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The Great Cookie Countdown to Christmas Begins!


Crochet Christmas Cookie PlatterEvery year my company holds a Christmas cookie exchange in December. I’ve  participated for several years, but last year I was so busy with the blog that I didn’t have time to do any baking. I even joked with one of my coworkers that I should crochet the cookies instead. So this year, that’s exactly what I’m doing.

I’ve designed 8 different crochet cookies: some of them are American favorites and some are popular all over the world. I’ll publish the patterns over the next few weeks, so you can make these cookies as well. They’ll look very festive on a platter or as ornaments on your tree. And I’ll be sure to let you know how my platter of crocheted cookies goes over at the company cookie exchange.

If you have a favorite cookie that you think I should try to re-create in yarn, let me know. I hope to make this a holiday tradition at the picnic and would love to try to include your cookie next year.

Cookie Directory

Basic Sugar Cookie

Candy Cane Sugar Cookie

Chocolate Chip Cookie

A Christmas Story Leg Lamp Cookie

Frosted Snowflake Sugar Cookie

Gingerbread Man

Pizzelle (Italian Waffle Cookie)

Wreath Spritz


31 thoughts on “The Great Cookie Countdown to Christmas Begins!

  1. beautiful! so simple and positive 🙂

  2. love them!

  3. I love your crochet biscuits.

  4. Those are beyond adorable!

  5. What a cute plate of cookies! I hope Santa isn’t actually hungry, though! 😉

  6. I would have never thought of such “cookies” but they are a great gift and decorating idea. Thank you for sharing!!
    Regards from Romania, Oana 🙂

  7. I Love them all. I think I could possibly eat one! My favorite type is yoyo biscuit. Australian’s call “cookies”, “biscuits”.

    • Thanks, Sharon! Yo-yo biscuits look sooooo yummy. I want to bake some real ones right away! Do you have a recipe or one to recommend? I’m adding them to my list for next year’s countdown — crochet yo-yo biscuits would be fun to make too!

      • I do have a recipe! It was my Grandmothers.:) I will send it to you. She would have been thrilled to think her recipe went to America. ps. My son wants a rainbow donkey EXACTLY like your pattern for Christmas. Thank God you included the pattern. WHAT NOW he tells me. LOL!
        It is like this every year. Me crocheting like a demon in December. I always make it but I don’t get to sleep much.

        • Wow! I would be honored to make your grandmother’s yo-yo biscuits. That would be so cool! Would you mind emailing me the recipe? squirrelpicnic(at)gmail(dot)com I’ll send you a crochet cookie in exchange. 😉

          I’m so excited that your son requested a Rainbow Donkey for Christmas! I am touched. If there’s anything I can do to help you finish it by Christmas, let me know. I think I may even have an extra set of embroidered eyes you could use. I’ll see if I can find them for you.

  8. You could add some Jammy Dodgers – they have a heart shaped hole in the centre where the red jam shows though. These are fun!

  9. Is that a leg lamp cookie?

    Holy crap, I need that in my life (well, my sister needs that in her life but I need to gift it to her so I can “win” christmas this year).

    (I’m going to convo you on etsy to discuss)

    • Hi JLVerde! Yep, that’s totally a leg lamp cookie from the movie, A Christmas Story. I’m glad you like it. I hadn’t thought about selling them, but sure why not? I’m willing to sell 3 of them, so I’ll try to get those listed today. I want to do anything I can to help you win Christmas! See you on Etsy!

  10. I love your posts!!! They always cheer me up and bring huuuuge smile on my face!
    Cookies are fantastic! Not good word to describe how much I like them but can’t think of any better one in English right now! Just love them! Smiling cookies! 😀

    • Thanks, Vanja! I always love to hear from you. It’s nice to know that I’m making people smile. These cookies have been making me smile for months now. I’m just so happy that it’s finally time to share them with everyone!

  11. Awesome! What a cute idea; thanks for sharing!

  12. wow ! that is too inviting 🙂

  13. Amigurumi… that’s shaped like a cookie… that’s shaped like the leg lamp. I can’t handle how awesome that is. 🙂