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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    Sock Monkey Cookies

    Perhaps the most amazing thing about sock monkey cookies is how cute they are. Try these classic cookies on for size. —Christy Thelen, Kellogg, Iowa

    30 of Oma’s Traditional Recipes for a German Christmas

    This holiday season, reach for these German Christmas food favorites pulled straight from Oma's recipe box. Enjoy stollen, potato dumplings,...


    Oma’s Marzipan Stollen

    3 reviews

    My German grandma made this stollen for us when we were young. I love its homey taste and how it...


    20 German Christmas Cookies

    Save big bucks on travel by experiencing the flavors of Germany in these German Christmas cookies.


    Chocolate Lebkuchen Cherry Balls

    1 review

    Here's my twist on the traditional German holiday lebkuchen—with a surprise inside. Maraschino cherries add a sweet and unexpected punch...

    Stollen Butter Rolls

    5 reviews

    Our family enjoys my stollen so much they say it's just too good to be served only as a holiday...


    Ugly Sweater Cookies

    Perhaps the most amazing thing about Ugly Sweater Cookies is how cute they are. Try these classic gingerbreads on for...

    Cherry Almond Mousse Pie

    19 reviews

    Treat your loved ones to a luscious pie with chocolate, cherries and nuts in a creamy vanilla mousse. It's a...


    Hot Water Gingerbread

    7 reviews

    This is a moist, old-fashioned dessert which your family will love!—Marjorie Green, South Haven, Michigan


    Crunchy-Top Gingerbread

    My grandmother often served this dessert with her special Sunday dinners, and my mother and I have also taken it...


    Gingerbread Yule Log

    3 reviews

    Nicely seasoned gingerbread holds a sweet creamy filling. This dessert is surprisingly light, so it's easy to indulge in a...

    Gingerbread with Crunchy Topping

    1 review

    I credit my mom with instilling in me a love of baking. Tried-and-true recipes like this make holidays with my...


    Glazed Pfeffernuesse

    5 reviews

    Our version of the classic German cookie is nice to have on hand throughout the holiday season. They stay fresh—and...


    Christmas Stollen Ring

    It's common for German families to gather on Christmas Eve to eat this traditional sweet bread. I've been cooking and...


    Gingerbread

    11 reviews

    My grandmother first used this recipe for gingerbread over 100 years ago. I remember that the kitchen smelled like heaven...


    Two-Tiered Fudge

    It's one good thing on top of another with this lusciously layered fudge. After your guests take a single taste,...

    Chocolate-Cherry Brownie Cups

    It's so tempting to snitch one of these yummy cups, you'll want to double your recipe. That way, you'll have...


    Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake

    6 reviews

    My love for chocolate-covered cherries inspired this fun and fancy cheesecake that's perfect for Christmas.


    Kolaches

    Also spelled "kolachkes", these sweet yeast buns have both Polish and Czech roots. They are usually filled with poppy seeds,...


    Rotkohl (Red Cabbage)

    Red cabbage is one of my family's favorite German dishes! It goes well with many meat dishes, especially those served...



    Sachertorte Bites

    Elegant and simple, these rich confection-like bars are a bite-sized take on the famous Viennese Sachertorte. It's traditionally made with...


    Old-Fashioned Molasses Cake

    30 reviews

    This old-time spice cake is lower in fat but big on flavor. Serve it warm for breakfast on a frosty...


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    Gingerbread Cutout Cookies

    37 reviews

    Our two boys linger around the kitchen when these homemade gingerbread cookies are baking. I make this gingerbread cookie recipe...

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    Easy Gingerbread Cutouts

    9 reviews

    "I rely on this tried-and-true recipe during the holidays," relates Sandy McKenzie of Braham, Minnesota. "The cream cheese frosting complements...


    Make-Ahead Holiday Cake

    2 reviews

    Julia Kinard of Dallastown, Pennsylvania recommends this impressive make-ahead dessert to please a crowd. "For my granddaughter's birthday, my daughter...


    Tiny Cherry Cheesecakes

    7 reviews

    I prepare these mini cheesecakes every Christmas and for many weddings. I've received countless compliments and recipe requests. When I...


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    Ground Beef Stroganoff

    11 reviews

    MY mother-in-law gave me this recipe 25 years ago. It's been a staple in my meal planning ever since because...


    Confetti Cream Cake

    Luscious layers of cake and creamy filling form this eye-popping dessert. If you're short on time, ready the filling ingredients...


    Mocha Cherry Cookies

    3 reviews

    Flecked with cherries and glistening with sugar, these dainty cookies always go over big. They're rich and tender, much like...