Holiday Cookies and Candies

You won't want to wait for the holidays after reading these 20 holiday cookie and candy recipes from SAVEUR magazine.

Spice Cookies

Spice Cookies

These classic Christmas cookies are made from spice-walnut dough.
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Christopher Hirsheimer

Gingersnaps

Gingersnaps
Claudia Fleming shared this recipe with us. She likes to serve these wafer-thin cookies alongside fresh apples or pears. See the recipe for GingersnapsGingersnaps

Butter Balls

Butter Balls
Dredging these melt-in-your-mouth cookies twice-first while still warm and again after they've cooled-insures a generous covering of powdery sugar.
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David Graham

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies
Few things evoke the memories of Christmases past like the aroma of gingerbread baking in the kitchen.
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Ilisa Katz

Pecan Squares

Pecan Squares
Walnuts may be substituted for pecans in these soft, rich, and chewy cookies.Farideh Sadeghin

Chocolate Coconut Balls

Chocolate Coconut Balls
This great recipe from Philadelphia's Moonstruck restaurant showcases the bite-size coconut cream balls rolled in cinnamon, sugar, and cocoa.Matt Taylor-Gross

German Butter Cookies

German Butter Cookies
Everybody in Miles Chapin's family made these cookies differently, from the aunt who embellished hers with piped icing and colored sprinkles, to his mother who used a simple glaze and a dusting of plain sugar. He loved them all. See the German Butter Cookies RecipeEvan Sklar

White Chocolate Crispies

White Chocolate Crispies
This quick and easy recipe, full of cashews, Peanut Butter Captain Crunch, and white chocolate, is a riff on the average Rice Krispie treat.Matt Taylor-Gross

Prato-Style Cookies

Prato-Style Cookies
One of the few utterly traditional Italian specialties at Garga is these Tuscan cookies. See this RecipeMartin Schreiber

Zingerman's Funky Chunky Dark Chocolate Cookies

Zingerman's Funky Chunky Dark Chocolate Cookies
Something about the richness and varied flavor of these cookies seems to make them work best when they're made big, but the recipe works fine for smaller cookies, too. See the Zingerman's Funky Chunky Dark Chocolate Cookies RecipeBen Fink

Peppermint Patties

Peppermint Patties
The recipe for this fondant-centered candy is based on one in the Candy Cookbook by Mildred Brand.
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Penny De Los Santos

Lollipops

Lollipops
These lollipops can be flavored any way you like, but we chose cherry and lime in celebration of the holiday season.
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Penny De Los Santos

Classic Cookies

Classic Cookies
Classic cookies made from butter cookie dough.
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Christopher Hirsheimer

Bourbon Balls

easy bourbon ball recipe
These chocolatey confections are what author Shane Mitchell calls "Southern truffles -- boozy and bad to the bone."Ben Fink

Molasses Cookies

Molasses Cookies
The blacker the molasses, the better the cookie, which is why we use blackstrap molasses in these tasty goodies.
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Langdon Clay

Pecan Toffee

Pecan Toffee
The addition of butter gives these candies a silky sheen.
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Penny De Los Santos

Vanilla Crescent Cookies

Vanilla Crescent Cookies
These sweet and delicate Austrian cookies are a special Christmastime treat.
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Frieder Blickle

Sugar Plums

Sugar Plums
These sugar plums taste so good you will have visions of them dancing through your head.
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David Sawyer

Coconut Candy Bars

Coconut Candy Bars
Rich, chewy and oh-so-delicious, these bars put convenience store candies to shame.
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Penny De Los Santos

Stained-Glass Window Candies

Stained-Glass Window Candies
Sometimes called cathedral candies, many versions of this popular sweet abound, including some rolled in sweetened shredded coconut.
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Penny De Los Santos