Ahhhh… just the aroma of freshly baked cookies is enough to put you and your loved ones in the holiday mood. The chef’s kitchen at your Terraces at The Ambassador Gardens home is ideal for whipping up a few batches of edible magic. Here are some of our favorite festive recipes.
Christmas Sugar Cookies
When it comes to Christmas trees, we like ours to have the personal touch. So, how about decorating it with these cutesy sugar cookies, crafted by your own fair hands? Find some festive cookie cutters—or, if you’re feeling particularly artistic, freestyle your own shapes. (Holiday sweater designs are fun.) Then let your imagination run wild, decorating the cooked dough with icing sugar and food coloring. Kids will love helping out. Remember to bake in a small hole at the top of each cookie, so you can thread it with ribbon to hang off the tree. And try not to eat them all at once.
Frosted Eggnog Cookies
Recreate the festive joy of an eggnog with these fluffy frosted cookies. Whip up your dough—spiced with nutmeg, vanilla, and cinnamon—then bake to perfection in your stainless-steel Wolf double oven. While the sweet aromas start to fill your Terraces condo or townhome, prepare your festive frosting—a simple mix of butter, sugar, and (naturally) eggnog. Serve with mulled wine or strong coffee.
Cookie Christmas Trees
These fir-shaped beauties don’t require any baking at all. Stock up on variously sized circular cookies (think lemon tea shortbread, snickerdoodles, Golden Oreos, and Nilla wafers); then it’s just a case of “gluing” them on top of one another with green sparkle gel. Add a few edible ornaments and put out a plate on your Caesarstone kitchen island eating bar. They’ll be gone before you know it; better take a photo first.
Candy Cane Snowballs
It might not be a White Christmas in Pasadena, but you can make your own snow, thanks to these candy cane snowballs. Chopped pecans and shattered peppermint canes lend these cookies a real Christmas crunch. And by the way, if you’re worried about all the cleaning up after your cookie-crafting marathon, remember that all Terraces kitchens are fitted with self-cleaning double ovens and ASKO stainless-steel dishwashers. That should leave you feeling very merry indeed!
This holiday season take time to enjoy the comforts of home, while making memories in your luxury condo or townhome at Terraces at The Ambassador Gardens. Contact us today to schedule a private or virtual tour.