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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 adapted this recipe from plain shortbread to use for a cookie exchange. The wreaths are big sellers at bake sales. Since they're so quick and easy to prepare. I'm happy to share them at the holidays with teachers, friends and neighbors. — Donna Gendre, Stettler, Alberta
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Jumbo Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jumbo Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jumbo Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jackie Ruckwardt of Cottage Grove, Oregon writes, "These gourmet cookies are my 'most asked for' recipe." Chockfull of coconut and chocolate chips and dipped in white candy coating, they are truly a chocolate-lover's delight.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Here's a different version of a traditional cookie. I love these peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips. — Clarice Schweitzer, Sun City, Arizona

Chocolate Coconut Neapolitans

Chocolate Coconut Neapolitans

Chocolate Coconut Neapolitans

These yummy striped cookies with a chocolaty twist are easy and fun to make, but they do need some time in the freezer. —Lena Marie Brownell, Rockland, Massachusetts
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Raspberry-Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Raspberry-Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Raspberry-Almond Thumbprint Cookies

These crisp, buttery thumbprints have a hint of almond and a touch of sweetness from the raspberry jam and a light drizzle of almond glaze.—Lana White, Roy, Washington

Buttery Potato Chip Cookies

Buttery Potato Chip Cookies

Buttery Potato Chip Cookies

Can't decide whether to bring chips or cookies to the tailgate? These crisp and buttery cookies make plenty for the crowd, and will keep people guessing the secret ingredient. —Rachel Roberts, Lemoore, California

Coconut Almond Bombs

Coconut Almond Bombs

Coconut Almond Bombs

“These are beautiful for holiday parties. They're a big hit each time! To make them extra-special, use a new small paintbrush to lightly dust the almonds with a gold luster.” —Deb Holbrook, Abington, Massachusetts

Cookies in a Jiffy

Cookies in a Jiffy

Cookies in a Jiffy

You'll be amazed and delighted with how quickly you can whip up a batch of these homemade cookies. —Clara Hielkema, Wyoming, Michigan

Contest-Winning Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Contest-Winning Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Contest-Winning Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Here's a snack for serious chocolate lovers. These enticing cookies are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, somewhat bittersweet and very chocolaty. I usually make them to share at get-togethers. Otherwise, I'd eat them all myself! I'm always asked for the recipe. —Delaine Fortenberry, McComb, Mississippi

Mexican Wedding Cakes

Mexican Wedding Cakes

Mexican Wedding Cakes

As part of a Mexican tradition, I tucked these tender cookies into small gift boxes for the guests at my sister's wedding a few years ago. Most folks gobbled them up before they ever got home! —Sarita Johnston, San Antonio, Texas

Sweetheart Cookies

Sweetheart Cookies

Sweetheart Cookies

These rounds filled with fruit preserves were blue-ribbon winners at the county fair 2 years running. A family favorite, they never last past December 25!

Snowman Treats

Snowman Treats

Snowman Treats

My daughter, Hannah, and I came up with this recipe on Christmas Eve when she wanted to make treats for Santa. Building a real snowman is fun, but we think coating one in candy is even cooler! —Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia
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