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

Pistachio Thumbprints

10 reviews

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


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...


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

45 reviews

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

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....


Cherry Cordial Cookies

2 reviews

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

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...


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...


Black Forest Thumbprint Cookies

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


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...

Chocolate-Cherry Thumbprint Cookies

These look so pretty at Christmas on a tea table with other decorated cookies. They taste as good as they...


German Chocolate Thumbprints

8 reviews

“These make a pretty holiday presentation if they are placed in red or gold foil candy cups or on a...


White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies

Featuring my family's favorite combination of white chocolate and raspberry, this cookie wins the hearts of everyone who samples it....


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...


Coconut-Almond Fudge Cups

1 review

With a coconut filling, the flavor of these fudgy bites is reminiscent of a favorite candy bar. The recipe makes...

Chocolate Pecan Thumbprints

1 review

Every Christmas for over 30 years, I have rolled, cut, shaped and baked batches cookies for family and friends. These...


Chocolate-Covered Cherry Delights

2 reviews

Chocolate-covered cherries were my dad’s favorite candy, so I designed these cookies for him. They’re super-cute with a fudgy sauce...


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...


Fudge-Filled Toffee Cookies

2 reviews

I combined three recipes to come up with these crisp cookies topped with a sweet chocolate center. They're a nice...


Chocolate Cherry Cookies

2 reviews

A juicy maraschino cherry peeks out from under a creamy frosting in this chocolate cookie. I've been making them for...


Blackberry-Filled Chocolate Thumbprints

1 review

Pretty blackberry jam peeks out from behind a thin layer of white chocolate in these soft milk chocolate cookies. The...


Chocolate-Covered Cherry Thumbprints

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