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    Hanukkah Cookies

    Cream cheese adds richness to these Hanukkah cookies. Decorate them with royal icing or your favorite buttercream frosting and toppings. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    Air-Fryer Lime Macaroons

    I took these lime and coconut air-fryer macaroons to our annual cookie exchange, where we name a queen. I won...


    Apricot Mud Hen Cake Bars

    10 reviews

    These mud hen bars have been in my family for generations. My maternal grandmother gave this recipe to my mother,...


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    Santa’s Elf Cookies

    These rosy-cheeked elf cookies will make a showstopping addition to your holiday cookie tray. Or set them atop cupcakes for...


    Pumpkin Sage Beurre Noisette Cookies

    2 reviews

    In a world of pumpkin spice flavor, these fluffy cookies are my top choice. The infusion of fresh sage gives...

    Peppermint Chocolate Almond Crisps

    1 review

    Peppermint, chocolate, lemon and almonds give these cookies a delightful holiday flavor. My husband's office staff love these cookies, and...


    Crackled Cranberry Pecan Cookies

    1 review

    Cranberries, orange and nuts make one of my favorite flavor combinations, and this special drop cookie fits in particularly well...

    Spiced Rum Fruitcake

    1 review

    This fruitcake not only can be made weeks ahead, it tastes better that way! You can substitute Brazil nuts, pecans...


    Carrot Spice Thumbprint Cookies

    6 reviews

    Carrot cake is a family favorite, and these delicious cookies taste just like it with shredded carrots, dried cranberries, toasted...


    Cinnamon Roll Macarons

    1 review

    These macarons are a fall and winter staple for me. Inspired by the classic cinnamon roll, they are a delicious...


    Sea Salt Mint White Mocha Cookies

    1 review

    This recipe came from my mom's Grandma Alice, who taught her how to bake. Grandma Alice always had a fresh...

    Baklava Thumbprint Cookies

    10 reviews

    The topping on my sister-in-law's peach cobbler was so delicious that I asked for the recipe, then decided to use...


    Chocolate Lebkuchen Cherry Balls

    1 review

    Here’s my twist on the traditional German holiday lebkuchen—with a surprise inside. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois


    Curry-Kissed Coconut Fudge

    If you love Thai flavors and love fudge, you'll adore this creamy coconut fudge sprinkled with a hint of sweet...


    Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

    We were snowed in one Christmas and couldn't get to the store to buy cookies for Santa. My daughter and...


    Ugly Sweater Cookies

    Perhaps the most amazing thing about Ugly Sweater Cookies is how cute they are. Try these classic gingerbreads on for...

    Ginger S’mores

    I’ve spent a few years perfecting this recipe to get the cookie soft and full of flavor and to balance...


    Chocolate Mallow Cookies

    4 reviews

    Cocoa, marshmallows and ready-made frosting transform the basic dough into these delightful treats. Sometimes, I’ll top each with a pecan...


    Salted Cashew & Caramel Chews

    5 reviews

    Nothing says "welcome home" like warm, gooey, chewy cookies right out of the oven with a cold glass of milk—mmm,...


    Carrot Cake Shortbread

    1 review

    I really love carrot cake and wanted to make a cookie that had the same flavors. These comforting cookies are...


    Kahlua Fudge

    16 reviews

    This five-ingredient recipe makes serving up treats easy and scrumptious. —Laura Hanks, Harleysville, Pennsylvania


    Buckeyes

    19 reviews

    These chocolate peanut butter balls (no bake!) are always popular at my church's annual Christmas fundraiser. They resemble chestnuts or...


    Mini Cheesecake Cups

    3 reviews

    Since there's no crust, these mini cheesecakes are extra easy to fix. Plus, there's no cutting required and they travel...


    Behr Track Cookie Bars

    1 review

    The holidays are the perfect time to indulge in these ooey-gooey, salty-sweet peanut butter bars. A lot of people comment...

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    Rainbow S’moreo Cookies

    3 reviews

    Homemade Oreo-style cookies are pretty great on their own, but they're even better when you add graham cracker crumbs to...


    Easy Slice and Bake Cookies

    These treats are larger than most slice-and-bake cookies, which I find to be quite nice. The great thing about these...


    Easy Mexican Brownies

    4 reviews

    I was hosting a fun Mexican-themed cocktail party and needed a quick dessert. Dressing up an ordinary boxed brownie mix...


    Eggnog Biscotti

    You may substitute additional eggnog if rum isn't your thing. For a variation, try using one of the flavored eggnogs...


    Apple Pull-Apart Bread

    15 reviews

    For a fun sweet treat that's certain to satisfy, try this recipe. Drizzled with icing, each finger-licking piece has a...


    Holiday Kipferl Cookie

    1 review

    My family has been making the classic kipferl cookie on December 1 every year since I can remember. During the...