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34 Easy Cookie Recipes To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

These easy cookie recipes will have warm, delicious cookies ready to eat in under 30 minutes. From mixing bowl to plate (to stomach!), these recipes are no fuss and no wait!

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Oat-Rageous Chocolate Chip CookiesTaste of Home

Oat-Rageous Chocolate Chip Cookies

My aunt gave me this recipe, and my family thinks these cookies are delicious. We enjoy all different kinds of cookies, and with this recipe, we can combine three of our favorite kinds—oatmeal, peanut butter and chocolate chip—in one! —Jaymie Noble, Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Amish Sugar Cookies

Amish Sugar Cookies

These easy-to-make, old-fashioned sugar cookies simply melt in your mouth! This is one of the best Amish cookie recipes I've ever had. I've passed this one around to many friends, and after I gave it to my sister, she entered the cookies in a local fair and won the best of show prize! —Sylvia Ford, Kennett, Missouri

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No-Bake Cookie Butter BlossomsTaste of Home

No-Bake Cookie Butter Blossoms

Chewy and sweet, these easy treats mix Rice Krispies, cookie spread and chocolate kisses in an unforgettable spin on an old favorite. —Jessie Sarrazin, Livingston, Montana

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Oatmeal CrispiesTaste of Home

Oatmeal Crispies

My husband, who normally isn't fond of oatmeal, thinks these old-fashioned cookies are great. With a hint of nutmeg, their aroma is wonderful as they bake...and they taste even better! —Karen Henson, St. Louis, Missouri

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip CookiesTaste of Home

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I'm one of the cooking project leaders for my daughter's 4-H club, where these soft, delicious cookies were a great hit with the kids. —Marietta Slater, Augusta, Kansas

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Chewy Chocolate CookiesTaste of Home

Chewy Chocolate Cookies

This cookie recipe—a favorite of our four children—has been in my collection for years. Sometimes I’ll substitute mint-flavored chips for the semisweet chocolate ones. Either way, the cookies disappear quickly. —Sheri Ziesemer, Olympia, Washington

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White Chocolate Macadamia CookiesTaste of Home

White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

White baking chips and macadamia nuts are a fantastic duo in these buttery cookies. They are a nice change from the classic chocolate chip ones. —Cathy Lennon, Newport, Tennessee

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Butterscotch Toffee CookiesTaste of Home

Butterscotch Toffee Cookies

With its big butterscotch and chocolate flavor, my cookie stands out. I like to enjoy it with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee. It’s my fallback recipe when I’m short on time and need something delicious fast. —Allie Blinder, Norcross, Georgia

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Chocolate Peanut Butter CookiesTaste of Home

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

This soft and chewy low-carb cookie recipe calls for canola oil instead of butter to reduce the saturated fat. It’s hard to eat just one! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Gingerbread Oatmeal Cookies

Gingerbread Oatmeal Cookies

Cookie butter and ground ginger add a new layer of flavor. The recipe makes about 18 cookies; they go fast so you may want to make a double batch. —Carole Resnick, Cleveland, Ohio

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Winning Cranberry Chip CookiesTaste of Home

Winning Cranberry Chip Cookies

Chock-full of cranberries, chocolate chips and nuts, these cookies are fun to eat. They offer a change of pace from traditional Christmas cookies…but don’t wait until December to make them. My family requests them all year-round. —Betty Albee, Buhl, Idaho

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Popcorn CookiesTaste of Home

Popcorn Cookies

It’s so much fun to surprise people with the crushed popcorn in these yummy cookies. They’re definitely a distinctive treat on the cookie tray! —Leigh Anne Preston, Palmyra, Indiana

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Chewy Maple CookiesTaste of Home

Chewy Maple Cookies

My husband, Bob, and I have a small sugaring operation with Bob’s father. I love to put some of our syrup to use in these golden cookies. —Reba Legrand, Jericho, Vermont

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Brown Butter Spice CookiesTaste of Home

Brown Butter Spice Cookies

If you like spice cake, you’ll love this recipe! Browned butter, dark chocolate and a splash of rum produce an unconventional spice cookie that’s guaranteed to please. —Kristin Kenney, Newport Beach, California

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Sour Cream Chocolate Cookies

Sour Cream Chocolate Cookies

These soft chocolaty sour cream cookies can be easily altered to make several different varieties —I've added everything from mints to macadamia nuts to them. —Tina Sawchuk, Ardmore, Alberta

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Oregon's Hazelnut Chocolate Chip CookieTaste of Home

Oregon's Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookie

Oregon has an abundance of nuts, and these nutty cookies are popular with the ladies at my craft club. Growing up during the Depression, my mother taught us to use what was available and said, "It doesn't have to be expensive to be good." She was right! —Selmer Looney, Eugene, Oregon

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal CookiesTaste of Home

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

My husband loves homemade cookies, and these are probably his favorites. The wheat flour and oats give these cookies a distinctive flavor. —Linda Fox, Soldotna, Alaska

