These Christmas cookies don't mind waiting around in the cold one bit. Get a leg up on holiday preparations by taking advantage of Christmas cookies' affinity for freezing. Each Santa-special treat can freeze for up to three months.
These chewy cookies give you all the flavor of gooey caramel apples but without the mess. Freeze them, let them thaw, then top with sweet caramel icing and toasted nuts.
Editor's Tip: To toast nuts, preheat oven to 300°F. Spread nuts in a single layer in a shallow baking pan. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until nuts are slightly golden; cool.
Guests will take a bite of these milk chocolate cookies -- and find a sweet cherry surprise in the middle. After you discover the cherry center? Well, then you'll just want another.
No other flavor says holidays quite like pumpkin. You'll be extra impressed by how soft these mouthwatering, made-with-canned-pumpkin cookies are, even after freezing them.
Two classic cookies (chocolate chip and peanut butter) combine in these crispy-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside cookies. Honey roasted peanuts and mini peanut butter cups take them to the next level.
Some days, we just nail it -- and the day these truffle brownies came out of the oven was one of them. Consider it: A homemade brownie base topped with broken squares of truffle-filled milk chocolate. Yum!
Perk up your platter with these cherry-topped cuties. The scalloped edges are a must (yes, it's worth nabbing a new cookie cutter), but the hardest work is handled by your favorite fruit: There are chopped cherries in the batter, cherry liqueur in the frosting, and full-bodied beauties dotting the tops.
Kissed by mint and charmed by chocolate, this freezer-happy meringue hits all the right refreshing notes.
A gooey chocolate-caramel center is the surprise in these cookies; the caramel glaze and sprinkled coarse sea salt are the eye-catchers. Keep your counter mess-free by drizzling the cookies over a piece of waxed paper.
Creamy and crunchy, salty and sweet, humble yet hearty. Yep -- these thumbprints check all the boxes. Vanilla caramels, finely chopped hazelnuts, and two kinds of chocolate infuse the freezer-ready cookies with favorite flavors of the season.
Pretty up buttery shortbread with chopped maraschino cherries and white chocolate. Earn presentation points for a roll in nonpareils or red edible glitter. See how!