These delicious gluten-free icebox cookies are the perfect base for your favorite mix-ins. The flavor combinations are endless!
A few weeks ago I was invited to participate in a virtual cookie exchange organized by my sweet friend, Rebecca over at DisplacedHousewife, which I thought was just the coolest and most genius idea ever! I mean, when else do you get the opportunity to try sweet treats baked up from a talented baker/friend who lives on the other side of country??
Our names were exchanged and we all mailed out our boxes of delicately wrapped cookies right before Thanksgiving, which have been trickling onto everyone’s doorsteps all week long! I was overjoyed with the two wonderful ladies I was paired with! ❤️
I received this sweet antique tin filled with fragrant cardamom-fig cookies and berry granola in the mail from the beautiful Asha over at Food Fashion Party and it just put the biggest smile on my face! I’ve been “Insta” friends with Asha for a long while now, and although we’ve never met in person, receiving these delicious treats that she made in her own kitchen, kind of made me feel like we were neighbors and she had just walked across the yard to bring over a plate of freshly baked treats! You must check out her amazing cookie recipe, along with all of the other mouthwatering dishes on her blog, which is linked below!
I got to send cookies to Traci all the way up in Washington state! Traci is a talented photographer/recipe developer over at Vanilla and Bean, a vegetarian blog full of the most delicious recipes and gorgeous photos…ah, I just admire her so much! 😍
I was super excited when I got her name…and then I was scared! What was I supposed to make for this talented baker?! I’m always a bit nervous when making treats for people and it usually takes me a bit of time to actually decide on what I’m going to make. I just really want to choose something they’re going to enjoy! It totally doesn’t help when you’re an indecisive person left with the plethora of options under the category “cookie” either, haha!
I decided to make a classic shortbread cookie with a few different mix-ins, that way she’s bound to have at least one flavor she enjoys. I mean, you can’t go wrong with shortbread, right?! 😉 These are simple “slice and bake” shortbread cookies, also referred to as icebox or refrigerator cookies. The cookie dough is shaped into a round log, wrapped in parchment and stored in the refrigerator (freezer for more long term) and can easily be sliced, baked, and served in 15 minutes! It makes the perfect treat to keep on hand for those unexpected visitors, last-minute gift, or a quick dessert.
With Christmas only a month away and all the parties and cookie exchanges to come, having a good solid list of cookie recipes will definitely come in handy—trust me! I’m sooo happy to be teaming up with an amazing group of talented bloggers and bakers to share 18 scrumptious cookie recipes, from shortbreads to crinkles and snickerdoodles, we’ve got you covered in the Christmas cookie department! We’re tagging all of our cookie pics this holiday season with the hashtag #holidaycookieparty2016 across social media too, so please join in on the fun by tagging your cookie creations!
In the meantime, check out all of these amazing holiday cookie recipes:Print