five thanksgiving cookie recipes

November 19, 2010

Thanksgiving is literally just around the corner! Hell fire, that crept up on me. This year has literally flown by with a trip to Vancouver, a visit home to England, a wedding to plan and – you know – actually be in. Phew!

Luckily I’ve also baked a lot of cookies. Thank goodness for that, eh? Try one of these recipes today – I promise you’ll want to take them home for the holidays…or gobble them all up yourself. I wouldn’t judge. In fact, I would probably join you for that cookie fest. Can we watch Love, Actually in our pajamas and drink pumpkin spice lattes while we gorge? Awesome. I’m in.

1. Fresh Ginger Cookies

Soft and almost cake-y on the inside, but with a decisive crunch on the outside. These cookies are delicate and perfect when baked bite-size.

2. Chocolate Cookies with Sea Salt

The smallest sprinkling of sea salt takes these cookies from normal, great cookies to super duper special. They’re my favourite cookies to date.

3. Spiced Mexican Wedding Cookies

These cookies are powdery and crunchy, much like biscotti. They have great flavour from the cinnamon, vanilla, cardamom, and cloves. Perfect for the holidays!

4. Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nutella. In cookie form. Do I really need to say anything else?

5. Texas Cowboy Cookies

Brown sugar, oats, chocolate, cinnamon, and nuts give these cowboy cookies their zing. Maybe even add some shredded coconut and raisins if you’re feeling frisky.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Erica November 19, 2010 at 9:53 am

I cannot believe Thanksgiving is next week! I still have your Spiced Mexican Wedding Cookies book marked to make. They look amazing


emily (a nutritionist eats) November 19, 2010 at 2:23 pm

I used to be so good about making Thanksgiving cookies!! I don’t think it has happened since…college? :)


Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) November 19, 2010 at 5:33 pm

COOKIES!! You are a girl after my own heart. I am putting the Mexican wedding cookies and the Cowboy cookies on my to-do list. I love that the ingredient lists aren’t complicated.


Madeline - Greens and Jeans November 19, 2010 at 10:15 pm

I’d like one of each please!


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) November 21, 2010 at 11:29 pm

I have seen your comments around on Susan’s blog, Holly, etc but it wasnt til i just saw Holly’s post that I realize you live in MN!

I grew up in MN, went to St Thomas (and I cannot believe that I feel like in the day I knew Grand Ave like the back of my hand but never made it to Victor’s…darn!) but had I known…

Her post reminds me of my childhood, my early adulthood, simpler times. I miss my homeland in that respect. Just not the weather :) I am a So Cal girl now but I swear, if I ever go home, I would love to meet you at Victor’s!


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) November 21, 2010 at 11:30 pm

p.s. your cookie recipes..omg, drool!!!!!!


Angharad November 22, 2010 at 10:18 am

Averie – So glad Holly made you reminisce about MN! Victor’s is pretty legendary but also the kind of place you can totally miss so don’t feel too bad about it :)

Hope you get to come back soon – in the summer time!


Holly November 22, 2010 at 12:51 pm

“Can we watch Love, Actually in our pajamas and drink pumpkin spice lattes while we gorge?”

YES, of course we can.


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