Classic Cookie Recipes

Whether you're looking to rock your local bake sale or treat the family to something sweet, we've got the craveworthy cookie recipes you want.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Flu-Fighter Cookies

Feeling under the weather? Treat yourself with a batch of these immune-boosting cookies. They’re loaded with healthy ingredients, like Greek yogurt and ginger, to perk you up.

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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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