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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Miniature Peanut Butter Treats

22 reviews

This recipe is one of my family's favorites, and I make the treats a lot, especially at Christmas. I have three children and eight grandchildren, and every one of them loves those "peanut butter thingies," as the grandchildren call them! —Jodie McCoy, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Buttery Ganache Cookie Cups

1 review

Our family wanted to share our love of ganache-filled cupcakes, so we made them into cookies. Even better: we bake...


Holiday Gem Tassies

I was inspired to make these treats by my husband's love of pineapple and cherries. Chilling the dough makes it...


French Noisette Cups

The word “noisette” is French for hazelnut, and these delightful tassie-style treats have a yummy toasted nut flavor in a...


Peppermint S’more Tassies

2 reviews

Graham cracker cookie cups brim with a luscious peppermint-milk chocolate filling, sweet marshmallow creme and crushed peppermint candies. Santa (and...

Chocolate-Mint Cookie Cups

When chocolate and mint get together with a hint of peppermint, mmm…magic happens. If you don't have mini muffin pans...


Holiday Almond Tassies

18 reviews

I make so many of these fancy tassies, I use up a 7-pound container of almond paste every year! They’re...

Shortcut Coconut-Pecan Chocolate Tassies

2 reviews

You can garnish these cookies with pecan halves or a couple of chocolate chips before baking, or drizzle with a...


Cranberry-Pear Cookie Cups

I bake cream cheese cookie dough in miniature muffin tins to form little cups that hold a ginger-spiced fruit filling....


Cream Cheese Cookie Cups

20 reviews

Need a quick dessert? Try these yummy cookie bites. For a pretty look, use an icing bag to pipe the...


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Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

28 reviews

I'm a busy schoolteacher and pastor's wife. I wouldn't dare show my face at a church dinner or bake sale...

Turtle Cookie Cups

21 reviews

The gooey caramel pairs wonderfully with crunchy pecans. For a twist, use white chocolate chips in the cups and drizzle...


German Chocolate Tassies

My son and I love chocolate, so I made this brownie-like recipe to satisfy any chocolate lover. The pecans add...


Truffle-Filled Cookie Tarts

7 reviews

I made chocolate truffles as a Christmas tradition for many years. I created this recipe to incorporate my truffles into...


Salted Caramel Cookie Cups

5 reviews

When I brought these salty sweet cookies to a potluck, I overheard people talking about how wonderful they were. I'm...


Broccoli-Cheddar Tassies

3 reviews

Our family adores broccoli casserole. I wanted to try it as an appetizer, so I used a pecan tassie recipe...

Rocky Road Cookie Cups

1 review

Traditional rocky road ice cream has nuts, marshmallows and chocolate. Using prepared cookie dough makes it easy to put the...


Frosty Orange Cream Cheese Cups

These bite-sized frozen treats will cool you down during the dog days of summer. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California


Trail Mix Cookie Cups

3 reviews

My granddaughter helped create these cookie cups for the first time by using ingredients from my pantry and fridge. We...


Salted Caramel & Nut Cups

These indulgent cookie cups, with four kinds of nuts, have helped make many of my holiday get-togethers even more special....


Marzipan Cups with Currant Jelly

2 reviews

These bite-size beauties look and taste gourmet, but they're easy to make and boast a delicate almond flavor. The hidden...


Orange-Nutella Cookie Cups

1 review

These cups are easy to put on a platter for impressive presentation—they're a true one-bite pleasure! Top them with the...


Cranberry Pecan Tassies

4 reviews

A traditional pecan tassie is a small tart with nuts. This holiday version adds cranberries. How festive! —Peggy West, Georgetown,...


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Fudge Puddles

33 reviews

I was inspired to make these cookies last year when we stopped for a snack while Christmas shopping. I changed...

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Tassies

2 reviews

This pumpkin and chocolate cookie has a special feel that makes it perfect for a holiday dessert table. If you...


Pecan Tassies

18 reviews

These tarts are very good for parties and special occasions. You'll probably want to double the recipe, because they'll disappear...


Cream Cheese Turtle Cups

2 reviews

Sometimes the best thing about a cookie is the memories made. My daughter and I love to make and eat...