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

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

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...


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...

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...


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...


Apricot Sesame Cookies

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


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...

Chocolate Puddles

The variations on this original recipe are almost endless. For double chocolate puddles, use semisweet chocolate chips for the vanilla...


Jeweled Thumbprints

3 reviews

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


Eggnog Thumbprints

14 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...


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...


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...


Apricot-Pecan Thumbprint Cookies

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

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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

4 reviews

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


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...


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

12 reviews

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


Jam Thumbprint Cookies

7 reviews

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