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Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies & Christmas Movies to go with them!

By: Sharon Fitness for GOOD.

Bake some Christmas cookies and invite your friends over to watch Christmas movies on GOOD.

Christmas is the best excuse there is to bake up a storm and double down on the seasonal cheer: dress in festive colours, listen to Michael Bublé on repeat and dig out your biggest Christmas earrings. My favourite things to do at Christmas are baking and watching Christmas movies. Here’s a collection of delicious Christmas cookies and baked treats I’ve gathered for you, and I’ve matched them with some of the wonderful Christmas movies available to watch right now on GOOD. Merry Christmas!!

Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies

These delicious shortbread cookies are buttery and soft and melt-in-your-mouth. The addition of dried cranberries and orange gives them a lovely festive touch. So easy to make, with a few simple ingredients, these shortbread cookies are the best you can find. Enjoy while watching Christmas Oranges, the story of Rose, an orphan who teaches the meaning of hope to all those around her. Share a slice of Christmas sweetened with friendship in this poignant story based on a classic holiday tale.

White Christmas Crackles

These whimsical white Christmas crackles are sure to bring back memories of childhood treats. These bite-sized sweets will make a great gift for loved ones and even better – you don’t have to turn on the oven! Whip up a batch, invite a girlfriend around and watch Christmas Connection, Flight attendant Sydney misses her flight after helping out one of her passengers and is invited to spend a snowy Christmas with her family.

Simple but super cute Christmas Cookies

Easy and delicious, the whole family will enjoy rolling the dough and cutting out the shapes and then decorating them when they’re cool. A traditional cookie for an old fashioned family movie. Gather the tribe and watch Miracle Maker: A Christmas Tale. ‘The Miracle Maker is coming!’ Everyone in the tiny hamlet is excited when they hear the news that the renowned man of wonders is coming to their village. But the humble traveller who appears isn’t what anyone expected.

Angel Wings – Polish Chrusciki

These delicate Christmas cookies are called Chrusciki, Chrustki, Faworki, or Angel Wings. Whip up a batch to munch while you’re watching Christmas Angel on GOOD. Christmas wishes made in front of an abandoned house that start coming true lead a young girl to discover a reclusive woman living inside, and to learn a valuable lesson about trusting God.

Melting Snowman Cookies

With the blistering heat of a usual Aussie Christmas, no snowman would stand a chance. These are a fun take on ‘traditional’ Christmas themes with an Australian warm weather twist. Create Christmas memories together with the family and watch Memories of Christmas while you enjoy some fun festive treats. At Christmas time, a young business woman travels to her childhood home after her Christmas-loving mother’s death with the intention of selling it, but instead finds a renewed love for the holidays.

Sugar Plum Cheese Danish

Ok, they’re not cookies as such, but they’re super delicious and easy to make. These sweet treats will be the perfect things to enjoy as an after dinner treat while you’re watching A Nutcracker Christmas with the family on GOOD. Lilly vows never to dance again after tragedy & betrayal marred her performance of The Nutcracker. Years later, when her niece is cast in the same role, the jaded ex-ballerina is forced to come to terms with the life & love she left behind.

Christmas Cookie Cottages

The kids will love making these cute little cottages. What better way to beat the winter weather than with some a fun cooking activity the whole family can enjoy together. Share the experience and let the kids to invite some friends over for some cooking fun and then watch The 12 Dogs of Christmas together. Twelve year old Emma gets into a dog-fight with the mayor of her new town. To strike down the no-dogs law, Emma puts a group of towns-folk and adorable dogs in a concert to remind the town that even the Great Depression can’t ruin Christmas.

Christmas Brownies 3 Ways

Everyone will enjoy this fun, Christmassy twist to your favourite brownie recipe too. Or just do what I do and grab a brownie mix from the supermarket. Super cheap and too easy. Keep it simple or make ’em fancy, but enjoy while watching Chocolate Covered Christmas. Sadie returns home for Christmas when her boyfriend cancels their Holiday plans, only to find out her parents have sold the family business. Begrudgingly Sadie agrees to teach the new owner everything she knows.

Lebkuchen Hearts

These spicy Austrian/German treats with their dark chocolate coating are a staple at my family Christmas celebrations. My mother made them every year. The delicious chewy gingerbread cookies will be perfect to nibble on while you watch The Sweetest Christmas. When a struggling chef makes it to the finals of a baking competition, she must reach out to an old boyfriend when her oven breaks down. Romance is rekindled, and Kylie realises she must embrace the Christmas spirit or risk everything.

Jingle Bell Fruitcake Cookies

These chunky, fruity, chewy cookies are just one of the recipes from our series Christmas Cookie Matchup, the 5 episode baking show that brings together talented home bakers alongside the cast of ‘When Calls the Heart’ to face off in a Christmas cookie baking challenge.

Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar

These cookies in a jar is the perfect gift to share with teachers, friends or work colleagues and this recipe even comes with the printable recipe gift tags. And, they are the tastiest, soft baked chocolate chip cookies. Bake some for yourself, brew up some spiced chai and enjoy Christmas Jars, the story of reporter Hope Jensen, who uncovers the secret behind ‘Christmas Jars’ – jars filled with money and given anonymously to people in need.

Cheesy Stars

Ok, I really am a savoury girl and will do anything for cheese. I had to include these crunchy, flakey and super quick and easy little cheesy puff pastry stars. Keep them mild for the kids, fancy them up with some smoked cheddar or add some punch with a sprinkle of smoked paprika. Munch on a bowl full while you watch Christmas in the Smokies. This modern day Christmas classic is set in the beautiful Smoky Mountains and is the story of one family’s journey to save their historic berry farm against all odds during one fateful holiday season.

There you have it. Twelve yummy treats to try and lots of wonderful Christmas movies to warm your heart, feed your soul and lift your spirits this Christmas. But don’t keep them to yourself. Like all things, cookies, and movies are even better when you can enjoy them with others, so share this link and share the movies with your friends and family. Browse more movies, features and series HERE.