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Gingersnap Coconut Creams

When Christmas is around the corner, we love gingerbread cookies and macaroons. I combine the two for a spiced gingersnap cookie with a coconut filling. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
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Peppermint Candy Cookies

Peppermint Candy Cookies

Peppermint Candy Cookies

IN A WHIRL to find the perfect birthday dessert for December? Just turn to these yummy seasonal swirls! "The buttery mint treats practically melt in your mouth," Gloria confirms. "Plus, bright food coloring gives them a lively look for parties." While Gloria likes to form her cookie dough into wreath shapes, CT's kitchen staff gave her recipe a new twist. They created peppermints wrapped in cellophane—perfect for pairing with Julie Todd's "candy" project.

Triple Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Triple Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Triple Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

This dazzling cookie showcases one of my family's favorite flavors, peppermint. It's always one of the first to disappear from the cookie tray. —Priscilla Yee, Concord, California

Raspberry Chocolate Rugalach

Raspberry Chocolate Rugalach

Raspberry Chocolate Rugalach

Since we celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas, these cookies were always on the menu. The cookies can be covered and refrigerated overnight or frozen for up to two months. —G.P. Busarow, Whitehall, Montana
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Neapolitan Bars

Neapolitan Bars

Neapolitan Bars

The colors of the season featured in this moist bars, which are layered with cherry and apricot preserves.—Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania

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."

Envelopes of Fudge

Envelopes of Fudge

Envelopes of Fudge

Sealed inside a golden crust is a delicious special delivery— a fudgy walnut filling that's almost like a brownie. These cookies are like two treats in one.

Italian Cenci Cookies

Italian Cenci Cookies

Italian Cenci Cookies

My mother brought this special family recipe from Europe a century ago, Cenci can be "dressed up" for any holiday—at Easter, I sprinkle yellow, pink and lavender jelly beans over them, and for Christmas, red and green candy sprinkles give the cenci a festive look. Even without the garnish, they always disappear fast!

Raspberry-Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Raspberry-Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Raspberry-Almond Thumbprint Cookies

These crisp, buttery thumbprints have a hint of almond and a touch of sweetness from the raspberry jam and a light drizzle of almond glaze.—Lana White, Roy, Washington

White Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies

White Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies

White Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies

This is a cookie you will want to make again and again. I like to take it to church get-togethers and family reunions. It's very delicious...crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. -Denise DeJong, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Snowballs

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Snowballs

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Snowballs

If you like the taste of coconut and chocolate, you can't help but love these fancy and festive-looking cookies.

Buttercups

Buttercups

Buttercups

These cookies began as simple Christmas cutouts. One day I decided to make them with a brown butter filling. Sometimes I'll fill the centers with melted chocolate. —Alice Le Duc, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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