25 Best Cookies Recipes

Salted Vanilla Butterscotch Shortbread Bars

Salted Vanilla Butterscotch Shortbread Bars

This is a perfect bar cookie. It's a buttery, butterscotchy, rich and gooey, nutty-crunchy, and then oh my god there's salt on top sort of treat.


By Jessie Oleson

Deconstructed Oreo

Deconstructed Oreo

We rarely buy packaged cookies, but when it comes to Oreos, we just can’t help ourselves. Would it be too over-the-top to include our favorite store-bought ...


By Chocolate Chip Cookies by Carey Jones and Robyn Lenzi

Molasses Ginger Snaps

Molasses Ginger Snaps
3

I'm in the habit of introducing these as "my famous ginger molasses cookies," though that might be giving credit where it's not entirely due. These cookies ...


By Claire Bullen

Dean’s Ice Cream Sundae Recipe

Dean’s Ice Cream Sundae Recipe

“There’s nothing like sharing a sundae any day of the week!” — Dean and Nick Katsoris


By Nick Katsoris

Egg, Asparagus, and Ricotta Pizza

Egg, Asparagus, and Ricotta Pizza
3.2

Anything with an easy egg on top is good in my book (toast, pasta, you name it). And while cracking open an egg and baking it perfectly on a pizza may sound ...


By Jessica Chou

Brown Sugar Cheesecake with Butterscotch

Brown Sugar Cheesecake with Butterscotch
2.2

From DC's SAVOR event and chef Adam Dulye, from The Monk's Kettle and The Abbot's Cellar. Pair with Epic Brewering Company's Smoked & Oaked for the perfect ...


By marcyafranklin

Jack and the Bean Dip Recipe

Jack and the Bean Dip Recipe

Though we love this dip recipe, the crostini cut into crowns makes it special for us. 


By Mark Addison

Yam Pecan Pie in Gingersnap Crust

Yam Pecan Pie in Gingersnap Crust

When you can’t decide between pecan or sweet potato pie, have them both. The gingersnap crust in this recipe sets the stage for the perfect blend of pecan ...


By Holly Clegg

White Chocolate-Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

White Chocolate-Raspberry Cheesecake Bars
5

What you can do with a block of cream cheese is remarkable, and it doesn’t always involve bagels. You can use this common refrigerator resident for a ...


By Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Chocolate Pear Custard Tart with an Almond Shortbread Crust

Chocolate Pear Custard Tart with an Almond Shortbread Crust

As beautiful to look at as it is to taste, this custard tart is easy to make with the help of shortbread cookies. In this recipe, the pears are simply ...


By Alejandra Ramos

Hazelnut Banoffee Tartlets

Hazelnut Banoffee Tartlets

Banoffee pie, as tartlets. Shortbread cookies make these bite-sized desserts an easy feat, and real bananas and hazelnuts give it flavor and crunch. 


By Serena T

Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Empanadas

Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Empanadas
4.5

Serve this Latin American specialty as a dessert with this recipe, which is easier to whip up by using refrigerated pie crusts. 


By Pillsbury

End-of-Summer Sangria

End-of-Summer Sangria
5

Labor Day calls for a patriotic sangria recipe. This recipe comes from caterer to the stars, Andrea Correale.


By marcyafranklin

Tiramisu Cake

Tiramisu Cake
4

In my family, the cooking is left to the ladies in our home kitchen and the baking is left to my father, at our pastry shop. Ergo, when it came time to ...


By Francesca Borgognone

Mexican Chocolate Pecan Pie

Mexican Chocolate Pecan Pie
3

My mother was obsessed with pecan pie so I decided to whip up a recipe using Mexican chocolate. I always like to top this with a cinnamon-spiced whipped ...


By Marcella Valladolid

Parmesan Cheesecake with Dates and Almonds

Parmesan Cheesecake with Dates and Almonds
4

There's classic New York-style cheesecake, there's ricotta cheesecake, and now, there's Parmesan cheesecake. Why not, after all? Medjool dates and marcona ...


By Will Budiaman

Classic Icebox Cake Recipe

Classic Icebox Cake Recipe
5

If you're anything like me, then when it comes time for dessert, it's all about whipped cream. I could care less about the ice cream or slice of pie ...


By Molly Aronica

Graham Cracker Pie Crust Recipe

Graham Cracker Pie Crust Recipe
4

This pie crust works well for custard-based pies. It’s easy to make and tastes wonderfully rich. Graham crackers are naturally low in fat, so I prefer to ...


By Jordan Pervere

Salame di Cioccolato Recipe

Salame di Cioccolato Recipe

A delicious spin on an old staple of Italian fare, the Salame di Cioccolato is a fun, easy-to-make dessert that indulges chocolate cravings.  This recipe ...


By FinishingNotes

Apple Italian Plum Pie Recipe

Apple Italian Plum Pie Recipe
3

This pie from Tate's Bake Shop is a gorgeous color, sweet, tart, juicy, and magnificent. I made this pie when both fruits were in season and my friends Sam ...


By Kathleen King

Dirt Cake Recipe

Dirt Cake Recipe
1

This classic kids' dessert is easy enough to make, and doesn't require an oven. To jazz up the presentation, clean out tiny flower pots or sand pails for ...


By Jessica Chou

Butternut Squash Tortellini

Butternut Squash Tortellini
3.35

When you make this recipe for the first time, you’re going to serve up these little pillows of fresh pasta dough filled with brown buttery butternut squash ...


By Secrets of the Best Chefs Cookbook

Pumpkin Lasagna Recipe

Pumpkin Lasagna Recipe
4

For Thanksgiving, Chef Todd English loves to prepare ‘common’ vegetables in an ‘uncommon’ way: shredding Brussels sprouts into coleslaw with mayonnaise, ...


By Todd English

Tapioca Pudding Brulée with Melon, Pomegranate and Kiwi Recipe

Tapioca Pudding Brulée with Melon, Pomegranate and Kiwi Recipe
2.85

Pastry Chef Pichet Ong created this funky, fruit-filled twist on tapioca pudding and classic crème brulée. His advice? "In order to ensure an even, ...


By Pichet Ong-test

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese with Sage and Gingersnap-Pecan Crust

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese with Sage and Gingersnap-Pecan Crust
3.45

Without question, the ultimate comfort food is macaroni and cheese — gooey, cheesy, warm, and indulgent. The inspiration for this twist on the classic mac ...


By Stephanie Hua