Christmas Cookies & Biscuits

Traditional Holiday Cookies & Biscuits

"The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
while visions of sugar plums danced in their heads"

And while I don't think The English Tea Store has too many sugar plums in stock, we do have a nice spread of traditional holiday cookies and biscuits imported from the United Kingdom. Get into the holiday spirit and fill those stockings to the brim and make this time extra special with some delicious treats you can't get anywhere else! Unless of course you happen to live in England.

Top Delicious Desserts Ideas - Sugar, Shortbread and Butter Cookies

If you are looking for quintessential shortbread cookies, you have come to the right place. The English Tea Store has on hand many different brands of traditional shortbread cookies from across the way. Reids of Caithness' very own Shortbread Cookies come to us in the flavors of Salted Caramel, Raspberry and White Chocolate and Chocolate Chunk. All of these shortbread cookies have received a 4-star rating or higher from our customers, it would appear nobody is salty when it comes to these cookies.

Walkers Pure Butter Stem Ginger Shortbread Cookies have got a whopping 4.9-star rating at the time of writing this piece, no small feat. Sometimes that is just the way the cookie crumbles.

And for our vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free customers, Lovemore's Custard Cream Cookies have a clean bill of health, free from gluten, wheat and milk. These cookies may be shy on ingredients, but certainly are not on flavor. Also be sure to check out Lovemore's Jammy Wheels, a classic British staple, gluten free and vegan.

For some really beautiful decorative Christmas tins, Walkers gives us an adorable White Wee Scottie Dog and Snowman Tin filled with their fabulous famous shortbread cookies. These make a great gift around the holidays.

Cadbury offers a box of their Festive Finger Collection with Dairy Milk, Bournville and Terry's Orange shaped like Cadbury fingers.

While you are here, don't forget to check out our Christmas Shop filled with all things Christmas. From Christmas Tea and Christmas Pudding to Mince Pies, Gift Baskets, Christmas Teapots, Tea ware, Cakes and Spreads, you just might find your next stocking stuffer or gift for that special tea drinker in your life.

How to freeze and store Christmas cookies to keep fresh? even if it's you, we won't tell anyone.

First off, you want to make sure the cookies you are going to freeze will keep fresh if you do so. Most cookies will keep well frozen however, some frostings may lose a little of their natural fluff and texture and some of the more delicate cookies may break apart. After cookies are baked, allow them to cool to room temperature, then go ahead and place them in a single layer to start the initial freezing process. This is done to ensure that your cookies won't stick together during this process. After your cookies are frozen, you can go ahead and put them into an airtight container with a piece of parchment paper in between each layer. These can be stored for up to three months. And when you are ready to serve them go ahead and take them out and allow enough time for them to thaw.

What is the most popular type of Christmas cookie?

The holidays are no time to be starting that diet. With everyone and their grandmother spending a little extra time in the kitchen to make their favorite batch of Christmas cookies to share with their families. From gingerbread men and sugar cookies to peanut butter drops and chocolate chip cookies, there is a lot to be had around this time of year. Narrowing down the most popular type of Christmas cookie can be a lot like asking your dad to name his favorite rock band, we can get an idea, but there is always more to it. General Mills offers some insight on the matter basing their best guesses off of how many clicks certain recipes get online. This particular bit of data collection used the United States as their main source of information. Their results from 2019 gave us peanut butter blossoms as one of the most popular types of Christmas cookies. Along with this sugar cookies, M & M's bars and Easy Italian Christmas Cookies also made the list.