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Round-Up of #APAfoodie Christmas Cookie Recipes for National Cookie Day

December 4th, as we’re sure you’re all aware, is National Cookie Day. Since it’s December and the holiday season is in full gear, we’re saturated with sugar cookies with red and green sprinkles. But why limit yourself to store-bought Christmas cookies when you could have #APAfoodie-style cookies? Here’s a round-up of some Asian Pacific American food bloggers’ Christmas Cookie photos, with links to the recipes, for you to feast your eyes upon and inspire your holiday baking.


1. Pickles & Tea’s Matcha Green Tea Cookies

Round Matcha Green Tea cookie with white chocolate chunks embedded broken apart with crumbs on white background.

(Courtesy of Pat Tanumihardja of Pickles and Tea)

Because if you can add Matcha to a cookie, why wouldn’t you?


2. HapaMama’s Spiced Shortbread Cookies

Spiced Shortbread Cookies on top of a wooden cutting board and a red tablecloth with green and white stripes. The cookies are cut into slices and have a pattern molded into them.

(Courtesy of Grace Hwang Lynch of HapaMama)


3. I’m Not the Nanny’s Vietnamese Coffee Cookies

Round light brown cookies with small coffee-colored specks, glazed with a white frosting and topped with three coffee beans in the middle.

(Courtesy of Thien-Kim Lam of I’m Not the Nanny)

When it’s too cold out for Vietnamese iced coffee, satisfy your craving with Vietnamese Coffee Cookies instead.


4. Pickles & Tea’s Lemongrass & Pandan Christmas Cookies

(Courtesy of Pat Tanumihardja of Pickles & Tea)

Or if you’re more in the mood for Orange Sugar Cookies, My Foodarama has a recipe for those.


5. Boston Mama’s Coconut-Lime Snowball Cookies

Rows of small round cookies covered with flaky coconut on top of a white background.

(Courtesy of Christine Koh of Boston Mamas)

It’s the Caribbean and winter all in a mouthful.



6. HapaMama’s Chinese Almond Cookies

(Courtesy of Grace Hwang Lynch of HapaMama)

This may not count as a Christmas cookie in some books but APA foodies know better. If you’re gluten-free, here’s a recipe for gluten-free Almond Cookies from Pickles & Tea. And if what you really want is an almond cookie with cardamom (because who doesn’t?) try Reshma Seetharam’s Eggless Almond Crescent Cookies.


7. Pickles & Tea’s Not-So-Christmassy Yaki Manju

(Courtesy of Pat Tanumihardja of Pickles & Tea)


8. Don’t Mess With Mama’s Grain Free Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

(Courtesy of Tracey Black,

If you’re looking for another gluten-free cookie recipe, try this recipe for Gluten-Free Almond Cookies from our food blog Pickles & Tea by Pat Tanumihardja.


What kinds of cookies will you be making this holiday season?


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    December 4, 2015
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