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.

View More in:

Add Filter

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 walnuts, cinnamon and cloves. And they're topped with a rich cream cheese frosting. Who could resist? Each cookie is like eating a piece of carrot cake, but with no fork needed! —Susan Bickta, Kutztown, Pennsylvania

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...

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....


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...

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...


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...


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...

Apricot Sesame Cookies

2 reviews

This recipe is a favorite of mine to make for special occasions. The apricot cookies freeze beautifully, so they can...


Jeweled Thumbprints

4 reviews

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


Eggnog Thumbprints

25 reviews

These cute cookie bites always get a recipe request. They make special holiday gifts and freeze well, too.— Mary Ann...


Pecan Thumbprint Cookies

7 reviews

This versatile recipe couldn't be easier or yummier! Switch things up by using several different jams or jellies. —Georgia MacDonald,...


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...

Cherry Cordial Cookies

3 reviews

One of my dad’s favorite candies is chocolate-covered cherry cordials. I decided to re-create the flavor in these cookies. They...


Apricot-Pecan Thumbprint Cookies

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


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...


Sacher Torte Cookies

5 reviews

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


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...


White Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprints

16 reviews

When I pass around the cookie tray, all eyes land on these fancy thumbprints. The white chocolate filling and dab...


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...


Jam Thumbprint Cookies

6 reviews

When I was four, Mom and I would don our aprons and I would pretend we were bakers named Marge...

Magazine Cover

Subscribe & SAVE

Save Up To 80%!

Black Forest Thumbprint Cookies

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


Sittin Pretty Peanut Cookies

For fun cookies that look as good as they taste, try this easy recipe. They have lots of peanut flavor,...


Pecan Chocolate Puddles

Since my grandchildren like frosted cookies, I came up with this chocolate-topped version that satisfies them and is almost fuss-free...


German Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

12 reviews

I love anything with the German chocolate combination of chocolate, pecans and coconut. The taste is most often associated with...


Pecan Pie Thumbprints

8 reviews

A good buttery dough and nutty filling take time to make, but the results are so worth it. After munching...


Apricot Thumbprints

3 reviews

Each dimpled delight holds a dab of apricot preserves—or whatever jam or jelly your family fancies most. —Jeanette Meidal, Savage,...