Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Baklava Thumbprint Cookies

10 reviews

The topping on my sister-in-law's peach cobbler was so delicious that I asked for the recipe, then decided to use that to top a cookie I developed with the flavors of baklava. My adult son tried one and immediately ate two more—which is unusual for him! It's a good recipe to mix up the night before and bake fresh the next day for company. —Sharon Eshelman, Harrington, Delaware

Carrot Spice Thumbprint Cookies

6 reviews

Carrot cake is a family favorite, and these delicious cookies taste just like it with shredded carrots, dried cranberries, toasted...


Pine Nut Thumbprints

Want to try a variation on the classic thumbprint cookie? Give my recipe a try. I use pine nuts, orange...


Mountain Cookies

14 reviews

I've been making these deliciously different cookies for about 11 years. My kids especially like the creamy coconut filling. Whenever...


Chocolate Caramel Thumbprints

26 reviews

Covered in chopped nuts and drizzled with chocolate, these cookies are delicious and pretty, too. Everybody looks forward to munching...

Chocolate Pecan Thumbprints

1 review

Every Christmas for over 30 years, I have rolled, cut, shaped and baked batches cookies for family and friends. These...


Strawberry Cream Cookies

22 reviews

These delicate cream cheese cookies look lovely on a tea tray or dessert platter. Feel free to experiment with other...

Cream Cheese Turtle Cups

2 reviews

Sometimes the best thing about a cookie is the memories made. My daughter and I love to make and eat...


Jeweled Coconut Drops

12 reviews

Red raspberry preserves add a festive flair to these tender coconut cookies. Perfect for potlucks and cookie exchanges, these shaped...


Red Velvet Peppermint Thumbprints

10 reviews

Red velvet cookies and cakes are so pretty, but I always wish they had a bigger flavor. I infused these...


Coconut Joys

6 reviews

If you like coconut, you’ll love these no-bake, no-fuss sweets. They are cute as can be and make a satisfying...

Jeweled Thumbprints

3 reviews

When I moved here from Malta more than 20 years ago, a kind neighbor lady took me under her wing...


Poppy Seed Thumbprints

12 reviews

My oldest son is a huge fan of these thumbprints, so I make sure they're on my baking list every...


Sacher Torte Cookies

4 reviews

This cookie recipe will be a hit whether you are making it for your family or for a potluck. Apricot...


Thumbprint Butter Cookies

6 reviews

These buttery little rounds add beautiful color to a platter of treats. Fill the thumbprint in the center with any...


Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

45 reviews

My group of friends had a weekly "movie night" during winters on Martha's Vineyard, and we'd take turns making a...

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Pistachio Thumbprints

10 reviews

These mild pistachio-flavored cookies disappear in a wink. —Liz Probelski, Port Washington, Wisconsin.


Raspberry Pistachio Thumbprints

8 reviews

Thumbprint cookies are a Christmas classic, and I especially like my updated version with pistachios. The rich, buttery bites are...