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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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Heat and sweet is such an amazing combination. The addition of red chili and chocolate chips makes these traditional Mexican Wedding Cookies a fiesta for your mouth! — Marla Clark, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Pretzel Cookies

Pretzel Cookies

Pretzel Cookies

Here's a different look from all the round or cut-out cookies. It's easy to shape this shortbread-like dough into a pretzel. You can also sprinkle them with colored sugar or sprinkles.— Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, Arizona

Apple Crisp Crescents

Apple Crisp Crescents

Apple Crisp Crescents

Cinnamony apples are wrapped in a tender pastry to create a crispy delicacy. The flavor reminds me of apple crisp.—Betty Lawton, Pennington, New Jersey

Cranberry & Pistachio Biscotti

Cranberry & Pistachio Biscotti

Cranberry & Pistachio Biscotti

This tasty biscotti is studded with dried cranberries and crunchy pistachios. It's delicious with tea or coffee. —Diane Gruber, Sioux City, Iowa
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Gingerbread Cookie Cutouts

Gingerbread Cookie Cutouts

Gingerbread Cookie Cutouts

Add a little snow hat (complete with a pom-pom) to a classic gingerbread shape to create adorable gingerbread Santas. —Christy Thelen, Kellogg, Iowa

Cranberry-Cashew Drop Cookies

Cranberry-Cashew Drop Cookies

Cranberry-Cashew Drop Cookies

This exceptional cookie features a wonderful chunky combination of cashews, dried cranberries and white chips. Make plenty. They will disappear quickly.

Salted Toffee Cashew Cookies

Salted Toffee Cashew Cookies

Salted Toffee Cashew Cookies

When I get toffee bits, butterscotch chips and cashews together in one cookie, the sweet and salty combo is nearly impossible to resist. —Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, CO

Festive Stars

Festive Stars

Festive Stars

Adding delightful dimension to a holiday cookie assortment, these clever interlocking Christmas stars are shared by Caren Zimmerman of Franklin, Wisconsin. See the illustrations below for their easy assembly.

Jelly Sandwich Cookies

Jelly Sandwich Cookies

Jelly Sandwich Cookies

Sandwiching jelly between two layers of the basic dough creates these stained glass-like creations. "Your favorite raisin filling is excellent in these cookies, too," Gloria suggests.

Lime Christmas Tea Cookies

Lime Christmas Tea Cookies

Lime Christmas Tea Cookies

Brighten your holiday cookie tray with these tangy frosted fir tree that are flecked with pistachios and flavored with lime juice and vanilla. The festive treats are almost too pretty to eat! —Mary Ann Taday, East Lyme, Connecticut

Holiday Cutout Cookies

Holiday Cutout Cookies

Holiday Cutout Cookies

The only limit to these fun cutouts is your cookie cutter collection and your imagination! If you prefer crisp cookies, sprinkle with colored sugar before baking and skip the frosting. —Anne Grisham, Henderson, Nevada

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
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