Easy and Delicious Holiday Cookies

One of my favorite parts of any holiday is the treats.  I have a major sweet tooth so I am all about any holiday traditions that allow me to indulge.  My sister has been hosting a cookie exchange party for the past few years, and it is always a good excuse to try some new recipes (both baking and eating).  As I am always short on time (who isn’t these days?), I look for recipes that are easy, but still look fancy.  This year I used pre-made sugar cookie dough to make these fancy, but quick cookies.

For these cookies, you will need packages of pre-made sugar cookie dough, white and/or dark chocolate for dipping (I always use the packages made for fruit as they are the easiest to work with, you can usually find them near the strawberries at the market), and candy canes.

Prepare the cookies according to the package instructions.  While they are baking, unwrap a few candy canes, break them into small pieces and put them in a plastic bag.  Then use a rolling pin (or a wine bottle…seriously) to smash them up into small bits.

Once the cookies are done baking, allow them to fully cool.

Then prepare your melted chocolate according to the package instructions.  I made a combination of plain chocolate dipped and dipped with candy canes.  This is so easy to do and looks fancy!  Just take a cooled cookie and dip it into the melted chocolate.  Then place it on a piece of wax paper and sprinkle on the candy cane pieces (or not).  The chocolate hardens within about fifteen minutes.

Then repeat the dipping process with the dark chocolate.

Allow the chocolate to harden completely before removing the cookies from the wax paper.

These may have been the easiest cookies I have ever made.  They look pretty and festive, but required little baking skill or effort.  As long as you can follow directions, you can make these guys!  What is your favorite kind of cookie to make?

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