SOURCE: Better Homes and Gardens

December 08, 2009 07:00 ET

Better Homes and Gardens Magazine and Offer Christmas Cookie Recipes

Including Instructions on Hosting a Christmas Cookie Exchange, Decorating Sugar Cookies, and Making Other Christmas Cookies

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 8, 2009) - With the holiday season in full swing, Better Homes and Gardens magazine and are featuring Christmas cookie recipes that include cookie recipes for everything from decorated sugar cookies, to gingerbread cookies, to ornament cookies and others. Cookie makers will find easy-to-make recipes along with photos and videos of many varieties of Christmas cookies.

"It's that time in the holiday season when families are thinking about what cookies would make the ideal holiday gift and what treats to have on hand for when guests drop by," said Senior Holidays Editor Debra Steilen. "Our staff has gathered hundreds of Christmas cookies recipes, some new ones this year and some traditional ones -- like our sugar cookie recipe -- that have been around for years. We've also included recipes perfect for a Christmas cookie exchange, something our readers tell us is one of their favorite ways to get together with neighbors and friends before the holidays."

For holiday cookie makers who like to mix their favorite cookies with Christmas cookies, has lots of Christmas cookies recipes to choose from. Bakers will find photos and recipes for Chocolate Chip Thumbprints that turn the classic chocolate chip cookie into a holiday treat, Eggnog-Filled Nutmeg Sugar Cookies decorated with coarse sugar to add a holiday sparkle, and Almond Spritz cut into holiday shapes and decorated with white icing and colorful tiny candies.

Among other favorite Christmas cookies recipes, bakers will find recipes for Chocolate Bonbon Pops that don't even need baking, Santa Madeleines made in the traditional French way, Chai Spice Girls made with pumpkin pie and molasses flavor and cut out in a holiday shape, Spicy Ginger Houses made of classic gingerbread and decorated for the holiday table, and many more. All of the recipes are easy-to-make and come with photos of the finished cookie.

When it comes time to plan a Christmas cookie exchange party, has helpful tips for hosting the holiday cookie swap and what cookies are especially suited for exchanging. There are specific ideas for the invitation, including how many cookies to bring and how to package them. also suggests that a cookie exchange party have added entertainment, such as sledding, caroling or tree-trimming.


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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Debra Steilen
    515 284 3456