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Christmas Cookie Roundup

These Shortbread Cookies are soo soo good with hot tea. They are tasty as-is and even better with the raspberry preserves. I made them for Christmas.

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I made hundreds of Christmas cookies last year for family and neighbors. I probably won’t go to such great lengths this year. David doesn’t exactly sit patiently in his bouncer anymore. Here’s a list of my favorite Christmas cookies linked to their recipes. Most of them aren’t difficult and all of them are awesome!

Russian Tea Cakes Recipe
russian tea cakes

Palmiers a.k.a. Elephant Ears Recipe
elephant ears cookie

Meringue and Raspberry Baskets “Korzinki”
korzinki cookies

Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread Cookies with Raspberry Preserves
Shortbread cookies with raspberry preserves

Mom’s Pryaniki with Mint Glaze Recipe
Pryaniki Recipe

Chocolate truffles (not really cookies, but no-bake & really easy)
Cream cheese chocolate truffles recipe

Now all I need is to cuddle up with a cookie and a hot cup of joe.

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  • JuliaB
    December 21, 2010

    I just made your shortbread cookies, teaballs, elephant ears, and i made pizzelles (Russian trubochki) filled with cream… put them on pretty plates and wrapped the,m with clear celophane… My husband, baby and I are going to bless out neighbors with it tonight :)… Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      December 21, 2010

      How fun!! I’m sure youre neighbors will love you! Trubochki are a very good idea. Do you make yours with puff pastry? Reply

      • JuliaB
        December 22, 2010

        no… i make them on a pizelle maker… kinda like our moms used to make in Ukraine… It looks kinda like a waffle maker, but it has pretty yzori.. and as you take if off the pizzele maker you roll it into a cone, or tube Reply

        • anna
          May 8, 2011

          Yeah, the pizelle maker works really good! I use it all the time and its very easy and turns out pretty. Reply

  • Anastasia
    December 20, 2010

    I don’t have a bread maker but I do have a kitchenaid with the dough hook so I think that should help, thanks so much. Reply

    • Natasha
      December 20, 2010

      Oh ok, that’s pretty easy too. Just give it time to rise in a warm oven. Reply

  • Anastasia
    December 19, 2010

    Hi Natasha, I just came across your blog and absolutely love it!! I think me and you have very similar taste buds because a lot of these recipes I make myself, and I love the ingrediants you use. You have inspired me to make more complicated recipes such as piroshki, your garlic dipping sauce sounds so delicious, can’t wait to try it. Reply

    • Natasha
      December 20, 2010

      HI Anastasia, thanks for stopping by! 🙂 I hope you find the piroshki to be not so complicated after you make them. If you have a bread maker, it’s actually pretty easy to make the dough Reply

  • December 19, 2010

    I made the chocolate truffles. So easy and so delicious! I love chocolate and this was the perfect fix. I didn’t have nuts so for some of them i used crumbled peppermint stick. It was great. Reply

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