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    Jewish Chocolate Chip Mandel Bread

    1 review

    This traditional Jewish mandel bread recipe has been passed down in my family for four generations. It tastes wonderful with a cup of coffee, hot cocoa or milk. —Monica Schnapp, Irvine, California

    Hanukkah Cookies

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


    Keto Snowball Cookies

    1 review

    If you're on the ketogenic diet or just looking to lower carbs, making keto snowball cookies from scratch...


    Christmas M&M’s Cookies

    2 reviews

    These M&M Christmas cookies make any cookie platter feel festive. Swap in pastel M&M's for Easter and orange and brown...


    Orange Cranberry Cookie Bars

    1 review

    These cranberry cookie bars combine two beloved holiday flavors and top a delicious soft crust with cream cheese icing. We...

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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...


    Cinnamon Twirl Cookies

    9 reviews

    These rolled cookies are tasty and fun to make with your family. The sugary mixture of walnuts and cinnamon is...

    Hot Chocolate Cookies

    6 reviews

    Using hot chocolate mix and marshmallow bits in the cookie dough really makes these cookies taste like hot cocoa. —Lisa...


    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...


    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...

    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...


    Coconut, Lime and Pistachio Cookies

    6 reviews

    Perfect for freezing, these cookies look like Christmas but taste like summer. —Barbara Crusan, Pass Christian, Mississippi


    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...


    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 now perfecting this recipe to get a soft, flavorful cookie while balancing the marshmallow and...


    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,...


    Frosted Butter Rum Brickle Bites

    4 reviews

    The rum, real butter and toffee bits made these cookies my husband’s new favorite. If you’d like them less sweet,...


    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....


    Oat & Coconut Icebox Cookies

    2 reviews

    This recipe was passed down through my family from Grandma Irene and is a favorite of my dad and cousin...


    Chocolate Banana Bundles

    10 reviews

    Banana and chocolate is such an irresistible combo that I make this quick dessert often. You can also top these...


    Mom’s Buttermilk Cookies

    12 reviews

    I treasure my mother’s recipe for these comforting cookie pillows. The tender treats are topped with thick frosting and a...

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    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...


    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...


    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...


    Brown Sugar Icebox Cookies

    6 reviews

    My daughters and I have been "fair-ly" successful competitors at county fairs and bake-offs for more than 20 years. This...


    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...