Best Christmas/Holiday Cookies
I've been looking around for some holiday cookie recipes that are a bit more fun than the staples like gingerbread and sugar cookies...I feel like the standard ones I've been finding will turn out stale and so unappetizing...any tried-and-true recommendations?
Before we got married my husband had a tradition of making three new kinds of cookies each year to share for the holidays. We're continuing that tradition. We're both vegan and I'm gluten-free. This year we made Mexican Chocolate Snickerdoodles (adapted from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar), Persimmon Cookies (adapted from a friend's mother-in-law's recipe), and Swedish Cardamom cookies (adapted from The Allergen-Free Baker's Handbook).
Well, "best" is subjective, but my favorite is the blah old gingerbread! I have never found gingerbread to be stale or unappetizing -- just use good butter and good ginger, don't roll out the dough too heavily, and it's delicious. But if you want something fancier or just different, there are tons of cookie thread with tons of recipes -- you'll surely find one you like. Oh, and I love sugar cookies, too!