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Cookie Recipes

Did someone say, cookie? Try one of these favorite recipes including chocolate chip, gingerbread, lemon, peanut butter, pinwheel, spritz and macaroon cookies today!

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I’ve saved this jam-filled whoopie recipe for years after cutting it out of a newspaper. It’s one of my grandson's personal favorites. —Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania
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Caramel Tassies

Caramel Tassies

Caramel Tassies

Buttery cookie cups with a smooth caramel filling make a nice addition to a Christmas dessert tray. These are one of my family's favorites.

Cornmeal Lime Cookies

Cornmeal Lime Cookies

Cornmeal Lime Cookies

Here’s something a little different for your platter of Christmas sweets. Cornmeal gives these light cookies crunch, and the tart lime glaze tops them off perfectly.—Wendy Rusch, Fall Creek, Wisconsin

Aunt Ione's Icebox Cookies

Aunt Ione's Icebox Cookies

Aunt Ione's Icebox Cookies

Whenever we went to visit my Aunt Ione in south Georgia, her icebox cookies were our favorite treat. My mother later make these cookies, and I remember begging for a slice of the raw dough—I thought the unbaked cookies tasted just as great as the baked! —Jenny Hill, Meridianville, Alabama
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Cookie Pops

Cookie Pops

Cookie Pops

The kids will have a blast making these fun chocolate covered treats. Decorate into flower shapes, smiley faces or even rainbows!—Maria Regakis of Somerville, Massachusetts

Cardamom-Blackberry Linzer Cookies

Cardamom-Blackberry Linzer Cookies

Cardamom-Blackberry Linzer Cookies

Deeply spiced cardamom is the perfect match for the jam of your choice in this family-favorite sweet treat. — Christianna Gozzi, Astoria, New York

Snowflake Ornament Cookies

Snowflake Ornament Cookies

Snowflake Ornament Cookies

Bring some of winter's wonder indoors with shaped butter cookies that get their sparkle from edible glitter. These cookie ornaments are great favors for your trim-a-tree party guests. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Pecan Cinnamon Shortbread

Pecan Cinnamon Shortbread

Pecan Cinnamon Shortbread

The recipe for this melt-in-your-mouth cookie comes from Mitzi Sentiff from Annapolis, Maryland. “It yields just enough for the two of you and goes great with a cup of coffee,“ says Mitzi.

Jeweled Coconut Drops

Jeweled Coconut Drops

Jeweled Coconut Drops

Red raspberry preserves add a festive flair to these tender coconut cookies. Perfect for potlucks and cookie exchanges, these shaped cookies never last long when I make them for my husband and two sons. -Ellen Marie Byler Munfordville, Kentucky

Butter Snowmen Cookie

Butter Snowmen Cookie

Butter Snowmen Cookie

These cookies are sure to be part of your Christmas cookie plates. They will go especially well at a bake sale. They are so cute!—Kathleen Taugher, East Troy, Wisconsin

Holstein Crinkles

Holstein Crinkles

Holstein Crinkles

Ever sine I was a teen, I've been surprising my family with my baking experiments. These fudgy cookies are among my successes. I make several batches for friends around Christmastime.



Confetti Cake Batter Cookies

Confetti Cake Batter Cookies

Confetti Cake Batter Cookies

Mom and I took up cake decorating. Funfetti was our favorite cake, so we used the mix to make cutout cookies. Plain or decorated, they’re a fave at parties. —Danielle DeMarco, Basking Ridge, NJ

Flaky Creme-Filled Cookies

Flaky Creme-Filled Cookies

Flaky Creme-Filled Cookies

The light, incredibly flaky base of these delightful sandwich cookies is an easy-to-make form of French puff pastry. Mix and match the flavorings, and you'll have cookies for every taste.—Susan Falk, Warren, Michigan

Cashew Cookies

Cashew Cookies

Cashew Cookies

Some "dairy" merry snacking is guaranteed when you pass out these cashew-packed goodies! I found the recipe in a flyer promoting dairy products years ago. It's been this farm wife's standby ever since.

Cutout Wedding Cookies

Cutout Wedding Cookies

Cutout Wedding Cookies

The dessert table shapes up sweetly when we make these crisp, almond-flavored cookies for family weddings. Hearts, lips, doves, bells and other love-themed cutters work well.—Grace Van Timmeren, Grand Rapids, Michigan
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