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Cookie Recipes

Did someone say, cookie? Try one of these favorite recipes including chocolate chip, gingerbread, lemon, peanut butter, pinwheel, spritz and macaroon cookies today!

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We made these cookies when my boys were small. The boys were covered in flour, with aprons wrapped around them and Nutella on their faces. — Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania
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Sugar Diamonds

Sugar Diamonds

Sugar Diamonds

Admits Gladys De Boer, field editor from Castleford, Idaho, "I don't have patience for decorating, so I look for tasty recipes with interesting shapes and textures, like this cookie."

Grandma's Polish Cookies

Grandma's Polish Cookies

Grandma's Polish Cookies

This traditional khruchiki recipe has been handed down through my mother's side from my great-grandmother. As a child, it was my job to loop the end of each cookie through its hole. —Sherine Elise Gilmour, Brooklyn, New York

Cornmeal Lime Cookies

Cornmeal Lime Cookies

Cornmeal Lime Cookies

Here’s something a little different for your platter of Christmas sweets. Cornmeal gives these light cookies crunch, and the tart lime glaze tops them off perfectly.—Wendy Rusch, Fall Creek, Wisconsin
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Two-Tone Butter Cookies

Two-Tone Butter Cookies

Two-Tone Butter Cookies

During the hectic holiday season, you'll appreciate the ease of these irresistible butter cookies from Kathy Kittell of Lenexa, Kansas. It's wonderful to pull the two-tone dough from the freezer and bake a festive batch in no time.

Lemon Thins

Lemon Thins

Lemon Thins

These irresistible thins have a tart lemon taste and crisp texture. To create a simple but special dessert, place some of the cookies in bowls of chocolate or vanilla ice cream.

Butter Snowmen Cookie

Butter Snowmen Cookie

Butter Snowmen Cookie

These cookies are sure to be part of your Christmas cookie plates. They will go especially well at a bake sale. They are so cute!—Kathleen Taugher, East Troy, Wisconsin

Dried Cherry Biscotti

Dried Cherry Biscotti

Dried Cherry Biscotti

Need a holiday treat that's not overly sweet? Sharon Martin of Manistee, Michigan has an answer with her Dried Cherry Biscotti. The cherries and almonds add color and texture and a dusting of powdered sugar dress these up. CW taste testers noted these biscotti were not as hard and crunchy as some.

Be-Mine Sandwich Cookies

Be-Mine Sandwich Cookies

Be-Mine Sandwich Cookies

These simple cookies are the first thing to disappear from dessert tables. They're cute, colorful and extremely fast to make. —Darcie Cross, Novi, Michigan

“Home Sweet Home” Gingerbread Cottage

“Home Sweet Home” Gingerbread Cottage

“Home Sweet Home” Gingerbread Cottage

I love to see the end of a project, like this Christmas cottage—but my favorite part is the process. It's fun to watch the gingerbread, icing and candy decorations come together creatively. —Johanna Rosson, Fort Hood, Texas

Glittered Snowflake Cookies

Glittered Snowflake Cookies

Glittered Snowflake Cookies

The dough for these sugar cookies won't spread while baking, making if great for cookie cutters with intricate designs. They can also be drizzled with semisweet chocolate.—Kimberly DeWalt, Horseshoe Bend, Idaho



Jeweled Cookies

Jeweled Cookies

Jeweled Cookies

Candied fruits give a stained-glass look to these cookies that taste like shortbread. —Ruth Ann Stelfox, Raymond, Alberta

Cranberry Almond Biscotti

Cranberry Almond Biscotti

Cranberry Almond Biscotti

"A fellow stay-at-home mom gave me this recipe so we could enjoy our latte breaks more affordably with homemade biscotti," says Evelyn Bethards Wohlers of Columbia, Maryland. "I modified the original version by using a sugar substitute and reducing the carbohydrates and fat. Tangy dried cranberries and spices give it delicious flavor."

Almond Jelly Cookies

Almond Jelly Cookies

Almond Jelly Cookies

My mother-in-law used to send these wonderful cookies in her special "care" packages to our family. We could hardly wait to open the box and dig in!

Buttercups

Buttercups

Buttercups

These cookies began as simple Christmas cutouts. One day I decided to make them with a brown butter filling. Sometimes I'll fill the centers with melted chocolate. —Alice Le Duc, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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