See All of Our Holiday Cookies!

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See All of Our Holiday Cookies!

For the past month, leading up to Christmas, we’ve featured a delicious holiday cookie recipe every day on Taste. Here’s a recap of them all — have a sweet and merry Christmas!

 

Whoopie Pies with Salted Dulce de LecheWhoopie Pies with Salted Dulce de Leche
These superchocolatey, cakelike cookies sandwich a gooey sweet and salty caramel. The result is an uberrich and incredibly decadent dessert that is positively addictive.
Honeyed Biscotti with Almonds and DatesHoneyed Biscotti with Almonds and Dates
You’ll want to bake these for the incredible aroma that will permeate your house and have you salivating. Biscotti take a bit of time and effort, but these are well worth it: crisp but not brittle with a honeyed sweetness that’s balanced nicely with toasted almonds and orange zest.
Citrus-Herb CookiesCitrus-Herb Cookies
This surprising combination of aromatic herbs, tart citrus and buttery, sweet dough satisfies even the fussiest cookie aficionado. This recipe uses orange zest and thyme leaves, but you can experiment with other flavors, too.
Chewy Chocolate MeringuesChewy Chocolate Meringues
Crunchy on the outside and gooey on the inside, these gems not only are a cinch to make but also are completely addictive—you won’t be able to stop at one (or two or three).
Pistachio-Almond Bars with Citrus GlazePistachio-Almond Bars with Citrus Glaze
These sweet-and-salty bars were inspired by a much-loved cake recipe from author Nigel Slater. The citrus glaze helps highlight the toasty flavor of the pistachios and almonds, making these bars and ideal option for anyone who isn’t crazy about sweets that are too sweet.
Peanut Butter-Chocolate SwirlsPeanut Butter-Chocolate Swirls
These crisp chocolate and peanut buttery cookies are great for a crowd, as one batch yields lots of cookies. Make the dough ahead and keep it in the freezer, then just slice and bake what you want.
Jammy Linzer Sandwich CookiesJammy Linzer Sandwich Cookies
These rich, crumbly cookies are a treat with coffee, tea or cocoa. Kids love to help by sprinkling the tops with powdered sugar and then placing them on the jam-filled bottoms, pressing just hard enough to squish the jam up through the hole.
Chocolate-Dipped Coconut MacaroonsChocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons
These chewy coconut stacks are great make-ahead morsels, as they keep well for several days. Dipping them into dark chocolate only makes them more decadent.
Gingerbread PeopleGingerbread People
There’s nothing like baking and decorating cookies to inspire creativity in the kitchen! Gather the whole family to make these holiday classics, which are perfect for giving as gifts.
Chocolate Star CookiesChocolate Star Cookies
This easy-to-mix chocolate dough yields three batches of cookies, including these star-shaped cookies plus cookie sandwiches that can be filled with frosting. Try simple vanilla buttercream or an espresso-flavored filling, which yields these Mocha Sandwich Cookies.
Hazelnut Macaron SandwichesHazelnut Macaron Sandwiches
A visitor to Paris today can look into almost any patisserie window and see perfect rows of these addictive macaron cookie sandwiches in different flavors and colors lined up on trays. They have a wonderfully crusty exterior and soft, moist filling.
Sugar CookiesSugar Cookies
Sugar cookies are a holiday tradition in many households, delicious eaten plain and even better when decorated with icing and sprinkles. Box up these cookies for friends and family for their holiday celebrations.
Peanut Butter CookiesPeanut Butter Cookies
These classic cookies spotlight one of the most nostalgic flavors: rich, creamy, sweet-salty peanut butter. We gently press the tops with a fork to create a pretty pattern, but you can also take them to the next level by piping melted chocolate into the indentations.
MeringuesMeringues
These classic, elegant meringues are light and delicate — a perfect way to end a hearty meal. They are lovely just as they are, but you can also flavor them by folding toasted flaked coconut or chopped nuts into the stiff egg whites.
