Sweet Treats from the Stars

They can bring a tear with a tender ballad or get you dancing with a country rocker. And now, with GAC’s 12-Days of Country Cookies, your favorite stars prove they can also warm your heart and stomach with some sweet holiday memories. Enjoy as they share stories about their favorite Christmas cookies, treats, tarts and more!

Current Recipes

  • Day 16: LeAnn Rimes — Fudge

    LeAnn Rimes

    "When I was little," says LeAnn, "one of my favorite things to do… Watch »

    • Cook Time: 20 min
    • Yield: 36 pieces
  • Day 15: Katie Armiger — Sugar Cookies

    Katie Armiger

    "During the holidays, I have such a huge family and we always get… Watch »

    • Cook Time: 2 hrs chill time; bake 7-9 min
    • Yield: About 3 dozen
  • Day 14: Joe Diffie — Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Joe Diffie

    Joe Diffie is a master vocalist. He's not too shabby in the kitchen, either… Watch »

    • Cook Time: 12-14 min
    • Yield: Varies
  • Day 13: Craig Morgan — Peanut Butter Cookies

    Craig Morgan

    "My Army commanding officer used to come to the field with these cookies… Watch »

    • Cook Time: 15-20 min
    • Yield: 3 dozen cookies
  • Day 12: Rodney Atkins — No-Bake Cookies

    Rodney Atkins

    "One thing I love about the holidays is, we have these great neighbors… Watch »

    • Cook Time: Varies
    • Yield: Varies
  • Day 11: Taylor Swift — Pumpkin Spice Cookies w/Cream Cheese Frosting

    Taylor Swift

    "Baking is my favorite!" says Taylor, who loves to make these every… Watch »

    • Cook Time: 10 min
    • Yield: Approx. 3 dozen
  • Day 10: Trailer Choir — Creamy Louisiana Pecan Pralines

    Trailer Choir

    Trailer Choir's Crystal Hoyt was the 1997 Louisiana Pecan Festival… Watch »

    • Cook Time: Varies
    • Yield: Approx. 2 dozen cookies
  • Day 9: Laura Bell Bundy — Kentucky Bourbon Balls

    Laura Bell Bundy

    Nothing makes a holiday happy like a little bourbon. "You can't have… Watch »

    • Cook Time: N/A
    • Yield: Varies
  • Day 8: James Otto — Chocolate Chip Cookies

    James Otto

    James Otto's favorite cookie — the classic chocolate chip&hellip Watch »

    • Cook Time: 8-12 min
    • Yield: 3 1/2 dozen cookies
  • Day 7: Steve Azar — Thumbprint Cookies

    Steve Azar

    One of Steve's favorite cookies to bake has his personal touch… Watch »

    • Cook Time: 25-30 min
    • Yield: Varies
  • Day 6: Secret Sisters — Grandma's Buckeyes

    Secret Sisters

    The Secret Sisters call this a "no-fail" recipe because really, how can… Watch »

    • Cook Time: Varies
    • Yield: Varies
  • Day 5: Billy Currington — Peanut Butter Cookies

    Billy Currington

    "One of my favorite memories was my Grandmother making peanut butter… Watch »

    • Cook Time: 12-15 min
    • Yield: 2 dozen cookies
  • Day 4: Joey + Rory — Raisin Tart & Pumpkin Roll

    Joey + Rory

    Every Christmas, Rory's aunt makes these raisin tarts. The overall-wearing… Watch »

    • Cook Time: 25 min
    • Yield: Varies
  • Day 3: Little Big Town — Georgia Crackers & Lemon Bars

    Little Big Town

    "This recipe is very simple and it's great fun to have an assembly line… Watch »

    • Cook Time: Varies
    • Yield: Varies
  • Day 2: The Band Perry — Traditional Pumpkin Pie

    The Band Perry

    For the Perrys, the holidays always mean gorgeous 3-part harmony … Watch »

    • Cook Time: 50-55 min total
    • Yield: 1 pie
  • Day 1: Chris Young — Frosted Christmas Cookies

    Chris Young

    These cookies are courtesy of Chris' mother, Becky. "I get in trouble… Watch »

    • Cook Time: 10-12 min
    • Yield: Varies
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Other Christmas Cookie Info

GAC's 12 Days of Country Cookies

Each year we serve up heartwarming stories from artists about their favorite holiday treats, and we give you the recipes to go with them! Browse through our entire yearly collection of sweet recipes here:
2012 Recipes »
2011 Recipes »
2010 Recipes »

GAC's Holiday Gift Guide

Whether you plan on spending a little or a lot this year, we've got everything you need for your favorite country fan! Start shopping »

Christmas Specials on GAC

Lady Antebellum: On This Winter's Night

Lady Antebellum performs a special holiday concert from Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
Full schedule »

Christmas With Scotty McCreery & Friends

Hot young country stars Scotty McCreery, Gloriana, Jana Kramer, and Brett Eldredge join forces for this one-hour Christmas special. Full schedule »

The Making of Cheers, It's Christmas with Blake Shelton & Friends

Blake gives us a behind the scenes look at the recording of his new album, Cheers, It's Christmas.
Full schedule »

Food Network 12 Days of Cookies

Check out these creative cookies from our sister site! Click here »