Cookie Recipes & Ideas
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I Mailed 12-Dozen Cookies Across the Country and Here’s How It Went
Just one broken snowflake and a cracked Mandelbrot!
Dec 5, 2020
How To Make an Easy (but Still Impressive!) Gingerbread House
Skip the kit this year.
Dec 1, 2020
“The World May Have Slowed Down, but Families Are Even More Busy.” A Week of Easy Dinners with Becky Hardin of The Cookie Rookie
Week of Dinners
We caught up with Becky in her St. Louis kitchen to talk about the joys of eating three meals a day at home, and the trick to the perfect grilled cheese (hint: it's an appliance).
Nov 18, 2020
The Cookie Press Is the Kitchen Tool You Didn’t Know You Needed
You'll never have to deal with those unrecognizable cookie lumps ever again!
Nov 6, 2020
Forget Everything You Know About Chocolate Chip Cookies. Then Bake This One.
Recipe Review
This cookie recipe has you do everything backwards — and it works.
Nov 2, 2020
Forget Candy — This Iconic Cookie Is the Best Halloween Treat
Kitchn Love Letters
Nothing beats these.
Oct 27, 2020
How To Make a Haunted Cookie House for Halloween
Who says Christmas is the only holiday that gets a cookie house?
Oct 13, 2020
Magnolia Table Chocolate Chip Cookies
Straight from Magnolia Table.
Oct 19, 2020
How To Make Easy, Melt-in-Your-Mouth Butter Cookies
They're everything you loved about the blue tin, but better.
Oct 4, 2020
So You Know: Cookie Monster’s Famous Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe
We all know Cookie Monster loves to eat cookies, but it turns out he’s quite the baker, too! Cookie Monster’s famous cookie dough recipe first appeared in Big Bird’s Busy Book, from the 1970’s.
Sep 30, 2020
How To Make Spiced Mexican Wedding Cookies
Perhaps you know them as Russian tea cakes?
Sep 17, 2020
Recipe: Spiced Mexican Wedding Cookies
When she was still with us, my grandmother baked Mexican wedding cookies every Christmas Eve. Today these nutty, powdered sugar-coated cookies take me back to her little house in San Fernando, where it was warm on most Southern Californian Christmases; I sensed these cookies were her way of giving us snow for Christmas.
Sep 17, 2020
This Is Ina Garten's Favorite Store-Bought Dessert
Hint: It's a crunchy cookie!
Sep 9, 2020
I’ve Made Hundreds of Batches of Cookies — But I Always Come Back to This One
Kitchn Love Letters
I will never stop making these cookies.
Sep 3, 2020
I Tried the Broiled Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe That’s Racked Up Millions of Views on YouTube
Is the broiler the secret to perfect chocolate chip cookies? I had to find out.
Aug 21, 2020
10 Freezer-Friendly Cookie Doughs to Prep Now and Treat Yourself to Later
From chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin to shortbread and pinwheels, these are the 10 best cookie doughs to freeze.
Aug 12, 2020
I Tried the Murder Cookies Reddit Is Obsessed With (Yes, They're to Die For)
Kitchn Love Letters
These "Secret Scotch" cookies are the better way to get your pumpkin spice fix.
Aug 9, 2020
This Magic Chocolate Cake Is a Good Excuse to Celebrate Anything
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You got through the week? Time to celebrate!
Aug 11, 2020
Memorize This Simple Formula for Perfect Granola Every Time
This is the back-pocket granola recipe every home cook needs.
Aug 2, 2020
I Tried Those Instagram-Famous Neapolitan Cookies and Have Zero Regrets
Recipe Review
They taste just as impressive as they look.
Jul 31, 2020
The World’s Easiest Cookies Just Happen to Be Paleo, Vegan, and Gluten-Free
You just need four ingredients and a little elbow grease to make macaron-flavored cookies that are crisp on the edges and chewy in the center.
