Enjoy some holiday sweetness this season
Enjoy some holiday sweetness this season

Holiday cookie recipes we love

One of the best parts of the holiday season in Calgary is baking up some sweet holiday treats! The Vertica Resident Services blog team wants to treat you to some holiday cookie recipes we love. Curl up and get cozy at Glenmore Gardens with some fresh baked holiday magic!

Candy Cane Cookie Sandwiches

Once you crunch into one of these Candy Cane Cookie Sandwiches you’ll wonder why you haven’t been making them your whole life! The chocolate cookies are easy to make, following the step by step instructions. While they’re baking, it’s time to make the frosting! Beat butter and powdered sugar until smooth, then add vanilla extract and peppermint extract, plus a little water and a pinch of salt. Add more powdered sugar to the mix, and red gel colour frosting to get the shade of red you desire. Spread the frosting on half of the cooled cookies and top them with another cookie. Finally, roll the cookie sandwich in crushed candy canes.

Cream Cheese Spritzes

Spritz up your holidays with these Cream Cheese Spritzes. A cookie press will be required for this one. Beat butter, sugar and cream cheese together until fluffy. Beat in egg yolk, vanilla and food colouring (optional). Mix in flour and a pinch of salt. Fill your cookie press according to the instruction manual. Space the spritzes a few centimetres apart on a prepared cookie sheet. Bake at 350°F until the edges are golden (about 15 minutes). Decorate as you desire.

Sugar Crackle Gingerbread

Nothing makes it feel more like the holidays than gingerbread. These Sugar Crackle Gingerbread cookies are sure to be popular. You make a batch of the dough, wrap it in plastic and keep it in the fridge for week, or overwrap in foil and freeze for up to a month. Enjoy fresh baked gingerbread cookies anytime. The aroma that will fill your kitchen at Glenmore Gardens will smell amazing!


Happy holidays from the Vertica blog team! These holiday cookie recipes are sure to be loved by you and your loved ones. ‘Tis the season for baking cookies! For information on Vertica Rental Properties in Calgary, including the picturesque, park-like location of Glenmore Gardens (2105 90th Avenue SW), please visit our website.