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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.

Fudge Puddles

Fudge Puddles

Fudge Puddles

I was inspired to make these cookies last year when we stopped for a snack while Christmas shopping. I changed a few things when I got home, and my Fudge Puddles became a favorite with my husband's family. —Kimarie Maassen, Avoca, Iowa

Cherry Mocha Balls

Cherry Mocha Balls

Cherry Mocha Balls

My mother-in-law gave me this recipe before my wedding (six children ago!). I've made mocha balls nearly every Christmas since then. Because they freeze so well, I bake some early and put them away to call on as last-minute holiday treats. —Jeana Crowell, Whitewater, KS

Holly Wreaths

Holly Wreaths

Holly Wreaths

Meet the Cook: I've never come across another spritz cookie like this - one calling for cream cheese as an ingredient. That helps to keep these wreaths moist a long time, while also adding a delicious flavor. Our home is on a couple of acres out in the country. We're retired, with four children and seven grandchildren. -Dee Lein, Longmont, Colorado
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Molasses Spice Cutouts

Molasses Spice Cutouts

Molasses Spice Cutouts

Meet the Cook: It hardly ever fails - when I send these cookies to school with out youngsters (15 and 12), I'm almost always asked for the recipe by their teachers! -Doris Heinen, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Vanilla-Butter Sugar Cookies

Vanilla-Butter Sugar Cookies

Vanilla-Butter Sugar Cookies

While I usually bake these cookies for Christmas, I'll also make them at Valentine's Day (in the shape of hearts, with messages written in frosting), at Thanksgiving (shaped like turkeys), at Halloween (pumpkins), etc. Children like to help out with the decorating. —Cynthia Ettel, Hutchinson, Minnesota

Finnish Pinwheels

Finnish Pinwheels

Finnish Pinwheels

When my sister was hosting an exchange student from Finland, she served these cookies I'd made to her guest. The young lady instantly recognized what they were. So I know they're still being made in our ancestors' country! —Ilona Barron, Ontonagon, Michigan

Italian Sprinkle Cookies

Italian Sprinkle Cookies

Italian Sprinkle Cookies

These cookies take some time, effort and equipment, but, believe me, they are well worth it! My husband and I used to operate an Italian-American restaurant, and this recipe goes back generations. —Gloria Cracchiolo, Newburgh, New York

Eggnog Logs

Eggnog Logs

Eggnog Logs

Meet the Cook: An older lady at church gave me this recipe. I always include these logs in holiday food gifts to family and friends. My husband (a Southern Pacific engineer) and I celebrated our silver anniversary just last summer. We have two daughters in their 20's. Our home is in a small town set amid some beautiful country - in fact, we can see Mt. Shasta from the dining room window!—Kim Jordan, Dunsmuir, California

Lemon Snowflakes

Lemon Snowflakes

Lemon Snowflakes

Four ingredients is all it takes to whip up these delightful cookies.—Linda Barry, Dianna, Texas

Crisp Butter Cookies

Crisp Butter Cookies

Crisp Butter Cookies

You'll be out of the kitchen quick when you bake these cookies. The would be great to take to a holiday party.—Tammy Mackie, Seward, Nebraska

Date Delights

Date Delights

Date Delights

This dessert is so wonderful. Guests love its sweet and rich flavor. I am often asked for the recipe.—Helen Wolber, Brookville, Indiana
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