This recipe is a version of one that Sue Raye, SAVEUR Kitchen Director Liz Pearson's mother, clipped from a neighborhood newsletter in the 1980s. Penny De Los Santos

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


Spice Cookies

These classic Christmas cookies are made from spice-walnut dough.
See this Technique


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

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.
See this Recipe

Gingerbread Cookies

Few things evoke the memories of Christmases past like the aroma of gingerbread baking in the kitchen.
See the Gingerbread Cookies Recipe
Pecan Squares

Chocolate Coconut Balls

This great recipe from Philadelphia’s Moonstruck restaurant showcases the bite-size coconut cream balls rolled in cinnamon, sugar, and cocoa. Get the recipe for Chocolate Coconut Balls »

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 Recipe
This quick and easy recipe, full of cashews, Peanut Butter Captain Crunch, and white chocolate, is a riff on the average Rice Krispie treat.

Prato-Style Cookies

One of the few utterly traditional Italian specialties at Garga is these Tuscan cookies. See this Recipe

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 Recipe

Peppermint Patties

The recipe for this fondant-centered candy is based on one in the Candy Cookbook by Mildred Brand.
See this Recipe


These lollipops can be flavored any way you like, but we chose cherry and lime in celebration of the holiday season.
See this Recipe

Classic Cookies

Classic cookies made from butter cookie dough.
See this Technique

Bourbon Balls

These chocolatey confections are what author Shane Mitchell calls “Southern truffles — boozy and bad to the bone.”

Molasses Cookies

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

Pecan Toffee

The addition of butter gives these candies a silky sheen.
See this Recipe

Vanilla Crescent Cookies

These sweet and delicate Austrian cookies are a special Christmastime treat. See the Vanilla Crescent Cookies Recipe

Sugar Plums

These sugar plums taste so good you will have visions of them dancing through your head.
See this Recipe

Coconut Candy Bars

Rich, chewy and oh-so-delicious, these bars put convenience store candies to shame.
See this Recipe

Stained-Glass Window Candies

Sometimes called cathedral candies, many versions of this popular sweet abound, including some rolled in sweetened shredded coconut.
See this Recipe