Actually, the best Christmas cookies I have ever came across were homemade Christmas cookies. Many years ago, when I was growing up, my oldest brother’s wife’s mother made homemade Christmas cookies. She was an excellent baker, and made delicious desserts. Every year, she would make these Christmas cookies for her family.
Margaret’s homemade Christmas cookies were delicious and very creatively decorated. She would make the dough. Then, she would have various cookie cutters with various Christmas time designs, such as Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, reindeer, Christmas trees, ornaments, candy canes, and many other shapes.
Margaret would then roll out her dough with a rolling pin to the thickness desired. Then, she would press the cookie cutters into the dough. Neat looking Christmas cookie shapes would appear.
Next, she would put her Christmas shaped cookies into the oven, and let them bake at 350 degrees until they were a golden brown color. She would then take the baked cookies out of the oven, and let them cool.
When the cookies were cool enough, Margaret would put icing onto the cookies. Each cookie would have the various colors of icing needed on it for whatever cookie design it was. The various colors of icing would be put in the places needed for that special Christmas design. That way, candy canes cookies had red and white icing on them, and in the proper places. Santa Claus cookies had red icing, white icing, and even blue icing for the color of his eyes. All of the cookies looked exactly like the Christmas design that they were – Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, snowman, ornaments, candy canes, reindeer, and many more. She even had a Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer designed Christmas cookie.
Then, Margaret would let the cookies sit for a while, until they were ready to be put into a wrapper. She used Seran Wrap to wrap her cookies. Each of her Christmas cookies would be wrapped in this clear wrapping, and fitted snugly around each cookie, individually.
She would then attach stretchy white string to each of the Christmas cookies. This stretchy white string would be at the top of each cookie, and in a loop. With this loop of string, you could hang each Christmas cookie onto your Christmas tree. These cookies would stay on the tree, remain delicious, and be ready to unwrap and eat on Christmas day (if you could wait that long).
Margaret’s Christmas cookies were the best Christmas cookies if you ask me. I haven’t came across any that were any better. They were delicious. They were cutely decorated for Christmas. These cookies hung beautifully on Christmas cookies. They tasted very good.
Margaret has passed on now. She is probably making Christmas cookies in heaven for the heavenly. These are the best Christmas cookies ever – if you ask me.