A teacake-type cookie with walnuts and brandy flavor.
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.
Decorated like birch logs with white chocolate coating and dark chocolate drizzle.
Chestnut-flavored cookies dipped in Chocolate. A favorite in Finland!
A no-bake ball with an oatmeal and cocoa center rolled in coconut for a snowy appearance.
The classic snickerdoodle cookie is updated with eggnog flavors.
A Scandinavian cookie shaped like a pretzel before baking. This is updated with eggnog spices.
Bite-sized no-bake morsels that taste like old fashioned date nut bread or fruit cake
Chocolate dough surrounds a hidden Hershey’s kiss.
A crescent-shaped teacake-type cookie with nuts.
A rich cookie with a cream cheese dough and finely chopped walnuts.