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

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 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 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 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...


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-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 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,...


Jumbo Chocolate Cutouts

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


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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 Crinkle Cookies

11 reviews

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


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...


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 Reindeer

4 reviews

These cute cutout reindeer really fly off the plate when my brother's around. They're his favorite! The subtle chocolate color...


Double-Drizzled Biscotti

1 review

Semisweet and white chocolate drizzles give these biscotti a pretty look. The baking time is shorter than for some biscotti,...


Chocolate Nut Cookies

5 reviews

Folks are quick to grab one of these cookies when they see they're chocolate. Once they discover the nuts and...


Chocolate Lover’s Dream Cookies

10 reviews

“My daughter won 1st prize in the cookie division of a local Chocolate Festival with these — beating out a...


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...

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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...


Mocha Meringue Sandwich Cookies

These crisp, chewy cookies can be made any size you choose. They're also great with a variety of fillings—try making...


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 Maple Cookies

3 reviews

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


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,
...


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...