Need a plate of holiday cookies? From Valentine's Day to Halloween, we have a recipe for every holiday.
Cost per serving: 19¢
Make your cookies look extra special with royal icing. Start with royal icing mix ($6 for 14 oz.; wilton.com) and add water as the package label directs, then dye with food coloring and pipe or spoon onto cookies. Let stand overnight so the icing can harden.
See recipe: Pecan Shortbread Easter Cookies
Cost per serving: 27¢
These tiny cookies pack a lot of flavor!
See recipe: Coconut-Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cost per serving: 53¢
You can buy fortune cookies online—a 1-lb. box, which contains about 50 cookies with general fortunes inside, is $6 on amazon.com. For custom fortunes, flavored and colored cookies and other special requests, check out fancyfortunecookies.com.
See recipe: Chocolate-Dipped Fortune Cookies
Cost per serving: 17¢
Finish these pretty cookies with tiny nonpareils in red, pink and white. Craft stores sell them in individual colors or “rainbow” for about $3 per 4-oz. jar.
See recipe: Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Cost per serving: 31¢
These teatime sandwich cookies look super fancy, but you won’t believe how easy they are to make.
See Recipe: Raspberry Linzer Heart Cookies
Cost per serving: 8¢
Love can be both sweet and spicy, just like these delicate cookies. Watch out for broken hearts!
See recipe: Heart-Shaped Spice Cookies
Cost per serving: 7¢
Simple to make and appropriately creepy, these sugar cookies will be gone in the blink of an eye.
Recipe: Ogre-Eye Cookies
Cost per serving: 52¢
Refrigerated sugar-cookie dough is the secret to this kid-friendly cookie. Have plenty of candy and icing on-hand for decorating.
See recipe: Cute Snowman Cookies