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Chef John’s Top 10 Holiday Cookie Recipes

Hello Food Wishers! Chef John’s Corporate Overlords here with Chef John’s Top 10 best holiday cookie recipes! Get nostalgic with Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies or Classic Peanut Butter Cookies. Spice things up with Easy Gingersnap Cookies, Pfeffernüsse, or Gingerbread Biscotti. With holiday cookie exchanges in full swing, you’ll stand out with Gingerbread Whoopie Pies. Whether you want to go classic or be adventurous, Chef John has the perfect holiday cookie recipe for you!
Chef John’s Top 10 Holiday Cookie Recipes
Top 10 Holiday Cookies
Pfeffernüsse

The name “Pfeffernüsse” translates to pepper-nut, even though these cookies don’t contain either. Back in the day, “pepper” was a generic name for any type of spice, and these were were called “nuts” because they looked like nuts! Misleading names aside, I think this is the best Christmas cookie of all time. They’re soft and chewy with a thin, crisp icing and the perfect combination of warming winter spices. Pack up a tin and share these delicious cookies with family and friends!

Recipe 👉 https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/8317723/pfeffernusse-german-pepper-nut-christmas-cookies/

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Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are, these have to be, the best chocolate chip cookies, ever. Crispy around the edges, chewy and chocolaty in the middle, and thin, oh so thin.

Recipe 👉 https://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-best-chocolate-chip-cookies-ever.html

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Chef John’s Top 10 Holiday Cookie Recipes

When it comes to these gingersnaps, I can’t get enough. As soon as these cool, I chain-eat them until they’re gone; but that’s not my fault. I blame the amazing spicy-sweet flavor, and irresistible texture.

Recipe 👉 https://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2015/11/gingersnap-cookies-hot-hot-sweet.html

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Chocolate Snowcap Cookies

They just look so wintry, with their powdery-white tops, contrasted against those deep, dark cracks.

Recipe 👉 https://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2013/12/chocolate-snowcaps-theres-snow-on-them.html

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Russian Tea Cakes

As the old joke goes, these Russian tea cakes might not be Russian, but at least they’re not cakes. No one knows exactly how these came to be known as Russian tea cakes, but nevertheless, they are quite delicious, very simple to make, and visually ideal for holiday entertaining.

Recipe 👉 https://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2015/12/russian-tea-cakes-great-holiday-cookie.html

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Rum Balls Recipe

There are hundreds of ways to make rum balls, but this one’s my favorite method.

Recipe 👉 https://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2011/12/lets-get-ready-to-rum-ball.html

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Stuffed Gingerbread Cookies (Whoopie Pies)

When these sweet treats first made their appearance, people that tasted them were so taken by the sheer awesomeness, that they went nuts and started running around shouting, “Whoopie!! Whoopie!!”

Recipe 👉 https://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2012/12/gingerbread-whoopie-pies-so-wrong-and.html

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Gingerbread Biscotti

When you don’t have time to make a gingerbread house, try these delicious gingerbread biscotti. You’ll love the sweet and spicy flavor of crystallized ginger and the crispy, crunchy signature biscotti texture. Whether eaten on their own or dunked into a cup of steaming hot coffee (an exceptional pairing!), these make a great holiday gift.

Recipe 👉 https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/282544/chef-johns-gingerbread-biscotti/

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