Christmas and cookies go together like peanut butter and jelly. But which of the many kinds is your favorite?
Before you find a place to grab a cookie near me, let’s run through some of the most popular styles. You might find some here you have never heard of before that you would like to try.
1. Fortune Cookies
If you’ve ever bought Chinese food, it’s likely you’ve sampled this variety. You can also make them with surprisingly little difficulty, though. The main ingredients are vanilla, sugar, and flour. The distinct aftertaste comes from a dash of sesame oil.
2. Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ah, chocolate chip cookies. Who among us has never tried one? The fun thing about this staple is that there are thousands of ways to modify them if you’re bored with a traditional recipe. You can always add nuts and other ingredients to make them more to your taste.
The snickerdoodle is just as much fun to say out loud as it is to devour. Flour, sugar, and butter form the foundation of these holiday favorites, along with baking soda and cream of tartar. Dusting them in sugar and cinnamon completes their look.
4. Shortbread Cookies
Some people like to have a shortbread cookie along with a cup of hot tea or coffee. They are not as sweet as some other cookie varieties. Eating them might make you feel like you’re engaging in high tea with the British monarchy.
5. Gingerbread Cookies
Gingerbread usually only appears around Christmas, which is a shame. These cookies come in fun shapes, and they’re made with a ton of spices, including molasses, nutmeg, and cinnamon. They’re not finished until you add the necessary ginger, though.
These cookies are made with a base of meringue. They also have plenty of powdered sugar, egg whites, and almond meal. The outer crusts are delicate, while the insides are chewy. Their many colors are perhaps their most attractive feature.
7. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Oatmeal raisin cookies are sweet but not too sweet. They contain oats and raisins and also plenty of brown sugar. Some people like the crunchy kind, but the traditional oatmeal cookie is usually chewy.
The macaroon is not the same as a macaron, despite them being spelled similarly to each other. These cookies are lumpy and chewy, and they have a strong taste of coconut. Some people love them, but they’re a bit of an acquired taste.
9. Sugar Cookies
The humble sugar cookie is a winter delight. They are made with vanilla, butter, flour, and sugar. You can make them into many kinds of different shapes, such as snowmen, Christmas trees, or anything else your heart desires.
Biscotti is another cookie variety that goes well with hot drinks. This variety is actually baked twice, which gives them a crispy, crunchy texture. You can make them in many different styles, such as double-chocolate, pistachio, or plain.
Are you hungry yet? Maybe you can enjoy several of these varieties now that the holidays are here.