Classic Holiday Cookies with a Twist
Spice up your holiday favorites, from thumbprints to gingerbread to shortbread with these fresh and delicious new ideas.
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The classic peanut butter blossom gets a holiday twist with chocolate and peppermint flavors. Add a hint of peppermint extract to the chocolate cookies for true mint fans. For extra decadence, drizzle with our minty chocolate icing.
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- 1 hr 35 mins
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Raspberry-Almond Shortbread Cookies
These gorgeous cookies start with a simple shortbread cookie. Spoon red raspberry jam into thumbprint indentations and drizzle with icing for a yummy, bite-sized delight.
Editors tip: For the most tender result be careful not to over-knead your dough.
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Macadamia Nut and White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Put a fresh spin on classic chocolate chip cookies with white chocolate. These quick cookies blend smooth white chocolate chips with rich macadamia nuts for a truly tasty cookie. Reduce holiday stress by making these cookies ahead of time and storing them in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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Orange peel adds a touch of zest to this tender shortbread, filled with chopped pecans, and topped with coarse sugar.
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Coconut Macadamia Shortbread Coins
Serve these bite-size treats with afternoon coffee or give them as gifts.
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A warm and buttery mixture of nuts, vanilla, and brown sugar tops these simple shortbread stacks. Chipotle powder adds a touch of heat.
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Gingerbread Tree Cookies with Glazed Pears
This sophisticated dessert is just right for a special occasion. Pear and ginger are classic partners, and this dessert features a delightful melange of flavors and textures.
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Almond Butter Blossoms
Here's an easy way to spice up classic thumbprint cookies: Stir almond butter and ground almonds into your dough.
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Chocolate Snickerdoodle Drops
For a fresh spin on a holiday classic -- snickerdoodle cookies -- try these cinnamon-spiced chocolaty treats.
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