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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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My grandmother always made a holiday fruitcake. I took her recipe and made it a cookie that’s perfect any time with a cup of tea. —Amanda Digges, South Windsor, Connecticut
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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

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

English Tea Cakes

English Tea Cakes

English Tea Cakes

These unique cookies are baked in muffin cups, giving them a perfectly round shape. I sometimes omit the pecans and decorate the cookies for holidays.
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Cocoa/Marshmallow Cookies

Cocoa/Marshmallow Cookies

Cocoa/Marshmallow Cookies

It was always a treat when Mom made these cookies—and let me help in the kitchen when she did. Nowadays, I always double the recipe because they disappear so fast. The marshmallow is a nice surprise because the frosting hides it.

Lime Christmas Tea Cookies

Lime Christmas Tea Cookies

Lime Christmas Tea Cookies

Luscious with lime juice and flecked with pistachio nuts, these tangy frosted fir trees are almost too pretty to eat! They're a delightful addition to yuletide cookie trays.

Spice Cutout Cookies

Spice Cutout Cookies

Spice Cutout Cookies

The L&T editors adored Lyn Chapman's crispy spice cookies so much, that they asked the Test Kitchen to create a light creamy frosting to go with them. "My husband loves ginger snaps and gingerbread," Lyn writes from Provo, Utah. "He was delighted when I made these cookies since they offered a ginger flavor but with a new twist." At only 1 gram of fat a piece, the whimsical treats make an ideal addition to a Christmas cookie platter or New Year's dessert buffet.

Jeweled Cookie Slices

Jeweled Cookie Slices

Jeweled Cookie Slices

Field editor Rosella Peters of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan notes, "I often mark recipes with 'G' for good, 'VG' for very good; this seasonal favorite is marked 'VVG'! I usually double the recipe."

Granny's Spice Cookies

Granny's Spice Cookies

Granny's Spice Cookies

"Granny always had a batch of these delicious, crispy cookies waiting for us at her house." recalls Valerie Hudson of Mason City, Iowa. "Now 92, Granny lives far away, so when I miss her more than usual, I make these cookies and let the aroma fill my house and heart."

Walnut-Filled Pillows

Walnut-Filled Pillows

Walnut-Filled Pillows

These tender cookie pillows, filled with a delicious walnut mixture, are my husband's favorite. He says it wouldn't be Christmas without them.

Jeweled Cookies

Jeweled Cookies

Jeweled Cookies

Candied fruits give a stained-glass look to Raymond, Alberta field editor Ruth Ann Stelfox's specialties. "They're like shortbread, but dressed up," she says.

Gingerbread Teddy Bears

Gingerbread Teddy Bears

Gingerbread Teddy Bears

These cookies have been a Christmas tradition in my family since I was a little girl. The big bears are so soft and chewy that we can hardly wait until they come out of the oven!—Elizabeth Manzanares, Gloucester, Virginia
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