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!

Recipe Spotlight

Cafe Mocha Cookies

These taste like my favorite coffee house drink in cookie form. They're crispy outside, but soft in the middle. —Angela Spengler, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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Pistachio Thumbprints

Pistachio Thumbprints

Pistachio Thumbprints

"These mild pistachio-flavored cookies disappear in a wink," says Liz Probelski of Port Washington, Wisconsin.

Frosted Brown Sugar Cookies

Frosted Brown Sugar Cookies

Frosted Brown Sugar Cookies

These old-fashioned, cake-like cookies are sweet and buttery. They pair equally well with a glass of cold milk or a cup of hot coffee.

Sweetheart Coconut Cookies

Sweetheart Coconut Cookies

Sweetheart Coconut Cookies

Ruby-red jam and colored sugar add a festive look to these crisp sandwich cookies that are perfect for Valentine's Day. "My husband loves coconut, so I'm always looking for new recipes to serve on his birthday or holidays," say Jo Ellen Helmlinger, Columbus, Ohio.

Beary Cute Cookies

Beary Cute Cookies

Beary Cute Cookies

These cheery cookie cubs, served at my teddy bear picnic, will delight "kids" of all ages! I like to make fun foods but don't care to spend a whole lot of time fussing. So the idea of using candy for the bears' features was right up my alley. -Susan Schuller, Brainerd, Minnesota

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

Toffee Cashew Treasures

Toffee Cashew Treasures

Toffee Cashew Treasures

After searching for a recipe that combined all of my favorite cookie ingredients, I decided to create my own. The result is a lacy, crisp cookie that's sure to earn you rave reviews.

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

These big soft spice cookies, created by our Test Kitchen staff, have a sweet frosting that makes them an extra special treat. Enjoy!

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."

Sugar 'n' Spice Cookies

Sugar 'n' Spice Cookies

Sugar 'n' Spice Cookies

An inexpensive meal can still include dessert like these simple cookies. They are a sweet and tart treat.—Dottie LaPierre, Woburn, Massachusetts

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

Fruity Cookie Tarts

Fruity Cookie Tarts

Fruity Cookie Tarts

Sliced strawberries, kiwi and whipped topping dress up a soft chocolate chip cookie in this easy recipe from Beverly Coyde of Gasport, New York. A decorative drizzle of melted chocolate makes the delectable dessert fancy enough for a special dinner.

Pistachio-Cranberry Biscotti for a Crowd

Pistachio-Cranberry Biscotti for a Crowd

Pistachio-Cranberry Biscotti for a Crowd

Field editor Dawn Fagerstrom of Warren Minnesota says friends were delighted to receive her fruit and nut biscotti mix. “Layer the dry ingredients in a clear jar, add a bow and attach the instructions for preparation and baking,” she notes.

Gingerbread Christmas Cutouts

Gingerbread Christmas Cutouts

Gingerbread Christmas Cutouts

"Baking gingerbread cookies was a Christmas tradition when our three sons were at home," says field editor Virginia Watson of Kirksville, Missouri. "Now, our granddaughter loves to help!"

“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
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