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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Hot Chocolate Cookies

8 reviews

Using hot chocolate mix and marshmallow bits in the cookie dough really makes these cookies taste like hot cocoa. —Lisa Kaminski, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

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...


Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

If you’re tight on time, you can use store-bought cookies, but I highly recommend making these oatmeal chocolate cookies from...


Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

24 reviews

It's a snap to make a batch of tasty cookies using this chocolate peanut butter cookie recipe, which calls for...


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...

Chocolate Peppermint Snaps

2 reviews

This is one of my family's favorite cookies. My brother baked them for a Boy Scout fundraiser, and they were...


Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies

62 reviews

Although these cookies require a little extra effort, they’re worth it. I make them for every family gathering—and they never...

Chocolate Macadamia Macaroons

1 review

This perfect macaroon has dark chocolate, chewy coconut and macadamia nuts and is dipped in chocolate—sinful and delicious! —Darlene Brenden,...


Chocolate Caramel Kiss Cookies

6 reviews

I make this cookie every Christmas with my family. It’s a fun twist on a classic peanut butter blossom because...


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...


Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

13 reviews

When I baked this moist, fudgy chocolate crinkle cookie recipe for the first time, my three preschool children went wild...

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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...


Basic Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

8 reviews

This recipe evolved from several different recipes that I combined into one. I've never received so many compliments on my...


Chocolate Caramel Wafers

8 reviews

To keep my holiday cooking quick, I've come to rely on fast recipes like this one. The crunchy-chewy tidbits are...


Chewy Chocolate Cookies

32 reviews

This cookie recipe—a favorite of our four children—has been in my collection for years. Sometimes I'll substitute mint-flavored chips for...


Fudgy Mint Cookies

23 reviews

Chocolate lovers will get a double dose when they bite into this cakelike cookie. The cookies are especially popular served...

Chocolate Mexican Wedding Cakes

4 reviews

These spiced balls are a yummy twist on a traditional favorite. Sometimes I add mini chocolate chips to the dough...


Chocolate Lebkuchen

1 review

Having lived in Germany, I try to keep my German cooking as authentic as possible. This lovely lebkuchen recipe is...


Mexican Chocolate Walnut-Cherry Biscotti

2 reviews

I love to combine flavors and spices from different cultures. These cookies have ground cinnamon in them, which is a...


Chocolate Cutout Cookies

10 reviews

I love gingerbread cookies, but my grandchildren don't like the ginger flavor. Now I use chocolate and watch them smile...


Chocolate Almond Crescents

1 review

If you like chocolate-covered almonds, you’re in for a treat. These buttery, crumbly cookies make a thoughtful holiday gift. —Vicki...


Chocolate-Swirled Peanut Butter Cookies

12 reviews

Our kids’ most-requested cookies are peanut butter and chocolate chip, so
I created this combination. The two doughs swirled...


Macadamia-Coffee Bean Cookies

1 review

Nearly anyone who loves coffee will perk up for this java-infused cookie. What hot beverage would you pair these treats...


Double-Drizzled Biscotti

2 reviews

Semisweet and white chocolate drizzles give these biscotti a pretty look. The baking time is shorter than for some biscotti,...

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Quick Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

25 reviews

These cookies freeze well, so it's easy to keep some on hand for last-minute munching. In summer, I often make...


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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...


Double Delights

3 reviews

You get the best of both worlds with these chocolate and vanilla cookies. They're an appealing addition to any cookie...


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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Old-Fashioned Whoopie Pies

28 reviews

Who can resist soft chocolate sandwich cookies filled with a layer of fluffy white frosting? Mom has made these for...


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,...