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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Jammy Dodgers

On my first trip to Great Britain, I stumbled upon these cookies (or biscuits, as they're known in the U.K.). These iconic treats, sold as Jammie Dodgers, can be found everywhere over there. Since I couldn't find them in the States, I had to make my own version. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor, Culinary

Lavender and Lemon Biscochitos

1 review

Biscochitos are the state cookie for our home state of New Mexico. They are traditionally made with anise seeds, but...


All-Time Favorite Sugar Cookies

I searched for about 30 years to find the ideal sugar cookie recipe, and this is it! The dough turns...


Easy Scottish Shortbread

1 review

These traditional butter cookies require only three ingredients. They’re so yummy, you won’t be able to stop at just one!...


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Stamped Cutout Cookies

Rich, buttery sugar cookie cutouts like these never last long at a party. They're one of my favorite homemade Christmas...

Unicorn Manes

1 review

Everyone loves a classic shortbread cookie. Make each cookie magical with a quick dip into melted baking chips and rainbow-colored...


Linzer Heart Cookies

8 reviews

This specialty cookie takes a little extra effort, but the delectable results are well-worth it. I bake the tender jam-filled...

Brown Sugar Cutout Cookies

2 reviews

Our neighbor made these for me when I was little, and now I make them for my kids, grandkids and...


Sweetheart Coconut Cookies

3 reviews

Ruby red jam and coarse sugar add a festive look to these crisp sandwich cookies that are the perfect gift...


Cherry-Filled Heart Cookies

1 review

These crisp, flaky cookies are a wonderful way to show you care. They take a little effort, but the smiles...


Glazed Butter Cookies

4 reviews

These rich buttery cutout cookies are pretty enough to star on any holiday buffet. They taste as good as they...

Chocolate Linzer Torte Stars

Wanting a treat that tastes like traditional linzer torte without the time commitment, I came up with these simple, sensational...


Merry Cherry Cookie Tarts

I love to cook and bake, and I think these are the best-ever Christmas cookies. Tender almond-flavored dough with a...


Raspberry Snowflake Sandwich Cookies

When my son was growing up, I made these cookies with him every Christmas Eve. He loved using the straws...


Homemade Lemon Sugar Cookies

2 reviews

These light cookies are crisp on the outside and soft inside, making it hard to eat just one! I most...


Raspberry Dreams

2 reviews

I made variations to my friend's recipe to come up with this version. Family and friends look forward to me...

Soft Valentine Cutouts

—Mrs. Helen Giroux, Hampton, New York


Chocolate-Frosted Heart Cookies

These are a real treat. I'm sure you'll love them! For a faster set, place cookies in the fridge after...


Election Day Cookies

For the last presidential election, I made these cookies for my co-workers as a reminder to head to the polls....


Peanut Butter Cutout Cookies

8 reviews

I used peanut butter in place of the butter in my take on a traditional cutout cookie, which turned out...


Cutout Wedding Cookies

1 review

The dessert table shapes up sweetly when we make these crisp, almond-flavored cookies for family weddings. Hearts, lips, doves, bells...


Hazelnut Shortbread Hearts

2 reviews

Toasted hazelnuts add a nice crunch and flavor to these rich, buttery hearts. The drizzle of dark and white chocolate...


Chocolate Heart Cookies

7 reviews

For a dramatic presentation, I dust dessert plates with cocoa powder and drizzle on a bit of melted raspberry fruit...


Oatmeal Valentine Cookies

3 reviews

What better way to show your valentine how much you care than to bake him or her a sweet treat?...

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Frosted Cookie Bouquet

3 reviews

If you're looking for an easy yet impressive cookie bouquet recipe, you've found it! In the spring, I cut these...


Raspberry Linzer Cookies

7 reviews

These wonderful cookies require a bit of extra effort to make and assemble, but the delight on the faces of...


Frosted Cutout Sugar Cookies

1 review

“As a girl, I helped Mom make these crunchy cutout cookies. Iced and sprinkled with colored sugar, they're the best!”...


Chocolate-Raspberry Cutout Cookies

4 reviews

When my daughter, Katie, was 2, the juicy, ripe raspberries in my backyard inspired me to create this cutout cookie....


Shortbread Hearts

3 reviews

These flaky cookies melt in your mouth. Dipped in chocolate, they look festive.—Barbara Birk, St. George, Utah


Engaging Heart Cookies

My husband, Brian, is an excellent cook. The first time he made these elegant cookies was the night we go...