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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...


    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...

    Pumpkin Sage Beurre Noisette Cookies

    1 review

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


    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...

    Cinnamon Roll Macarons

    1 review

    These macarons are a winter/fall staple for me—inspired by the classic cinnamon roll, they are a delicious treat for a...


    Chocolate Lebkuchen Cherry Balls

    1 review

    Here's my twist on the traditional German holiday lebkuchen—with a surprise inside. Maraschino cherries add a sweet and unexpected punch...


    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...


    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...

    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...


    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...


    Ugly Sweater Cookies

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


    Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

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


    Ginger S’mores

    I’ve spent a few years now perfecting this recipe to get a soft, flavorful cookie while balancing the marshmallow and...

    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....


    Chocolate Peppermint Snaps

    2 reviews

    This is one of my family's favorite cookies. My brother baked them for a Boy Scout fundraiser, and they were...


    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,...


    Joe Froggers

    1 review

    Large, soft and chewy, these cookies are made to munch. This classic recipe has a warm blend of spices that...


    Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

    11 reviews

    When I baked this moist, fudgy chocolate crinkle cookie recipe for the first time, my three preschool children went wild...


    Pecan Crescent Cookies

    10 reviews

    Rich, buttery and absolutely irresistible, these old-fashioned nut cookies were one of Mom's specialties. Any meal was a memorable event...


    Toffee Turtle Squares

    8 reviews

    Here's an easy way to make turtle candies for a big group. These bars are very rich, so a little...


    Mexican Chocolate Walnut-Cherry Biscotti

    2 reviews

    I love to combine flavors and spices from different cultures. These cookies have ground cinnamon in them, which is a...

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    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...


    Buckeyes

    19 reviews

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


    Popcorn Cookies

    12 reviews

    It's so much fun to surprise people with the crushed popcorn in these yummy cookies. They're definitely a distinctive cookie...


    Snowman Cookies

    9 reviews

    Wrap these chocolate-topped snowmen in colored tissue and place them inside holiday containers. Like real snowmen, they disappear fast! —Betty...


    Dipped Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

    10 reviews

    You’ll love to give tins of these chocolate-coated cookies to your lucky friends. The shortcut holiday recipe is almost too...


    White Candy Bark

    3 reviews

    This speedy candy recipe can be varied depending on the type of fruit or nuts you have on hand. Since...