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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Orange Gingerbread Tassies

I make big Christmas cookie plates every year and it’s fun to have something with a different shape to include. These have a delicious flavor with the gingerbread and orange, and they are really easy! This is also yummy with lemon zest if you prefer that over the orange. You can also decorate with some candied orange peel if you have it.
—Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, UT

Pineapple Coconut Tassies

4 reviews

These cookies may sound and look fancy, but they're rather easy to make Their simplicity makes them an ideal choice...


Miniature Peanut Butter Treats

27 reviews

This recipe is one of my family's favorites, and I make the treats a lot, especially at Christmas. I have...


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...


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Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

31 reviews

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

Shortcut Coconut-Pecan Chocolate Tassies

3 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....

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...


Holiday Gem Tassies

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


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...

German Chocolate Tassies

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


Holiday Almond Tassies

21 reviews

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


Almond Tassies

1 review

A rich buttery crust holds a meringue filling flavored with almond paste. With their delicate, dainty look, these cookies would...


Cream Cheese Cookie Cups

21 reviews

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


Turtle Cookie Cups

20 reviews

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

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...


Chocolate Hazelnut Tassies

2 reviews

Your taste buds will be delighted to find these delicious tassies not filled with the standard pecans but with dark...


Cashew Tassie Cups

1 review

These little treats are packed with plenty of flavor. The nutty filling sits in rich-tasting mini pastry shells. Delicious!


Truffle-Filled Cookie Tarts

9 reviews

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


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...


Salted Caramel Cookie Cups

6 reviews

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


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....

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Frosty Orange Cream Cheese Cups

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


Eggnog-Filled Cookie Cups

7 reviews

My family loves the taste of eggnog, so I incorporated it into this recipe. These cookies never last long. —Melissa...


Cranberry-Pistachio Cookie Cups

If you're looking for something special to add to your holiday dessert tray, try these little shortbread-like cups. They're easy...


Drizzled Cherry Cookie Cups

4 reviews

No one will ever guess these cute cookies drizzled with chocolate are lighter! Taste of Home Test Kitchen


Caramel Tassies

5 reviews

Buttery cookie cups with a smooth caramel filling make a nice addition to a Christmas dessert tray. These are one...


Cherry Almond Cups

2 reviews

"To create these attractive mini-tarts, I adapted a bar cookie recipe I had been making for the holidays for many...