Rolled Oats, dried cranberries and white chocolate flavor this delicious lower calorie, lower fat, whole wheat Christmas Cookie. Don’t forget to leave some for Santa.
It is Christmas cookie time. Ok, OK, I already shared one Christmas cookie recipe, Almond Lime Macaroons, but one is not enough. Funnily enough, my joy about Christmas cookies has absolutely nothing to do with eating them. What? How can that be? The joy is in making them. It just feels so domestic and “Christmasy”. It feels like an old-fashioned way to enjoy a day with my daughter. To me baking Christmas cookies is about bonding and family time. Sure, I enjoy eating them, but truth be told, we never finish all of them, and I end up throwing them out a few months later. Don’t worry, they are always in the freezer so they stay fresh for quite a while.
Baking Christmas cookies is a tradition I adore. We have all our old favorites like Orange Coconut Snowballs and Coconut, Oatmeal & Cereal Cookies, but I also love to throw in something new. Last year I made Vanilla Bean Sables. They were “OMG” good, but holy cow fattening. I used European butter which has even more fat than American butter. They are definitely designated to a once a year treat. This year I want to play off the Almond Lime Macaroons and make German Chocolate Coconut Macaroons. Hoping I can bring you that recipe next Christmas.
What Christmas cookies do you make every year? Do you have any old family recipes? My Mom always makes her Grandmother’s Butter Cookies. Strangely, I never really cared for them. My daughter loves them though. So they will continue to be a family tradition for years to come. When I was little, my Mom always made me spritz. They will be making a comeback this year. I’ve been working on lightening them too. Keep your fingers crossed the recipe will be ready next Christmas.
So put on a pretty apron, mix up some hot chocolate, grab the kids and enjoy some family bonding time while baking cookies. Don’t forget the Christmas music in the background too. Don’t worry about the flour being everywhere, on the floor, in your hair, on the dog, just enjoy the moment. These are the times that mean the most.
Happy Christmas Cookie Baking!
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