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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Red Velvet Thumbprint Cookies

11 reviews

These festive sugar-coated red velvet cookies are perfect for Christmas. They're just as delicious as they are beautiful. —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia

Carrot Spice Thumbprint Cookies

6 reviews

Carrot cake is a family favorite, and these delicious cookies taste just like it with shredded carrots, dried cranberries, toasted...


Baklava Thumbprint Cookies

12 reviews

The topping on my sister-in-law's peach cobbler was so delicious that I asked for the recipe, then decided to use...


Pistachio Thumbprints

10 reviews

These mild pistachio-flavored cookies disappear in a wink. —Liz Probelski, Port Washington, Wisconsin.


Chocolate Caramel Thumbprints

29 reviews

Covered in chopped nuts and drizzled with chocolate, these cookies are delicious and pretty, too. Everybody looks forward to munching...

Chocolate Chip & Cookie Butter Thumbprints

2 reviews

I wanted to make a more festive version of chocolate chip cookies for the holidays. Since my mom's thumbprints are...


Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

47 reviews

My group of friends had a weekly "movie night" during winters on Martha's Vineyard, and we'd take turns making a...

Thumbprint Butter Cookies

8 reviews

These buttery little rounds add beautiful color to a platter of treats. Fill the thumbprint in the center with any...


Jeweled Thumbprints

4 reviews

When I moved here from Malta more than 20 years ago, a kind neighbor lady took me under her wing...


Rhubarb-Filled Cookies

9 reviews

I won a blue ribbon at our local fair for these tender cookies. They're so pretty with the ruby-red filling...


Coconut Joys

7 reviews

If you like coconut, you’ll love these no-bake, no-fuss sweets. They are cute as can be and make a satisfying...

Jeweled Coconut Drops

13 reviews

Red raspberry preserves add a festive flair to these tender coconut cookies. Perfect for potlucks and cookie exchanges, these shaped...


Red Velvet Peppermint Thumbprints

10 reviews

Red velvet cookies and cakes are so pretty, but I always wish they had a bigger flavor. I infused these...


Strawberry Cream Cookies

24 reviews

These cream cheese cookies make a lovely addition to any tea tray. —Glenna Aberle, Sabetha, Kansas


Mountain Cookies

14 reviews

I've been making these deliciously different cookies for about 11 years. My kids especially like the creamy coconut filling. Whenever...


Raspberry Pistachio Thumbprints

11 reviews

Thumbprint cookies are a Christmas classic, and I especially like my updated version with pistachios. The rich, buttery bites are...

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...


Chocolate-Covered Cherry Thumbprints

When I dig out my best cookie recipes, they remind me of baking when my children were little. These thumbprints...