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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.

Christmas Cookie Ornaments

Christmas Cookie Ornaments

Christmas Cookie Ornaments

You can make these goodies for the Christmas tree ahead of time! Simply whip up the cookies and store them plain in your freezer. Come Christmas, you can fix homemade frosting and decorate. Then tie on ribbons and hang the shapes on your evergreen. You can also create these treats for eating! If you do, start them from scratch at holiday time and keep them in an airtight container. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Holiday Lace Cookies

Holiday Lace Cookies

Holiday Lace Cookies

It's hard to stop eating these buttery cookies dotted with pecans and dried cranberries. I cherish this recipe from my mother.

Ginger Leaf Cutouts

Ginger Leaf Cutouts

Ginger Leaf Cutouts

My father enjoyed these cookies with apple cider when he returned home from hunting on Thanksgiving morning. I like to decorate them with colored sugar.
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Tender Italian Sugar Cookies

Tender Italian Sugar Cookies

Tender Italian Sugar Cookies

These traditional Italian cookies are moist and tender. —Weda Mosellie, Phillipsburg, New Jersey

Pecan Double-Chip Cookies

Pecan Double-Chip Cookies

Pecan Double-Chip Cookies

I created this recipe one day when I decided to revise a family favorite. My kids loved the variation, and I've been making these cookies this way ever since.

Christmas Gingerbread House

Christmas Gingerbread House

Christmas Gingerbread House

Making a gingerbread house is a favorite tradition for my family during the holidays. We look forward to it every year. —A. Ruth Witmer, Stevens, Pennsylvania

Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Chocolate Chip Biscotti

With a hint of apricots, these chocolate chip biscotti taste great alongside a cup of coffee or tea.Friends and family are always happy to receive a batch for Christmas.—Theresa Smith, Lee, New Hampshire

Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprints

Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprints

Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprints

The popular combination of chocolate and peanut butter is hard to beat...and the cream filling in these cookies takes them beyond the ordinary!—Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania

Cherry Pecan Dreams

Cherry Pecan Dreams

Cherry Pecan Dreams

Packed with fruit, nuts and vanilla chips, these goodies are sure to please. If you prefer, replace the cherries with cranberries or apricots.

Door County Cherry Biscotti

Door County Cherry Biscotti

Door County Cherry Biscotti

"When it was announced that dried cherries would be the featured ingredient in the baking competition that year, I experimented with adding them to my recipe. I love the combination of the cherries and the chocolate drizzle."
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