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...


Giant Buckeye Cookie

11 reviews

I’m from Ohio, and we love our buckeye candy! Buckeyes are a delicious combination of peanut butter and chocolate, which...


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 Chip Mint Cookies

1 review

Patricia Kaesta of Brockton, Massachusetts jazzes up a packaged cookie mix, then lets Junior Mints melt on top of the...


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 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,...


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 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 Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

22 reviews

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


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...


Spiced Brownie Bites

My son and I came up with this recipe together to satisfy our cravings for chocolate and spice. —Anna Nicoletta,...

Chocolate-Swirled Peanut Butter Cookies

11 reviews

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


Chocolate-Dipped Hazelnut Macaroons

These pretty cookies are perfect for the special holiday season and pretty easy to make! —Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri


Chocolate Cutout Cookies

8 reviews

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


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...


Chocolate Walnut Crescents

I use a round cookie cutter to form the crescent shapes for these nutty favorites. They're so pretty sprinkled with...


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...


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...

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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 Maple Cookies

3 reviews

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


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,...


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...


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 Peppermint Spritz Cookies

7 reviews

I love to make spritz cookies. Each year I make several varieties of cookies and then deliver them to friends....