The calendar — and, unfortunately, the too-early winter weather — confirm that it is indeed December. In fact, it’s December 5. December 5!! That means it’s high time to start collecting the Christmas cookie recipes that I’ll be baking this year.
If you like Christmas cookie recipes, the internet is truly a mixed blessing. It’s great in that there are countless cookie recipes that can be called up by running a simple Google search for “Christmas cookie recipes,” which will give you awesome variety and concoctions that you’ve never even thought were possible. It’s bad, however, because at many websites Christmas cookie recipes are classic clickbait, and you need to click through multiple pages to finally get to the recipes. If you hate the constant clicking, as I do, because you believe the website is treating you like a pawn in an advertising game whose time is of no value, I recommend the iambaker.net website, which allows you to get directly to the recipes like the one below.
Peppermint Meltaway Cookies
Using a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop or a tablespoon measuring spoon, remove about a tablespoon of dough. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet at least 2 inches apart. Once the cookie sheet is full, gently roll each scoop of dough between your hands until it is a smooth ball. Bake 9 minutes at 350 degrees. Right out of the oven take a glass with a flat bottom (that is smaller than the cookie) and gently press into the cookie. Allow cookies to cool for about 5 minutes and then move to a cooling rack. Make sure cookies are completely cool before adding glaze.