Freshly baked, still warm from the oven, nothing beats homemade cookies. Whether you love chocolate chip, all chocolate, peanut butter, oatmeal or shortbread, we have the recipes you need. Our comprehensive collection of cookie recipes ranges from easy recipes just right for a first-time baker to spectacular cookies worthy of a party. We even have no-bake cookie recipes for when it’s too hot to turn the oven on. Get our creative cookie ideas and tips from our expert bakers for making, baking, packing, and storing cookies. And be sure to check out our ideas and tips for decorating cookies.
Carrot-Cake Thumbprint CookiesYou can have your cake and eat it, too--as a cookie! The bases for these thumbprints are studded with grated carrots, chopped pecans, golden raisins, and rolled oats. The creamy filling features fresh goat cheese (cream cheese would work in its place) and a swirl of apricot jam. The result? Layers of flavor in every bite.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Orange Cornmeal ShortbreadShortbread is the ultimate expression of four building blocks of baking: butter, sugar, flour, and salt. Here, it is flavored with orange zest. Try serving it with Sweet Corn Ice Cream.
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Our Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes
The debate continues as to whether thin and crispy or soft and chewy is the perfect texture for chocolate chip cookies. But everyone agrees they are best warm from the oven, preferably with a cold glass of milk.
No-Bake Cookie Recipes
Leave the oven turned off and serve a batch of no-bake treats the next time you need something sweet on a hot day. Choose from chocolate bars, cereal bars, marshmallow treats, and more.
Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies That Are Really DeliciousWho needs gluten? Try our crumbly, craveworthy, and totally scrumptious meringues, shortbread, chocolate chip cookies, and other gluten-free recipes.
Our Favorite Oatmeal Cookie Recipes
Raisins or chocolate chips? It's a defining question among oatmeal-cookie lovers. Find your preference, and many other tempting variations, in our collection of oatmeal cookie recipes.
Christmas Checklist: Christmas CookiesGet out your baking sheets, sanding sugar, and all your Santa and tree cookie cutters. It’s time to make the Christmas cookies -- surely the sweetest of holiday traditions.
Bar Cookie Recipes
Streamline your baking with a pan of bar cookies -- just bake and slice. Choose from lemon bars, chocolate chip bars, oatmeal bars, and more.
Sandwich Cookie Recipes
Eat your cookies two at a time! Find banana whoopie pies, chocolate-cappuccino bites, peanut butter sandwich cookies, and more in our collection of 26 recipes.
Our Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes
It's time for Christmas cookies! Choose from our very favorite cookie recipes to share with family and friends, including gingerbread, speculaas, biscotti, pfeffernussen, chocolate chip, and snickerdoodles.
How to Make French Macarons
Thirty recipes for buttery shortbread cookies, including traditional, chocolate, pecan, oatmeal, and cranberry.
Best Peanut Butter Cookie Recipes
Peanut butter cookies are a comforting classic, down to the crosshatch pattern on top. But browse our collection of 21 tempting variations to find new ways to enjoy that peanut butter flavor. And don't worry; the classic recipe is here, too.
Storing and Packaging Cookies
Proper storage can ensure your cookies stay fresher longer. And our packaging ideas take advantage of household items to make gift-giving easier.
How to Make Classic Biscotti, Plus RecipesOnce you see how easy biscotti are to make yourself, you’ll pass right by the ones that come in boxes or wrapped in cellophane. The crisp Italian cookies are a breeze to bake in large batches and to customize with add-ins -- try our master recipe, with almonds and anise seeds, or one of our clever variations.
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Make-Ahead Chocolate Chunk CookiesThis easy make-ahead cookie dough can be prepared, rolled into logs, and then frozen until the craving strikes.Video
Chocolate-Coconut Cookie Bars
These crowd-pleasing cookie bars and chock full of delicious ingredients; coconut, pecans, chocolate...yum!Recipe
Blancmange MacaroonsUse this recipe when making our Blancmange.Recipe
Date and Pine Nut BarsThese chewy bars, dense as pecan pie, are a sweet way to end any meal.Recipe
Wheatmeal Peanut-Butter FingersThese buttery cookies boast a nutty mix of wheat germ, wheat-grain pastry flour, and peanut butter for a bold taste.Recipe
Cornmeal-Pecan BiscuitsThese buttery pecan biscuits won't last long after they come out of the oven.Recipe
Cranberry Lemon SquaresThese tart bars use dried cranberries instead of fresh, so you can make them any time of year.Recipe
On-the-Go BrowniesThis decadent, chocolatey dessert transports exceptionally well.Recipe
Lemon Poppyseed Glazed BallsThe lemony cookies are a variation of our Basic Shortbread Wedges.Recipe
Chocolate-Glazed FingersEnjoy a chocolate-glazed version of our Basic Shortbread Wedges.Recipe
Espresso Shortbread CookiesPerk up our Basic Shortbread Wedges with this espresso flavored variation.Recipe
Citrus CoinsThese cookies, with hints of lemon or orange, are a variation of our Basic Shortbread Wedges.Recipe
Chocolate-Glazed Nut BallsThese chocolate treats are a variation of our Basic Shortbread Wedges.Recipe
Brown Sugar FingersThese Brown Sugar Fingers are a variation of our Basic Shortbread Wedges. The secret to shortbread's tender, crumbly nature is stirring the wet and dry ingredients until they are just combined.Recipe
Candied Ginger ShortbreadThis Candied Ginger Shortbread is a variation of our Basic Shortbread Wedges.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Green Tea FlowersThese Green Tea Flowers are a variation of our Basic Shortbread Wedges.Recipe
Rosemary Pine Nut LeavesThese Rosemary Pine Nut Leaves are a variation of our Basic Shortbread Wedges. Shortbread makes an excellent gift because it actually improves with age and keeps for several weeks when stored in an airtight container.Recipe
Hazelnut Shortbread BallsStack them high! Place a mound of these Hazelnut Shortbread Balls in your favorite serving dish, place them at the center of your table, and watch them disappear as your guests delightfully enjoy.