Santa’s Choice: World Cookie Recipes

This Christmas, don’t be caught with your oven mitts off!

We know your egg timer is counting down the minutes to the Elf Week “Rookies n’ Milk Marathon”, so now is the perfect time to start training with some savory sweets.

To help you pre-heat, we’re giving you a list of Santa’s all-time favorite cookie recipes from around the globe. He knows a thing or two about dessert, so thanks to some great international food bloggers, here are the Claus’s “Top 10” picks:

Crumb roll, please…

Raspberry, Olive Oil and Thyme Shortbread (Great Britain)
Meringue and Raspberry Baskets “Korzinki” (Ukraine)
Ma’moul Cookies (Lebanon)
• Chocolate-Dipped Palmieres (France)
Almond Cookies (China)
Alfajores (Nicaragua)
• Nutmeg Tea Cookies (Indonesia)
Hamantaschen (Israel)
Sweet Potato Cookies (Liberia)
• Amaretti (Italy)

With these international favorites on the plate, Santa is sure to stop by your place first this year!

Photo credits: Steven Depolo, The British Larder, Foodista, Global Cookies, Gourmet Traveller 88


  1. This is great to get some insight into Santa’s choice in time to help us make the right cookies on Christmas Eve!

  2. Thank you for mentioning my Meringue and Raspberry Baskets – I’m honored :) The rest of the cookies look amazing as well. I love making tons of Christmas cookies.

  3. О! Pensé que je pourrais commenter et dire thème propre, avez-vous le faire pour vous? C’est vraiment génial!

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