All-Time Favorite Cookie Recipes

When it comes to cookies, you can't go wrong with the classics. That's why we've whipped up a batch of our favorite timeless cookie recipes for you to try. Choose from peanut butter cookies, basic chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal-raisin cookies, snickerdoodles, sugar cookies, and more. And don't forget to pour yourself a tall glass of milk!

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    • Peanut Butter Cookies

      Classic peanut butter cookies get a crunchy facelift when baked with honey-roasted peanuts. We even infused the golden cookies with sweet honey.

    • Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

      Chewy, fruity, and full of oatmeal goodness, this family-favorite cookie scores a special spot in our recipe box. To give it a homey aroma, we laced it with cinnamon and brown sugar.

    • Our Best Basic Chocolate Chip Cookies

      It's back and better than before: Introducing our best chocolate chip cookie ever. This original recipe features soft, buttery bites of cakelike cookie, rich chocolate pieces, and your choice of nuts.

    • Make Your Own Flavorful Chocolate Chip Cookies

      Bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies unlike any other using our special Test Kitchen secrets to success. Whether you prefer semisweet or milk chocolate pieces, or like to be adventurous with fruits and nuts, it all comes down to what you put in.

    • Honey-Roasted Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches

      Peanut lovers will go nuts over this triple-threat dessert featuring a creamy peanut butter spread sandwiched between crisp cookies and rolled in chopped nuts.

    • Easy Monster Cookie Bars

      Packaged cookie dough, rolled oats, and a smorgasbord of goodies create a cookie so delicious you'll want to make room for two. Best of all? This time-saving recipe takes only 15 minutes to prep.

    • French Filled Macaroons

      Do as the Parisians do: Fill your light-as-air macaroons with zippy lemon curd or fresh raspberry jam. The fruity fillings provide sweet contrast to the almond cookies outside.

    • Fruity Oatmeal Cookies

      Low-fat yogurt turns ordinary oatmeal cookies into ultra-fluffy confections. Give your cookies some fruity burst by adding apricots and dried currants to the dough.

    • Classic Snickerdoodles

      Why mess with perfection? Classic snickerdoodle cookies are warm, gooey, and coated in sweet cinnamon-sugar. Be sure to watch closely as the baking time nears to achieve deliciously golden cookies.

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      Make Now, Freeze for Later!

      Mix a batch of your favorite dough today. Here are our best tips for freezing cookie dough for later.

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      Chock-Full-of-Chips Drops

      Hearty cereal flakes add slight crunch to these chocolate-studded cookies, while candies give them happy pops of color. Dunk these cookie favorites in an icy cold glass of milk for the ultimate cookie snack.

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      Triple-Chocolate Cookies

      Warning: Chocolate coma may occur when consuming these triple-chocolate cookies. Not only do we bake them with rich dark chocolate, but we also dress them up with a warm chocolate drizzle.

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      Macadamia Nut and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

      Macadamia nuts and white chocolate pieces are meant to be friends. The salty-sweet pair stars in this timeless cookie recipe featuring simple sugar cookie dough and buttery bites of soft vanilla flavor.

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      Chocolate-Orange Macaroons

      Zesty orange peel livens up this crisp chocolate macaroon recipe, while a drizzle of chocolate sauce adds rich decadence.

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      Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies

      Give classic chocolate chip cookies a healthy makeover with the help of whole wheat flour, oat bran, and hearty rolled oats.

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      Tangerine Butter Cookies

      Fresh tangerine peel and a splash of orange extract provide these soft-as-ever cookies with an exciting zip. Roll them in sugar, then use a toothpick to create their pretty criss-cross look.

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      Oatmeal Cookies

      Take oatmeal cookies from dull to delicious with fruity or chocolaty additions. Raisins, snipped dried cherries, chopped nuts, or chocolate chips give variety to this chewy classic.

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      Melt-in-Your-Mouth Sugar Cookies

      Perennial favorites, these tender cookies are simple and scrumptious. You can vary the cookie flavor by using brown sugar instead of white sugar in the recipe.

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      Chocolaty Caramel Thumbprints

      These pecan-studded chocolate cookies feature a creamy caramel filling and rich chocolate topping. Look for wrapped vanilla caramels in the candy aisle of your local grocery store to add the ooey-gooey centers to these classics.

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      Classic Whoopie Pies

      Made famous in the 1920s, this time-honored treat features sweet, fluffy filling between two luscious, chocolaty cookies. 

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      Gingersnaps

      The combination of molasses and warm fall spices makes these cookies a fragrant addition to your cookie jar. Roll the dough in white or colored sugar before baking for an extra touch of sweetness.

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      Peanut Butter Blossoms

      On just about everyone's favorite-cookie list, these peanut butter cookies are easy to dress up. Just press a chocolate kiss or star into each cookie's center as soon as they come out of the oven.

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      Ultimate Chocolate-Dipped Cookies

      To create the ultimate chocolate dessert, dip double-chocolate chip cookies in creamy ganache.

    • Next Slideshow Freezer-Friendly Holiday Cookies

      Freezer-Friendly Holiday Cookies

      These Christmas cookies don't mind waiting around in the cold one bit. Get a leg up on holiday preparations by baking early and freezing Christmas cookies. Each Santa-special treat freezes for up to three months.
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