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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Quick Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

22 reviews

These cookies freeze well, so it's easy to keep some on hand for last-minute munching. In summer, I often make...


Fudgy Mint Cookies

23 reviews

Chocolate lovers will get a double dose when they bite into this cakelike cookie. The cookies are especially popular served...


Double Delights

3 reviews

You get the best of both worlds with these chocolate and vanilla cookies. They're an appealing addition to any cookie...


Mocha Pecan Balls

1 review

Dusted in either confectioners’ sugar or cocoa, this six-ingredient dough rolls up into truffle-like treats—no baking required. —Lorraine Darocha, Mountain...


Chocolate-Glazed Doughnut Cookies

1 review

My little nieces love to help decorate these doughnut-shaped cookies. They top them with sprinkles, chopped pecans or crushed candy...


Chocolate-Raspberry Whoopie Pies

7 reviews

I’ve saved this jam-filled whoopie pie recipe for years after cutting it out of a newspaper. It’s one of my...


Chocolate-Coated Candy Canes

These cookies are absolutely my favorite during the holidays. They are well worth the effort to make.—Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah


Chocolate Lebkuchen

1 review

Having lived in Germany, I try to keep my German cooking as authentic as possible. This lovely lebkuchen recipe is...

Truffle-Filled Cookie Tarts

7 reviews

I made chocolate truffles as a Christmas tradition for many years. I created this recipe to incorporate my truffles into...


Mint Chocolate-Covered Cookies

At our house, everyone lends a hand to make these easy chocolate-covered cookies. They remind me of Thin Mints. Decorate...


Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

3 reviews

These cookies are so simple, children can help prepare them. They taste delicious and look festive on cookie trays. —Agnes...


Chocolate Shortbread Trees

You can use this rollout chocolate cookie dough to create all kinds of shapes and sizes, but I like to...


Chewy Brownie Cookies

22 reviews

Biting into these chocolaty cookies reveals they're like chewy brownies inside. —Jonie Adams, Albion, Michigan


Mocha Nut Balls

20 reviews

"These tender, flavorfufl cookies are so addictive, I always know I have to make a double batch. The family demands...


Hazelnut Chocolate Cookies

"Chocolate and nuts are enjoyed very much in our household, and these cookies were no exception," says Elisa Lochridge of...


Pistachio Chocolate Macarons

1 review

Traditional macarons are confections made with egg whites, sugar and almonds. Our Test Kitchen's version calls for pistachios and features...

Vienna Triangles

Bring these delicate pastry triangles to a holiday tea party and you’re guaranteed to earn accolades. Featuring a luscious almond...


Chocolate Pretzels

“A rich chocolate coating accented with crushed peppermint makes these pretzels hard to resist,“ says Karen Nemeth of Calgary, Alberta....


Chocolate Snowball Cookies

34 reviews

These dainty cookies just melt in your mouth. I enjoy making them for get-togethers when there are lots of people...


Chocolate-Dipped Macaroons

These macaroons have got a great homemade feel to them. The chocolate and coconut combination make them a very rich...


Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Snowballs

2 reviews

If you like the taste of coconut and chocolate, you can't help but love these fancy and festive-looking cookies.

Cherry Mocha Balls

1 review

My mother-in-law gave me this recipe before my wedding (six children ago!). I've made mocha balls nearly every Christmas since...


Chocolate-Hazelnut Crinkle Cookies

Santa won't leave a crumb on the plate when you set out these rich and tender confections. The hazelnut flavor...


Chocolate Mint Delights

I tuck a chocolate-covered peppermint patty into every one of these rich cookies. The drizzle on top adds a nice...


No-Bake Chocolate Oat Cookies

4 reviews

This is my son's all-time favorite cookie. He will share just about anything, but these are an exception...he gobbles them...


Chocolate Meringue Stars

12 reviews

These light, delicate chocolate meringue cookies sure make for merry munching. Their big chocolate flavor makes it difficult to keep...


Contest-Winning Chocolate Truffle Cookies

31 reviews

Here's a snack for serious chocolate lovers. These enticing cookies are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside,...