Our 50 Best Cookie Recipes (Slideshow)

We’ve scoured our recipes and these are our favorites

Black and White Sprinkled Cookie Recipe

These soft and cakey half-and-half cookies are the perfect palette for your favorite sprinkles, jimmies, confetti, or dragées in elegant shades of black and white.

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

These thick, soft, chewy chocolate chip cookies are best served warm, when the chips are still melted. 

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Chocolate Cranberry Coconut Macaroon Recipe

You can change this recipe to suit your tastes — simply keep the proportion of dry ingredients the same. For instance, if you don’t like coconut, add more cereal.

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Chocolate Balsamic Macaroon Recipe

For these cookies, the chocolate and balsamic play so well off of each other, and the coconut just adds a little nuttiness.

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Chocolate Ginger Bliss Cookie Recipe

Trail mix is added to these cookies for a mixture of dried fuit, chocolate, nuts, and ginger. 

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Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti Recipe

Biscotti means "twice baked" in Italian. First you form the crumbly dough into one stiff mass and bake it whole. Then you let it cool, slice it, and bake it again at a lower temperature. That’s what gives biscotti an almost crackerlike quality, which goes especially well with coffee. This triple-chocolate double-baked treat is dipped in a dark chocolate coating with sprinkles on top. Dip it in your coffee and then pop it in your mouth.

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Coffee Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Serve these cookies as a morning treat at a meeting or gathering.

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Deconstructed Oreo Cookie Recipe

We found that Double Stuf Oreos gave us the right ratio of filling and cookie. We then added even more Oreos into the finished dough and, of course, some chocolate chips.

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Double Chocolate Cookie Recipe

Indulge in these extra-chocolaty cookies.

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Embroidered Sugar Cookie Recipe

Now’s your chance to take your "embroidery" and baking skills to the next level with this twist on a sugar cookie classic. Honestly, what better compliment could a stitching artist receive than to have her work devoured by a hungry public?

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Maple Bacon Cookie Recipe

Even though we know it’s not the most nutritious choice, we’ve been known to sneak cookies for breakfast. This cookie was an attempt to legitimize that surreptitious early-morning dessert eating. Bacon and maple syrup are a classic pairing, and we were happy to discover that they also work and play well with others in a chocolate chip cookie. We don’t call for any particular style of bacon — use your favorite type or experiment.

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Orange Stir 'n' Drop Cookie Recipe

A recipe so simple it’s the perfect first step for kids to start baking on their own. Stamping the cookies with a glass is a task even the tiniest hands can accomplish.

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Scoops of Rocky Road Cookie Recipe

We love taking easily recognizable dishes and turning them into something else with the same flavors — hence a cookie that tastes like a scoop of ice cream. You need to plan ahead to make these, because the dough chills for at least eight hours.

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Confetti Cookie Recipe

The confetti cookie combines the technique of a snickerdoodle (cream of tartar makes all the difference in telling an average cookie apart from a snickerdoodle-inspired one) with the flavors of Funfetti cake mix.

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Tiramisu Nanaimo Bar Recipe

Transform Italy's favorite dessert into a cookie.

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Toffee Almond Mieringues Recipe

These meringues are sweet, nutty, and the perfect treat.

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Viennese Cookies Recipe

A chocolate glaze tops tender cookies filled with apricot jam.

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Fruity Pebbles Marshmallow Cookie Recipe

Fruity Pebbles crunch is added to these marshmallow cookies for a fun and colorful treat.

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Gingerdoodles Cookie Recipe

Classic snickerdoodle cookies and gingersnaps collide in this new favorite cookie.

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Jamaican Spice Cookie Recipe

Laced with coconut, rum, and ginger these cookies bring the flavors of the islands.

 

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Lemon Cornmeal Cookie Recipe

Conrmeal is added to these lemon cookies for a twist on a classic thumbprint cookie filled with lemon curd.


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White Sesame Cookie Recipe

Spirnkled with white sesame seeds, these cookies are light and nutty.


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Maple Walnut Shortbread Recipe

These Canadian cookies are easy to make and perfect for the holidays. 


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Almond Glazed Sugar Cookie Recipe

These delicate, sweet almond cookies will melt in your mouth.

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Best Ever Butter Cookie Recipe

Tender butter cookies that are perfect for decorating for any occasion.

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Cranberry Orange Cookie Recipe

These crunchy sweet cranberry orange cookies are sprinkled with orange sugar for extra holiday sparkle!

