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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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 I substituted lavender and lemon in this biscochitos recipe. The result is intriguing and delicious! I have also made these with lemon and dried thyme and they were scrumptious. —Marla Clark, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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...

Raspberry Snowflake Sandwich Cookies

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


Festive Chocolate Hearts

I've been making thse cute cookies with mom since I was a little girl. They're certainly one of my favorites...

Cupcake Cookie Pops

1 review

Take sugar cookie dough to a whole new level. Using purchased refrigerated dough allows more time for the fun stuff...


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 Linzer Cookies

7 reviews

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

Hazelnut-Espresso Sandwich Cookies

9 reviews

The inspiration for this cute cookie came from my sister's description of a hazelnut cookie she tried in Italy. She...


Scottie Cookies

These decked-out doggies are all bundled up in colorful sweaters for the holidays. The frosted sugar cookies are almost too...


Glazed Strawberry Cookies

4 reviews

I learned to bake with my grandmother and mother. I knew I was giving them a sweet new family tradition...


Oatmeal Rollout Cookies

For special events, my mother would bring these cookies to the rural school I attended. She decorated each cookie with...


Chocolate Hazelnut Shortbread

1 review

We love hazelnut flavor and cookies that aren’t too sweet, so this recipe is perfect for us! If you like...

Election Day Cookies

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


Vanilla-Butter Sugar Cookies

32 reviews

These are one of my favorite cookies to bake for Christmas. The dough recipe is versatile and you can use...


Mint Chocolate Wafers

4 reviews

My grandmother gave me a cookbook stuffed with recipes. This is a slight twist on one of the first—and best—recipes...


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...


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...


Grandma’s Sugar Cookies

6 reviews

We bake these cookies for holidays and other special occasions. The recipe is one of my great-grandmother's that I received...


Berry-Almond Sandwich Cookies

1 review

Almond shortbread cookies cradle a delightful berry filling for this Christmas cookie favorite. The recipe is undeniably good. —Helga Schlape,...


Crisp Sugar Cookie Mix

4 reviews

I've been relying on this mix for light sugar cookies for years. I've even packaged it and sold it at...

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Best-Ever Sugar Cookies

22 reviews

What makes these cookies the best ever? A delicious cream cheese dough flavored with vanilla, almond and a hint of...


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...


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...


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...


Jam-Filled Wreaths & Hearts

1 review

I make these beautiful wreath-shaped cookies with jewel-red centers every Christmas. The dusting of powdered sugar gives them a snowy...


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...