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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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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 made a batch when she knew company was coming. —Jacquie McTaggart, Independence, Iowa

Giant Buckeye Cookie

12 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

8 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 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 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 Crinkle Cookies

13 reviews

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


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...


Chocolate Alfajores

Chocolate alfajores, also known as alfajores de chocolate, are a popular South American dessert made of slightly sweetened shortbread cookies...


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...

Double Chocolate, Orange and Hazelnut Biscotti

Biscotti are easier to make than you might think, and they’re delicious with breakfast or as a snack. They store...


Chocolate Walnut Crescents

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


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...


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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...


Pistachio Chocolate Macarons

1 review

Traditional macarons are confections made with egg whites, sugar and almonds. Our Test Kitchen's version calls for pistachios and features...

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...


Double-Dipped Shortbread Cookies

My mom and her friend did a lot of cookie swaps together. They were always finding new recipes to share,...


Chocolate Mint Delights

I tuck a chocolate-covered peppermint patty into every one of these rich cookies. The drizzle on top adds a nice...


Chocolate Gingersnaps

10 reviews

When my daughter, Jennifer, was 15 years old, she created this recipe as a way to combine two of her...


No-Bake Chocolate Oat Cookies

7 reviews

This is my son's all-time favorite cookie. He will share just about anything, but these are an exception...he gobbles them...


Rainbow S’moreo Cookies

3 reviews

Homemade Oreo-style cookies are pretty great on their own, but they're even better when you add graham cracker crumbs to...


Peanut Butter Spritz Fingers

My family loves this peanut butter fingers recipe because they satisfy the need for chocolate and for something crunchy, sweet...


Homemade Chocolate Shortbread

11 reviews

This recipe has been in my files for a long time...probably from when I first learned to bake. Any chocolate...

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Semisweet Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

Chocolate and vanilla provide a delightful contrast in their flavor and appearance. —Nancy Arevalo, Brookfield, Wisconsin