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.

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.

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Chocolate chip cookies are a go-to favorite dessert, sweet snack, or after-school treat. This cookie—which is made in the soft and chewy style—gives you both the nostalgia of childhood bake sales and the satisfying, grown-up flavors of dark chocolate. After just three steps and a quick bake in the oven, the only thing you'll need is a glass of cold milk or frothy coffee. 

Basic Sugar Cookies

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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

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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

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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.

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Slice-and-Bake Parmesan-Almond Crackers

A crisp, savory cracker with the ease of a slice-and-bake cookie, these snacks are flavored with Parmesan, almonds, and thyme, and come together easily in the food processor. Serve them with afternoon tea for a savory option, or set them out alongside an antipasti platter of marinated olives, seasonal fruits, and a creamy spread