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

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

8 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 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...

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 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 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,
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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...


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...

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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 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...


Chewy Chocolate Cookies

31 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 Lebkuchen

1 review

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


Cafe Mocha Pinwheels

2 reviews

When my daughter was young, I made these cookies for school bake sales. Preschoolers enjoy rolling up the dough, and...