Our 50 Best Cookie Recipes

Whether you love triple chocolate or you prefer fruity wafers or you like a bit of a nutty crunch in your cookies, these recipes are bound to pique your sweet tooth. Bake them for family get-togethers, during an afternoon when you have to keep the kids busy or just because a cookie — or two — sounds delicious right now.

Chocolate Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles may be one of those childhood desserts you forgot existed, and these chocolate snickerdoodles are a twist on the classic.

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Easy Sugar Lavender Cookies

When you don't want to use a lot of ingredients, these easy sugar lavender cookies are ideal. Their delicate flavor will impress anyone who takes a bite.

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Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Cinnamon rolls are an iconic breakfast food. So, why not take your favorite morning meal and turn it into a cookie? A cross between a snickerdoodle and a cinnamon roll, these cinnamon roll cookies will not disappoint.

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White Chocolate Chai Snickerdoodle Cookies

If you opt for a chai instead of homemade coffee, then you'll love the flavor of these white chocolate chai snickerdoodle cookies then next time you're in the mood to bake.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

These peanut butter chocolate sandwich cookies might be so good you want to skip your peanut butter and jelly sandwich at lunch and have one of these instead.

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Easy Almond Cookie Cups

Cookies are certainly a food we won't apologize for loving, and what's not to love about these cute and easy almond cookie cups?

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Energy Cookies

If you're an active person, adding these energy cookies to your snack lineup could be a good idea for a midday pick-me-up.

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Chocolate Marble Cookies

Baking is a great indoor activity to keep kids busy, and these chocolate marble cookies will be fun to make with the whole family.

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Thimble Cookies

Originally, a thimble was used to make the indent for these thimble cookies, but if you're not a crafty person and don't have a thimble around, your thumb will work just fine. Simply press a hole into the dough and add your favorite jam or jelly.

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Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread cookies are a classic treat great for a light snack, dessert for a brunch or for a bit of a treat with your favorite coffee.

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Pinwheel Cookies

Pinwheel cookies are a dessert that looks difficult, but will impress guests. Follow this step-by-step recipe for the pretty cookies.

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1001 Cranberry Nut Cookies

You could pick up your favorite cookies from the sweetest dessert shop in your state, or you could bake your own 1001 cranberry nut cookies.

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Apple Cinnamon Cookie Pie

An apple pie might be one of the most iconic pies in America, but when you really want to get fun with the recipe, turn it into an apple cinnamon cookie pie.

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Oatmeal Cookies

If you like your cookies to be more crispy than chewy, try a classic oatmeal cookie. Mix things up and add dried fruit to your baked goods or any of these other unexpected ingredients that go great in cookies.

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Snappy Turtle Cookies

These snappy turtle cookies are among the recipes that have won the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest. They took the trophy in 1952 and will still delight today, especially if you enlist your kids to help with the decorating.

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Easy Anise Cookies

Sugar cookies are fun because you can play with different ingredients to test new flavors. These easy anise cookies are great if you don't have a lot of time to bake from scratch before a holiday party.

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S’mores Edible Cookie Dough

Whether you're camping in your backyard or you trekked out to the forest, having s'mores at a campfire is a must. And if you love s'mores then you'll also love this s'mores edible cookie dough.

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Strawberry Crinkle Cookies

They might look a bit like peppermints, but these strawberry crinkle cookies are a soft, chewy, strawberry delight.

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Tootsie Roll Cookies

Tootsie Pops are a favorite Halloween candy, but Tootsie Roll cookies are a whole new level. Try these easy-to-make thumbprint cookies the next time you need some chocolate in your life.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

Brownie or cookie? Choosing just one dessert can feel impossible. These chocolate chip cookie brownies are two favorites in one.

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Key Lime Pie Cookies

If you're having a staycation at home, bake these key lime pie cookies to add a touch of the tropics to your backyard beach party.

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Strawberry Sugar Cookies

If you're typically a sugar cookie fan, then try these strawberry sugar cookies the next time you're in a baking mood.

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Orange Whipped Shortbreads

Certain fruits work well in summery dips and salsas, and others? Well, they work in summer desserts like these orange whipped shortbreads.

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Strawberry Vanilla Shortbread Cookies

If you have a dehydrator, you can make the dried strawberries yourself from fresh strawberries when they are in season. Otherwise, follow the instructions for how to use your oven for the right consistency in your berries.

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Tart Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookie

Tart cherry chocolate chip cookies sound like the perfect marriage of fruity sweetness and decadent chocolate. If you just can't get enough of the flavor, these are our best cherry dessert recipes

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Tart Cherry Cookie Dough Bars

Instead of breaking off bits and pieces of cookie dough from the batch of cookies you're baking, make a whole batch of tart cherry cookie dough bars.

