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Festive Meringue Cookies

Try these meringue cookies without cream of tartar! These festive treats sparkle not only during the holidays but for other occasions year-round. Use colored sugar or food coloring to change things up. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Hanukkah Cookies

Cream cheese adds richness to these Hanukkah cookies. Decorate them with royal icing or your favorite buttercream frosting and toppings....


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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...


Harveys Coconut Macaroons

1 review

As the executive chef at Harveys, a resort hotel in Lake Tahoe, I modified this classic recipe, which originated a...


Chocolate Mint Delights

I tuck a chocolate-covered peppermint patty into every one of these rich cookies. The drizzle on top adds a nice...

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Tassies

2 reviews

This pumpkin and chocolate cookie has a special feel that makes it perfect for a holiday dessert table. If you...


Mimosa Butter Cookies

4 reviews

You can add many different flavors to butter cookies to make them your own. Try an alternate type of citrus...

Pistachio Chocolate Macarons

1 review

Traditional macarons are confections made with egg whites, sugar and almonds. Our Test Kitchen's version calls for pistachios and features...


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Berry-Cream Cookie Snaps

5 reviews

My mom and I made up this recipe by combining two others. These cute cookies are crispy on the outside...


Santa’s Stuffed Belly Cookies

I have been seeing "surprise inside cookies" for a few years and really wanted to come up with my own...


Holiday Snow Globe Cake

10 reviews

I can change up the decorations on this cake depending on the holiday—or birthday. My daughter loves this Christmas version....

Mini Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies

I love baking cookies to give as gifts to my family and friends. I created this recipe for my annual...


Gingerbread Cottage

This charming gingerbread cottage tastes as good as it looks, thanks to the subtle molasses flavor in this easy dough....


Cream-Filled Cupcakes

24 reviews

These moist chocolate cupcakes have a fun filling and shiny chocolate frosting that make them different from any other. They...


Homemade Snow Globes

4 reviews

You'll be snowed under with offers from kids wanting to help you put together these cute snow globes. Just make...