Christmas Cookies for Special People

I’ll call them cookies – you can call them biscuits if you like šŸ˜‰ Cookies sounds more festive somehow.

I decided I wanted to batch a huge, enormous assortment to make up into special gift packs for some very special people. The whim came quite late in the day but luckily I had plenty of good butter, flour, vanilla paste and a bar of Lindt chocolate so I was good to go!

Here’s what I made:


Basic choc-chip recipe with chopped Lindt chocolate and chopped pistachio nutschoc-chip



Best butter is creamed with icing sugar and vanilla paste and combined with flour and cornflour for an incredibly delicate and delicious cookie. Some got a little blob of jam and some a sprinkle of green coloured caster sugar.




Brown suagr, honey, cinnamon and nutmeg were combined with chopped glace ginger and drizzled with melted dark chocolate.



Here is one of the finished gifts. I had some new tea-towels I could use to line some sushi trays ( I seem to have a lot of these – I can’t resist them when they are on special LOL) I also had a roll of cellophane and ribbon so it all came together beautifully.


My friends – thank you all for your kind words, affection and friendship – you know who you are šŸ™‚ If I was able you would have all received one of my Christmas cookies for special people šŸ™‚

Have a joyous Christmas.


7 thoughts on “Christmas Cookies for Special People

  1. Oh, it will be so wonderful to have some of those lovely cookies with a cup of coffee, and put up our tired legs together, dear sweetrosie! I should move to your location now! šŸ˜†

    Here’s to a More Prosperous and Successful New Year 2009. šŸ˜€

    With love and many hugs,

    choesf šŸ˜€

  2. Just when I thought I didn’t want to look at another Christmas cookie, you tempted me with these beauties. New Year’s cookies, maybe? The best of the season to you and a great 2009.


  3. I hope it was a Merry Christmas for you – and now that we’re gearing up for New Years, here’s to hoping that 2009 proves to be a happy, calm and bountiful one! Huzzah!!

  4. My dear choesf, we could eat a lot of cookies, drink a bucket full of coffee and get someone in to give us a massage – never mind just resting our legs LOL come quickly! šŸ™‚ love and hugs for 2009

    Thank you dear katong gal xx I really hope that you had a lovely Christmas. Your blog gives me as much pleasure as always – just beautiful!

    Thank you Lillian – kind words indeed from someone as brilliant at baking as you are. I hope that you and yours shared a joyous Christmas xx

    Ninazero! where are the posts, where are the photos?!! I want to hear all about the Christmas treats. Hopefully the shop has you run off your feet and counting the $$$ is keeping you too busy xx šŸ™‚

    ovenhaven my friend – I hope you are able to have a rest after your frantic Christmas. You continue to inspire me and you and and a few of my other bloggy friends were actually behind my Christmas cookie packs. You all made such beautiful Christmas things – I wanted a piece of the action LOL *hug* xx

  5. Dear Sweetrosie,
    All your food was brilliant. I am absolutely sure that the cookies were perfect as were the choux pastry puffs.
    Keep on cookin’………We know you love it!

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