It’s So Easy – Simple Christmas Cookies

Simple Christmas Cookies

When You’re Short on Time & Want to Look Like a Baking Pro

We love Christmas cookies!  Since it is the season to make decorative Christmas cookies, candy, and other tasty wintertime treats, we thought we’d help you out with a few of our favorites. You might be involved in a cookie exchange or possibly signed up to bring a dessert to an office party or celebration with friends. There is no need to put in a ton of work when you can bring simple Christmas cookies that pack lots of taste with little effort. Now that’s a win-win!

Simple Christmas Cookies #1: Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Simple Christmas Cookies

My mom made these during the holidays and even though they aren’t really a Christmas cookie, they are simple to make. Plus they combine one of the best combinations ever – peanut butter and chocolate!  View the recipe online at Classic Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies by Betty Crocker.  To really make it easy or if you’re short on time, buy peanut butter cookie dough!

Oh and in our search for this recipe, we found a peppermint twist on the classic blossom cookie.

Simple Christmas Cookies

Simple Christmas Cookies #2: Iced Sugar Cookies 

We might be stepping out of the realm of easy for this recipe, but sugar cookies are a Christmas cookie in lots of homes. If you’re feeling like you’ve got time to do this one, then fantastic! Cut out those reindeer, Santa, stars, sleighs and other holiday and Christmas shapes. Check out Holiday Cut-Out Sugar Cookies with Easy Icing by Sally’s Baking Addiction.

However, if you still want an iced sugar cookie without work, then we suggest getting a package of sugar cookie dough. Bake those bad boys up and make the easy icing from the recipe we’ve linked to from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

 Simple Christmas Cookies #3: Easy Microwave Fudge

So this might not technically be classified as a cookie, but it is a super easy fudge recipe from Tip Hero. This is a quick two-ingredient recipe that does need 2 hours to chill in the fridge. You can leave plain, add nuts of your choice, or even top with a little sea salt (Mmmmm sea salt).  Simple Christmas Cookies

Now some of you will argue that chocolate chips are used and that is not real fudge. So for a real fudge recipe, here are a few fudge recipes from Martha Stewart (it’s a good thing!).