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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Giant Lemon Sugar Cookies

These wonderfully chewy cookies have a light lemon flavor from both the juice and zest. The sanding sugar on top adds sparkle and a bit of crunch. —Michael Vyskocil, Glen Rock, Pennsylvania
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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

Apricot-Filled Triangles

Apricot-Filled Triangles

Apricot-Filled Triangles

It's a good thing this recipe makes a big batch because no one can stop eating just one! These crisp buttery cookies truly do melt in your mouth.
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Fruit 'n' Spice Rounds

Fruit 'n' Spice Rounds

Fruit 'n' Spice Rounds

While looking for a way to use an abundance of dates I had on hand, I came across this recipe. With raisins and walnuts - and a delectable lemon glaze - these quickly became a family favorite.

Crisp Rosettes

Crisp Rosettes

Crisp Rosettes

Shaped like delicate snowflakes, these crisp rosettes make a lovely winter dessert. Field editor Rita Christianson of Glenburn, North Dakota points out, "We make these Norwegian treats for Christmas and special occasions."

Merry Note Cookies

Merry Note Cookies

Merry Note Cookies

These cookies made with a recipe similar to one my mom always used, were a fitting dessert before we set out for caroling for the holidays.—Nella Parker, Hersey, Michigan

Butterscotch Cookies

Butterscotch Cookies

Butterscotch Cookies

“This old-fashioned recipe has been in my family for years,” writes Beverly Duncan of Big Prairie, Ohio. “It’s also delicious with miniature chocolate chips or coconut in place of the toffee bits.”

Crisp Sugar Cookie Mix

Crisp Sugar Cookie Mix

Crisp Sugar Cookie Mix

Eneatha Attig Secrest of Mattoon, Illinois has relied on the mix for these light sugar cookies for years, even selling it at bazaars. "I package it in a plastic bag tied with pretty ribbon and attach a cookie cutter and copy of the recipe," she notes.

Pecan Cheddar Crisps

Pecan Cheddar Crisps

Pecan Cheddar Crisps

"These crispy snacks are super as a party appetizer," reports field editor Ozela Haynes of Emerson, Arkansas. "They're also nice to nibble on anytime."

Hamburger Cookies

Hamburger Cookies

Hamburger Cookies

Just like Darlene Markel's Caramel Apple Bites (see recipe finder), Pat Carter shares a sweet treat children can help create. "My daughters and I form an assembly line to put these 'sandwich' cookies together," she reveals from Clearwater, Florida. "We have lots of fun, and the cookies taste great."

Holiday Sugar Cookies

Holiday Sugar Cookies

Holiday Sugar Cookies

Katie Koziolek of Hartland, Minnesota adds a hint of lemon to these delightful sugar cookies. For make-ahead convenience, freeze the dough up to three months, then thaw in the fridge before baking and decorating them.

Baby Shower Sugar Cookies

Baby Shower Sugar Cookies

Baby Shower Sugar Cookies

To celebrate the pitter-patter of tiny feet (or any occasion), crisp buttery sugar cookies like these are a hit, hands down! They cut wonderfully into delicate shapes and look festive decorated with pink and blue sugar. -Joyce Leach, Armstrong, Iowa

Quick Chocolate Chip Cookie Pops

Quick Chocolate Chip Cookie Pops

Quick Chocolate Chip Cookie Pops

My family prefers milk chocolate to dark or semisweet chocolate, so I created this recipe. Baking the pops on a stick makes them fun, but the cookies are just as delicious by themselves.

Orange Spritz Cookies

Orange Spritz Cookies

Orange Spritz Cookies

Brown sugar gives these spritz cookies a lovely light caramel tint. This variation has a rich buttery shortbread taste and texture with a hint of orange flavor. They are a delightful addition to my holiday cookie tray. -Sean Fleming, St. Charles, Illinois
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