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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

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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...


Ugly Sweater Cookies

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


Almond Raspberry Stars

4 reviews

The first Christmas that I baked these, I ended up quickly making a second batch! The whole family enjoyed them....


Lemon Curd Cookies

1 review

I've made these cookies for years. I like to give them out to family and friends. —Carole Vogel, Allison Park,...

Fruit ‘n’ Spice Rounds

5 reviews

While I was looking for a way to use up an abundance of dates, I came across this recipe. Made...


Swedish Gingerbread Cookies

5 reviews

Making Swedish pepparkakor—or gingerbread cookies—is a holiday tradition in our family. I entered these at the Iowa State Fair and...

Grandma’s Christmas Spice Cutouts

2 reviews

My great-grandmother made these, and the tradition was passed down in the family—without a written recipe! My mother would always...


Great-Grandma’s Oatmeal Cookies

5 reviews

Not only is this recipe a favorite of my husband's, it's extra special to me because it goes back to...


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...


White Velvet Cutouts

48 reviews

We make and decorate these cutouts for different holidays and give lots of them as gifts. Last year, we baked...

Linzer Tarts

3 reviews

With a creamy chocolate and hazelnut filling, these decadent Christmas cookies look and taste amazing. Guests will never guess how...


Frosted Oatmeal Cookies

A woman in my small Iowa hometown sold these cookies. When my grandmother asked her for the recipe, the woman...


Chocolate Walnut Crescents

I use a round cookie cutter to form the crescent shapes for these nutty favorites. They're so pretty sprinkled with...