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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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I needed a new holiday cookie, so I tweaked an old 4-H recipe. This updated oatmeal cookie with cranberries and nuts is my family’s all-time favorite. —Tammy Hoggatt, Omaha, Nebraska
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Buttercups

Buttercups

Buttercups

These cookies began as simple Christmas cutouts. One day I decided to make them with a brown butter filling. Sometimes I'll fill the centers with melted chocolate. —Alice Le Duc, Cedarburg, Wisconsin

Merry Note Cookies

Merry Note Cookies

Merry Note Cookies

These cookies made with a recipe similar to one my mom always used, were a fitting dessert before we set out for caroling for the holidays.—Nella Parker, Hersey, Michigan

White Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies

White Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies

White Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies

This is a cookie you will want to make again and again. I like to take it to church get-togethers and family reunions. It's very delicious...crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. -Denise DeJong, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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

Christmas Lights Cookies

Christmas Lights Cookies

Christmas Lights Cookies

What better way to brighten chilly winter days than with light-shaped cookies? My classic dough recipe has been a holiday tradition in our family for years. —Carolyn Moseley, Dayton, Ohio

Cherry-Chocolate Coconut Meringues

Cherry-Chocolate Coconut Meringues

Cherry-Chocolate Coconut Meringues

Dried cherries lend sweetness and texture to these easy meringue cookies. They’re simply delicious and very low in fat. They also provide a great light dessert for those family members on a gluten-free diet. —Mary Shivers, Ada, Oklahoma

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

Double Delights

Double Delights

Double Delights

You get the best of both worlds with these chocolate and vanilla cookies. They're an appealing addition to any cookie tray. I usually serve them at the holidays, when they're often the first cookies to disappear, but you can have them any time of year.—Ruth Ann Stelfox, Raymond, Alberta

Crisp Rosettes

Crisp Rosettes

Crisp Rosettes

Shaped like delicate snowflakes, these crisp rosettes make a lovely winter dessert. Field editor Rita Christianson of Glenburn, North Dakota points out, "We make these Norwegian treats for Christmas and special occasions."

Apricot-Filled Triangles

Apricot-Filled Triangles

Apricot-Filled Triangles

It's a good thing this recipe makes a big batch because no one can stop eating just one! These crisp, buttery cookies truly do melt in your mouth. —Mildred Lorence, Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Pretzel Cookies

Pretzel Cookies

Pretzel Cookies

Here's a different look from all the round or cut-out cookies. It's easy to shape this shortbread-like dough into a pretzel. You can also sprinkle them with colored sugar or sprinkles.— Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, Arizona
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