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Nut Cookies

Looking for recipes for nut cookies? Taste of Home has the best nut cookie recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

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Simple Scottish Shortbread

Simple Scottish Shortbread

Simple Scottish Shortbread

Shortbread is a wonderful starting point for all kinds of sweet adventures: top it (nuts, chocolate, jam); flavor it (lemon, hazelnut, coconut); or do both (cappuccino with a mocha ganache drizzle, anyone?) Then again, if you're a "make mine vanilla, please" kind of guy or gal, leave it alone: it can stand on its own in perfect simplicity.—Taste of Home Cooking School

Aunt Ione's Icebox Cookies

Aunt Ione's Icebox Cookies

Aunt Ione's Icebox Cookies

Whenever we went to visit my Aunt Ione in south Georgia, her icebox cookies were our favorite treat. My mother later make these cookies, and I remember begging for a slice of the raw dough—I thought the unbaked cookies tasted just as great as the baked! —Jenny Hill, Meridianville, Alabama

Buttery Walnut Cutouts

Buttery Walnut Cutouts

Buttery Walnut Cutouts

Chopped walnuts add flavor and crunch to a typical butter cookie plus give them a pretty golden color.
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Cherry Nut Cookies

Cherry Nut Cookies

Cherry Nut Cookies

So pretty with a dusting of powdered sugar, these cookies are fabulous! —Susan Westerfield, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Chocolate Nut Acorns

Chocolate Nut Acorns

Chocolate Nut Acorns

"I love to bake, especially for friends," says Penny Clawson of Lititz, Pennsylvania. "These cookies are a particular favorite I make for gatherings in the fall. They look great and taste even better...plus, they're the first treats to disappear when I serve them!"

Cranberry Rugelach

Cranberry Rugelach

Cranberry Rugelach

These traditional Polish treats will keep for a long time in an airtight container. One Christmas, I sent a batch to my sister, but the box got lost. She received it 12 days later ... and the cookies still tasted great!

Cranberry-White Chocolate Biscotti

Cranberry-White Chocolate Biscotti

Cranberry-White Chocolate Biscotti

White chocolate, macadamia nuts and dried cranberries flavor every bite of these crisp cookies.

Festive Shortbread Logs

Festive Shortbread Logs

Festive Shortbread Logs

I first made these rich and tender cookies as a teenager and now make them for my husband and our two sons. The smiles on their faces are well worth the time and effort. —Michele Fenner, Girard, Pennsylvania

Frosted Maple Cookies

Frosted Maple Cookies

Frosted Maple Cookies

Living in New England, I've come to appreciate the unique qualities of our area. Many people here enjoy the flavor of maple in their recipes, and I love this adaptation of an old favorite.

Fruit 'n' Spice Rounds

Fruit 'n' Spice Rounds

Fruit 'n' Spice Rounds

While I was looking for a way to use up an abundance of dates, I came across this recipe. Made with raisins, walnuts and a delectable lemon glaze, these quickly became a family favorite. —Allison Bell, Helena, Montana

Ginger-Macadamia Nut Snowballs

Ginger-Macadamia Nut Snowballs

Ginger-Macadamia Nut Snowballs

You’ll go nuts over these ginger-spiced cookies, made with love and coated with sweet confectioners’ sugar to look like snow. —Jenny Humphries, Ocean View, Hawaii
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