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Holiday Cookie Recipes

Looking for holiday cookies? Get easy to make holiday cookies. Taste of Home has recipes for holiday cookies including holiday cookie ideas, holiday themed cookies, and more holiday cookie recipes.

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Our home economists created this impressive, tasty cookie tree for the 2008 Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook. Guests can nibble on the gingerbread cookies as they talk and mingle at your festive gathering. For more information, go to shop.tasteofhome.com.

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Easy Almond Bars

Easy Almond Bars

Easy Almond Bars

For a last-minute sweet treat for a potluck or classroom parties, you can't beat these delicate bars. Just takes a few moment, the master cookie mix and four other ingredients and you'll have bars ready to pop in the oven.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Frosted Anise Cookies

Frosted Anise Cookies

Frosted Anise Cookies

I love anise flavoring, and my nana loved sugar cookies, so I put them together. These have a soft, from-scratch texture. It’s hard to stop at just one! —Rachele Angeloni, North Providence, Rhode Island
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Minty Meringue Drops

Minty Meringue Drops

Minty Meringue Drops

These pretty mint green drops are dotted with chocolate chips. My kids don't consider it the Christmas season until I make them.

Christmas Candy Cane Cookies

Christmas Candy Cane Cookies

Christmas Candy Cane Cookies

These cookies were a holiday tradition in my family since I was a young child. Now my own family requests them before any others at Christmas.—Patricia Schmeling

Double-Dutch Chocolate Holiday Cookies

Double-Dutch Chocolate Holiday Cookies

Double-Dutch Chocolate Holiday Cookies

Rich dark chocolate and crunchy, colorful M&M's combine to make these cookies extra special. Who wouldn't want to receive this mix as a gift? —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Cranberry-Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

Cranberry-Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

Cranberry-Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

I created this recipe when I didn't have enough ingredients for another cookie recipe. I use this recipe on numerous occasions for teacher gifts and Christmas.—Shelley Friesen, Leduc, Alberta

German Christmas Cookies

German Christmas Cookies

German Christmas Cookies

This little spice cookie tastes very European and is similar to Pfeffernüsse or “peppernut.” We make ours with cozy spices, anise flavoring, almonds and candied citron. —Carole Mueller, Florissant, Missouri

Lemon Meringue Pie Cookies

Lemon Meringue Pie Cookies

Lemon Meringue Pie Cookies

Here's a way to have the refreshing flavor of lemon meringue pie in a hand-held cookie. The meringue base is filled with homemade lemon curd. They are a melt-in-your mouth heavenly delight. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Christmas Lights Cookies

Christmas Lights Cookies

Christmas Lights Cookies

What better way to brighten chilly winter days than with light-shaped cookies? My classic dough recipe has been a holiday tradition in our family for years. —Carolyn Moseley, Dayton, Ohio

Star Sandwich Cookies

Star Sandwich Cookies

Star Sandwich Cookies

"I baked these treats for a church tea," says Patti Schmidt of Canton, Ohio. The night before, I gave a sample to the folks setting up. They like the cookies so much, they saved the rest to ensure they'd get some the next day!"
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