festive

Raisin Filled Cookies

Raisin Filled Cookies

Lovely and tasty little cookies filled with raisins, dates, and walnuts: "I love these cookies so much because they remind me of empanadas. They are so delicious and so darn cute."

Recipe: Raisin Filled Cookies

Chewy Spicy Ginger Cookies

Chewy Spicy Ginger Cookies

from lolfoodie

This is THE cookie for ginger lovers: "These cookies, I have to say, turned out magnificently. I love a spicy ginger cookie, and with three types of ginger (freshly-grated, crystallized, and ground), there is no lack of zing. The texture is soft and chewy, and well, they’re just perfect."

Recipes: Chewy Spicy Ginger Cookies

The Perfect (Gingerbread) Man

The Perfect (Gingerbread) Man

Sweet Pea bakes these festive cuties, and says:

"I have finally found the perfect man! These classic gingerbread cookies are spicy, thick and chewy. To me nothing says “merry christmas” more than a plate full of decorated gingerbread men. You can cut these cookies into any shape that you want and decorate them with royal icing. I promise you will get many oohs and aahs from anybody that tries them. They are quite addictive!"

Recipe: Thick and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

Butterscotch Chip Spice Cookies

Butterscotch Chip Spice Cookies

 

"Scrumptious cookies spiced with cinnamon and ginger, speckled with butterscotch chips, and encased in a coating of powdered sugar. Simple, rich and delicious these cookies are perfect for your next holiday party. Keep the dough in the refrigerator for those unexpected holiday guests and you can serve fresh from the oven cookies! You can also roll the dough into balls and freeze them to bake later."

I love it!

Recipe: Butterscotch Chip Spice Cookies

Sweet Pumpkin Empanadas

Sweet Pumpkin Empanadas

Sweet spiced pumpkin "tucked inside a warm, flaky pastry shell, sparkling with sugar" makes a wonderful festive treat. These sweet empanadas are like little hand pies full of goodness:

"Serve warmed with coffee, cider, or if you’re like me, cold milk for dunking. Still feeling fancy? Have cinnamon or bourbon-spiked whipped cream on the side."

Recipe: Sweet Pumpkin Empanadas

Classic Gingerbread Men

Classic Gingerbread Men

The Toasted Pecan shares her favorite resource for cookie decorating, as well as her favorite spicy gingerbread recipe, so that you too can make these handsome little men. :)

Recipe: Gingerbread Men

Ginger Sandwich Cookies with Cinnamon Cream Filling

Ginger Sandwich Cookies with Cinnamon Cream Filling

Gingersnaps are one of those classic Christmas cookies that will never go out of style. They are also easy to dress up with icings and fillings like Christina's yummy cinnamon cream. The sweetness of the filling complements the spiciness of the ginger, and if you make these the day before, "the cookies will soften and the flavors will mingle, making them even more irresistible!"

Recipe: Ginger Sandwich Cookies with Cinnamon Cream Filling

Linzer Christmas Cookies

Linzer Christmas Cookies

Amazingly sophisticated cookies from La Kocinera - she shares the classic recipe as well as step-by-step instructions.  I love the way she describes them: "Sparkling like the lights on a tree, Linzer Cookies are the perfect treat for Christmas."

Recipe: Linzer Christmas Cookies

Chai Gingerbread Bars

Chai Gingerbread Bars

There's something very festive about Indian chai tea, and it's so wonderful to see this sweet aromatic spice mix popping up in baked goods: "Chai Tea meets Gingerbread in these scrumptious, soft, spicy bars." Yum!

Recipe: Chai Gingerbread Bars

Classic Snowball Cookies

Classic Snowball Cookies

These lovely little buttery pecan cookies rolled in icing sugar are a classic easy-to-make cookie that you can find in many different parts of the world. (Here in Mexico they're known as Mexican wedding cakes.) I love them! Pair them with homemade icicle candies and you have a beautiful festive pair! 

Happy Holidays everyone!

Recipe: Snowball Cookies & Icicle Candy