Jul 23, 2020
Here’s How to Get Crinkly Chocolate Chip Cookies (Without All That Pan-Banging)
Get that same texture from *any* cookie recipe without the clatter or rigorous cookie manipulation.
Jul 15, 2020
The (Ridiculously Good) Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies I Can’t Stop Making
Kitchn Love Letters
They're my family's new favorite dessert.
Jul 9, 2020
Our Readers Share Their 10 Favorite Recipes from Julia Turshen’s “Small Victories”
Cookbook Club
Our readers cooked their way through countless meatballs, plates of olive oil-fried eggs, and bowls of potluck quinoa, and there were some clear favorites.
Jul 1, 2020
Biscoff Simple Syrup Is the Cocktail Flavor Booster You Didn't Know You Needed
Mix it with a mini-bottle and crisp ginger ale for an air travel-inspired cocktail.
Jun 29, 2020
Jocelyn Jackson’s Peach Cobbler Cookies
Bake a batch or two and wrap them individually and share them with your neighbors, friends, activists, and elders.
Jun 19, 2020
Alton Brown’s Peanut Butter Cookies Are Shockingly Simple Yet Seriously Delicious
Celebrity Recipe Showdown
The dough comes together in less than 10 minutes.
May 31, 2020
Ovenly's Internet-Famous Peanut Butter Cookies are 100% Worth the Hype
These are the best peanut butter cookies I've ever made.
May 27, 2020
How To Make Ice Cream Sandwiches for a Crowd
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream sandwiches.
May 26, 2020
Bon Appétit’s Peanut Butter Cookies Are the Most Extra Thing I’ve Made This Year
You've got to toast nuts, brown butter, and whip eggs — and that's before you steam them in the oven.
May 26, 2020
Why These “Perfect” Peanut Butter Cookies Aren’t Worth Your Time
Celebrity Recipe Battle
In this case, the cookie literally crumbled.
May 22, 2020
Impossibly Difficult Times Call for Impossibly Easy Cookies
Staying Home
Instead of focusing on the news, I teach my son about ingredients and how to properly crack an egg.
May 7, 2020
Curl Up on the Sofa With a Deep-Dish Cookie Bowl
Delicious Links
This dessert makes watching TV in your pajamas an event to look forward to.
Apr 2, 2020
Recipe: Christmas Funfetti Bar Cookies
By now we all know the history of Funfetti, a rainbow-hued twist on a boxed cake mix, thanks to the folks at Pillsbury way back in 1989. It was revolutionary because instead of using the packet of sprinkles to decorate the outside of the cake, bakers were instructed to mix them into the batter. Today, you’d be hard-pressed to scroll through Instagram or Pinterest without seeing a joyful array of rainbow-colored sprinkles adorning everything from doughnuts to dips.
Mar 30, 2020
Recipe: Mint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Chocolate crinkle cookies, with their crackly, powdered-sugar surface and chewy, brownie-like center, are a beloved part of many holiday cookie plates. While we’ll never tire of the classic version, this take is an elegant twist that could easily become a new favorite. Fresh mint infuses these crinkle cookies with bright, herbal notes that have long been an ideal match for rich chocolate.
Mar 30, 2020
Recipe: Gluten-Free Cut-Out Cookies
This is a recipe that has stood the test of time and has become a family treasure. I developed it when our daughter was a toddler, and she is now a senior in high school (which I still can’t quite believe). In our house, it comes out several times a year for all sorts of holidays and occasions. The cookie recipe is easy to make and it’s quite forgiving — it works for dough that is rolled out thick or thin.
Mar 30, 2020
How To Make Flourless Chocolate Cookies
If your ideal cookie has thin, crispy edges that enclose a thick, fudgy middle with just a touch of chewiness in between, then you should definitely be making these flourless chocolate cookies. At first glance, they might look like any other chocolate cookie, but these cookies have a deep chocolate flavor and are studded with dark chocolate chips. The fact they there are flourless and require just one bowl for mixing is just gilding the lily.
