Christmas cookies are one of the major staples of the holiday season. If you’re a college student wondering how you can enjoy this tasty treat, we have the perfect tutorials for you!

Cracker Cookies

The perfect salty-sweet snack for all foodies to enjoy. With the holidays just around the corner, these cookies are very cheap, easy, and quick to make for any occasion. The only thing you will have to do is follow our recipe and video below!  

Ingredients:

  • 1 cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil
  • ½ cup sugar 
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 sleeve of saltines 
  • 12oz of chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Place saltines over the cookie sheet so that the bottom is covered.
  2. Melt the sugar and stick of butter together until it starts to bubble.
  3. Then pour the butter mixture over the saltines.
  4. Place in oven at 350 for 10 minutes.
  5. While crackers are still hot pour the chocolate on top and spread till smooth.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, then break apart and enjoy.

Snickerdoodle Cookies

The classic soft and chewy cinnamon-sugar cookie. The snickerdoodle cookie is one of the most popular and loved cookies, especially around the holidays. Here is the recipe we used.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cup Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt

Cinnamon Sugar Mixture Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar for 4-5 minutes until light and fluffy.  Scrape the sides of the bowl and add the eggs and vanilla. Cream for 1-2 minutes longer. 
  3. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt, just until combined. 
  4. In a small bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon. 
  5. If time allows, wrap the dough and let refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.  Roll into small balls until round and smooth.  Drop into the cinnamon-sugar mixture and coat well. Using a spoon, coat for a second time, ensuring the cookie balls are completely covered.  *To make flatter snickerdoodles, press down in the center of the ball before placing in the oven. This helps to keep them from puffing up in the middle. *
  6. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes.  Let cool for several minutes on baking sheet before removing from the pan.

Cookies from a Waffle Maker

College students are finding creative ways to enjoy holidays cookies. Without access to a kitchen, some students use unconventional tools to bake. This quick recipe can have any college student without a stove eating cookies within five minutes! All you need to do is:

Ingredients:

Directions: 

  1. Spray the butter onto the waffle maker.
  2. Put two cookie dough balls in the waffle maker and press down.
  3. Take out until fully cooked or when you get the desired cripsiness.