Whether you’re making cookies for Santa, putting together tasty gifts for family and friends, and getting ready to host your own holiday cookie exchange, we’re willing to bet we have the kind of recipes you’re looking for! From no-bake, to fudge, to impressive confections, PBS Food has it all, and we’ve rounded them up for easy browsing.
A magical combination of chocolate and mint in one of its most decadent forms, these brownies are everything brownies should be — crackly on top, chewy and fudgey on the inside, not overly sweet, and just enough minty freshness to balance out its richness. Find the recipe from the PBS Food FreshTastes bloghere.
If on a first glance you’re thrown, don’t worry. We’re not suggesting you combine chocolate and meat products (unless you want to, of course); this recipe takes its name from the clever form of this chocolate roll that combines the richness and consistency of a chocolate truffle with a peppering of tiny morsels of all your favorite things (i.e. candied ginger, pistachios, almonds and crispy amaretti cookies). Find the easy, no-bake recipe that pairs beautifully with holiday cookies or is equally delicious on its own on the PBS Food Kitchen Vignettes blog.
Learn about the history behind the spicy, delicious holiday men and women with the PBS Food History Kitchen Blog. It’s a fascinating tale of how ginger root traveled to Europe, how gingerbread house originated in the 1500s, and how the delicious treat eventually made the transition to the new world! Read for yourself, and find a wonderful recipe for the classic treat here.
Cherry Chocolate Cookies
Give chocolate chip cookies a sophisticated twist with this recipe for thick, buttery cookies and special treats (namely, dried cherries and a quick dip in caramel). PBS Foods FreshTastes blogger Adrianne Adarme shares her recipe here.
Please the healthy foodies on your list with a nondairy version of the holiday favorite that’s every bit as good as Grandma’s! In fact, if you don’t give yourself away, we’re willing to bet that no one will even know that they’re vegan … “Jazzy Vegetarian” shares the recipe
Make a traditional Swedish treat with this recipe for thin, gingery cookies. The Pepparkakor Cookies take on a distinctive taste from the addition of maple syrup and are a simple, fun Christmas feature when cut in their traditional star shape.
Thick, soft and as close to cake as a cookie can get, these fluffy butterscotch cookies add welcome variety to holiday cookie platters. But the real secret to making these lovely treats irresistible is the sweet brown butter drizzle used to top them off, so don’t miss it!
Need a dessert that impresses? Or maybe you’re hoping for something fun and creative to work on with your little helpers this year? These Stained Glass Ornament Cookies from PBS Parents’ Kitchen Explorers are the answer!