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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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Cinnamon Snaps

Cinnamon Snaps

Cinnamon Snaps

Since I'm a longtime cinnamon fan, I decided to give traditional gingersnaps a different twist. My husband and son agree I spiced them up just right. We live on a ranch overlooking the ocean and also own a machine shop business.

Miniature Peanut Butter Treats

Miniature Peanut Butter Treats

Miniature Peanut Butter Treats

This recipe is one of my family's favorites, and I make these treats a lot, especially at Christmas. I have 3 children and 8 grandchildren, and every one of them loves those "peanut butter thingies," as the grandchildren call them! —Jodie McCoy, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Turtle Cookie Cups

Turtle Cookie Cups

Turtle Cookie Cups

The gooey caramel pairs wonderfully with crunchy pecans. For a twist, use white chocolate chips in the cups and drizzle with white chocolate. — Heather King, Frostburg, Maryland
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Yummy Chocolate Double-Chip Cookies

Yummy Chocolate Double-Chip Cookies

Yummy Chocolate Double-Chip Cookies

The first time I made these cookies, I sent them to my stepson in the Marines. The next time he phoned, guess what he requested? More of these cookies! —Marcella Moore, Washburn, Illinois

Santa Claus Cookies

Santa Claus Cookies

Santa Claus Cookies

Store-bought peanut butter sandwich cookies become jolly Santas with white chocolate, colored sugar, mini chips and red-hot candies. —Mary Kaufenberg, Shakopee, Minnesota

Better-Than-Fruitcake Cookies

Better-Than-Fruitcake Cookies

Better-Than-Fruitcake Cookies

Mostly fruit and nuts, these sweet and chewy clusters make excellent gifts, freeze well, can be shipped easily, and most importantly, live up to their name. —Lillian Charves, New Bern, North Carolina

Cherry Snowball Cookies

Cherry Snowball Cookies

Cherry Snowball Cookies

"These simple cookies have a delicate buttery flavor complemented by the cherry surprise in the center," notes Joy Schuster of Glentana, Montana. "They've become a holiday favorite for my family."

Frosted Red Velvet Cookies

Frosted Red Velvet Cookies

Frosted Red Velvet Cookies

During college, my student job was in the bakery. These Red Velvet Cookies take me back to that special place and time. —Christina Petri, Alexandria, Minnesota

Chocolate Mint Crisps

Chocolate Mint Crisps

Chocolate Mint Crisps

If you like chocolate and mint, you can't help but love these delicious crispy cookies with their creamy icing. We always make them for the holidays ... and guests can never seem to eat just one!

Holiday Almond Tassies

Holiday Almond Tassies

Holiday Almond Tassies

I make so many of these fancy tassies every year, I use up a 7-pound container of almond paste! They’re one of my family’s holiday favorites. —Donna Westhouse, Dorr, Michigan

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.
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