These cookie recipes are easy to make, perfect for swapping, and pretty enough to be decorations.
Photo: Oxmoor House
These cookies have a bit of crunch from the finely chopped pecans, sweetness from the almond extract, and richness from the butter. Strawberry and peach jams make beautiful jewel-colored fillings, but you can use other Southern favorite jams, such as blackberry, muscadine, or apple. They’re the perfect cookies to make with the kids―let them make the thumbprints and choose the filling.
- Recipe: Thumbprint Cookies