Mar 30, 2020
The Chocolate Chip Upgrade That Makes These Cookies Taste Impossibly Good
In many ways, this beloved recipe laid the foundation for fancy chocolate chip cookie recipes everywhere.
Feb 13, 2020
I (Finally)Tried Sarah Kieffer's Pan-Banging Cookies
Here's what I thought.
Feb 13, 2020
I Went in Search of the Perfect High-Effort Chocolate Chip Cookie
Celebrity Recipe Showdown
These four recipes claim to produce the best chocolate chip cookie imaginable. But did they deliver?
Feb 13, 2020
Sugar Cookie Bark Is Just One Giant Cookie, So Happy Valentine’s Day to You
The ultimate oversized treat.
Feb 11, 2020
Skip the Strawberries and Make Chocolate-Covered Wafer Cookies Instead
Guaranteed to be the hit of any dessert spread.
Feb 11, 2020
2 Simple Reasons Your Dutch Baby Didn’t Rise — and How to Fix Them
Here's what you can do to ensure tall results.
Feb 9, 2020
Recipe: Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites
Cookie dough is somewhat of a siren song in my life. It calls and beckons to me, singing its sweet melody of ooey-gooey comfort. It lures me in. I grab a spoon. Powerless. The next thing you know, the bowl is empty and there are no cookies to bake. Can you relate? Thankfully, I’ve devised a way to get my cookie dough fix that doesn’t involve sitting in a dark corner with a spoon.
Feb 7, 2020
The 9 Most Valentines-y Groceries at Trader Joe’s
Heart-shaped jelly beans! Rose chocolate! And more!
Feb 6, 2020
Simple Cookie Recipe: Vegan Vanilla Almond Sandies
After a big day at work or school, I still love sitting down to a small plate of cookies and milk. Throughout the years, I’ve tried a variety of cookies (food writer “research”), and milks of all kinds. One of my favorite combinations hits the spot every time: Simple vegan vanilla almond sandies with a glass of chilled almond milk. It’s a great cookie with a hint of almond flavor that vegan and non-vegans will enjoy.
Feb 5, 2020
Recipe: Chewy Almond Spice Cookies (Gluten-Free and Vegan!)
A baked cookie that’s gluten-free and vegan, made without refined sugar and fantastically soft, chewy, and delicious? I wasn’t sure it was possible, but after a whole lot of tinkering (and a little bit of crying), I finally found the cookie I was looking for. These almond spice cookies are kind of like a chewy peanut butter cookie, filled with spices for the holidays.
Feb 5, 2020
Recipe: Vegan Peanut Butter & Marshmallow Sandwich Cookies
Who doesn’t love a scoop of creamy marshmallow fluff, sandwiched between two sweet-and-salty peanut butter cookies? It’s a simple treat that feels perfectly nostalgic. What if I told you that I was able to make this treat vegan? Because it’s happening, and it’s wonderful. Marshmallow fluff was something I thought I would never be able to make for my vegan friends.
Feb 5, 2020
How To Make Vegan Meringue Cookies
Let me preach the meringue cookie gospel for a moment here. Meringues are light and airy, with a just-right sweetness, and they melt in your mouth with their crisp-tender texture. They are made with just three ingredients, one of which is a leftover byproduct of a kitchen staple. If you were thinking these pretty, tasty things were made from egg whites, you were wrong.
Feb 5, 2020
No-Bake Recipe: Coconut Snowballs (Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, & Vegan!)
They're gluten-free and vegan, too.
Feb 5, 2020
Cookie Recipe: Life-Changing Vegan Thumbprint Cookies
Nutty, oat-y, sweet with maple syrup and a touch of jam, these thumbprints will please vegan and non-vegan palates alike. They’re a hearty tasting cookie — I personally feel that two or three with a cup of strong hot tea is a wonderful way to start your day. They’re quick to mix up, easy to form and fill, and will disappear off of your cookie plate in a twinkle. I first tasted Vegan Thumbprints at a Zen Buddhist monastery deep in the California wilderness.
