It's official, the holidays are upon us...Bah Humbug. For a Scrooge like myself, Christmastime is not the most wonderful time of the year. Each Christmas I feel myself turning more green and Grinchy than the previous December, so this year I've made a vow to put joy back into the world instead hating on the holidays. Starting with these Snickerdoodle Kiss Cookies!
I could go on and on about how much the forced consumerism annoys me or how badly I want to knife one of those cheesy inflatable yard Santas. But I'll abstain and reluctantly toss out my Scrooge 'tude like a fruitcake on December 26th.
The true spirit of Christmas, for me, comes in the form of cookies. I mean, you're a legit Grinch if you don't enjoy giving or getting a batch of fresh baked, homemade cookies this time of year. I am a giver, so I'll be making spirits bright by baking a batch of these Snickerdoodle Kiss Cookies. That'll get me in the spirit and prompt even more holiday baking. I may even combine these Snickerdoodle Kiss Cookies in a joyful tin with some of my other seasonal favorites like my Peppermint Mocha Cookies, the Queen of Christmas Cookies; Raspberry Pinot Noir Linzer Cookies or the everyday favorite Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt.
If you are less than thrilled about the holidays, make some cookies. I swear it helps. These seasonal Snickerdoodle Kiss Cookies start with my timeless, soft and airy Snickerdoodles. Then they get all spiced up when rolled in warm chai spices made with cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and a dash or warming white pepper. To to amp up the festivity, I like to sneak in a soft kiss by adding a dark chocolate kiss into the soft and warm centers moments after I remove them from the oven.
The soft, pillowy Snickerdoodles combined with a spicy bite and sumptuous dark chocolate kisses are sure to make Santa empty his sack and leave you a special gift under the tree. Now that's the spirit, right? Happy holidays to all my fellow Grinchy Scrooges out there. May your Snickerdoodle Kiss Cookies be as spicy as your attitude.Print