These easy-to-make holiday cookies are reminiscent of peppermint patties, a winter favorite. And the best part? No cookies cutters required!

Dress up these simple cookies with a dusting of powdered sugar or a drizzle of icing. If you don't have cookie cutters, you can form dough into two 8- to 10-inch ropes before chilling, then cut into 1/2-inch thick slices before baking.

Make these fun cookies in any shape you wish. It's not as hard as you might think, and they are the perfect homemade gift.

These easy cookies are crisp on the outside, rich and chewy on the inside, and delicious all the way through. They make a festive addition to a holiday cookie plate, but will delight coconut fans any time of year.

Bright colors and fragrant spice make these cookies a particularly delicious gift. Layer the dry ingredients in a jar then use a ribbon to attach the simple instructions for finishing the dough and baking the cookies. Mix up the nut and fruit combination if you like: dried cherries and walnuts or pecans would be a great pair.

Cranberries and pecans, two symbols of the fall harvest, work beautifully in these rich shortbread cookies. Serve them with strong black tea for an afternoon treat.

An excellent gift from the kitchen, this is a spicy, snappy mix for deliciously simple homemade cookies. Package this cookie mix for gift giving with our downloadable gift tag.

Tart cranberries, crunchy pistachios and a drizzle of dark chocolate add flavor and charming color to these cookies. Dip them in coffee, hot chocolate or Vin Santo, a sweet Italian dessert wine.

Everyone loves these tender, crumbly cookies.

A delicately spiced holiday favorite sweetened with molasses.

Fill these oat and nut cookies with your favorite fruit juice sweetened jam. We think strawberry, raspberry and apricot jams are particularly good.

For a festive variation on the usual chocolate chip cookie, serve these sweet treats studded with dried cherries, chocolate chips and pecans. The cherries add the perfect zip and make these cookies hard to resist. Ideal for sharing with friends.

This easy cookie dough is rich and wonderfully flavorful. You can use it to make either simple hand-shaped round cookies, or roll it out and use cookie cutters or a small sharp knife to cut it into fun seasonal shapes.