2013 Holiday Cookies Ideas
It is that time of the year when everyone publishes cookies concepts and ideas. We all love our standard cookies but most of us will want to try to include a few new varieties on our guests every year. Today we show you some holiday cookie ideas that have captured out attention. There is no guarantee we will get to baking any of these this year but they are on the baking bucket list for future winter holiday baking.
Date, Walnut, and Coconut Bourbon Balls
We thought the combination of these flavors was a nice change to our traditional holiday cookie balls. In 2010 we challenged Martha Stewart’s bourbon balls to a Kentucky bourbon ball recipe found on Food 52. They basically tied both making the keep list. Read more on that challenge here.
Selected from Bon Appetit
Chocolate Rum Balls
Yes as you can see we like our cookies with liquor in them. This is from the Washington Post 2013 year round up of Christmas cookies. Rum instead of Bourbon in these for those that prefer that flavor. One variation on this would be to use Captain Morgan’s spiced rum and roll in coconut for an island flavor.
Salt Caramel Millionaire’s Shortbread
From the Washington Post these shortbread bars look wonderful and the ingredients are sure to please your taste buds. Layered bars take a little more effort but I am sure the outcome of a rich chocolate mixed with a caramel center and the crunch of a shortbread base will please all your guests.
Squirrel Pie Shortbread
From the Toronto Star another version on the traditional shortbread cookies. If you like Reese’s peanut butter cups then this might be a great holiday cookie for you to try. The story behind these Squirrel Pie Shortbread cookies that were created in honour of Howard Levitt by Dufflet bakery’s Dufflet Rosenberg. Click the title to read more.
Sweet-and-Salty Kitchen Sink Cookies
We have all heard of putting everything into the kitchen soup but cookies? We looked at the ingredients and think you will be happy with this drop cookie for your holiday cookie collection. From Canada.com
Cookies that help the waistline
Cooking Light has over 100 selections of cookie options that promise to have flavor but cut back on some of the calories. If you are looking at ways to trim the holiday gain this might be a good place to start. Of course, those are just for the cookies that you bake.
So there are some thoughts on some cookies for your winter holidays this year. We are looking forward to seeing what we find in the way of Christmas cookies this year. The traditional are good but try at least one new cookie this year.