When I started this cookie challenge I promised myself I wouldn’t post a sugar cookie recipe. I wanted to broaden the holiday cookie choices from beyond the classic decorated sugar cookie. Plus, I’m not so good at decorating cookies. Well, let me rephrase that. I don’t have the PATIENCE to painstakingly decorate sugar cookies. Every year the kids and I bake a giant batch of Christmas-inspired sugar cookies and we decorate them. We will do it again this year. But if you are looking for something different to decorate, then you must try these Chocolate Roll-Out Cookies.
These are just as fun to roll, cut and decorate as the sugar cookie. But, it’s a chocolate cookie instead. We now include these chocolate beauties to our holiday cookie decorating to mix things up.
We bag them up and give them to our friends and families. We also keep a few for ourselves and always reserve a couple for Santa on Christmas Eve. Santa seems to prefer the Chocolate Roll-Out Cookies over the Sugar Cookies!
My kids always leave a note for Santa, usually written by the Professor. This year they got a jump start on the Santa letter writing and the two boys have their beautiful cards on the fireplace mantle for him. Santa loves their notes and cards and always writes them a note back. It’s a tradition year after year.
What are your traditions in your house?