Feb 5, 2020
Cookies & Cream Rice Krispies Treats Is the Dessert Mash-Up You Need
This takes the classic treat to a whole new level of deliciousness.
Feb 4, 2020
Recipe: Tahini Cookies
While most of my childhood friends probably made a beeline for chocolate chip cookies, I went straight for the peanut butter instead. Unfortunately I can’t make classic peanut butter cookies for my daughter’s lunchbox since she goes to a nut-free school, but luckily these tahini ones are a tasty, nut-free substitute. Tahini, a Mediterranean sesame paste, has a great nutty flavor that makes it a perfect alternative for peanut butter.
Feb 3, 2020
The Cookie Recipe You'll Find in Every Midwestern Cookie Tin
Week of Desserts
One of the first things people mention when you talk about Christmas baking Midwest-style is kolacky.
Feb 3, 2020
This Nutella-Tahini Cookie Will Change How You Think About Your Cast Iron Skillet
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Got plans tonight? Now you do.
Jan 20, 2020
My 1st Grader Can Make This Easy Fruit Pizza — But It's Fancy Enough for Guests
It's the perfect summer treat.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing
Stop right now if you’re still serving slice-and-bake cookies to Santa, and surprise him with these incredible, cinnamon roll-inspired cookies instead. These buttery, tender sugar cookies with their beautiful cinnamon sugar swirl will earn you an instant spot on the coveted “nice” list, no matter how naughty you have been this year!
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Soft and Easy (Lofthouse-Style) Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting
If you’ve ever had a Lofthouse cookie, you surely wouldn’t forget it. They’re the thick, puffed-up sugar cookies with a soft texture, a generous blanket of frosting, and a shower of sprinkles over top, sold in plastic clamshells at the grocery store. They’re also our inspiration for these easy-as-can-be pumpkin cookies. They start with a smart buy from the baking aisle, and finish with a sweet, spiced flavor, crackly top, super-soft center, and, of course, frosting.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Chocolate Chips
I love the idea of Christmas cookies but I have to admit I find many of them, cut out in different shapes, slathered with colored icing, well they can taste a bit cloying. Sure, they’re pretty, but I tend to prefer good old-fashioned oatmeal cookies. Of course I do dress them up a little for the holidays, studding the dough with raisins, chocolate chips and walnuts. The edges get nice and crisp, while the middle stays soft and chewy.
Jan 21, 2020
How to Make a Peppermint Gingerbread House
Here’s a great cookie to pair with your next peppermint mocha! This is from Cookie Craft Christmas, which we reviewed earlier today. We really like this easy recipe for gingerbread houses; it’s a lot more accessible (and eat-able) than all those more constructed and fancy gingerbread houses.Peppermint Gingerbread HouseFrom Cookie Craft Christmas by Valerie Peterson and Janice Fryer, published by Storey Publishing Gingerbread has been a European holiday staple for centuries.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Nutmeg-Lemon Pfeffernusse
Pfeffernüsse are not only fun to say (feh-fer-noose) but a fabulous treat to add to the holiday cookie platter.Translated from German pfeffernüsse means “pepper nuts,” which is – aptly – a good part of what these traditional Christmas cookies consist of. We took the original and made it a bit more contemporary by adding lemon zest, dropping a few spices (although we did keep in a dash of black pepper for nostalgia’s sake) and amping up the nutmeg flavor.
Jan 21, 2020
Holiday Cookie Recipe: Komish Broit
We asked some of our favorite food bloggers to share a holiday treat with us over our holiday break. I have enjoyed Ele Busing’s blogs so much this past year. She actually writes three: Kitchenisms, Kitchlit, and Kitchenist. Each focuses on a different part of the cooking experience and they’re a delight to read. Here’s a post from her on her own favorite Christmas cookie.
