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

8 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

Baklava Thumbprint Cookies

9 reviews

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


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...


Chocolate Caramel Thumbprints

25 reviews

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


Pistachio Thumbprints

10 reviews

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

Thumbprint Butter Cookies

6 reviews

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


Apricot-Pecan Thumbprint Cookies

I enjoy experimenting with cake mixes to make new cookie recipes. I love apricot, but feel free to fill the...

Jeweled Thumbprints

3 reviews

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


Sugared Cherry Jewels

10 reviews

The texture and crunch of the sugar coating make these chewy cookies extra special. I love the bright cherry center...


Fudge-Filled Sandies

7 reviews

I dream of one day owning a cookie shop. Until then, I'll delight friends and family with my homemade concoctions....


Scandinavian Drops

1 review

This traditional recipe has been in the family for years. Every Christmas, friends and family expect to see these attractive...

Peanut Butter Pie Cookies

1 review

I love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, but my favorite—peanut butter pie—is tough to eat on the go....


Festive Thumbprints

3 reviews

I never cared for jam-filled thumbprints, so I decided to fill them with frosting instead. This makes them easy to...


Flourless Peanut Butter Thumbprints

I had been searching for a dessert to make for my brother's girlfriend (who is gluten intolerant), and I came...


Raspberry-Almond Thumbprint Cookies

8 reviews

These crisp, buttery thumbprints have a hint of almond and a touch of sweetness from the raspberry jam and a...


Black Forest Thumbprint Cookies

My creation is special because I have captured the flavors of two classic desserts, Black Forest Cake and Cherries Jubilee...

Cranberry-Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies

2 reviews

For years, I made Swedish thumbprint cookies with raspberry jam and walnuts. Now at Christmas, I use pistachios and cranberries...


Pecan-Filled Maple Cookies

These festive cookies melt in your mouth, and look and taste just like a personal-size pecan pie. My clan eats...


Coconut Joys

6 reviews

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


Sacher Torte Cookies

4 reviews

This cookie recipe will be a hit whether you are making it for your family or for a potluck. Apricot...


Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

45 reviews

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


Jeweled Coconut Drops

12 reviews

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


Noel Cookie Gems

4 reviews

From Exeter, California, Patsy Noel pens, "I found these cookies when my husband and I were dating. Since our last...


Stamped by Design Cookies

2 reviews

“I was afraid if I frosted cookies to give for gifts at Christmastime, they would stick together when stacked in...

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprints

The popular combination of chocolate and peanut butter is hard to beat...and the cream filling in these cookies takes them...


Chip-Topped Butter Cookies

The chocolate center in these crisp butter cookies makes them a winner. Embellish them with a quick dusting of confectioners'...


Strawberry-Filled Cookies

I dress these cookies with green sugar sprinkles and strawberry jam to look like Christmas. The jam can be varied...


Coconut Cream Rounds

3 reviews

With a yummy coconut topping, these cookies are a holiday hit, tea party favorite and potluck dinner "must." I've been...


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...


Jeweled Coconut Cookies

I often bake these bite-sized cookies with two flavors of preserves for special occasions.