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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!

Recipe Spotlight

I made gingerbread cookies for years before realizing my gingerbread-man cutter becomes a reindeer when turned upside down. They’re super crispy and fun! —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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Valentine Sugar Cookies

Valentine Sugar Cookies

Valentine Sugar Cookies

"The almond flavor makes these delicious sugar cookies quite unique," says Renee Schwebach, Dumont, Minnesota.

Crisp Button Cookies

Crisp Button Cookies

Crisp Button Cookies

Almost too cute to eat but too sweet to resist, these clever cookies take minutes to make. They’ll disappear as quickly! Bonnie Buckley - Kansas City, Missouri

Old-Fashioned Cutout Cookies

Old-Fashioned Cutout Cookies

Old-Fashioned Cutout Cookies

These simple cookies are so crisp and buttery, it's hard to eat just one. I make them for special holidays, but they're welcome anytime. -Elizabeth Turner, Lula, Georgia
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Frieda's Molasses Cookies

Frieda's Molasses Cookies

Frieda's Molasses Cookies

This recipe has been in our family for a long time. During the 1930s and 1940s, my mother baked a batch of these delicious cookies at least once a week. Neighborhood children who passed our house on the way to school looked forward to stopping on their way home for those cookies, still warm from the oven. Dunked in a glass of cold milk, they were a snack that was hard to beat!

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."

Santa's Workshop

Santa's Workshop

Santa's Workshop

This festive display is a delightful change from the tradition gingerbread house. It features a jolly Santa and his adorable workshop.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Peanut Butter Cookie Pops

Peanut Butter Cookie Pops

Peanut Butter Cookie Pops

A miniature candy bar is the hidden treat inside fun-for-all-ages pops from Martha Hoover of Coatesville, Pennsylvania. "My sons brought these cookies home from school after their teacher made a bunch for her class," Martha relates. "The kids loved nibbling them on a stick. Of course, the taste also was instant hit!"

Peppermint Candy Cookies

Peppermint Candy Cookies

Peppermint Candy Cookies

IN A WHIRL to find the perfect birthday dessert for December? Just turn to these yummy seasonal swirls! "The buttery mint treats practically melt in your mouth," Gloria confirms. "Plus, bright food coloring gives them a lively look for parties." While Gloria likes to form her cookie dough into wreath shapes, CT's kitchen staff gave her recipe a new twist. They created peppermints wrapped in cellophane—perfect for pairing with Julie Todd's "candy" project.

Black Walnut Cookies

Black Walnut Cookies

Black Walnut Cookies

These are the first cookies I learned to bake. Grandmother and I made them for the holidays when I was a child. Hulling and shelling those nuts was a difficult and time-consuming job for Grandma. Our whole family enjoyed these yummy cookies even more knowing how much love she put into making them.—Doug Black, Conover, North Carolina

Star Sandwich Cookies

Star Sandwich Cookies

Star Sandwich Cookies

"I baked these treats for a church tea," says Patti Schmidt of Canton, Ohio. The night before, I gave a sample to the folks setting up. They like the cookies so much, they saved the rest to ensure they'd get some the next day!"

Fennel Tea Cookies

Fennel Tea Cookies

Fennel Tea Cookies

These tender buttery tea cookies have a lovely fennel flavor and add a touch of elegance to any holiday cookie tray. Rolled in confectioners' sugar, they look like snowballs!

Giant Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwich

Giant Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwich

Giant Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwich

I created this treat for my husband, adding light and low-fat products to the cookie dough. It was so fantastic that I fixed it with conventional ingredients for guests. Since it can be made ahead of time and frozen, it cuts stress for busy hostesses. And really, who doesn't love peanut butter? —Joann Belack, Bradenton, Florida

Chocolate-Covered Marshmallow Cookies

Chocolate-Covered Marshmallow Cookies

Chocolate-Covered Marshmallow Cookies

I've always liked to cook, and this cookie recipe was always a favorite of my eight children. Now it's a favorite of my 11 grandchildren.

Red Chapeau Sugar Cookies

Red Chapeau Sugar Cookies

Red Chapeau Sugar Cookies

Red sprinkles and a purple frosting sash add flair to these crisp cutout cookies from Patsy Snyder of Rural Hall, North Carolina. For a fun party activity, have guests decorate their own cookies.
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