BEAT THE HOLIDAY RUSH
Take time to make freezer-friendly cookies now before things get hectic
ATCO BLUE FLAME KITCHEN
Gift exchanges, holiday parties, family dinners, oh my! The holiday season is still a few weeks away, but when it arrives, it can feel like a whirlwind.
Get a head start on your holiday preparations with these easy, tasty and — most importantly — freezer-friendly cookie recipes.
Bring on the holiday cheer with our chocolate peppermint sugar cookies.
These whipped cookies have double the flavour. The cookies themselves are already flavoured with cocoa powder and peppermint extract. Then they are topped with our decadent chocolate peppermint glaze.
For a more festive flair, cut into desired shapes — not just rounds — and drizzle on the glaze instead of simply spreading.
For a more classic cookie, try our perfect sugar cookie. Our secret ingredient? Cream of tartar. Not only does it activate the baking soda, creating a softer cookie, it also helps to stabilize the eggs, keeping the cookies light and white. Who knew there was so much science in baking?
You can also lay out a spread of coloured icings, candies and sprinkles with the finished cookies for a fun activity with the kids. Calgary-based ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen has been providing advice on food, cooking, recipes and other household topics for more than 80 years. Their cookbooks include Everyday Delicious and From the Grill.
The rich glaze gives our chocolate peppermint sugar cookies a double dose of flavour.