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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Mango Fudge Refrigerator Ribbon Cookies

2 reviews

I’ve always thought that a ribbon cookie is especially nice. Although it’s a single cookie, it really seems like two or three different cookies because of its lovely layers of flavor. These refrigerated ribbon cookies have a rich chocolate layer balanced by a bright orange-mango layer—a very special combination. —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

Apricot Raisin Rugelach

Rugelach is a classic addition to holiday trays. The flaky, buttery pastry slices encase a spiced fruit and walnut filling....


Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

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


Cafe Mocha Pinwheels

2 reviews

When my daughter was young, I made these cookies for school bake sales. Preschoolers enjoy rolling up the dough, and...


Apricot Pinwheels

1 review

I decorate my little spirals with vanilla icing, but they're yummy without it, too. Dried apricots and lots of spice...

Nanny’s Fruitcake Cookies

6 reviews

My grandmother always made a holiday fruitcake. I turned her recipe into cookies that are perfect anytime, especially with a...


Easy Candied Fruit Cookies

1 review

Family and friends always want me to have these for Christmas, so I make lots of them. They're easy to...

Almond Icebox Cookies

1 review

With a roll of this cookie dough on hand, I can serve freshly baked cookies in a snap. —Elizabeth Montgomery,...


Cherry Icebox Cookies

10 reviews

The maraschino cherries add colorful flecks to these cookies. As a home economics teacher, I often supplied treats for school...


Icebox Honey Cookies

14 reviews

My Grandma Wruble always had a batch of these cookies in the cookie jar and another roll in the refrigerator...


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Bite-Sized Cinnamon Roll Cookies

25 reviews

If you love cinnamon rolls and spiced cookies, make a bite-sized version that combines the best of both worlds. These...

Chocolate Mint Creams

2 reviews

This recipe came from an old family friend and is always high on everyone's cookie request list. I make at...


Semisweet Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

Chocolate and vanilla provide a delightful contrast in their flavor and appearance. —Nancy Arevalo, Brookfield, Wisconsin


Date Swirl Cookies

9 reviews

My granddaughter nicknamed my mother Cookie Grandma because she made wonderful cookie—including these crisp and chewy treats. —Donna Grace, Clancy,...


Cappuccino Flats

5 reviews

These coffee-flavored cookies are so delicious they make my own kitchen seen like a gourmet bakery!


Sugar Cookie Slices

5 reviews

I was fortunate to inherit this recipe from my husband's great-aunt. They slice nicely and are easier to make than...

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Owl Cookies

6 reviews

I came up with these cookies as a treat for my kids’ class parties. Not only do they look cute,...


Toffee Cranberry Crisps

14 reviews

I've had more friends request this recipe than any other cookie recipe I have. The combination of cranberries, chocolate chips...


Lemon Meltaways

11 reviews

Both the cookie and the frosting are spiked with lemon in these melt-in-your-mouth goodies. Your family won't be able to...


Cherry Pistachio Cookies

2 reviews

Dried cherries, crunchy nuts, bits of orange, white chocolate—there's a lot to love in this cookie! It's very different from...


Chocolate-Swirled Peanut Butter Cookies

11 reviews

Our kids’ most-requested cookies are peanut butter and chocolate chip, so
I created this combination. The two doughs swirled...


Icebox Cookies

6 reviews

This cookie recipe from my 91-year-old grandmother was my grandfather's favorite. She still makes them and sends us home with...


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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...


Lemon Thyme Icebox Cookies

3 reviews

I found this recipe at my grandmother's house, and I made it as soon as I got home. The lovely...


Ginger & Maple Macadamia Nut Cookies

3 reviews

This spiced cookie has a real kick of ginger, similar to traditional German lebkuchen. If you don’t have crystallized ginger,...

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Rainbow Butter Cookies

3 reviews

Our family can't get through the holidays without these fun, colorful cookies. They come out of my oven by the...


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Cuccidati

17 reviews

The compliments make these Sicilian cookies worth the effort. It’s the best recipe for cuccidati I’ve found! —Carolyn Fafinski, Dunkirk,...


Glazed Candied Fruit Cookies

Even if your family doesn't care for fruitcake, they'll love these festive cookies studded with candied fruit and pecans. A...


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Candy Corn Cookies

19 reviews

Get a head start on these buttery cookies by shaping and chilling the homemade dough ahead of time. When you're...


Brown Sugar Icebox Cookies

8 reviews

My daughters and I have been fairly successful competitors at county fairs and baking contests for years. This is one...


Peppermint Candy Cookies

2 reviews

Taking a cue from Star Mints, I created a buttery cookie with a holiday look. This one melts in your...