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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Lemon Blueberry Whoopie Pies

8 reviews

These whoopie pies are soft, cakey cookies studded with tart, juicy blueberries and filled with tangy cream cheese frosting. I take them to family and school events and they are always the first thing gone! Be sure to continually scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula while making the batter and frosting. —Kathy Martino, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Jamaican Chocolate Cookies with Caramel Creme

3 reviews

I made these for an office party cookie contest—not a crumb was left on the platter! —Noelle Myers, Grand Forks,...


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French Macarons

6 reviews

Even decorated simply—a sprinkle of sugar, a drizzle of icing—these stylish beauties are part of our creative Christmas cookies...


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Pumpkin Pecan Whoopie Pies

2 reviews

These whoopie pies are chock-full of pumpkin flavor—a perfect treat for fall! For a finishing touch, I like to roll...


Ginger S’mores

I’ve spent a few years perfecting this recipe to get the cookie soft and full of flavor and to balance...

Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

Crisp and chewy with a creamy filling, these perfectly pepperminty cookies taste just like a popular brand. You absolutely cannot...


Peppermint Candy Sandwich Cookies

I love to include a little homemade treat in teacher and hostess gifts, and these delicious lovelies (that come together...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Grahams

9 reviews

Because so many people seem to love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, I came up with this no-bake...


Reindeer Tracks

This is the first cookie recipe I’ve ever created! It captures the essence of the holidays because there’s a trace...


Chocolate Linzer Torte Stars

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


Lemon Snowdrops

7 reviews

I save my snowdrop cookies for special occasions. The crunchy, buttery sandwich cookie has a puckery lemon filling. —Bernice Martinoni,...

Fruit-Filled Spritz Cookies

6 reviews

From the first time I baked these cookies, they've been a big success. Old-fashioned and attractive, they make a perfect...


Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

30 reviews

My kids start begging me for these cakelike sandwich cookies as soon as autumn arrives. I haven't met a person...


Raspberry Almonettes

3 reviews

Sometimes that “missing ingredient” idea comes to me in my sleep, and I have to jot it down. The surprising...


Cranberry Orange Sandwich Cookies

2 reviews

My sweet-tart cookies make a terrific addition to a holiday dessert tray. I love the creamy orange filling.—Trisha Kruse, Eagle,...


Apricot-Filled Sandwich Cookies

1 review

I bake these delightful cookies every year for Christmas and when I share a tray of my homemade treats with...

Chocolate-Raspberry Whoopie Pies

7 reviews

I’ve saved this jam-filled whoopie pie recipe for years after cutting it out of a newspaper. It’s one of my...


Nutty Pie-Crust Cookies

1 review

I like Italian cream cake, so I used it as inspiration for this cookie recipe. The splash of orange liqueur...


Hazelnut Macarons

You don’t have to be an expert in French cooking to whip up these sandwich cookies. The crisp, chewy macarons...


Chocolate Lace Cookies

2 reviews

My mother and I make these elegant lace cookies filled with melted chocolate chips. Baking together is a delightful way...


White Chocolate Star Sandwich Cookies

1 review

These dazzling cookies are sure to be the star of your holiday dessert tray. White chocolate and cream cheese form...


Butterscotch Sandwich Cookies

Butterscotch lovers will go crazy for these classics. Toffee bits are a fun surprise. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee,...


Dipped Sandwich Cookies

5 reviews

With a lemon filling and chocolate coating, these buttery sandwich cookies are often requested at my house, particularly for special...


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Italian Rainbow Cookies

5 reviews

My family has made these classic Italian rainbow cookies for generations, and this homemade version is so much better than...

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Cream Cheese Dainties

4 reviews

Cream cheese makes these tender treats melt in your mouth. —Lynne Stewart, Julian, Pennsylvania


Rainbow S’moreo Cookies

4 reviews

Homemade Oreo-style cookies are pretty great on their own, but they're even better when you add graham cracker crumbs to...


Ginger Creme Sandwich Cookies

4 reviews

With a lemony filling, these spiced cookies go over big because they have old-fashioned, comfort-food appeal. Your party guests will...


Creme de Menthe Cookies

This is my mother's Christmas recipe. She made these every year and whenever I smell them baking, I think of...


Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

3 reviews

This cookie's always been a favorite with my kids, and a best-seller at bake sales. If you want to gild...


Root Beer Float Sandwich Cookies

1 review

I always got root beer candies in my stocking. The crunch of the sugar on these cookies reminds me of...