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Holiday Cookie Recipes

Looking for holiday cookies? Get easy to make holiday cookies. Taste of Home has recipes for holiday cookies including holiday cookie ideas, holiday themed cookies, and more holiday cookie recipes.

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Brown sugar and spice and everything nice—like cinnamon, coconut, oats and chips—are layered together in pretty jars of yummy, ready-to-bake cookies. A quick and easy gift idea that's appreciated any time of year, it was shared by our Test Kitchen. Remember to include preparation instructions and a list of any additional ingredients needed with your gift tag.
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Cashew Cookies

Cashew Cookies

Cashew Cookies

Some "dairy" merry snacking is guaranteed when you pass out these cashew-packed goodies! I found the recipe in a flyer promoting dairy products years ago. It's been this farm wife's standby ever since.

Toffee Cashew Treasures

Toffee Cashew Treasures

Toffee Cashew Treasures

After searching for a recipe that combined all of my favorite cookie ingredients, I decided to create my own. The result is a lacy, crisp cookie that's sure to earn you rave reviews.

Apple Crisp Crescents

Apple Crisp Crescents

Apple Crisp Crescents

Cinnamony apples are wrapped in a tender pastry to create a crispy delicacy. The flavor reminds me of apple crisp. —Betty Lawton, Pennington, New Jersey
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Mint Sandwich Sugar Cookies

Mint Sandwich Sugar Cookies

Mint Sandwich Sugar Cookies

Chocolate-covered mint candies are the "filling" in these doctored-up sugar cookies from our Test Kitchen. You can use colored sugar to suit the season.

Minty Meringue Drops

Minty Meringue Drops

Minty Meringue Drops

These pretty mint green drops are dotted with chocolate chips. My kids don't consider it the Christmas season until I make them.

Mountain Cookies

Mountain Cookies

Mountain Cookies

I've been making these deliciously different cookies for about 11 years. My kids especially like the creamy coconut filling. Whenever I take these cookies, people ask for the recipe. You'll be hard-pressed to eat just one! —Jeanne Adams, Richmond, Vermont

Holiday Sugar Cookies

Holiday Sugar Cookies

Holiday Sugar Cookies

Katie Koziolek of Hartland, Minnesota adds a hint of lemon to these delightful sugar cookies. For make-ahead convenience, freeze the dough up to three months, then thaw in the fridge before baking and decorating them.

Christmas Candy Cane Cookies

Christmas Candy Cane Cookies

Christmas Candy Cane Cookies

These cookies were a holiday tradition in my family since I was a young child. Now my own family requests them before any others at Christmas.—Patricia Schmeling

Tender Sugar Cookies

Tender Sugar Cookies

Tender Sugar Cookies

Want to simplify your sugar cookies? Roll this buttery dough from our Test Kitchen into balls and dip them into colored sugar before baking.

Double-Dutch Chocolate Holiday Cookies

Double-Dutch Chocolate Holiday Cookies

Double-Dutch Chocolate Holiday Cookies

Rich dark chocolate and crunchy, colorful M&M's combine to make these cookies extra special. Who wouldn't want to receive this mix as a gift? —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Granny's Spice Cookies

Granny's Spice Cookies

Granny's Spice Cookies

Granny always had a batch of these delicious, crispy cookies waiting for us at her house. When I miss her more than usual, I make these cookies and let the aroma fill my house and heart. —Valerie Hudson, Mason City, Iowa
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