If you are trying to find the best cookies to make for Christmas this year, then here’s how to save yourself hours of time. Just read this article. I have found the top 5 most liked Christmas cookies for 2008, and I am going to share them with you. These cookies are sure to be a hit this Christmas, they may even make you famous! With your family anyway.
The number five cookie on the list is the Russian Tea Cake. Also known as Mexican Wedding Cakes. These cookies, as you may have guessed by their name, originated in Russia. They were used by the Russians during their tea sharing ceremonies. The Russian Tea Cake became popular in the United States around the 20th Century and were a common Christmas and wedding tradition. These cookies are the easiest to make on the list of top Christmas cookies as they consist of only a few ingredients. Flour, water and nuts rolled in powdered sugar, how’s that for easy?
Next up on the list is the Thumbprint Cookie. These cookies are also known by their alias Polish Tea Cakes. This cookie gets its name from the fact that you must use your thumb to indent the center of the cookie. After indenting the center of the cookie you then fill this “thumbprint” with your choice of filling. The most popular fillings are jelly or gum drop candies which provide a mouth full of flavor.
Number three on the list is the all time classic cookie, Peanut Blossoms. Peanut Blossoms originated in Ohio back in 1957 when a lady made a peanut butter cookie and stuck a Hershey’s Kiss in the center. She then entered the cookie in a bake-off and ended up winning first place, and making history. This classic cookie is a holiday favorite for all ages.
The next cookie on the list was made popular by a well known fairy tale, can you guess what it is? If you said the Gingerbread Man then you are correct. This sweet biscuit like cookie, in it’s most popular form, is shaped like a human. However, that’s not the only form you’ll find it in. This cookie has been made into many other shapes, depending on the season.
And now, the cookie you’ve all been waiting for. Without further a due, the number one Christmas cookie of all time. The undefeated champion of cookies, the Sugar Cookie! The Sugar Cookie, as we know it today, originated in Pennsylvania and was originally called the Nazareth Sugar Cookie. This cookie is a favorite amongst many, for more than just it’s taste. The Sugar Cookie is versatile and can be made crispy for those who like a bit of a crunch or soft and chewy for others.
Well there you have it, the top 5 most liked Christmas cookies for 2008. The Sugar Cookie, the Gingerbread Man, Peanut Blossoms, Thumbprint Cookies and Russian Tea Cakes. Make one or make them all, no matter which one you choose you will have a winner. Now you are sure to please everyone on your guess list this holiday season.