Whether you love chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal, or shortbread, our collection of cookie recipes ranges from easy recipes, no-bake recipes, and ideas on how to decorate them.
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
Dark- and White-Chocolate Shortbread HeartsYou will need a nesting set of four to five heart-shaped cookie cutters for this recipe, ranging in size from approximately 3 1/2 inches to 3/4 inch (available at williamssonoma.com).
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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.
Streamline your baking with a pan of bar cookies -- just bake and slice. Choose from lemon bars, chocolate chip bars, oatmeal bars, and more.
Best Ever 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.
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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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Looking for a Cute Way to Package Holiday Cookies? Make Christmas Crackers!
Transform holiday cookies and candy into Christmas crackers for an extra festive touch. They're perfect for gifting and make lovely party favors.Post
What's the Most Popular Holiday Cookie Shape?
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Chewy BrowniesWhat's gooey on the inside, crackly on top, and supremely delicious all over? Our fresh take on this crowd-pleasing dessert. Unsweetened chocolate and brown sugar impart a rich, well-rounded flavor, while adding a bit of oil to the batter results in the addictively chewy texture that makes this version an instant classic.Recipe
Pistachio and Dried-Apricot RugelachSimmered dried apricots with a hint of vanilla are a perfect combination of tart and sweet. (We tested apricot jam in this filling, and it wasn't the same!) The mixture is slathered on rounds of cream-cheese dough, which is sliced into wedges and rolled into crescents before baking. The dough and filling can be made a couple of days in advance and refrigerated to make assembly easier (the dough disks wrapped in plastic, the filling in an airtight container).Recipe
Spiced Orange PalmiersFor this classic, we had morning buns on our minds and added orange zest and cinnamon to the sugar.Recipe
Cornmeal, Cherry, and White-Chocolate-Chunk BiscottiCornmeal adds a nice crunch and hint of sweetness to these dunkers. The salted macadamia nuts balance out the richness of the white chocolate.Recipe
Streusel JammiesInspired by an Italian tart, torta sbrisolona, this almond-studded batter does double duty. Three-quarters is pressed into rounds, and the remainder is sprinkled around the jam center like a streusel.Recipe
Double-Chocolate Peppermint SandwichesPeppermint patties inspired these chocolate shortbread cookies. You can use small snowflake, Christmas tree, or other holiday cutters to make the cutout windows. Bake the cutouts at 325 degrees until the edges are firm, 6 to 8 minutes.Recipe
Brandy-Nutmeg CrescentsThis one goes out to eggnog lovers everywhere. For the best flavor, grate your nutmeg fresh; we like a Microplane zester for the job.Recipe
Shortbread SwirlsGive this universal favorite a modern update by creating an ombre of color. Each batch of dough can be divided in half for two colors. For red/pink and green/light-green variations, tint the dough to a light shade before dividing, then separate in half and add more dye to one half for a deeper color. (The golden variation has no food color.) To make all five colors pictured, you'll need to make three batches of dough. A cookie press can also be used in place of the piping bag.Recipe
Date BarsThe underrated dried fruit takes center stage in these chewy, irresistible bars. Martha made this recipe on "Martha Bakes" episode 710.Recipe
Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Vanilla Buttercream FillingButtermilk gives the chocolate cookies a subtle tanginess that offsets the rich buttercream filling beautifully. Martha made this recipe on episode 708 of Martha Bakes.Post
How to Use a Doily to Decorate Snowflake Cookies This Holiday Season
A crocheted doily is a genius way to give Christmas snowflake cookies a beautiful design.Recipe
Glazed Spiced Snowflake CookiesThe pattern on these buttery, spiced speculaas cookies is created by placing a doily on top of the dough and then using a rolling pin to imprint the design in it. The thicker the doily, the clearer the imprint. The simple sugar glaze dries to a frosty finish.Post
Happy Birthday Cookie Monster!
What better way to celebrate this beloved Sesame Street character than with a chocolate chip cookie -- or five?AdvertisementAdvertisementPost
A Christmas Cookie Decorating Party to Satisfy the Sweet Tooth
Grab an apron and join in the fun! Hosting a Christmas cookie-decorating party is a low-stress way to celebrate the holiday season with friends.Recipe
Lemony Brown-Butter Crinkle CookiesLemon zest and juice add brightness and cut the richness of the brown butter in these cookies. You can make the dough up to two days in advance.Recipe
Martha's Chewy Fig BarsMillet flour gives these grown-up fig bars the perfect crumbly texture. Martha made this recipe on episode 704 of Martha Bakes.