Christmas Cookies From Around The World

Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies from the around the world will delight your family and friends. Christmastime is time for baking cookies. Your holiday cookies may include spicy gingerbread men or Dutch Windmill cookies or perhaps Sugar Cookies in the shape of Christmas trees and angels. Your Christmas cookie recipes may consist of cookies flavored with bourbon and coconut, date-filled, lemon-filled or the all-time favorite, Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Try something new for your holiday cookies. Christmas cookies from around the world will be a treat for everyone. Pfeffernusse from Germany, Scandinanvian Wreath Cookies or Fattigmands Bakkelse from Sweden are just a few I recommend you try.

What is more Christmasy than a kitchen filled with the aroma of warm cookies. Baking cookies fill me with holiday cheer. What is more heartwarming than a gift of homemade Christmas Cookies from around the world?

Christmas Cookies From Around The World

Rosettes Recipe - An Exceptionally Tasty Norwegian / Swedish Cookie

Kourambiethes - Greek Christmas cookies

Melomakarona - Honey Cookies with Walnuts

Lebkuchen - Traditional German Christmas Cookie>

Pfeffernusse - German Christmas Cookie Recipe

Galletas de Navidad - Mexican Christmas Cookies

Raspberry Linzer Cookies - An Austrian Treat

Green and Red Christmas Cookies
Frosted Christmas Cookies

Assorted Christmas Cookies

Color Christmas Cookies

Try some of my Christmas Dinner suggestions to serve before your Christmas Cookies...

Spices, sugar and other ingredients along with different cooking techniques were introduced into the Mediterranean area of Europe from Arabia and the Orient no later than the 8th century AD. By the 1300's there were holiday cookie recipes using these exotic ingredients appearing in cookbooks and they rapidly spread throughout Europe.

The first American born author to publish a cookbook in the United States was Amelia Simmons. The cookbook came out in time for the colonists to enjoy her 'Christmas Cookey' recipe for the 1796 Yuletide;

To three pound of flour, sprinkle a tea cup of fine powdered coriander seed, rub in one pound of butter and one and half pound sugar,

Dissolve one tea spoonful of pearlath in a cup of milk, kneed all together well, roll three quarter of an inch thick, and cut or stamp into shape and size you please,

Bake slowly fifteen or twenty minutes;

Tho’ hard and dry at first, if put in an earthen pot and dry cellar or damp room, they will be finer, softer and better when six months old.

They did not need preservatives but they did need to plan ahead if they wanted some Christmas cookies.

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