Celebrate the winter holidays with this French Christmas cookie recipe collection including sables, madeleines, palmiers, macarons, icebox and waffle cookies. The recipes include all the traditional aromas and flavors of the holiday season, so you can mix and match for a delectable cookie platter.
When one thinks of palmiers, the tiny scroll-like pastries, sweet and flaky cookies come to mind. These cinnamon palmiers are just that: warm and buttery, with a touch of comforting, caramelized cinnamon. You can whip up these treats ultra-fast, so they're perfect for last-minute gatherings or an untamed sweet tooth
This gaulettes recipe, also known as gullets, is a favorite Christmas delicacy in many communities with Belgian ties. As a child, no holiday was complete until one put in the requisite elbow-grease to stir the remainder of the flour into the already impossibly stiff dough. The result? Heartwarmingly fragrant, chewy waffle cookies full of vanilla and heavy brown sugar notes.
This gaufrettes recipe makes delicately crisp waffles that can be served fresh from the iron, like cookies, or shaped into delicious little cones while the waffle is still warm and pliable. Lightly touched with traditional vanilla, gaufrettes can be made into creative accompaniments to ice cream or sandwiched together with a bit of thick caramel and served with cafe au lait or tea.
This candied ginger cookies recipe features a delicately crunchy butter cookie dough studded with a generous amount of zesty candied ginger. They are an icebox ginger cookie, which means the flavor will develop nicely as they chill - for up to 3 days - and they make the kitchen smell heavenly for guests in just a few minutes time. It's the perfect holiday cookie!