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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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 for me. I have used the recipe for years and now make them for my great-grandchildren.

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,...


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...


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...

Raspberry Thumbprints

1 review

Berry jam really complements these tender, buttery treats rolled in nuts. With a ruby-red center, they're especially nice for the...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...

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,...


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....


Nutty Shortbread Cookies

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


German Chocolate Thumbprints

9 reviews

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


Chocolate-Almond Thumbprints

With a piped chocolate center, these special-looking thumbprints are almost too pretty to eat. The ground almonds, almond paste and...


Holiday Thumbprint Cookies

3 reviews

Speckled with chopped nuts and topped with a candied cherry, these tender cookies will disappear fast.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


Chocolate-Cherry Thumbprint Cookies

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


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...

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...


Chip-Topped Butter Cookies

The chocolate center in these crisp butter cookies makes them a winner. Embellish them with a quick dusting of confectioners'...


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...


Chocolate Hazelnut Thumbprints

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


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...