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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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 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...

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...


Sugared Cherry Jewels

12 reviews

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

Scandinavian Drops

1 review

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


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...


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...

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...

Nutty Shortbread Cookies

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


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...


Poppy Seed Thumbprints

14 reviews

My oldest son is a huge fan of these thumbprints, so I make sure they're on my baking list every...


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...


Golden Thumbprints

2 reviews

“These cookies taste as good as they look,” says Loraine Meyer. The Bend, Oregon cook often rolls them in walnuts...


Strawberry-Filled Cookies

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


Noel Cookie Gems

5 reviews

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


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,...

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Strawberry Cream Cookies

24 reviews

These cream cheese cookies make a lovely addition to any tea tray. —Glenna Aberle, Sabetha, Kansas


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.


Raspberry Pistachio Thumbprints

11 reviews

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


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...


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...