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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Holland Butter Cookies

1 review

My great-grandmother's Holland butter cookies have been passed down in my family from generation to generation. This recipe uses only five ingredients that are usually already in the house. For different holidays, I swap the almonds for cherries, walnuts or ginger. —Tineke De Rosa, Blairstown, New Jersey

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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The 5-Ingredient Shortbread Cookie Recipe You Must Make This Christmas

Five simple ingredients transform into tender and adorable whipped shortbread cookies.


Unicorn Manes

2 reviews

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


Caramel-Apple Shortbread Cookies

There is nothing like seeing my friends almost melt to the floor when they bite into something I made. These...

Shortbread

10 reviews

I live in Missouri, but many family recipes come from New Zealand where I was born. My parents moved there...


Butterscotch Shortbread

12 reviews

After sampling these tender cookies in a specialty store, I knew I had to duplicate them. My version has lots...

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...


Lime Shortbread with Dried Cherries

22 reviews

This fresh, sweet-tart cookie also works with dried cranberries and orange zest. I freeze the dough for up to a...


Pecan Shortbread Tea Cakes

1 review

My Grandma Ellis made her shortbread cookies only at Christmas because the ingredients were so indulgent. The results are, too!—Trisha...


Mint-Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies

Festive buttery shortbreads are even better when dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with crushed candy. —Dahlia Abrams, Detroit, Michigan

Lemon Shortbread Cookies

2 reviews

I received this recipe for lemon shortbread cookies from my cousin who tried to duplicate cookies she loved from a...


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Cranberry Shortbread Stars

6 reviews

My family loves shortbread and I love cranberries, so I decided to put the two together. The star shape is...


Berry Shortbread Dreams

47 reviews

Raspberry jam adds fruity sweetness to these rich raspberry-filled shortbread cookies. They will absolutely melt in your mouth! —Mildred Sherrer,...


Pecan Sandies Cookies

45 reviews

Whenever Mother made these cookies, there never seemed to be enough! Even now when I make them, they disappear quickly....


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Brown Sugar Shortbread

16 reviews

These rich buttery cookies have just three ingredients! They're a snap to make for a last-minute gift or when guests...

Shortbread Cutouts

12 reviews

I found this recipe in a magazine over 30 years ago and have made the cutouts for Christmas ever since....


Lavender Shortbread

1 review

Lavender flowers can be used fresh or dried in cooking. The flowers have an intense flavor, so they are best...


Carrot Cake Shortbread

1 review

I really love carrot cake and wanted to make a cookie that had the same flavors. These comforting cookies are...


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Whipped Shortbread

211 reviews

These whipped shortbread cookies melt in your mouth. Mostly I make them for the holidays, but I'll also prepare them...


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...


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Buttery 3-Ingredient Shortbread Cookies

31 reviews

With only a few ingredients, these butter shortbread cookies are so simple to prepare. —Pattie Prescott, Manchester, New Hampshire