Holiday Cookie Recipes to Warm Your Year

December 18, 2020

While we are all staying safe at home this holiday season, we have more time for baking with family. Baking cookies to have at home or to drop off to family and friends is the perfect way to spread a little cheer this year. As experts on cooking appliances here at Howard’s, we also know a thing or two about baking. Here are our favorite holiday cookie recipes!

Holiday Cookie Tips

Many recipes have their own tips but here are a few tricks that we find helpful to keep in mind for all cookies:

  • Most cookie dough can be frozen for up to 3 months. If you are just baking for your household this year, you’ll likely need less. Think about saving some of your cookie dough so you can take it out and bake a few fresh baked cookies as you are ready throughout the winter.

  • Use parchment paper on your cookie sheets. This will make cleanup a breeze.

  • Store your baked cookies in a zip top bag with parchment paper between the layers to prevent the cookies from sticking together.

  • For cutout cookies, roll the dough out directly onto a piece of parchment paper sprinkled with confectioners’ sugar. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes and remove the excess dough. Transfer the parchment paper directly onto a baking sheet and put it in the oven.

  • Baking your cookies at the correct temperature is vital. Have your oven checked to make sure the cooking temperature is accurate or consider upgrading your oven. Shop online at Howards.com to see our selection or contact us for more details.

Take Your Holiday Baking to the Next Level with The Perfect Appliance

Want to step up your holiday baking game and get your cookies baked more quickly? Find the perfect oven or range for your home. Howard’s offers countless quality kitchen appliances to meet your needs. We offer a wide range of large ovens with additional interior space to allow you to bake more at once and double ovens so you can bake two different cookies at different temperatures and save time.

Cookies in oven

Cutout Sugar Cookies

The holidays just don’t feel the same without cutout cookies! This cutout sugar cookie recipe from Food Network is one of our favorites. Whip up this recipe with your family and make fun holiday shapes to decorate together.

Decorated Sugar Cookies

Peppermint Ball Cookies

If your family loves mint, then this is the perfect recipe for your household. This recipe, from AllRecipes.com, is simple and made with crushed candy canes. The kids will have a blast crushing up candy canes and the crisp red and white color will add a pop to your holiday cookie tray.

Gingerbread Cutout Cookies

Gingerbread cookies are almost a required staple on a holiday cookie tray. This gingerbread cookie recipe from Taste of Home is one of our favorites. Prepare ahead of time though because this dough needs to be chilled for about 4 hours or overnight before baking. We promise the wait is worth it!

Gingerbread cookies

Pecan-Filled Snowball Cookies

These cookies are a classic Christmas cookie for many families but go by many different names including Mexican Wedding Cookies, Butterballs, Snowdrops, and Snowball Cookies. Whatever you call them, they are delicious and make the top of our list here at Howard’s! This recipe from Sallys Baking Addiction is one of our favorites and made with just five ingredients.

Chocolate M&M Cookies

If Santa has a sweet tooth at your house, he’s going to love these extra-chocolatey cookies. This recipe is one of our favorites. The cookies have soft and gooey centers with crisp edges. See the full recipe online at CelebratingSweets.com.

Chocolate M and M cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Bring back memories from your childhood and create new ones with your family with this classic cookie! This recipe from Quaker Oats is made just the way your Grandma always made them and is one of our team favorites here at Howard’s. See the full recipe online here.

Looking For The Perfect Kitchen Appliance to Complete Your Holiday? Come to Howard’s.

Stop into one of our 12 locations to shop in person and work with a specialist on finding the range or oven that fits your lifestyle, or you can shop online at Howards.com. Howard’s offers free home delivery on appliance purchases over $399 to the Southern California area.

Contact us today for more information or to have one of our experienced product specialists partner with you to find the perfect kitchen appliances for your home this holiday season.

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