It's possible that more cookies are baked this month than in all other months combined!
The Christmas cookie plate is an easy and always appreciated answer for potlucks, hostess gifts, and even Santa himself.
We share some of our favorite recipes—from gingerbread cookies to rugelach to the perfect sugar cookies for decorating!
You'll also find great baking tips, best ways to freeze and ship cookies, and a little trivia. (How DOES the cookie crumble?)
Your Almanac Editors
Think what a better world it would be if we all,
the whole world, had cookies and milk about
three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.
Ten Things Cookie Bakers Really Ought to Know Who doesn’t love cookies? Baking them is almost as much fun as eating them. Almost. The Old Farmer’s Almanac has ten tips that all cookie bakers should know. And what better time of year to turn on that oven?
Get the recipes that folks rave about! We invited Almanac readers to share their best recipes—the favorites served at family gatherings, potlucks, parties, and supper tables. You’ll love the heartwarming, humorous, and true stories that these cooks tell, too!
5 Types of Sugar Cookies: Find Your Match What’s your favorite sugar cookie: Soft and pillowy? Cut-outs for decorating? Grandma’s cookies? See 5 easy sugar cookie recipes from scratch and find your match! Or try them all and do a taste test!
Christmas Cookie Recipes for Kids Want to get the kids involved this holiday season? Try making these easy Christmas cookie recipes for kids (or adults)! These recipes are easy to bake and, oh, so delicious! See the recipes for snowball cookies, gingerbread boys, shortbread, and more.