Holiday Cookies with Essential Oils
I love holiday baking. There is something about it that really officializes the start of the holiday season for me. Do you have a go-to cookie recipe that you make each year? I have 4 recipes that are "musts" each year around this time. Want to know my secret ingredient? Yep, surprise, surprise! They all have doTERRA oils in them 😉 Every time I gift them they get high praises - so flavorful and delicious!
Would you like the recipes? The ingredients vary, but the directions are the same so I’ll share them at the very end. Growing up I never cared for gingersnaps. All of the ones I ever tried were hard and brittle - not what I personally want in a cookie. That all changed when I tried this recipe out! These cookies are soft an chewy with the perfect texture and has quickly climbed it's way near the top of my favorites list.
GINGERSNAPS: ¾ cup butter, softened 1 cup white sugar 1 large egg ¼ cup dark molasses 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 1-3 drops Ginger EO 1 tsp ground cinnamon Roll Cookie Balls in: 2 TBLS white sugar 2 TBLS ground cinnamon
Next up are my kid's favorites - Chocolate Peppermint cookies! These pepperminty delicious cookies are one of Santa's favorites too 🎅🤶 CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT COOKIES 1 cup butter, softened 1½ cup white sugar 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla 2-5 drops Peppermint EO 2 cups all-purpose flour 2/3 cup cocoa powder ¾ tsp baking soda ¼ tsp salt
Snickerdoodles! The name is fun and the taste is delicious. These are the perfect holiday cookies to gift to friends, neighbors and strangers! SNICKERDOODLES 1 cup butter, softened 1½ cup white sugar 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla 1-2 drops Cinnamon EO 2¾ cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp cream of tarter 1 tsp baking soda Roll Cookie Balls in: 2 TBLS white sugar 2 TBLS ground cinnamon
Cardamom and Peanut Butter, who would of thought? This combo was certainly not one I would have ever come up with on my own, but it works! These cookies are soft and tasty. If you love peanut butter, you'll love these cookies!
PEANUT BUTTER CARDAMOM COOKIES 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup peanut butter 1 cup white sugar 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 1-2 drops Cardamom EO 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda
The directions for each cookie is the same.
DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 2. Cream together butters and sugars. 3. Add remaining wet ingredients. 4. In a separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. 5. Combine wet, dry, and other ingredients. 6. Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet. 7. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. You can get all fancy and dip them in white chocolate and sprinkles, but I like them simple 🤗 Enjoy!
*Please note that I ONLY recommend doTERRA essential oils for internal use. Make sure your essential oil bottle has a supplemental facts label on it to make sure it is okay for internal use.
If you do not have a doTERRA oils, I’d love to help you on your essential oil journey! Find my current promotions and welcome package HERE. Help spread a little extra love around by making holiday cookies for your neighbors - this year has been tough for most, we could all use some additional smiles!
These recipes originally came out in doTERRA's Living Magazine, Winter 2017 and I adjusted them ever so slightly to give maximum flavor that my family loves.