A Year of Cookies

Bake your way through 2019: We created a treat for every month!

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Make 2019 the year of the cookie with this delicious array of monthly treats.

January: Game Day Cookies

Score a touchdown with these game-day-ready cookies. Each scrumptious morsel is loaded with bits of smoky bacon, crispy potato chips, salty pretzels, luscious chocolate chips and crunchy M&M’s.

Get the Recipe: Game Day Cookies

February: Chocolate-Cherry Rose Cookie Pops

Gift the sweetheart in your life a bouquet of these cookie pops this Valentine’s Day. Use one teaspoon of cherry extract to infuse these icing-covered succulents with a tart touch.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate-Cherry Rose Cookie Pops

March: Rainbow Slice-and-Bake Cookies

These St. Patrick Day-inspired cookies are so magical we wouldn’t be surprised if you found an actual pot of gold at the end of them. To form the u-shaped rays, add red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple food coloring to your cookie dough mixture and layer each color on top of one another.

Get the Recipe: Rainbow Slice-and-Bake Cookies

April: Carrot Cake Nest Cookies

Add an adorable touch to your Easter menu with these carrot-cake inspired nest cookies. Grated carrots, sweetened coconut and toasted walnuts give these miniature treats a crispy-crunchy texture. For even more whimsy, place blue and white jellybeans on top of each nest to act as robin eggs.

Get the Recipe: Carrot Cake Nest Cookies

May: Strawberry Macarons

These strawberry macarons make the perfect Mother's Day gift. To form the airy filling, combine hulled strawberries with honey and fresh lemon juice.

Get the Recipe: Strawberry Macarons

June: Lemonade Pinwheels

There's nothing better on a sticky summer day than a fresh glass of lemonade...or so we thought until we laid eyes on these zesty pinwheels. Lemon extract, lemon gelatin powder, grated lemon zest and lemon juice are all used to infuse these rounds with as much lemon flavor as possible.

Get the Recipe: Lemonade Pinwheels

July: Ice Cream Sandwich Stars

Celebrate the birth of America with these star-shaped ice cream sandwiches. To give each sandwich its patriotic shape, turn a small pint of ice cream on its side, remove the cardboard container with scissors and slice three or four 1/2-inch rounds. You’ll need to work quickly, but the results will be amazing!

Get the Recipe: Ice Cream Sandwich Stars

August: Plum Pie Cookies

Count down the winding days of summer with these miniature hand pies. Each ridged bite is filled with juicy cinnamon-sugar-coated plum slices.

Get the Recipe: Plum Pie Cookies

September: Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies

Send the kids back to school with smiles on their faces by packing these buttery PB&J sandwich cookies in their backpacks. To create the crisscross pattern, simply press each cookie dough square with the back of a fork.

Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies

October: Pumpkin Spice Latte Whoopie Pies

There's no doubting that October is pumpkin spice latte season. Show off your love for the iconic drink by whipping together a tray of these festive whoopie pies. Use two teaspoons of instant coffee granules to give your creamy filling a jolty kick.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Latte Whoopie Pies

November: Dark Chocolate Pecan Bars

Make your Thanksgiving pie miniature this year with these decadent pecan bars. To create the crunchy topping, combine roughly chopped pecans and dark chocolate pieces.

Get the Recipe: Dark Chocolate Pecan Bars

December: Gingerbread Snow-Globe Cookies

Santa is sure to be in awe when you leave a plate of these glistening gingerbread cookies out for him next Christmas Eve. To make the transparent center filling, put twelve clear mint hard candies in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin.

Get the Recipe: Gingerbread Snow-Globe Cookies