Super easy, made with a cake mix. You can use any mix: yellow, chocolate, red velvet or funfetti!
Hand-shaped cookies are so named because they are formed by hand and not using any special tools. Usually they are molded into small balls or rolled into rope shapes, sometimes twisted into pretzels or formed into wreaths. Most of these cookies retain much of their shape after baking, although generally soften somewhat in shape. For example, perfectly spherical balls of dough when baked resemble rounded domes when removed from the oven. For the best holiday cookie plate presentation of your hand-shaped cookies, attempt to make them all uniform in size and shape (although when they are not, they will be just as much appreciated!). For the tenderest cookies, handle the dough as little as possible.
A simple, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookie traditionally served with tea in Turkey.
A simple oat cookie topped with crushed candy canes or peppermint candies.
A healthier, low-guilt everyday snack option with lower fat and sugar.
A simple sugar cookie rolled in colored or white sanding sugar with a pretty crackled top.
Old recipe of unknown origins, with flavors of anise and sorghum syrup.
Lemon-flavored knot cookies from Italy symbolize “tying the knot”.
A traditional Dutch cookie that is thin and flaky, with cinnamon and sliced almonds.