BH&G Christmas Cookies 2021

Give the sweet gift of cookies this Christmas season. With more than 100 festive new recipes from Better Homes & Gardens, you’ll find a treat for everyone on your list. Choose from our best no-bake treats, cookies made with our homemade nut butters, Mexican-inspired bakes, dessert classics rebuilt as bar cookies, regional American cookie classics, treats to package and gift to friends, and the most extreme-sized cookie treats (each with a goodie stuffed inside). It’s the season to baking, sharing, and caring.

United States
Meredith Operations Corporation
€ 12,14(Incl. btw)

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2 min
spritz wreaths

RICH BUTTER Spritz WREATHS PREP 30 minutes CHILL 15 minutes BAKE 10 minutes per batch at 375°F 1½ cups butter, softened1 cup granulated sugar1 tsp. baking powder1 egg1 tsp. vanilla3½ cups all-purpose flourDesired color gel food coloring (optional)Powdered Sugar Icing (optional)Small candies and/or sprinkles (optional) 1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium to high 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar and baking powder. Beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. Divide dough into thirds. If desired, tint one or more portions of dough with gel food coloring. 2. Force unchilled dough through a cookie press onto ungreased cookie sheets. If desired, change plate with…

6 min
no oven needed

Sugar PLUMS START TO FINISH 20 minutes ¾ cup whole pitted dried dates¾ cup dried apricots½ cup pecan halves, toasted½ cup slivered almonds, toasted½ cup dried plums (prunes) or dried stemmed figs½ tsp. ground cinnamon¼ tsp. ground cardamom⅛ tsp. ground allspice3 to 4 Tbsp. honey⅓ cup red, white, and/or green decorating sugar 1. In a food processor combine the first eight ingredients (through allspice). Cover and pulse until fruits and nuts are finely chopped. With the food processor running, drizzle in honey until the mixture comes together and is slightly moist. 2. Using damp hands, roll mixture into balls using 1 Tbsp. mixture each. Roll in decorating sugar. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 week. Makes 24 balls. PER BALL 88 cal., 3 g fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg…

7 min
spiral effect

RED AND GREEN Pinwheels Pictured on p. 14. PREP 30 minutes CHILL 1 hour FREEZE 1 hour BAKE 10 minutes per batch at 375°F 1 cup butter, softened1 cup sugar1 tsp. baking powder¼ tsp. salt1 egg1 tsp. vanilla2¼ cups all-purpose flour⅓ cup freeze-dried raspberries, finely crushed¼ cup green-color sprinkles⅓ cup red- and green-color sprinkles (optional) 1. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium to high 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. 2. Divide dough into thirds. Stir raspberry powder into one portion. Stir green sprinkles into one portion. Leave third portion plain. Wrap each portion in plastic wrap. Chill 1 hour. 3. On…

7 min
rebuilt as bars

CINNAMON ROLL CHEESECAKE Bars PREP 30 minutes BAKE 50 minutes at 325°F COOL 1 hour CHILL 2 hours Nonstick cooking spray2 cups finely crushed cinnamon graham crackers⅔ cup butter, melted1 cup granulated sugar2 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened2 eggs½ cup sour cream2 tsp. vanilla½ cup packed brown sugar2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with foil, extending the foil over edges. Coat foil with cooking spray. 2. In a medium bowl combine graham cracker crumbs, ⅓ cup of the melted butter, and ¼ cup of the granulated sugar until well mixed. Press mixture evenly into the prepared pan. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set and golden brown. 3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl beat cream cheese and the remaining ¾ cup sugar with a mixer on medium…

6 min
mug buddies

MAKING CHOCOLATE BOMBS 1. Use a paintbrush to coat insides of bomb molds with melted chocolate. Go all the way to the top. 2. When set, remove the shells from molds and fill half of the shells with marshmallow mixture. 3. Brush the edges of filled shells with more melted chocolate. 4. Top with unfilled shells and press to seal. PUMPKIN Eggnog PREP 20 minutes CHILL 4 hours 3 cups heavy cream2½ cups milk12 egg yolks1⅓ cups sugar¾ cup canned pumpkin2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice2 Tbsp. vanillaFreshly grated nutmeg 1. In a large saucepan combine 1 cup each of the cream and milk, the egg yolks, and sugar. Cook and stir over medium about 5 minutes or until mixture just coats a metal spoon; do not boil. Place pan in a large bowl of ice…

6 min
joy in a jar

TREE TOPPER WHAT YOU NEED: • WIDE-MOUTH JAR• 2-INCH WOOD CONES• 3/16-INCH WOOD DOWELS• 1.5-INCH WOOD WHEELS• CRAFTS PAINT & PAINTBRUSH• SANDPAPER• WOOD GLUE• HOT-GLUE GUN & GLUE STICKS Place cone on the end of a long dowel and paint with two coats of crafts paint; let dry. Repeat for other colors. Trim dowel to desired length and sand the ends. Add wood glue to the inside of a wheel and insert dowel. Add wood glue to dowel and insert a painted wood cone; let dry. Use hot glue to attach trees to top of jar lid. GET CREATIVE AND BUILD YOUR OWN CUSTOMIZED winter wonderland SNOW DOME WITH SMALL TOYS AND CRAFTS SUPPLIES. SNOW DOME WHAT YOU NEED: • WIDE-MOUTH JAR• BOTTLE-BRUSH TREES (4.5 CM)• WIRE CUTTER• MINIATURE CAR• MINIATURE TOY DEER• HOT-GLUE GUN & GLUE…