How many days before Christmas should you make cookies?

How many days before Christmas should you make cookies?

Cookie dough for either recipe can be made up to three days ahead of time (chilling is actually recommended for shortbread). You can also pop disks of dough into the freezer for about three months.

How do I stop my cookies from spreading so much?

Use a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Coating your baking sheet with nonstick spray or butter creates an overly greasy foundation, causing the cookies to spread. I always recommend a silicone baking mat because they grip onto the bottom of your cookie dough, preventing the cookies from spreading too much.

What are slice-and-bake cookies?

Slice-and-bake cookies are the ultimate make-ahead. Mix your dough, shape it into logs, freeze, then simply pull the logs out when you’re ready to bake. And since they often produce large yields, they’re perfect for cookie exchanges and gift giving.

How do you bake cherry walnut cookies?

Spread cherry dough over chocolate-walnut dough. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours until chilled. Heat oven to 375°F. Using plastic wrap, lift dough from pan. Cut dough lengthwise in half. Cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. On ungreased cookie sheets, place slices 1 inch apart. Bake about 10 minutes or until light brown.

What are lemon slice cookies?

These lemon slice cookies are a refreshing variation of my grandmother’s sugar cookies. Lemon pudding mix and icing add a subtle tartness that tingles your taste buds. —Melissa Turkington, Camano Island, Washington This classic cookie from New England can be made two ways: soft or crunchy.

What is a Christmas snap Cookie?

These tender slice-and-bake cookies are inspired by the flavors in the classic German Christmas bread of the same name. Studded with dried fruit and candied citrus zest, they’re like a cross between shortbread and fruitcake. These snaps have a crunchy texture and a good, spicy warmth.