35 Classic Cookie Recipes

Whether you need to whip up something special for the local bake sale or simply want to make your family a sweet treat, these beloved cookie recipes are guaranteed to please.

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Simple Chocolate Chip Cookies

These classic cookies are a go-to sweet treat that are easy to whip up and store well — if they last. This recipe uses two kinds of sugar: granulated for crunch and brown for chewiness.

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Peanut Butter-Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

What could be better than an indulgent dessert made from ingredients you have sitting in your pantry — that never needs to go into the oven? These cookies take just minutes of work; the rest of the time is spent waiting for them to harden into the rich, nutty, chocolaty delights that they are.

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Peanut Butter Cookies

These classic cookies have nostalgia written all over them. Kids will have fun rolling the cookies into balls and making prints with a fork to flatten.

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The Best M&M Cookies

We took our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and increased the brown sugar to make these cookies extra moist and chewy. Then we super-sized them — the better to get in more of our favorite candy-coated chocolates. Save some extra candy for topping each cookie before baking. The result, cookies that look just as good as they taste!

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

These chocolate cookies are customizable to suit any mood. Try a combination of chocolate and peanut butter chips or throw in walnuts for an added crunch.

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Bake and Slice Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint cookies just got a lot easier with this bake and slice version. Instead of pressing divots into multiple mounds of cookie dough and filling each with jam, we shaped the dough into a log with a trough and flooded the center in one go. We used raspberry and apricot jam, but it's easy to swap out for whatever you have on hand. Once the cookie logs are baked, let them cool and then slice into strips.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Ree’s peanut butter cup cookies couldn’t be more convenient. She uses store-bought cookie dough and peanut butter cups for a rich, gooey dessert that’s ready in minutes.

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Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Ina’s 2-for-1 recipe can be used for soft, cakey blondies or thin, crispy cookies. Either way you bake it, you won’t regret it.

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Brownie Cookies

Ree’s brownie cookies are a chocolate lover’s dream. She uses melted chocolate and cocoa powder for a rich, fudgy dessert that she calls “unmistakably chocolatey.”

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Oat Milk and Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

We've raised the classic snack combination — cookies and milk — to a whole new level using humble oats. No-churn oat milk ice cream is sandwiched between two oatmeal cookies — no dunking needed!

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Cherry Pie Cookie Bars

What’s better than a cherry pie? Ree’s fork-free, five-star cookie bars with a sweet, smooth cherry pie filling. These delectable bars make the perfect picnic treat, but don’t hesitate to make them just for you.

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3-Ingredient Cookie Butter Cookies

Cookie butter is a creamy nut-free spread that's usually made from spiced Belgian cookies called speculoos. It's sold in jars in the peanut butter aisle. Here, we mix it with oats and eggs to make possibly the quickest, tastiest and most satisfying three-ingredient cookie ever.

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Fortune Cookies

You may think of fortune cookies as a takeout favorite, but they’re easy and fun to make at home. Molly uses the lid of a Mason jar to get the right size for her batter, then quickly folds the cookies and hangs them over the edge of a bowl to nail the classic fortune cookie shape.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is such an easy chocolate chip cookie. No special equipment, no creaming — a perfect cookie to do with kids. We love how versatile this dough is, too. It makes an awesome base for rocky road bars.

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Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies

The brown sugar is essential in Ree’s recipe — it creates a chewy cookie that’s deeply dark in color. Add in chopped nuts if you’re looking for crunch.

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Coconut Macaroons

Macaroons are super-easy coconut cookies that are traditionally made for Passover, because they don't contain any flour, but Ina serves these delicious treats all year round.

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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Claire’s cookies only require a few ingredients but the last one, sea salt, is key as it gives them their addictive salty finish. Since the cookies are flourless, they're very tender, so let them cool awhile on the pan before moving them.

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Brownie Mix Cookies

Made from only four ingredients, these cookies are chocolatey, fudgy and pleasing for brownie and cookie lovers alike.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Peanut butter-lovers, this one’s for you. Ree freezes a creamy peanut butter filling, then stuffs it into gooey chocolate chip cookies just before baking.

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S'mores Cookie Crumble Bars

The classic campfire treat meets chewy chocolate chip cookies in these crowd-friendly bars. To make the most of the marshmallow crème, coat your measuring cup and spoon with nonstick cooking spray or vegetable oil before measuring.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Meet your new favorite sweet treat; just a little bit will enhance your ice cream, milkshake, buttered toast — or serve as the filling of a cookie sandwich (smush some of the dough in between two vanilla wafers).

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Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

What’s Ina’s trick for a great oatmeal cookie? Salt. She uses it to draw out the subtle nuttiness of the oats, then adds toasted pecans to further enhance the flavor.

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

These hearty cookies are serious about texture: each one is loaded with chewy oats, creamy chocolate chips and toasted pecans.

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Ancho Chile-Mexican Chocolate Cookies

Chile powder and pumpkin seeds lend an unexpected kick to decadent chocolate cookies.

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

With gooey caramel and tangy sea salt, Valerie’s decadent cookies are the perfect combination of sweet and salty.

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Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

A cookie’s texture is defined by sugar — that’s why this recipe only calls for fine, granulated sugar. It yields a crisp, crunchy cookie that’s lighter in color than other variations.

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Lemon Meringue Cookies

All the flavors of a classic diner dessert come together in these bite-size cookies: a buttery sugar cookie crust, a tangy and bright lemon curd filling and a chewy meringue topping.

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Brown Butter Honey Cookies

You can’t go wrong with Trisha’s five-star cookies, which feature honey, brown butter and a pinch of flakey sea salt.

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Dark Chocolate Chai Cookies

Trisha’s chocolate chai cookies are ideal for pairing with a cozy cup of tea.

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Trust us, you want to refrigerate the cookie dough before baking these. The chill time deepens the flavor and firms up the dough, which creates a thicker, chewier cookie.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

The classic chocolate chip cookie gets a seasonal upgrade with this recipe. Pumpkin puree and warm spices, like cinnamon and nutmeg, add a cozy depth to these delicious treats.

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Secret Ingredient (Miso!) Chocolate Chip Cookies

The rave reviews for Katie’s chocolate chip cookies don’t lie — this recipe is a keeper! She uses miso for a super-subtle flavor and an ultra-fluffy texture.

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Coconut Madeleines

Ina’s dainty madeleines are delicate and delicious. She laces her cookies with shredded coconut for a subtle, sweet flavor that pairs perfectly with a mug of afternoon tea.

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Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies

If you think chocolate belongs with mint, this is the cookie recipe for you. Molly uses fresh mint to make a buttercream filling, which she sandwiches between two chocolate cookies for a delicious and decadent treat.

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Peanut Butter Cookies with Blackberry Jam

Giada’s family goes nuts for her yummy spin on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. She says these sweet, soft cookies are her “favorite cookie recipe ever.”

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