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Ginger Drop CookiesTaste of Home

Ginger Drop Cookies

My mother shared the recipe for these soft spice cookies, and I’ve been making them ever since. That the recipe was my mother’s makes them all the more special. —Bethel Walters, Willow River, Minnesota

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Apricot Almond BlondiesTaste of Home

Apricot Almond Blondies

My mom shared this recipe with me after sampling these cookies at a bed-and-breakfast. For a little variation, I sometimes substitute cranberries and pecans for the apricots and almonds. —Amy Forkner, Cheyenne, Wyoming

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Super Chunky CookiesTaste of Home

Super Chunky Cookies

Chocolate lovers will go crazy over these cookies that feature loads of chocolate! When friends ask me to make “those cookies,” I know exactly what recipe they mean. —Rebecca Jendry, Spring Branch, Texas

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Cherry Chocolate Chunk CookiesTaste of Home

Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These rich, fudgy cookies are chewy and studded with tangy dried cherries. It’s a good thing the recipe makes only a small batch, because we eat them all in one night! —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

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Cranberry Pecan CookiesTaste of Home

Cranberry Pecan Cookies

Each delightful little cookie is loaded with cranberries, nuts and a sweet hint of vanilla. But these little gems start with ready-made cookie dough! Let that be your little secret. —Louise Hawkins, Lubbock, Texas

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Peanut Butter Chocolate CookiesTaste of Home

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

Here’s a different version of a traditional cookie. Add peanut butter to the traditional chocolate chip cookie, and you get the best of both worlds. —Clarice Schweitzer, Sun City, Arizona

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Almond Toffee SandiesTaste of Home

Almond Toffee Sandies

I knew after sampling these cookies from a friend that I had to add the recipe to my bulging files! —Vicki Crowley, Monticello, Iowa

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Cranberry Oatmeal CookiesTaste of Home

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Dotted with cranberries, orange zest and vanilla chips, these cookies are so colorful and fun to eat. They look lovely on a dessert tray and would be a great addition to your Christmas cookie lineup. —Pat Habiger, Spearville, Kansas

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Peanut Butter JumbosTaste of Home

Peanut Butter Jumbos

Oats, peanut butter and chocolate make these soft, chewy cookies hearty and nutritious. My whole family agrees this recipe is a real winner. —Deborah Huffer, Staunton, Virginia

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Chewy Oatmeal CookiesTaste of Home

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

I packed chocolate chips, raisins, nuts and cinnamon into my oatmeal cookie recipe. These soft cookies are easy to make. Best of all, our kids love them! —Janis Plageman, Lynden, Washington

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Cheery Cherry CookiesTaste of Home

Cheery Cherry Cookies

With a tall glass of ice-cold milk, a couple of cherry cookies really hit the spot for dessert or as a snack. The coconut and bits of cherries provide a fun look and texture. —Judy Clark, Elkhart, Indiana

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Soft Ginger PuffsTaste of Home

Soft Ginger Puffs

These spice cookies loaded with raisins and walnuts really do appeal to all generations—I found the recipe in a 1901 South Dakota cookbook! Sour cream adds a wonderful, unusual flair. —Marion Lowery, Medford, Oregon

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Blueberry Oat CookiesTaste of Home

Blueberry Oat Cookies

It's fun to make these blueberry cookies at the height of the season when folks are looking for tasty ways to serve that juicy fruit. A hint of cinnamon adds a special touch. —Elaine Gelina, Ladson, South Carolina

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Cookies in a JiffyTaste of Home

Cookies in a Jiffy

You'll be amazed and delighted with how quickly you can whip up a batch of these homemade cookies. —Clara Hielkema, Wyoming, Michigan

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Wyoming Whopper CookiesTaste of Home

Wyoming Whopper Cookies

These big country cookies are made to travel—in fact, I came up with this recipe while trying to match a commercial cookie that was good, but too crumbly to carry. —Jamie Hirsch, Powell, Wyoming

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Toffee Chip ThinsTaste of Home

Toffee Chip Thins

In an attempt to create the "ultimate" cookie, I took the best features from my favorite recipes to create this sweet, crisp cookie. My family can't get enough of them. —Lynae Lang, Wolf Point, Montana

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Chocolate-Covered Raisin CookiesTaste of Home

Chocolate-Covered Raisin Cookies

My family loves these moist, chewy cookies. They're a year-round treat at our house, and a batch never lasts long. —Karen Bourne, Magrath, Alberta

Hazel Wheaton
Hazel is a writer and editor who has worked in the publishing industry for over 25 years in the fields of travel, jewelry arts and food. As the editor of the Taste of Home Christmas Annual (among other titles), she's in the holiday spirit all year round. An enthusiastic baker, she's known for her cookies, cakes and other baked goods. And she still wishes she could cook like her mother.

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