Top five easy Christmas cookie recipes

  • 19 December 2019 | Tumelo Buthelezi

It’s that festive time of the year when we drape the house in colourful lights, put up the Christmas tree and let the kids join us in the kitchen to help bake cookies for the family and Father Christmas. So here’s a list of easy Christmas cookie recipes you can make for Santa this year.


Gingerbread cookies

The Gingerbread cookie has been associated with Father Christmas’ visits for many years. It’s a long standing tradition to have these cookies next to a glass of milk. Key ingredients include soft butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and some ground ginger. 

Classic chocolate chip cookies

Friends and family will find very hard to resist once you present them with a plate of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. This recipe combines margarine, brown sugar and chocolate chips to result in a sweet, chewy crowd-pleaser.  

Cranberry and almond biscottis

Enjoy your tea, hot chocolate or coffee with these delicious cranberry and almond biscottis to dunk in the hot beverage. While you can customise the recipe with your favorite add-ins, don’t forget to include essential ingredients such as vanilla extract, almonds, dried cranberries and nutmeg.

Lemon butter cookies

When life gives you lemons, try making some lemon butter cookies. They are the perfect treat to share with someone and brighten their day. Essential ingredients for this recipe include pure vanilla extract, some food colouring (preferably yellow) and you guessed it … fresh lemon juice.  

Nutella-stuffed cookies

Kick back and munch on some Nutella-stuffed cookies. It’s a collision of saccharine flavours primarily made up of semi-sweet chocolate chips, vanilla extract and a whole lot of Nutella. Good luck with resisting the temptation to cheat on your diet.