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Gingersnaps Recipe

A classic cookie collection would not be complete without gingersnaps. This recipe uses a large amount of molasses to ensure that they stay soft and moist for up to two weeks. 

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Linzer Heart Cookies Recipe

These decorative cookies make beautiful and tasty gifts. An important tip: be sure to chop the nuts and chocolate very fine in a food processor, or the dough will be too rough-textured to roll out smoothly. You need a graduated set of heart-shaped cookie cutters to make these.

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Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Oatmeal cookies garner their fame from their chewy consistency and adaptability. Raisins can be swapped out for other dried fruits, and chocolate chips can be added to make them extra indulgent. 

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Flourless Chocolate Cookie Recipe

We are all a fan of flourless chocolate cake, but Pastry Chef Mellisa Root of Madera, shres with us her recipe for the classic cake turned into a cookie.

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Peanut Butter Cookies with Moonshine Cordials Recipe

These peanut butter cookies are sure to be a new favorite!

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Ginger Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

Be surprised by a delightful ginger taste within this classic oatmeal raisin cookie.

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Peanut Butter Toffee Crunch Cookies Recipe

This peanut butter cookie will soon be a favorite, especially when paired with a tall glass of milk.

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Pistachio Shortbread Cookies Recipe

These rich, buttery shortbreads make a delicious accompaniment to a reviving cup of tea or coffee, or as a pretty addition to a creamy dessert.

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Butter Cookies with Dried Cranberries and Roasted Pecans Recipe

The inspiration for this recipe arose a few years ago, when my mother-in-law gave me a huge bag of freshly picked pecans. I was absolutely delighted of course, but wondered what I would end up making with all these pecans.

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Buttermilk Tea Cookies with Lemon Glaze and Poppy Seeds Recipe

They start as a very simple batter-like dough that bakes up more like a cake than a cookie.

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Candied Ginger Cookies with Dark Chocolate Ganache Recipe

These spicy ginger cookies pack a punch with wonderful spices like ginger, cardamom and nutmeg and pairs perfectly with a dark earthy chocolate ganache.

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Cinnamon Sugar Cookies From Scratch Recipe

Will Budiaman

You won't need any other recipe after this.

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Milk & Cookies Bakery Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

This is, by far, the biggest seller at Milk & Cookies Bakery. Each day, we make double the amount of chocolate chip cookie to any other kind. We use chocolate curls that melt in the dough, creating threads of chocolate throughout. Having the chocolate curls in addition to the chocolate chunks ensures chocolate deliciousness in every bite.

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Homemade Oreo Cookies with Cream Filling and Milkshake Shots Recipe

Coca Cola works well in this delicious dessert that's served with a shot of Coke-filled milkshake. 

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Happy Cow Peanut-Butter Cookies Recipe

A take on everyone's favorite cakey chocolate-chip cookies made with peanut-butter and lots of love, cruelty-free.

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Lemon Shortbread Cookies Recipe

The perfection of this cookie lies not in a secret ingredient, but in quality ingredients.

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Nutella Amaretto Icebox Cookies with Almonds Recipe

Two delicious cookie doughs combine to create striped and swirly patterns in this easy recipe. And who can resist the nutty sweetness of Nutella?

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Peaceful Oats Cookies Recipe

Now you can make some of the finest treats Charleston, S.C. has to offer–right in your own home!

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Peanut Butter Cream–Filled Wafer Cookies Recipe

The “bread” part of these sandwiches is a very thin, crisp wafer that holds up well to the creamy filling. They taste best when the cookie remains crisp, so fill them just before serving. If you hold them for too long in the refrigerator or at room temperature, these peanut butter cookies will soften and break apart.

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Pecan Cookie Recipe

Pecans add crunch and nutty flavor to buttery cookies.

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Pine Nut Thumbprint Cookies with Fig Jam Recipe

In the past, bakers used wooden clothespins (the one-piece ones, without a spring) to make the indentation; today we often use our thumbs.

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White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies Recipe

White chocolate and raspberries feel like delicacies, especially in the middle of winter, and luxurious cookies match perfectly with that flute of champagne in your hand.

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Seven Layer Cookies Recipe

Francesca Borgognone

The petite tri-color delight is not only good in flavor, but a crowd-pleaser as well.

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Bittersweet Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

The cookie will be as good as the ingredients you use to make them.

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