Cookie Recipes

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.

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Traditional Christmas Cookie Recipes Perfect for the Holiday Season

Classic cookie recipes like these will instantly evoke warm Christmas memories. Make a batch of gingerbread, spritz cookies, thumbprints, shortbread, or biscotti to celebrate the most festive time of the year.
By Anna Kovel

How to Host the Perfect Cookie Swap

Make this fun pre-holiday party the best it can be. For more tasty and festive holiday cookie recipes and tips, download our complete guide here.
By Blythe Copeland

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rating: 4 stars 9054
A homemade chocolate chip cookie just hits the spot. It's a comforting treat that combines nostalgia and deliciousness, especially when it's as good as this, our very best soft chocolate chipe cookie. We use plenty of unsalted butter and a combination of brown sugar with some granulated sugar to create the chewy and soft texture you love. Use good quality chocolate chips and don't overmix the cookie dough, you want the cookies to be tender whether you pair them with a glass of milk or a frothy coffee. 

Basic Sugar Cookies

Rating: 3 stars 2634
Sugar cookies are a buttery classic that make a delicious anytime treat. Enjoy your sugar cookies plain, or decorate them with icing to make them festive. This recipe is a favorite of Martha's, who likes to add one tablespoon cognac alongside the egg and vanilla, after creaming together the butter and sugar.

Chocolate Crackle Cookies

Rating: 4 stars 401
A variegated pattern of deep dark chocolate and pure white powdered sugar makes these crinkly cookies a striking study in contrast. Roll balls of the rich dough first in granulated sugar, then in confectioners' sugar. The first layer ensures that the second one retains its snowy white appearance.

Royal Icing for Sugar Cookies

Rating: 3.5 stars 2038
If you're decorating cookies using our royal icing for sugar cookies and have a compromised immune system, we recommend instead using meringue powder, found in the baking aisle of most markets, instead of raw egg whites.

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Rating: 3.5 stars 582
Baking, simplified: One pan and two steps create this soft, gooey, giant cookie.

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Rating: 3.5 stars 255
These light, flourless cookies, from TV chef Nikki Elkins, are made with everyday ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.

Creamy Lemon Squares

Rating: 3.5 stars 376
The creamy lemon squares of your dreams take just 15 minutes of prep: Stir together a mere three ingredients to create a sunny, puckery filling for the buttery shortbread crust in this dessert.

Glazed Lemon Cookies

Rating: 3.5 stars 937
For the true lemon lover, these crisp cookies are the perfect treat.

Elephant Ear Cookies

Rating: 3.5 stars 52
Making elephant ear cookies is easier than their coiled design might suggest. Spread the pecan-cinnamon mixture on store-bought puff pastry, and then roll, slice, flatten, and coat with sugar. They emerge from the oven crisp and caramelized.

Inspiration and Ideas

Peanut Butter Cookies
Rating: 3 stars 751

Make these quick and easy peanut butter cookies for a nutty dessert everyone will love.