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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.

Frosted Peanut Butter Cookies

Frosted Peanut Butter Cookies

Frosted Peanut Butter Cookies

Are you looking for a quick way to dress up an ordinary cookie mix? Try this trick from our Test Kitchen. The frosting can be used on a variety of cookies, including sugar and chocolate chip.

Spice Cutout Cookies

Spice Cutout Cookies

Spice Cutout Cookies

The L&T editors adored Lyn Chapman's crispy spice cookies so much, that they asked the Test Kitchen to create a light creamy frosting to go with them. "My husband loves ginger snaps and gingerbread," Lyn writes from Provo, Utah. "He was delighted when I made these cookies since they offered a ginger flavor but with a new twist." At only 1 gram of fat a piece, the whimsical treats make an ideal addition to a Christmas cookie platter or New Year's dessert buffet.

Frosted Cashew Drops

Frosted Cashew Drops

Frosted Cashew Drops

If your family likes the taste of cashews, they will love these caramel-flavored cookies. I think they make a nice nutty addition to any holiday cookie platter, but they always disappear quickly no matter what time of year I decide to serve them.
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Caramel Pecan Cookies

Caramel Pecan Cookies

Caramel Pecan Cookies

You’re sure to impress guests with these show-stopping treats. A golden sugar cookie is the base for an artful arrangement of creamy caramel, sweet milk chocolate and crunchy pecan halves.

Holiday Bells

Holiday Bells

Holiday Bells

Our home economists added all-purpose flour to the sugar cookie dough to make it easy to handle and shape these pecan-filled bells. Maraschino cherries provide a festive final touch as the bells’ clappers.

Dipped Spice Cookies

Dipped Spice Cookies

Dipped Spice Cookies

A hint of orange and a sprinkling of spices lend old-fashioned goodness to these delightful treats. The logs are dipped in melted chocolate and sprinkled with nuts for a special look.

Swirled Mint Cookies

Swirled Mint Cookies

Swirled Mint Cookies

No one will believe that these rich and buttery cookies from Lois Hill of Thomasville, North Carolina are 'light,' but they are! And with their colorful swirls, each one of these minty sugary bites is unique.

Mint Meringues

Mint Meringues

Mint Meringues

Lighter than air, these minty meringues will melt in your mouth, promises Karla Retzer in Grantsburg, Wisconsin. “It just wouldn't be Christmas at our house without these special cookies that everyone can enjoy.”

Snowman Sugar Cookies

Snowman Sugar Cookies

Snowman Sugar Cookies

Store-bought dough speeds up the preparation time of these cute cookies. They're so easy that the whole family—even little kids—can help decorate them. —Jean Wardrip Burr, Hope Mills, North Carolina

Elf Cookies

Elf Cookies

Elf Cookies

A sweet frosting glaze, colorful candies and well-placed almond slices turn these sugar cookie diamonds into a big batch of Santa’s helpers. TIP: Bake a batch of the adorable elves as a classroom treat or use a few to brighten each of your cookie trays.

Colorful Candy Bar Cookies

Colorful Candy Bar Cookies

Colorful Candy Bar Cookies

No one will guess these sweet treats with the candy bar center start with store-bought dough. Roll them in colored sugar…or just dip the tops for even faster assembly. Instead of using miniature candy bars, slice regular size Snickers candy bars into 1-inch pieces for the centers. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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