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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Jamaican Chocolate Cookies with Caramel Creme

1 review

I made these for an office party cookie contest—and not a crumb was left on
the platter! Sweet potatoes are the secret ingredient. Canned sweet potatoes will work, too, if you're short on time. —Noelle Myers, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Chocolate Caramel Thumbprints

29 reviews

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


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Sour Cream Chocolate Cookies

55 reviews

These soft chocolaty sour cream cookies can be easily altered to make several different varieties —I've added everything from mints...


Triple Chocolate Kisses

5 reviews

These crisp meringue cookies with a chocolate center are easy to make but look like you spent a lot of...


Chocolate-Dipped Spumoni Cookies

5 reviews

I combined my favorite cookie and ice cream into one dessert. With so many delicious flavors going on, it's hard...

Triple Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

9 reviews

This dazzling cookie showcases one of my family's favorite flavors, peppermint. It's always one of the first to disappear from...


Mocha Meringue Sandwich Cookies

These crisp, chewy cookies can be made any size you choose. They're also great with a variety of fillings—try making...

Peppermint-Kissed Fudge Mallow Cookies

10 reviews

Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without these cute-as-can-be treats. Fudgy-rich chocolate cookies with refreshing mint flavor, soft marshmallow,
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Chocolate-Mint Cookie Cups

When chocolate and mint get together with a hint of peppermint, mmm…magic happens. If you don't have mini muffin pans...


Mint-Mallow Sandwich Cookies

2 reviews

A lightened version of Whoopie Pies, with a peppermint twist to make them Christmas-y. Kids love them! Instead of adding...


Quadruple Chocolate Chunk Cookies

16 reviews

Of all the recipes in my repertoire, I knew my Quadruple Chocolate Chunk Cookies would have the best shot of...

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

47 reviews

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


Whoopie Cookies

6 reviews

I don’t always have time to make whoopie pies from scratch, so I tweaked a cake mix recipe to create...


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Hot Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

10 reviews

This is a variation of the cookies my mother made when I was growing up. Now my 13-year-old daughter and...


Mocha Pecan Balls

1 review

Dusted in either confectioners’ sugar or cocoa, this six-ingredient dough rolls up into truffle-like treats—no baking required. —Lorraine Darocha, Mountain...


Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

3 reviews

These cookies are so simple, children can help prepare them. They taste delicious and look festive on cookie trays. —Agnes...

Caramel Whiskey Cookies

5 reviews

A bit of yogurt replaces part of the butter in the traditional cookie, but you would never know. I get...


Cherry Mocha Balls

3 reviews

My mother-in-law gave me this recipe before my wedding (six children ago!). I've made mocha balls nearly every Christmas since...


Chocolate Meringue Stars

12 reviews

These light, delicate chocolate meringue cookies sure make for merry munching. Their big chocolate flavor makes it difficult to keep...


Contest-Winning Chocolate Truffle Cookies

33 reviews

Here's a snack for serious chocolate lovers. These enticing cookies are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside,...