Ann Reardon

27 Christmas Cookie Recipes

Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

Twenty Seven Christmas Cookie recipes for you to try out. It’s not too late to get some baking done and get into the Christmas spirit. I can’t write this post without asking you to pray for the families of those killed in the siege in Sydney, my home town. A gunman held customers at the Lindt cafe in Sydney captive for 17 long hours before he started shooting hostages. The police responded immediately and it all ended with three dead, including the gunman. One of those killed was Ms Dawson, a barrister and a mum of three kids. It makes me cry to think of those little ones who will never again feel the comfort of their mothers words or her warm embrace. It seems so unfair. The youngest is only 4. As a country we must go on. Bake some cookies and give them to someone you love, and if you have kids squeeze them extra tight tonight when you say goodnight.



Spiral Cookie Ingredients:

(makes approx 30 cookies)

220g (7.76 ounces) or 1 cup of margarine or unsalted butter
350g (12.35 ounces) or 1 1/2 cups plus 2 Tbsp sugar
2 eggs
470g (16.58 ounces) or 3 cups plain/all purpose flour
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Red gel food colouring
Sprinkles – I used 100’s and 1000’s

Cook at 180c for 10-12 minutes

spiral cookies recipe video

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  1. Hey Ann!
    Maybe this is a bit too much to ask, but do you know any good baker you tubers yourself? Maybe a collab is in store for us soon. Thank you

  2. Thank you for the lovely recipe.

  3. Any replacement for egg??? Kindly suggest according to my country. I live in India.

    • Hi Deepali, Sorry, there is no suitable replacement for egg in this recipe.

  4. What were the wooden things you used to make the dough even when you were rolling it out?

    • Hi June, I used paint stirring sticks from a hardware store.

  5. Hello
    Can I ask you ? How many cookie?
    In video.

    • Hi Chea, the quantity you make will depend on what width you cut them. I made about 30 using this recipe.

  6. If i wanted to make one roll of spiral dough, what would be the recipe quantities

    • Hi Lindsey, I would suggest halving the quantities.

  7. Hi Ann Reardon how are you today are you good are you pleased that it is only six sleep until Christmas time please write back to me
    Cheers shayanne

    • Hi Shayanne, I am doing great. I hope you are too.

  8. Found out the temp! 180C/350F

    • My phone wouldn’t let me watch it was pausing too much I am just asking how many minutes will it take to bake the cookies?

      • Hi Tanya, The cookies will need to cook for 10-12 minutes at 180c or 350F.

    • Thanks Elle, You are right.

  9. What temp. do you bake the cookies at?

    • Hi Tia, 180c or 350F.

  10. These came out lovely, although they are super sweet.

  11. is it regular butter or unsalted?

    • Hi Ariel. I used unsalted butter.

  12. Hi Ann, please may I say I was and still am very impressed by the inovative ideas for your sweet, decorative creations… How do you think of these? Any ways, if you are confused and curious to know who I am, then here, let me give an intro –

    As you know my name Is Tanvi. I am a subscriber of your youtube channel and follow you on Gmail.

    You are awesome!

    • Thanks Tanvi. I get my ideas from many sources and often through requests from my subscribers.

  13. Aww this looks nice. Will try it out.

  14. Omg this is awesome.. wil try this for sure..
    Thanks alot Ann…

  15. hello
    How many cookies does this make? I’m thinking of doubling the recipe for Christmas. I’m also thinking of making some flavor variations. Like green tea or coco or raspberry as a pigment. Really pretty cookies!

    • Hi Alice, It makes about 30 cookies.

  16. Looks good, good job.

  17. Love it , you’re great

  18. The Sydney siege and the Cairns tragedy sadden every Australian. They all need our prayers.

    Those spiral cookies are gorgeous, really stunning.

  19. Dear Anne, wanted to let you know people here in Switzerland we are so saddened by the event too- and the fact that it took place in a little far away “home place”, selling swiss chocolate.. I was pleased to hear the feeling comments of the Lindt managers though.
    Your cookies look gorgeous, i might try a few on top of the swiss classics: cinammon stars, Basler Brunsli, Mailänderli, Aniseed cookies and so on…
    Wishing you very nice and joyful holidays with your family, Laura

  20. You are right, it is incredibly unfair. And immensely saddening. I hope their families find support and love, maybe even through some cookies. I’d love to send them some, just to let them know we do care.
    Thanks Anne

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