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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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 that to top a cookie I developed with the flavors of baklava. My adult son tried one and immediately ate two more—which is unusual for him! It's a good recipe to mix up the night before and bake fresh the next day for company. —Sharon Eshelman, Harrington, Delaware

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...


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

45 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...


Eggnog Thumbprints

14 reviews

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


Apricot-Pecan Thumbprint Cookies

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

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...


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...


Pecan Pie Thumbprints

7 reviews

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


Nutty Shortbread Cookies

My husband and I like the buttery flavor of shortbread cookies and have tweaked recipes through the years to come...

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...


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...


Pecan Pie Cookies

1 review

My family loves pecans. In fact, we have pecan pie at Thanksgiving and these pecan cookies at Christmas.—Julie McQuiston, Bradenton,...


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...


Raspberry Pistachio Thumbprints

8 reviews

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


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...


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...

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Pine Nut Thumbprints

Want to try a variation on the classic thumbprint cookie? Give my recipe a try. I use pine nuts, orange...


Chocolate Hazelnut Thumbprints

Since we live in hazelnut country, I love making these special cookies for festive occasions. I usually bake two or...