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Delicious Christmas Cookies You’ll Love to Make with Your LG Range

by Cathy Carr

If you haven’t had the chance to kick your holiday baking into gear, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for!

Just to spread a little extra holiday cheer, we've put together a few of our favorite Christmas cookie recipes, so you don’t have to go hunting for that perfect treat. Best of all, your LG range has everything you need to make these tasty treats just the way you like them! So start up your range and check out these delectable Christmas cookie recipes we know you’ll love.

 

Freshly made gingerbread men lay scattered on a table while a pair of hands work at icing one cookie with a piping bag in the upper right corner.

Gingerbread Men

Recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction

Flavorful and delicious, these classic gingerbread cookies are sure to bring the holiday cheer! You might want to make a few trays, because your guests will be begging for more once they’ve made their way through these little guys. LG’s ProBake Convection ranges use a back-mounted heating element to circulate hot air evenly through the oven, helping your cookies achieve that perfect mix of crunchy and chewy, no matter how many other trays are baking at the same time.

Yields

24 cookies

Prep Time

4 hours

Total Time

4 hours, 30 minutes

What you’ll need:

  • 10 tbsp unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup unsulphured molasses
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • Royal icing

How to make them:

  1. Take your softened butter and use a stand mixer to beat for about a minute. Once the butter is smooth and creamy, mix in brown sugar and molasses until completely combined. Then beat in the egg and vanilla extract for two minutes.
  2. Combine your dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves should all be whisked together gently until completely combined.
  3. Slowly combine dry ingredients into the bowl of butter, sugar, and molasses, then mix until dough is thick and sticky.
  4. Separate the dough into two large pieces and wrap them each in plastic wrap. Pat down the dough until each piece is in a disc shape, then chill for between three hours and three days. Chilling keeps the dough firm, giving the cookies that chewy consistency they’re known for.
  5. Preheat your LG range to 350 degrees and line two or three large baking sheets with baking mats or parchment paper.
  6. Remove your cookie dough from the fridge and place it onto a floured work surface. Roll out the disc with a rolling pin and break out your favorite cookie cutters, cutting your dough into approximately four-inch shapes.
  7. Bake for between nine and ten minutes, then allow to cool for at least five minutes. Wait until the cookies are completely cool, then break out the royal icing and decorate your gingerbread people to your heart’s desire!


            Chocolate cookies with crumbled candy canes on top sit in a neat stack on a plate.

            Peppermint Mocha Cookies

            Recipe from Baker by Nature

            All the delicious warmth of hot chocolate on Christmas morning, now in a cookie! These delightful, double chocolate, coffee-flavored confections are the perfect way to celebrate the season with the whole family and get the most out of your range. Good thing LG ranges are designed with extra capacity,  because you’ll want to make batch after batch of these.

            Yields

            18 cookies

            Prep Time

            25 minutes

            Total Time

            1 hour, 5 minutes

            What you’ll need:

            Cookies

            • 3/4 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
            • 2 cups all-purpose flour
            • 2 tsp espresso powder
            • 1 tsp baking powder
            • 1/2 tsp salt
            • 1 cup shortening
            • 1 and 3/4 cups light brown sugar, packed
            • 2 large eggs, room temperature
            • 1 tsp peppermint extract
            • 2 tbsp whole milk
            • 3.5 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, roughly chopped, melted, and slightly cooled

            Icing

            • 8 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped
            • 4 full-size candy canes, finely chopped

            How to make them:

            1. Preheat your LG range to 350 degrees.
            2. Combine cocoa powder, flour, espresso powder, baking powder, and salt with a whisk in a medium bowl, then set aside.
            3. Break out your stand mixer or electric hand mixer, and mix together shortening and brown sugar. Beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, then add in the eggs, peppermint extract, and milk.
            4. Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet mixer, beating slowly and adding in the chocolate chips as you go.
            5. Prepare two baking sheets covered in parchment paper or silicone baking mats and scoop dollops of dough about 1/4 cup each onto the tray.
            6. Bake for about 9 to 10 minutes until the edges of the cookies are crispy but the middles are nice and fluffy. Allow to cool for about 30 minutes.
            7. While the cookies are cooling, fill a medium pot one-third full with water and bring it to a low simmer on your LG range. Whether you have a gas or electric range, LG boils water in record time, so you won’t be left waiting for long.
            8. Place a heatproof bowl on top of the pot so that it fits snugly but won’t touch the water. Reduce the heat to low and add the chopped white chocolate into the bowl over the pot. Heat until the chocolate is completely melted, stirring occasionally. Once the chocolate is completely melted, carefully remove the bowl from the heat and pour it into a deep bowl or liquid measuring cup.
            9. Once your cookies are cool, dip one half of each cookie in the melted chocolate. Then, you can place it back on the parchment paper lined baking sheet and sprinkle it with crushed candy canes for an extra festive touch. Resist the temptation to chow down and let the chocolate set for at least an hour.

                          With these delicious Christmas treats, your holidays are sure to be merry and bright! And, if you’re really looking to stun with these Christmas morning surprises, you’ll want to bring home an LG for the holidays. LG ranges have the power and precision you need to get all your baked goods just right. Give us a call or come down to our store to learn more about how an LG range can help you make the most of your holiday baking today, and any day you need food made right!