It’s the season for baking and celebrations! December is well underway, bringing the New Year closer with each breath we take. Or each cookie we bake. To celebrate the lovely time of year where we can smell fresh baked cookies – December 18th is your day! National Bake Cookies day is a real holiday folks, one full of beautiful gooey cookies to eat.

With the holidays taking up most of our time it’s hard to know what to make. Sure, there’s your classic sugar cookies, but why not take this special day to whip up something new? It’ll tantalize your taste buds and maybe help keep you from feeling winter blues.

Take a bite out of these delicious treats:

Perfect moist and puffy cookies with fresh blueberries bursting inside.  These cookies are a mix between a blueberry muffin and a soft and chewy cookie.  Drizzled in a lemon glaze, these will becom...Blueberry Cream Cheese Cookies: The name makes the dish. Fresh blueberries mixed in with cream cheese, sugar, butter, and all those delicious items you need to make cookies. It’s the joy of a muffin wrapped in a cookie, just for a warm gooey delight.Carrot Cake Drop Cookies Recipe ~ Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside

Carrot Cake Cookies:  These carrot cake cookies pack a punch with pumpkin spice mixed in with half a cup of honey and some freshly shredded carrots. Choose Walnuts or Pecans and a glaze to top off this delicious cookie. This tasty treat may be low in sugar, it doesn’t make it any less sweet.

Chocolate Galaxy Cookies -- these cookies are BEAUTIFUL and way easier to make than you'd think!!Galaxy Cookies: The secret to these cookies is the dark cocoa powder added to make those gorgeous cut out cookies look like the night sky. Making the galaxy takes a bit more work – blue, pink, and purple gel food coloring mixed with vanilla and a flavor of your choice. Top it with star sprinkles and these cookies will shine brighter than the night sky.

 

Lemon Curd Cookies - Check! Except I used, gluten free flour, oil instead of butter, a bit of ginger powder, vanilla and almond extract. I also eyeballed ingredients and lessened the amount of sugar! Still absolutely decadent!

Lemon Curd Cookies: These cookies may be small but they’re bite sized fun! One inch balls of dough with an indent from a finger to hold the delicious lemon curd filling. Cover these cookies with powdered sugar to make a winter wonderland treat.

S'more Chocolate Chip Gooey Bliss CookiesS’mores Chocolate Chip Cookies: When it’s too cold to sit outside and make S’mores, just stay in and make cookies some more! S’more cookies take the best ingredients and put them into a delicious package. You start with your basic chocolate chip cookies, add marshmallows to the mixture and bake them to perfection. The only thing crumby about this dish is the graham cracker topping!

Twix Cookies: These cookies are exactly how they sound – Twix Cookies ~ Flaky shortbread cookies topped with creamy caramel and rich chocolate!cookies that make you think of Twix candy. Shortbread cookies make the base of this delicious treat and are topped with caramel. Add a delicious helping of melted chocolate to each cookie and take your taste buds for a ride.

Fresh Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies Dessert Easy and Quick Recipe via Dreaming in DIY perfect for Valentines Day Parties Girl Baby Shower Gender RevealStrawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies: For a sweeter treat, without so much chocolate that’s also simple to make, this cookie is it. This recipe speaks for itself. Use strawberry cake mix and some white chocolate chips and you have yourself a sweet cookie. Simple treats like this will have you baking more.

Here at the library, we love bringing in cookies to share for the holidays. I took a fun little tally favorite cookies from your friendly librarians at B.U.! We came up with some great cookies that may give you more ideas to choose from.

Our Top Three Favorites:

  1. Chocolate Chip
  2. Snicker-doodle
  3. Sugar

Our other beloved cookies for the Holiday Season: Oatmeal Raisin, Ginger Snaps, Monster Cookies, Starlight Mint Surprise, Double Chocolate Chip, and Oatmeal Scotchies

Hope you enjoy these recipes. For more Holiday Cheer – come visit our fully decorated Library complete with a snowy village!

For more recipes for those with allergies or who need to watch sugar intake, check out these links:

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/dessert/diabetes-friendly-cookie-recipes

https://www.bobsredmill.com/blog/featured-articles/5-cookie-recipes-wont-believe-gluten-free/

https://thefitcookie.com/50-allergy-friendly-cookie-recipes/

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http://allrecipes.com/recipe/222707/chewy-brownie-cookies/

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/dessert/diabetes-friendly-cookie-recipes

 

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