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31 Days of Cookies: Spritz Cookies

Merry Christmas from Cooking Channel! There’s no better way to celebrate the 25th day of cookies than with these classic, simple Christmas treats of German origin. Almond paste imbues the cookies with a subtle nutty flavor and makes the dough smoother — ideal for creating festive shapes in a spritz press. Sprinkle them with colored sugars to dress the plain cookies up for the holiday.

Click here for the Spritz Cookies recipe.

More cookies:
Cooking Channel’s All-Star Cookie Swap
50 All-Star Holiday Cookies
Unique Cookie Recipes
Food Network’s 12 Days of Cookies

31 Days of Cookies: The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

When Santa sneaks down the chimney tonight on the 24th day of cookies, he’ll be looking for a plate of something classic and perfected. Surprise him with this five-star recipe for soft-and-chewy chocolate chip cookies to ensure your stockings remain coal-free.

Click here for Kelsey Nixon’s Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe.

More cookies:
Cooking Channel’s All-Star Cookie Swap
50 All-Star Holiday Cookies
Unique Cookie Recipes
Food Network’s 12 Days of Cookies

Last-Minute Christmas Brunch Ideas

Oatmeal Pancakes

There’s nothing like easing into Christmas morning with a cup of hot coffee and the aromas of a special brunch wafting from the kitchen. But if you haven’t already planned that meal, don’t worry. There are plenty of recipes that you can still pull together for tomorrow’s mid-morning feast.

Oatmeal Pancakes with Blackberry Crush: Oats add great flavor, texture and a little nutritional boost to almost any baked good, including these plump, tender pancakes.

Overnight French Toast Casserole: Assemble this decadent casserole before you go to bed tonight, and it’ll be an easy centerpiece to your Christmas brunch.

Cranberry-Orange Compote: This easy compote is a perfect holiday topping for french toast or pancakes.

Southwestern Hash: Ellie’s healthy hash is a flavorful and hearty accompaniment to eggs.

Perfect Scrambled Eggs: Creamy scrambled eggs are always a treat. Find out the secrets to getting them just right every time from Michael Symon.

Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Schnapps: For a non-alcoholic peppermint hot chocolate, just add a few drops of peppermint oil, or simply garnish a cup of hot cocoa with a peppermint stick.

Cranberry-Raspberry Upside Down Cake: This beautiful cake is a festive addition to the Christmas table. With a heaping amount of fruit, it counts as a brunch item!

31 Days of Cookies: Oat Bars with Cranberries and Macadamia Nuts

On this 23rd day of cookies, our guest blogger shares her holiday take on a classic South African treat.

This cookie is based on my grandmother Betty’s recipe for oat crunchies — a classic South African dessert. The original recipe has been passed down the generations and is a favorite of all of my family members. I added dried cranberries and macadamia nuts to make them a little festive for the holidays. Want to make them truly over the top? I’ve included an option to drizzle melted white chocolate over the bars at the end.

If you like your cookies crispy, use a wider tray and spread the mixture a bit thinner. If you prefer them chewier, use a smaller tray, so they are thicker.

Click here for the Oat Bars with Cranberries and Macadamia Nuts recipe.
See more original cookies from some of our favorite food bloggers.

More cookies:
Cooking Channel’s All-Star Cookie Swap
50 All-Star Holiday Cookies
Unique Cookie Recipes
Food Network’s 12 Days of Cookies

Sam Linsell is based in Cape Town, South Africa, where she works as a professional food stylist and photographer. Passionate about all things food, she is constantly creating recipes and images, which she shares on her award-winning food blog, Drizzle & Dip. She is a one-stop shop for recipe and visual food content, and she has been commissioned by various magazines and digital publications. Sam has written, styled and photographed two cookbooks.

31 Days of Cookies: Hazelnut Ganache Thumbprint Cookies

On the 22nd day of cookies, our guest blogger turns a favorite flavor combo into this dark, rich twist on a classic.

