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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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 are the secret ingredient. Canned sweet potatoes will work, too, if you're short on time. —Noelle Myers, Grand Forks, North Dakota

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...


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

62 reviews

Although these cookies require a little extra effort, they’re worth it. I make them for every family gathering—and they never...


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 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 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 Crinkle Cookies

13 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

55 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

8 reviews

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


Chocolate Caramel Wafers

8 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

32 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...


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...


Chocolate Peppermint Spritz Cookies

7 reviews

I love to make spritz cookies. Each year I make several varieties of cookies and then deliver them to friends....


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 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...


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...


Chocolate-Dipped Orange Cookies

8 reviews

These tender cookies are pretty to look at—and the combination of cream cheese, orange, chocolate and almonds makes them almost...


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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Mocha Pecan Balls

1 review

Dusted in either confectioners’ sugar or cocoa, this six-ingredient dough rolls up into truffle-like treats—no baking required. —Lorraine Darocha, Mountain...


Macadamia-Coffee Bean Cookies

1 review

Nearly anyone who loves coffee will perk up for this java-infused cookie. What hot beverage would you pair these treats...


Double-Drizzled Biscotti

2 reviews

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


Quick Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

25 reviews

These cookies freeze well, so it's easy to keep some on hand for last-minute munching. In summer, I often make...


Chocolate-Coated Candy Canes

These cookies are absolutely my favorite during the holidays. They are well worth the effort to make.—Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah


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...