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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Mocha-Walnut Macarons

1 review

These mocha macarons perfectly capture the chocolate, nutty flavor of my favorite gourmet coffee. Store in an airtight container. —Christine Venzon, Peoria, Illinois

Peppermint Cream Sandwich Cookies

My mother and I made these crisp chocolate peppermint sandwich cookies together. They are a perfect addition to any party....


Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

7 reviews

These chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies bring back fond memories of my mom. They were her favorite, and she always...


Hot Chocolate Cookies

5 reviews

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


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...

Mexican Chocolate Biscotti

Nancy C. Evans of Phoenix, Arizona captured the spicy cinnamon flavor of Mexican chocolate in her original recipe for biscotti....


Chocolate Caramel Thumbprints

25 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

54 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,...


Buttery Ganache Cookie Cups

1 review

Our family wanted to share our love of ganache-filled cupcakes, so we made them into cookies. Even better: we bake...

Chocolate Caramel Kiss Cookies

5 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

45 reviews

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


Peppermint-Kissed Fudge Mallow Cookies

7 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,
...


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...


Chocolate-Filled Cookies with Peppermint Frosting

1 review

Baking is one of my favorite traditions around the holidays. These special cookies draw you in with candy-topped frosting and...

Chocolate-Dipped Lemon Cookies

I make these light and tasty cookies every holiday season and everybody finds them irresistible. I love to dip the...


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...


Jumbo Chocolate Cutouts

The recipe for these light cookies has been passed down from generation to generation. Have a little extra fun with...


Double Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti

1 review

I'm Italian, and this biscotti is a holiday tradition at our house. It's a low calorie treat that is heavenly...


Cocoa Brownie Cookies

My son is a chocoholic and this is his favorite cookie. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over simmering...


Midnight Moon Pies

I love chocolate and this recipes satisfies my craving for chocolate. A rich, buttery filling is sandwiched between moist chocolate...


Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

11 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

52 reviews

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

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Chocolate Maple Cookies

3 reviews

My aunt made these one year for Christmas, and my husband ate about a dozen. Since he liked them so...


Basic Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

7 reviews

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


Dipped Sandwich Cookies

4 reviews

With a lemon filling and chocolate coating, these buttery sandwich cookies are often requested at my house, particularly for special...


Envelopes of Fudge

3 reviews

Sealed inside a golden crust is a delicious special delivery—a fudgy walnut filling that's almost like a brownie. These cookies...


Chocolate Caramel Wafers

6 reviews

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


Chocolate Marshmallow Meltaways

13 reviews

Kids are thrilled to find a marshmallow hidden under this cookie's cocoa frosting. I enjoyed these cookies as a child,...