Thumbprint cookies are classic holiday treats that seem to make an appearance in every dessert spread. In this recipe, rather than fill the cookies with jam, I updated the flavors by utilizing one of my favorite pairings: chocolate and hazelnut. I added hazelnut meal to a traditional buttery shortbread cookie to give the cookies nutty flavor and a lovely crumbly texture. The thick ganache is dropped into the center of each cookie with a sprinkling of flaked sea salt, so while these cookies might be less flashy than their jewel-toned counterparts, they will become your party’s sleeper hit.

Click here for the Hazelnut Ganache Thumbprint Cookies recipe.
See more original cookies from some of our favorite food bloggers.

More cookies:
Cooking Channel’s All-Star Cookie Swap
50 All-Star Holiday Cookies
Unique Cookie Recipes
Food Network’s 12 Days of Cookies

Adrianna Adarme is a food blogger and author living in Los Angeles. She writes the blog A Cozy Kitchen, where she shares comforting, everyday recipes from her kitchen. She recently authored her first cookbook, Pancakes: 72 Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Perfect Stack. She’s a lover of breakfast, pie (and sometimes even pie for breakfast), corgis and cute things.

31 Days of Cookies: Peanut-Chocolate Chunk Cookies

On the 21st day of cookies we celebrate a favorite flavor combo. Roger Mooking’s peanut butter cookies are filled with giant chocolate chip chunks and salty roasted peanuts, so they’ve got that perfect salty-sweet, chewy-soft balance. Dust them with either cocoa powder or confectioners’ sugar (or half and half) to give them a festive snowy finish.

Click here for the Peanut-Chocolate Chunk Cookies recipe.

More cookies:
Cooking Channel’s All-Star Cookie Swap
50 All-Star Holiday Cookies
Unique Cookie Recipes
Food Network’s 12 Days of Cookies

31 Days of Cookies: Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Celebrate the 20th day of cookies with Kelsey Nixon’s soft-and-chewy take on a classic oatmeal raisin. She pulses the raisins in a food processor along with all the other ingredients, creating uniform texture and the sort of swirl you might find in a cinnamon-raisin bagel.

Click here for the Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies recipe.

More cookies:
Cooking Channel’s All-Star Cookie Swap
50 All-Star Holiday Cookies
Unique Cookie Recipes
Food Network’s 12 Days of Cookies

Beat the Wheat: Gluten-Free Cranberry-Ginger Shortbread

gluten-free shortbread
AKA Get It, Shorty
When I was growing up, every year around the holidays my eccentric great-uncle would share a box of shortbread cookies with my brother and me as we sat in the living room while he smoked his pipe. Those dense cookies were so rich, so buttery and so great with hot chocolate. Now, when I pass all the lit Christmas trees in my neighbors’ windows on my evening walk with the dog, I crave shortbread. I want that buttery, rich taste, and I want it all winter long.

Continue Reading Beat the Wheat: Gluten-Free Cranberry-Ginger Shortbread

31 Days of Cookies: Double Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

On the 19th day of cookies, double your pleasure with these chocolate-peanut butter cookies that are studded with two kinds of chips and chocolate-peanut butter cup candies. Actually, make that quadruple your pleasure.

Click here for the Double Peanut Butter Cup Cookies recipe.

More cookies:
Cooking Channel’s All-Star Cookie Swap
50 All-Star Holiday Cookies
Unique Cookie Recipes
Food Network’s 12 Days of Cookies

31 Days of Cookies: Lemon Curd and Stem Ginger White Chocolate Chip Cookies

On the 18th day of cookies, add stem ginger (young ginger that’s been preserved in a sugar syrup and canned) and lemon curd to white chocolate chip cookie dough for a spicy, citrusy take on a classically sweet cookie.

Click here for the Lemon Curd and Stem Ginger White Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe.

More cookies:
Cooking Channel’s All-Star Cookie Swap
50 All-Star Holiday Cookies
Unique Cookie Recipes
Food Network’s 12 Days of Cookies

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