I may be a little eager but the holidays are quickly approaching and I can’t help but love everything about the holiday season. Christmas decorating, time with family and friends and delicious holiday recipes. I like to be prepared with a freezer full of easy holiday cookies and cookie exchange ideas and this Chewy Amaretti Cookies recipe is one you have to try.
Holiday Cookies: Best Cookie Exchange Recipes
I’ve taken part in many cookie exchanges in the past for the obvious reasons, getting together with friends, exchanging holiday cookies and making my life easier in the process. Although I love all levels of baking treats when it comes to skill, I tend to lean towards recipes that are easy to make. This year I’m teaming up with Burnbrae Farms again and the #CookieEggchange. I’m always excited to take part in this challenge because, it’s simple, who doesn’t like having a bunch of holiday cookie recipes at their fingertips.
In the past couple years, I have made Grinch Cookies and my family favourites that my grandma used to make, Jam Jam Cookies but there are so many other delicious holiday cookies recipes you have to try over on the Holiday Cookie #CookieEggChange website.
Easy Holiday Cookies
For this recipe I used Burnbrae Farms Naturegg Simply Egg Whites. For all my egg white cookies, I love that I can save time with liquid eggs; just shake and pour two tablespoons to equal one large egg.
These cookies are unbelievably easy to make but make a big impact on taste and presentation when it comes to a cookie exchange, this recipe is one you’ll want to make. I love the crunch outside with soft and chewy inside; a perfect addition to company joining you for coffee during the holidays.
Colouring Sugar – Just put a few drops of food colouring into a the required amount of white granulated sugar, mix completely until the colour is distributed throughout.
For an added touch, print these gift bags tags on card stock paper and had deliver a handmade “Sweet Holiday Wishes” gift bag to friends and loved ones. Grab the pdf document HERE.
Holiday Cookies BONUS
Join us December 1st at 9pm EST for the #CookieEggChange Twitter party where we’ll be chatting about holiday cookies recipes perfect for a cookie exchange and a chance to win over $1000 in prizes. Open to Canadians, excluding QC. Make sure to RSVP here.
- 2 cups Almond Flour
- 1½ cups icing/confectioner's sugar
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 2 eggs whites/ 4 tbsp liquid egg whites
- White granulated sugar (coloured with desired colour)
- ¼ cup white melting chocolate wafers
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Mix the first 4 ingredients together using a fork until completely mixed.
- Roll 1 tbsp of cookie dough into a round shape, roll in coloured sugar and place on the parchment paper about 1" apart.
- Cook at 325 F. for 25 minutes or until slightly browned and the tops crack.
- Cool completely.
- In a glass bowl, melt chocolate wafers in 30 second intervals until melted, stirring between to ensure you do not burn the chocolate. You can add a small bit of lard, if you need to make the chocolate a bit more runny.
- Spoon chocolate into a ziplock bag, cut off a small bit of the corner and drizzle over the cookies. Let dry completely before eating or packaging.
Disclosure: I am participating in the Burnbrae Farms campaign managed by SJ Consulting. I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.