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Maple-Glazed Breakfast Cookies With Dried Cranberries and Pepitas

How could anyone say no to cookies for breakfast? These maple-glazed breakfast cookies also feature dried cranberries and pepitas. Enjoy them with a cup of coffee or as a quick, on-the-go snack.

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Loaded Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Even though they have a lot of butter and sugar, these loaded cherry oatmeal cookies also happen to have brain-healthy nutrients like whole grains and antioxidants.

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Halfway Cookies

Part cookie dough, part chocolate chips, part brown sugar meringue, halfway cookies are rich in flavor and work as a cookie cake or smaller cookie bars.

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Cardamom Sugar Cookies With Royal Icing

Sometimes, pulling out your favorite cookie cutters makes baking all the more fun. These cardamom sugar cookies with royal icing can be made for any holiday or season.

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Mom's Kifli

Preheat your oven and pull out your nonstick pans — these crescent-shaped kifli cookies will melt in your mouth.

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Colorful Meringue Cookies

Anything bright and colorful might be the key to throwing a kid's birthday party and these colorful meringue cookies will certainly liven up the dessert table with their vibrant colors.

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Salted Caramel-Filled Cookies

If you've been working from home, cooking at home and taking care of the kids at home, then you deserve a decadent dessert. Try these salted caramel filled cookies.

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Macadamia and Cranberry White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

With a little bit of tartness and a little bit of crunch, these macadamia and cranberry white chocolate chunk cookies are an excellent treat at holiday parties or all year round.

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Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Vanilla sugar cookies might be the ideal cookie to make when you crave something sweet but don't want to go to the store — these use ingredients that have long shelf lives and are probably in your pantry already.

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Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you're a fan of good old-fashioned chocolate chip cookies, then you're sure to like the hint of spice in cinnamon chocolate chip cookies.

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Molasses Spice Cookies

There are some retro appetizers that are primed for a comeback and then there are retro desserts that never really went out of style like these molasses spice cookies.

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Easy Chocolate Raspberry Cookie Truffles

One way to make dinner at home feel like a restaurant is to make a decadent dessert. These chocolate raspberry cookie truffles look restaurant-worthy but are super simple to make.

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These pfeffernüsse German cookies — or peppernut, as it's translated — are a spiced cookie that is popular around the holidays. They also happen to be one of the most iconic desserts in the U.S..

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Old-Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Nutmeg

If your craving for pumpkin long outlasts your Thanksgiving leftovers, these old-fashioned soft pumpkin cookies with nutmeg will put you in a cozy, autumnal mindset.

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Maltese Lemon-Infused Cookies

Flaky and buttery with a hint of zesty lemon, these Maltese lemon-infused cookies are just the treat with an afternoon tea or when you're feeling munchy.

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Plant-Based Cookie Fries

This sweet treat might not exactly pair with the best burger recipes the same way potato french fries do, but maybe you can make these plant-based cookie fries as dessert.

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Candy Bar Cookies

There are a lot of different candy preferences across the United States, but maybe we can all agree that candy bar cookies are the perfect confectionery mix?

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Double-Delight Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter is among those groceries with a surprisingly long shelf life, so if you've had it in your pantry awhile and want to get rid of it, use it to bake these double-delight peanut butter cookies.

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Tart Cherry Chocolate-Covered Vegan Cookie Dough Bites

A cookie without an oven? These tart morsels are no-bake, just like these frozen fruit dessert recipes.

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Coconut Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Just like certain dinner recipes that are perfect for summer, these coconut cherry oatmeal cookies have the flavors that are popular during the season.

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Checkerboard Cookies

If you and your friends like to have game nights, why not bring a themed treat next time? Checkerboard cookies are easy to make but will still impress your guests.

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Easy Nutella Cookie Roll-Ups

Nutella cookie roll-ups are one of those easy desserts you can make with fewer than five ingredients. The hazelnut spread and flaky pie crust is a great option when you just want a light treat.

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Spritz Cookies

These small, buttery spritz cookies are on a lot of Midwesterner's Christmas dinner tables, but this simple treat can still be made year-round.

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Mini Ice Cream Cookie Cups

This cute ice cream and cookie dessert won the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest in 2010 and it'll be a win at your next gathering too. Speaking of ice cream, if a cool dessert sounds better than turning up the heat in an oven, these are our best icebox cakes, cheesecakes and other no-bake desserts to try.

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