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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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Cherry Biscochitos

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Mary Shivers
I discovered the wonderful anise flavor of biscochitos, which are traditional cookies of New Mexico. I created my own version with maraschino cherries and fresh cranberries. —Mary Shivers, Ada, Oklahoma
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More Holiday Cookie Recipes

Peppermint Candy Cookies

Peppermint Candy Cookies

Peppermint Candy Cookies

Taking a cue from Star Mints, I created a buttery cookie with a holiday look. This one melts in your mouth faster than its candy cousin. —Gloria McKenzie, Panama City, Florida

Austrian Nut Cookies

Austrian Nut Cookies

Austrian Nut Cookies

These are my family's favorite Christmas cookies. If you arrange the slivered almonds in pinwheel fashion, the cookie looks like a poinsettia. —Marianne Weber, South Beach, Oregon

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
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Peanut Butter Chip Cookie

Peanut Butter Chip Cookie

Peanut Butter Chip Cookie

I bake these crispy yet chewy peanut butter cookies often. My grandchildren, both near and far, can't wait to dig into the cookie jar.—Lois Bowman, Swanton, Maryland

Cherry Kisses

Cherry Kisses

Cherry Kisses

Cookies that melt in your mouth and are practically fat-free—is it any wonder these crispy meringue morsels disappear as fast as I can whip them up? Friends and family love them. —Jo Ann Blomquest, Freeport, Illinois

Cherry Chocolate Cookies

Cherry Chocolate Cookies

Cherry Chocolate Cookies

No one can resis the chewy texture of these fudgy cookies. I always double the recipe because they disappear quickly around our house. —Kim Williams, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Cinnamon Spritz

Cinnamon Spritz

Cinnamon Spritz

With lots of cinnamon flavor, these rich buttery cookies are similar to a classic Snickerdoodle. The dough is so easy to work with.

Jeweled Coconut Crisps

Jeweled Coconut Crisps

Jeweled Coconut Crisps

When I anticipate a busy day during the holiday season, I make this cookie dough the night before. The next day, I just slice and bake. —Eileen Milacek, Waukomis, Oklahoma

Golden Raisin Cookies

Golden Raisin Cookies

Golden Raisin Cookies

"Since my children are grown, I make these light butter cookies for the neighborhood kids," relates Isabel Podeszwa of Lakewood, New Jersey.

Mint Sandwich Cookies

Mint Sandwich Cookies

Mint Sandwich Cookies

Canned frosting, peppermint extract and chocolate candy coating quickly turn crackers into these wonderful little no-bake cookies. My children and I like to assemble them for parties and holidays. I hope you and your family enjoy them as much as we do. -Melissa Thompson, Anderson, Ohio

Merry Note Cookies

Merry Note Cookies

Merry Note Cookies

These cookies made with a recipe similar to one my mom always used, were a fitting dessert before we set out for caroling for the holidays.—Nella Parker, Hersey, Michigan
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