Holidays and Events Recipes

Celebrate with top-rated holiday cookies, appetizers, and desserts. Find the right recipe for any holiday.

Editors' Picks

25 Fancy Christmas Cookies That Are Gifts All by Themselves
There are cookies, and then there are Christmas cookies — decked out for the holidays with bright colors and festive embellishments.
Hot Cinnamon Apple Brandy Cider
Rating: Unrated
This sweet, delightful hot cinnamon apple brandy cider is spiced with freshly squeezed apple cider, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon!
Yukon Cornelius Pull-Apart Cupcake Cake
Rating: Unrated
Yukon Cornelius is my favorite, and an all-time classic, character from "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." Did you know that when he would throw his pick axe into the ice and taste the end of it, that he was actually looking for peppermint to mine? As such, I created this cupcake cake in his image with dark chocolate cupcakes filled with a peppermint-white chocolate ganache, and topped with peppermint buttercream. This is a fun and showstopping dessert--perfect for a "Rudolph" watch party! If not serving immediately, store in the fridge no longer than 1 to 2 days before serving.
Our 10 Best Fudge Recipes
This collection includes classics like chocolate and peanut butter fudge as well as new favorites like orange cream and caramel fudge. 
Apple Crumble Coffee Cake
Rating: Unrated
Finally, after all these years, I've come up with a solution for people who can't decide whether to make an apple crumble or coffee cake. This features the best things about both of those recipes. It's like baking a crumb-topped coffee cake on top of another coffee cake!
7 Top-Rated Rugelach Recipes
Rugelach might seem intimidating to make, but these community-tested recipes prove otherwise.
Fluffy Pancakes
Rating: Unrated
Tall and fluffy. These pancakes are just right. Topped with strawberries and whipped cream, they are impossible to resist.
How to Make Crispy, Golden Latkes
The best latkes are golden and crunchy on the outside, soft and tender on the inside. Here's how to make them, from choosing the right potatoes to frying them up just right.
Old-Fashioned Swedish Glogg
Rating: Unrated
My grandfather brought this recipe over from Sweden in 1921. We still use it today. God Jul.
Dough Ornament Recipe
Rating: Unrated
This inedible dough makes great Christmas tree ornaments.
Chef John's Individual Beef Wellingtons
Enjoy these individual beef Wellingtons with no regrets and no second thoughts! Perfectly cooked filet mignon topped with a rich, savory mushroom pate is wrapped in a crispy pastry crust and served on top of a buttery pastry base for a 1-2 punch that's hard to beat. Serve as-is or with a simple, brown pan sauce.

Inspiration and Ideas

Our 20 Best Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Ideas of All Time
These are our very best Christmas breakfast and brunch recipes, and they have the ratings and reviews to back it up.
A Prime Rib Christmas Dinner Menu
Prime rib tends to steal the show, so you want to serve it with dishes that match its indulgent flavor without upstaging it.