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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

Folded Hazelnut Cookies

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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Cocoa/Marshmallow Cookies

Cocoa/Marshmallow Cookies

Cocoa/Marshmallow Cookies

It was always a treat when Mom made these cookies—and let me help in the kitchen when she did. Nowadays, I always double the recipe because they disappear so fast. The marshmallow is a nice surprise because the frosting hides it.

Walnut-Filled Pillows

Walnut-Filled Pillows

Walnut-Filled Pillows

These tender cookie pillows, filled with a delicious walnut mixture, are my husband's favorite. He says it wouldn't be Christmas without them.

Coconut Fruitcake Cookies

Coconut Fruitcake Cookies

Coconut Fruitcake Cookies

Brimming with candied fruit, coconut and pecans, these sweet morsels resemble fruitcakes. My grandmother would bake and serve the cookies in decorated miniature paper or foil muffin liners, and I have carried on the tradition.

Soft Blueberry Button Cookies

Soft Blueberry Button Cookies

Soft Blueberry Button Cookies

I have fond memories of picking blueberries and enjoying icy cold lemonade at my aunt’s house. This cookie is an attempt to marry those two flavors and memories. —Renee Murby, Johnston, Rhode Island

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.

Roll-Out Cookies

Roll-Out Cookies

Roll-Out Cookies

I collect cookie cutters (I have over 5,000!), so a good cutout recipe is a must. These cookies are crisp and buttery-tasting with just a hint of lemon, and the dough handles nicely. —Bonnie Price, Yelm, Washington

Aunt Ione's Icebox Cookies

Aunt Ione's Icebox Cookies

Aunt Ione's Icebox Cookies

Whenever we went to visit my Aunt Ione in south Georgia, her icebox cookies were our favorite treat. My mother later make these cookies, and I remember begging for a slice of the raw dough—I thought the unbaked cookies tasted just as great as the baked! —Jenny Hill, Meridianville, Alabama

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."

Finnish Pinwheels

Finnish Pinwheels

Finnish Pinwheels

Meet the Cook: My sister was hosting an exchange student from Finland not long ago. When she served a plate of these cookies I'd made to her guest, the young lady instantly recognized what they were. So I know they're still being made in our ancestors' country! Both my husband and I are retired teachers, living on the shore of Lake Superior. We have one grown son. -Ilona Barron, Ontonagon, Michigan

Raspberry Meringues

Raspberry Meringues

Raspberry Meringues

As rosy pink as Santa's cheeks, these merry meringue cookies are drizzled with dark chocolate and almost too pretty to eat. Pecans add a nice crunch to these chewy treats. They lend a "berry" festive touch to my Christmas cookie tray.

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!"

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

Coconut Cranberry Yummies

Coconut Cranberry Yummies

Coconut Cranberry Yummies

When my husband came home from the grocery store with six bags of fresh cranberries, I launched a full scale effort to creatively use them all. Bursting with tart cranberry and sweet coconut flavor, these tasty bites are my favorite result from that experiment.

Hidden Mint Morsels

Hidden Mint Morsels

Hidden Mint Morsels

Is it a cookie or a candy? No matter which answer folks choose, they find these minty morsels yummy. The recipe makes so much that you can whip up tons of gifts at once.
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