How to make Christmas cookies at home

In the U.S., the traditional Christmas cookie recipe is very different from the cookie dough used in some European countries, but the same basic principles apply.

To make a traditional Christmas tree, you will need about 12 cookies.

You can use the same dough for the cookies in a recipe for a chocolate chip cookie or you can make your own version. 

Here’s how to make traditional Christmas cookies. 


Grate up your dough. 

For this recipe, I used a 9-inch square of parchment paper.

You will want to use about 1-inch of flour for the dough.

You don’t need too much, as long as the dough has room to stretch.

The dough will rise a little bit, but it will not rise much above the dough you use for this recipe. 


Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. 

Make sure the flour mixture is completely combined, and it has room in the bowl.

Add the baking soda, mix, and fold until all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed. 


Mix the flour and water mixture together in a bowl. 


Place the dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet. 


Cover with plastic wrap, and let it rest for at least 15 minutes. 


When you remove the dough from the baking sheet, you should have a very soft dough.

This dough is very flexible, so you can roll it out to a rectangle and cut it out of the sheet.

If you have a cookie cutter, you can also cut out the shapes of the cookies.

Repeat the steps for the other cookies.

If there are any gaps in the dough, you may need to use a cookie scraper to get them out. 


When the dough is done, roll the dough into a long log.

You may need a long stick or a piece of string to help you. 


Put the cookies into a baking dish. 


Place the cookie sheet on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper. 


Take your baking sheet and place it on top of the dough that you rolled out.

Be sure to make sure there is room on the baking sheets so that the dough doesn’t stick. 


Start rolling the dough out.

Roll the dough a little at a time, until you get the shape of the cookie you want. 


Pour the dough over the cookies, making sure to roll it evenly. 


Bake the cookies for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the tops are set. 


Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool completely. 


Spread some of the melted chocolate over the top of each cookie, and sprinkle with the remaining melted chocolate. 


Use the top cookie to decorate a cookie. 


This is the finished product.

If the cookies are too hard, you might need to take them off the baking dish and cut them into smaller pieces. 


If you want a more traditional look, you could use a piece from a tree that you cut and cut out from the tree. 


You can also use leftover chocolate chips to decoratively decorate the cookies that are not yet ready. 


Now that you have the dough ready, roll it into a log. 


Continue rolling the log until you have formed a log that fits the cookie shape. 


Using a knife, cut the log into 1/4-inch squares. 


Roll the logs into a circle. 


Let the cookies cool in the refrigerator for about 5 minutes, before transferring them to a baking sheet lined in plastic wrap. 


Cut out the cookie shapes. 


Gently cut each cookie into about 1/2-inch slices. 


Set each cookie on top to decorating. 


Sprinkle with chocolate.