Holiday Cookie Recipes

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Whipped Cream Krumkake

Whipped Cream Krumkake

Whipped Cream Krumkake

Our town of Decorah, in the northeast corner of the state, has a rich Norwegian heritage. That heritage is evident at holidays and during our annual "Nordic Fest", when krumkake is king! There are demonstrations of Krumkake-making in many store windows, and this rich delicious pastry is served at most family dinners and bake sales. —Imelda Nesteby, Decorah, Iowa

Sandbakkelse (Sand Tarts)

Sandbakkelse (Sand Tarts)

Sandbakkelse (Sand Tarts)

"TRANSLATED from Norwegian, the name of these cookies is 'sand tarts'. They're most attractive if baked in authentic sandbakkelse molds, which can be purchased in a Scandinavian import shop. Most any decorative cookie mold will do, though, and the interesting shapes will make these tarts the focus of your cookie tray!" —Karen Hoylo, Duluth, Minnesota

Favorite Macaroon Kisses

Favorite Macaroon Kisses

Favorite Macaroon Kisses

These cookies are a holiday favorite around our house. You can top them off with cherries or chocolate— or some of each!

Surprise Meringues

Surprise Meringues

Surprise Meringues

These crisp, delicate cookies are light as a feather. Mini chocolate chips and chopped nuts are a delightful and yummy surprise in every bite. Mom knows this fun dessert is a fitting finale to a big meal.

Icebox Honey Cookies

Icebox Honey Cookies

Icebox Honey Cookies

"Grandma Wruble always had a batch of these cookies in the cookie jar and another roll in the refrigerator ready to slice and bake," recalls Kristi Gleason of Flower Mound, Texas. "Their honey and lemon flavor is delicious."

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.

Evergreen Sandwich Cookies

Evergreen Sandwich Cookies

Evergreen Sandwich Cookies

"A fluffy vanilla filling makes these cookies a big holiday favorite at our house," says Evelyn Moll from Tulsa, Oklahoma. "My family also likes their rich shortbread flavor."

Danish Crispies

Danish Crispies

Danish Crispies

These crispy treats are like a bread, but more like a cookie! They're a tasty and delicious addition to a breakfast or bunch with coffee. —Martha Nelson, Zumbrota, Minnesota

Snowflake and Icicle Cookies

Snowflake and Icicle Cookies

Snowflake and Icicle 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

Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

These soft cookies are definitely a comforting old-fashioned variety everyone will enjoy.

Dipped Vanillas

Dipped Vanillas

Dipped Vanillas

"A touch of chocolate makes these classics stand out on the holiday cookie tray," Karen Bourne, field editor from Magrath, Alberta. "They're a tradition at our home for Christmas."
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