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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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 is exactly what this cookie is. All you need is a box of cake mix, a few common pantry ingredients, and voila—you have a tasty dessert ready for family and friends in under an hour. You can customize it, too, by substituting other mix-ins for the chocolate chips. We serve it warm with ice cream or whipped cream. —Arianna Harding, Cincinnati, Ohio

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...


Spiced Brownie Bites

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

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 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...


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...

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-Dipped Spumoni Cookies

5 reviews

I combined my favorite cookie and ice cream into one dessert. With so many delicious flavors going on, it's hard...


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-Dipped Meringue Sandwich Cookies

These light, airy morsels are twice as nice with two meringue cookies and velvety ganache in between. —Donna Pochoday-Stelmach, Morristown,...


Triple Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

9 reviews

This dazzling cookie showcases one of my family's favorite flavors, peppermint. It's always one of the first to disappear from...


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...


Orange Shortbread with Spicy Dark Chocolate

Of all the cookies I've made over the years, shortbread is the one that won't last 24 hours in our...

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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...


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...


Triple Chocolate Cookie Mix

1 review

Everyone likes a good old-fashioned cookie mix—and this one is especially popular with chocoholics! Tie the prep and baking directions...


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...


German Chocolate Tassies

My son and I love chocolate, so I made this brownie-like recipe to satisfy any chocolate lover. The pecans add...