The Nutcracker Cookie Kit
Bake up batches of cookies with our kit inspired by #TheNutcracker. 🐭 Create a dozen shapes from the Mouse King and Mother Ginger to the Clock and Tree. The kit includes cutters, icing bags and decorating tips.
<p>These easy cookies—a holiday favorite in many households—are a favorite with kids, who will have fun pressing their thumb into the dough to create the indentations. Best of all, this recipe is nearly infinitely adaptable. Use your favorite flavor of jam or a combination of flavors, or omit the jam and fill each indentation with a dried apricot half or a chocolate kiss, if you like.<br> </p>
<p>Resembling buttons, these buttery treats make charming hostess gifts during the holidays and are great to have on hand when guests stop by. Keep in mind that the dough needs to be refrigerated for at least 30 minutes before rolling out and cutting the cookies. Then the cookies need to firm up in the freezer for 20 minutes before you pop them in the oven.</p>
Mexican Wedding Cookies
<p>Also called Italian wedding cookies, snowball cookies, Russian tea cakes and a host of other names, these simple yet elegant cookies are great for holiday baking, since they’re a cinch to make and kids will enjoy helping roll the dough into balls. For the best results, make sure that your cinnamon is very aromatic; ground spices start to lose their flavor after about 6 months. For even more flavorful cookies, toast a cinnamon stick in a small fry pan over medium heat, then break up…
<p>Linzer cookies are a treat any time of year, with their layer of sweet-tart jam peeking out between two cookies that get their toasty flavor from the addition of ground nuts. Often made as round cookies, they get a festive twist when you use Christmas-themed cookie cutters instead of round ones. We like using gingerbread man, snowflake and Christmas tree cutters, but use your imagination to make your own holiday creations. If you don’t have hazelnuts, you can use toasted slivered…