Chocolate-Peppermint CrinklesChocolate-Peppermint Crinkles
Crinkles, with their snowy white confectioners’ sugar coating and surprise dark chocolate interiors, are given an extra treatment for the holidays with a colorful topping of crushed peppermint candies.
Strawberry Jam Sandwich CookiesStrawberry Jam Sandwich Cookies
Here, butter-rich cookies sandwich strawberry jam for a colorful treat. You can use any flavor of fruit jam — homemade tastes even sweeter!
Coconut, Almond and Chocolate BarsCoconut, Almond and Chocolate Bars
Nutty, chewy and chocolaty, these bars hit every craving. A toasty almond crust is topped with a creamy coconut and dark chocolate filling, and finished with a thick bittersweet glaze.
Mexican Wedding CookiesMexican Wedding Cookies
The name may change — from Mexican wedding cookies to Austrian kipferln and Russian tea cakes — but these cookies have a lot in common. They all feature chopped or ground nuts, sugar, plenty of butter, a coating of confectioners’ sugar and an delicious “melt-away” texture.
English Toffee ShortbreadEnglish Toffee Shortbread
Buttery shortbread becomes even more tempting when embellished with pecans and chocolate-covered toffee. Place on a platter of holiday cookies and treats, and serve with tea or coffee in the afternoon.
Chocolate Chip-Pecan BarsChocolate Chip-Pecan Bars
Chocolate chips and pecans add texture and contrast to this big batch of blondies. For a delicious variation, substitute butterscotch chips, or a mixture of butterscotch chips and white chocolate chips, for the chocolate chips, and walnuts for the pecans.
Crunchy Toffee TrianglesCrunchy Toffee Triangles
Chewy and moist on the inside, these indulgent bars get crunch from toffee pieces mixed into the dough and a generous sprinkling of almonds on top. Great for dessert or afternoon tea, these treats also pack well (perfect for cookie tins)!
Blackberry-Pecan ThumbprintsBlackberry-Pecan Thumbprints
These buttery pecan cookies are a holiday classic and a lot of fun to make. When the cookies are baked, the jam becomes firm and chewy and the nuts turn toasty.
Double-Chocolate Crinkle CookiesDouble-Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
With a crisp, crackled exterior and a chewy, fudgy interior, these cookies satisfy serious chocolate cravings. To make it easier to form into balls, refrigerate the batter until it is firm.
Bittersweet Chocolate, Orange & Almond BrowniesBittersweet Chocolate, Orange & Almond Brownies
These sophisticated bars take advantage of the natural affinity between chocolate, almonds and oranges. These could easily serve as the base of a decadent brownie sundae, topped with vanilla ice cream hot fudge sauce and whipped cream.
Dulce de Leche AlfajoresDulce de Leche Alfajores
A cousin of caramel, dulce de leche is sticky, gooey and perfect for pressing between two shortbread cookies. Alfajores can be dusted with confectioners’ sugar, rolled in toasted coconut or dipped in melted dark chocolate.
Lime Curd Bars with Coconut CrustLime Curd Bars with Coconut Crust
Limes have a distinctive sweetness that tempers their tartness — a flavor that holds up well in desserts and cocktails. The juice and fragrant zest shine in these bright, gooey bars.
White Chocolate & Macadamia Nut BlondiesWhite Chocolate & Macadamia Nut Blondies
These white-chocolate and macadamia nut blondies are rich and soft. A sprinkle of espresso powder sifted in with the dry ingredients adds depth of flavor.
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Whoopie PiesChocolate-Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies
A retro treat, whoopie pies feature cakey chocolate cookies cookies sandwiching a creamy filling. For a classic version, swap out the peanut butter filling for marshmallow creme.
Meyer Lemon SquaresMeyer Lemon Squares
The filling for these squares is a homemade lemon curd — thick, smooth, lemony and buttery. Although the lemon filling remains soft even when cold, it holds its shape when the squares are cut.

 

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