The Holiday Cookie You Should Bake According to Your Astrological Sign
Preheat the oven and read your cookie-scope! Let the zodiac be your holiday baking guide.
– December 10, 2019
Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)
Aquarius signs are known for their progressive and original thinking. Sure, you can be a bit shy and quiet at times, but you can also be quirky and energetic. You like to have fun with friends, which might mean hosting a cookie party this holiday season featuring these Stained-Glass Cookies. You can make them as colorful and eccentric as you want.
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Pisces (February 19 to March 20)
If you’re a Pisces, you may have been told more than once that you’re a little “high-maintenance” or “complicated.” This person may have even made it sound like that’s a bad thing but guess what: So are these marmalade sandwich cookies, and everyone loves them. Well they do once they’ve acquired a taste for these deeply flavored little bites. Zesty marmalade adds a level of...let’s call it sophistication, not complication, which lifts these butter cookies out of the realm of the ordinary.
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Aries (March 21 to April 19)
Your tell-it-like-it-is attitude makes you a leader in the kitchen. Determination, confidence, and excellent organizational skills are just a few traits that define an Aries. That means you can handle a more difficult cookie that requires meticulous attention, like these Chocolate Gingerbread Snowflakes. This gingerbread cookie requires a steady hand to pipe bittersweet and white chocolate.
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Taurus (April 20 to May 20)
Reliable and practical, yes, but a Taurus like yourself also likes to be surrounded by love and beauty. Not to worry—these attributes aren’t mutually exclusive. You require a versatile dough like this Classic Sugar Cookie that can be decorated however you like. The smooth, buttery recipe is perfect for someone like you who puts great value in touch and taste.
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Gemini (May 21 to June 21)
Geminis like having options. Some call it indecisiveness, others call it being curious. This leads the air sign to be less interested in classic, straightforward cookies and more inclined to choose something with multiple toppings and mouth-filling flavors. (Remember, geminis like options!) Try these Walnut Shortbread Cookies with Flake Salt and Citrus, which will satisfy your sweet and salty cravings.
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Cancer (June 22 to July 22)
Cancers are sentimental people, which makes the end of the year an especially nostalgic time. You care deeply for the people in your life, so why not show them your affection with these Shortbread Message cookies? Personalize each message depending on the person and what they’d like best—a thoughtful touch that’s true to your Cancer character.
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Leo (July 23 to August 22)
Creativity is at the core of any Leo. You have a sharp mind to achieve anything that you’re committed to accomplishing and a warm-hearted nature to keep you motivated and optimistic. These Peppermint Layer Cookies Cookies are as cheerful as you are, and require some serious creative workings for the tri-colored dough.
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Virgo (August 23 to September 22)
You take a methodological approach to tasks in life, including your latest baking projects. While some people gloss over minor details, Virgos pay attention to even the smallest ones. Your tried-and-true organization skills will come in handy for these Chocolate Lace Sandwich Cookies, which require careful attention when cooling the cookies and spreading thin layers of melted chocolate.
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Libra (September 23 to October 22)
It doesn’t take much convincing for Libras to host a cookie-making party. As a social air sign, these autumn-born people love being surrounded by friends. Consider these Chocolate Hazelnut Cutout Cookies, which are a lot easier to make with a table full of friends helping you cut dough, spread Nutella, and assemble cookies.
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Scorpio (October 23 to November 21)
Known as the most passionate astrological sign, Scorpios are known for their tendency toward deep conversations and need for authentic connection. There’s no tolerance for superficial fluff in this water sign’s life. You require a dessert that matches your fervent personality, like these decadently rich Triple-Threat Chocolate Cookies.
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Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21)
Ask any Sagittarius for advice and they’ll come back with an optimistic, energetic response. You’re known as the generous one among your friends, although you do have a habit of promising more than you can deliver. (Blame it on your enthusiastic but impatient demeanor.) This year, don’t overwhelm yourself with shaping each and every cookie. These Speculaas Snowflakes are easily made in a rimmed baking sheet—just press dough in a pan and place in the oven.
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Capricorn (December 22 to January 20)
Disciplined, realistic, and family-oriented, Capricorns like yourself are natural leaders for a reason. There’s no doubt that you’re a hard worker, which is why you appreciate quality craftsmanship when you see it. Show off your master artistry skills with these Alfajores de Dulce de Leche, a smooth, carefully assembled cookie that can also double as a new holiday family tradition.