorite benefits of running a bed and breakfast too. We bake fresh cookies for our guests nearly every day.
This year, I thought it would be fun to bake a new Christmas cookie each day from December 1-25. The Greenlake Guest House will bake most of our favorite cookies and try some new ones this year.
We are starting December 1 with buttery, nutty Mexican Wedding Cakes and will finish on December 25 with frosted Sugar Cookies.
Thank you to my friend Jane B for sharing this wonderful cookie recipe with me.
Today we were in the mood to try a new Christmas cookie.
Today's recipe is from "Freeding the Whole Family" by Cynthia Lair.
We love this cranberry almond biscotti with a cup of great Seattle coffee or tea.
I've always admired the Cranberry Bliss bars at Starbucks during the holidays. They look so beautiful and delicious.
We are baking a new cookie for our guests every day in December until Christmas.
These pretty Christmas cookies require no baking and are absolutely wonderful.
Today we served our guests these Cherry Coconut Bars.
Pumpkin and Chocolate make a delicious Christmas combination.
I think this was the first time we ever made gingerbread at Greenlake Guest House.
Julie's been making these amazing Butter Pecan Turtle Bars for years.
We chose to make them in a star shape since we did not have a fluted cookie cutter as called for in the original recipe.
Today's recipe for Peppermint Shortbread is a favorite of assistant innkeeper Jane and was adapted by her from Betty Crocker's Picture Cookbook (1950)
I found the recipe in this month's Sunset Magazine and wow, are they ever delicious.
These cookies remind me of snowballs and were a favorite in my house growing up.
For a cookie tray, they work well if put into individual Christmas paper muffin liners so they don't stick to each other and to the other cookies.
Thanks to our friend Linda D for sharing another favorite cookie recipe with us. This one is an easy and tasty no-bake bar.
Our wonderful innsitters Gary and Liz are quite the bakers and they made these while we took the weekend off and went to Victoria with the kids.
I love the taste and simplicity of shortbread cookies.
This recipe came in my most recent issue of Sunset Magazine (December 2015).
These rich Nanaimo Bars are a Christmas favorite from my childhood.
Oh my gosh, these Pecan Pie Bites are so delicious!
With the sprinkling of powdered sugar, they are a Christmas Cookie natural.
In our family, we have a tradition of decorating sugar cookies on Christmas Day.