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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Chocolate Caramel Thumbprints

29 reviews

Covered in chopped nuts and drizzled with chocolate, these cookies are delicious and pretty, too. Everybody looks forward to munching on them during the holidays. —Elizabeth Marino, San Juan Capistrano, California

Buttery Ganache Cookie Cups

1 review

Our family wanted to share our love of ganache-filled cupcakes, so we made them into cookies. Even better: we bake...


Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

47 reviews

My group of friends had a weekly "movie night" during winters on Martha's Vineyard, and we'd take turns making a...


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...


Jumbo Chocolate Cutouts

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

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...


Basic Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

8 reviews

This recipe evolved from several different recipes that I combined into one. I've never received so many compliments on my...

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 Reindeer

5 reviews

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


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...


Chocolate Alfajores

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

Chocolate Cutout Cookies

10 reviews

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


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...


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...


Chocolate-Glazed Doughnut Cookies

1 review

My little nieces love to help decorate these doughnut-shaped cookies. They top them with sprinkles, chopped pecans or crushed candy...

German Chocolate Tassies

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


Black Forest Thumbprint Cookies

My creation is special because I have captured the flavors of two classic desserts, Black Forest Cake and Cherries Jubilee...


Truffle-Filled Cookie Tarts

9 reviews

I made chocolate truffles as a Christmas tradition for many years. I created this recipe to incorporate my truffles into...


Double Delights

3 reviews

You get the best of both worlds with these chocolate and vanilla cookies. They're an appealing addition to any cookie...


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...


Mint Chocolate-Covered Cookies

At our house, everyone lends a hand to make these easy chocolate-covered cookies. They remind me of Thin Mints. Decorate...


Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

3 reviews

These cookies are so simple, children can help prepare them. They taste delicious and look festive on cookie trays. —Agnes...


Chocolate Shortbread Trees

You can use this rollout chocolate cookie dough to create all kinds of shapes and sizes, but I like to...

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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-Hazelnut Crinkle Cookies

Santa won't leave a crumb on the plate when you set out these rich and tender confections. The hazelnut flavor...


Chocolate Mint Delights

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


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Old-Fashioned Whoopie Pies

28 reviews

Who can resist soft chocolate sandwich cookies filled with a layer of fluffy white frosting? Mom has made these for...


Contest-Winning Chocolate Truffle Cookies

33 reviews

Here's a snack for serious chocolate lovers. These enticing cookies are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside,...


Cathedral Cookies

11 reviews

Children love the colorful marshmallows in these festive confections, which look like stained glass when they're sliced. They practically light...