We all have our favorite holiday cookies. For me, it’s gingerbread. As I was growing up, my whole family would gather in the kitchen to role out gingerbread dough, use the cookie cutters, then strategically place cinnamon hearts on top before baking. My mom would let me stay up past my bedtime to have a cookie fresh out of the oven. I’d even make a special one for Santa! Not only do we have favorite holiday cookies, we have our all-time favorites too. This year, I’m on a mission to make all cookies holiday-themed with these unique Christmas cookie ideas!
The Forq app is filled with tons of great recipes for unique Christmas cookie ideas. Scroll through to find some, or add your own!
3 Ways to Turn Any Cookie into a Holiday Cookie
1. White Chocolate and Peppermint
Peppermint is a key flavor of the holidays, so of course I am using that to my advantage! These two ingredients make unique Christmas cookie ideas; all you have to do is melt the chocolate, dip part of the cookie, and sprinkle the peppermint! Use any cookie from chocolate cookies (what I used) to classic chocolate chip. See how I did it with these:
The best way to melt white chocolate is over the stove with the double-boiler method because it can easily burn. You can also do it in the microwave, which is what I did. Put your microwave power down to 50%. Place your white chocolate (either in chips or chopped) into a bowl, then place it uncovered into the microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring each time make sure it doesn’t overheat.
Dip the cookies part way, then sprinkle with peppermint! To make peppermint chunks, place the candy (a candy cane, small peppermints, large peppermint sticks, etc) into a sealed ziplock. Place on top of a dish towel, then cover with another dish towel. Break up the pieces with a meat tenderizer or rolling pin.
2. Fun Cookie Cutters
Your kids will love this! Get creative this year with your cookie cutters. Everyone loves sugar cookies during the holiday, so it’s time to set up your game. Who says a superhero cookie doesn’t go with Christmas? The holidays are the perfect time of year to bring the family together, and this is the perfect way to do it. Here are some of my favorites:
3. Color, Color, and More Color!
Food coloring is your friend during the holidays. Make any cookie festive by adding a few drops to pretty much any batter! Okay, so if the dough is a dark color, such as chocolate cookie dough, the color probably won’t come through. But how cute would it be if you split your famous snickerdoodle batter in half, then colored some green and some red? Experiment a little!
Download the Forq App for More Unique Christmas Cookie Ideas
Don’t forget to use the Forq app to find more unique christmas cookie ideas! Look for any of the recipes we’ve listed above or search for your own. It has recipes for every occasion from delicious winter soup recipes to comforting Southern-inspired sides. Thousands of people have uploaded their favorite recipes to the app, so you know whichever you choose is going to come out great. If you have a favorite recipe, make sure to upload it for others to use, too!