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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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Cranberries and almonds pair well with the mild gingerbread flavor in these cookies from our Test Kitchen. The crisp cookies taste terrific with a steaming cup of coffee.
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Chocolate Hazelnut Tassies

Chocolate Hazelnut Tassies

Chocolate Hazelnut Tassies

Your taste buds will be delighted to find these delicious tassies not filled with the standard pecans but with dark chocolate and hazelnuts. —Joan Ranzini, Waynesboro, Virginia

Gingerbread Snow Globe

Gingerbread Snow Globe

Gingerbread Snow Globe

I make a big batch of these gingerbreads every Christmas to give to co-workers and family. For a festive decoration, arrange cookies in a large clear jar to look like a snow globe. —Kelly Kirby, Westville, Nova Scotia

White Chocolate Pistachio and Cranberry Biscotti

White Chocolate Pistachio and Cranberry Biscotti

White Chocolate Pistachio and Cranberry Biscotti

Over the years, I've adapted my most-requested biscotti recipe to add some of my favorite ingredients: cranberries, white chocolate and pistachios. This biscotti keeps and freezes well.—Susan Nelson, Newbury Park, California
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Snowball Cookie

Snowball Cookie

Snowball Cookie

I like to make these coconut-covered balls when the snow is flying outside. I've shared the candies with many of my friends and family members, an everyone loves them.

Caramel Pecan Cookies

Caramel Pecan Cookies

Caramel Pecan Cookies

You’re sure to impress guests with these show-stopping treats. A golden sugar cookie is the base for an artful arrangement of creamy caramel, sweet milk chocolate and crunchy pecan halves.

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

Lemony Coconut Bars

Lemony Coconut Bars

Lemony Coconut Bars

These lemony and chewy bars make a refreshing addition to the holiday cookie tray. Try lime juice and zest for a zingy twist. —Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Date-Filled Sandwich Cookies

Date-Filled Sandwich Cookies

Date-Filled Sandwich Cookies

Of all the cookies I've baked over the years, these have remained one of my all-time favorite. The dough is very easy to work with, and the result is eye-catching. —Debbie Rode, Oxbow, Saskatchewan

Ginger & Maple Macadamia Nut Cookies

Ginger & Maple Macadamia Nut Cookies

Ginger & Maple Macadamia Nut Cookies

This spiced cookie has a real kick of ginger, similar to traditional German lebkuchen. If you don’t have crystallized ginger, use colored sprinkles. —Thomas Faglon, Somerset, New Jersey

Chocolate Cutout Cookies

Chocolate Cutout Cookies

Chocolate Cutout Cookies

I love gingerbread cookies, but my grandchildren don't like the ginger flavor. Now I use chocolate and watch them smile as they take that first bite. —Nancy Murphy, Oneonta, New York

Reindeer Track Cookies

Reindeer Track Cookies

Reindeer Track Cookies

I loved finding deer tracks in snow when I was a kid. One day I was looking at coffee beans, and I realized they look like little hoof prints. That's how I came up with this fun recipe.—Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, Colorado
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