I’ve been baking lots of Christmas Cookies in the last few weeks. Stocking my freezer for the holiday parties and get-togethers that make December so festive. I normally make the same ones over and over again, but this year I’m changing it up a little. As much as I love the very popular (and always requested Hot Chocolate Cookies) I wanted to branch out and try some new recipes. These cookie recipes all feature spice as the main flavor. I cannot get enough spice cookies in my life. I love them so much and for some reason only eat and make them at holiday time. That should not be the case. These are delicious year round. Serve with a steamy cup of coffee or tea for a perfect afternoon treat.
Chai Latte Sandwich Cookies – I love getting a chai latte from the coffee shop. I love the warm winter spices. These spice cookies are great on their own, but I made a chai tea infused buttercream that I could put on a piece of cardboard and happily scoff.
Baked Churro Cookies with Chocolate Dip – A baked version of the fair or theme park classic. These are crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, and have a rich chocolate coating. These look GORGEOUS on a cookie plate.
Flat Gingerbread Houses – I love making gingerbread houses with my kids, but the process can be long and tedious. An adorable Christmas village made of house shaped cookies, is the perfect alternative to doing the whole thing.
Cardamom Macarons with Sea Salt Caramel Buttercream – I used to be afraid of making macarons, but once you do it once or twice, it is not scary at all. Cardamom is one of my favorite spices, and I don’t think it is used enough in American baking. Paired with sea salt caramel? Sign me up.
Chocolate French Toast Cookies – These were a sleeper hit at my house. They are a maple chocolate cookie that is rolled in cinnamon sugar and then rich chocolate is dropped into the center. It hits all of the right notes.
The Best Ginger Cookie Ever – I would be remiss to not include this one in a post about spice cookies. I would never say that these are the best ginger cookies without being serious about it, I still think that it is the case many years after publishing this recipe. If I see a ginger cookie in a bakery, I buy it. None come close to this one.