Jan 21, 2020
Michel Richard’s Extremely Chocolaty Chip Cookies
Sweet MagicThese cookies? They are amazing, and they start with an unexpected ingredient. See those little specks in the cookies? They aren’t nuts. Read on for more about this recipe, and this playful, witty, unexpectedly delightful book.Michel Richard is a one-of-a-kind French chef. He currently owns Citronelle in the D.C. area. He won a James Beard award as Outstanding Chef in 2007, and he is often referred to as a chef’s chef.
Jan 21, 2020
These Snowball Cookies are Perfect for Holiday Potlucks
It’s the holiday season and while my household celebrates Christmas, we’re also just as likely to attend holiday events that don’t necessarily match its red and green theme. (Hanukkah, Solstice, Buddha’s Enlightenment, etc.) I love to bring a plateful of cookies as a gift or potluck offering, so this year I gave my usual Christmas cookie recipe some new, more ecumenical party clothes. Read on for the transformation!
Jan 21, 2020
Halloween Recipe: Two-Bite Nutella Chocolate Cookies
Here’s a quick little Halloween treat for you! Nothing spooky about these two-bite cookies, just a touch of rich Nutella to indulge your sweet tooth and a drizzle of icing to dress them up in full Halloween style. Guaranteed to appease all the ghosts, goblins, and witches who stop by for a treat.I love the crinkled, craggy tops on these cookies. You know a cookie is going to be good with a top like that.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Chunky Monkey Cookies
Chocolate chunks, chopped walnuts, and banana chips — once I got the idea in my head to make a cookie version of Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey ice cream, I couldn’t stop obsessing. With all the ingredients in my cupboard, why prolong the inevitable? This cookie is a riff on my Favorite Cookie Ever, i.e., chocolate chip cookies, slightly modified from the back-of-the-bag version.
Jan 21, 2020
Cookie Recipe: Toffee-Chocolate Chip Shortbread
Frankly, I don’t really understand the December cookie craze. If you ask me what my favorite Christmas cookie is, I’ll tell you chocolate chip. Only chocolate chip. At least, that would have been my firm answer right up until last week when I discovered Regan Daley’s butter-toffee crunch shortbread and had a change of heart. It was love at first bite, and it took everything in me not to hide in the pantry and devour the whole pan.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Deep-Dish Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
Whether you eat this deep-dish skillet cookie when it's warm and straight from the oven or let it cool and eat it by the slice, there's no wrong approach.
Jan 21, 2020
Homemade Gift Recipe: “Seven Layer” Chocolate Truffles
It doesn’t matter what you call them, whether its Seven Layer Bars, Magic Bars, or Hello Dolly’s, these nostalgic delights are always reason enough to celebrate. To make these classic bars gift-worthy — and even more amazing — I shrunk them down into irresistible chocolate truffle form. I’ve probably said it here before, but traditional Christmas cookies just aren’t in my bag of tricks.
Jan 21, 2020
Eat Dessert Like a Mom: 20-Minute Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Sharpen your pencil—it’s time for New Parent Math!New Parent + Baby = StressStress + Sugar = Less StressI can’t think of a time when I needed sweets more than during my son’s infancy. I mean, c’mon, there’s actual science that shows eating sugar can reduce stress. But then consider this equation…Sugar + New Parent = Forget About Losing the Baby WeightSo what’s a frazzled, dying-for-sweets new mom or dad to do? Make it yourself.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark
Cookie-baking season is in full swing, but I’m going the no-bake route this year! Instead of turning out sheets of sugar cookies, I’ve been melting chocolate into batch after batch of holiday bark — first with this White Chocolate Cheesecake Bark, then with this Elvis Bark, and now today’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark. This version is my favorite so far. White and dark chocolate get swirled together to form the base (so pretty!
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Sugar Cookie Cake
If you really need to impress Santa this year, wow him with this stunning sugar cookie cake, decorated to look just like a festive holiday wreath. It’s surprisingly simple and so very delicious — you may never go back to baking regular cookies again! We are cookie cake fanatics at my house. I make a chocolate chip cookie cake for each of my husband’s family members on their birthdays, and I even crafted a tiered version as a wedding cake upon a friend’s request.
Jan 21, 2020