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106 Cookie Recipes to Make All Year Long

updated Dec 8, 2023
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There’s nothing better than freshly baked cookies. But do you need an occasion to bake them? Of course you don’t! A lazy Saturday or a rainy weeknight is absolutely reason enough. After all, it doesn’t get any more satisfying than biting into a warm cookie fresh from the oven — and we could all use a little extra cozy right now.

Everyone has their own cookie preferences, be it chocolate chip or shortbread. Don’t worry — we’ve got the recipes for them all. Here are 106 of our very best recipes that span from traditional to newfangled and everything in between.

Chocolate-y Cookies

You can’t talk about cookies without talking about chocolate. No matter if it’s chocolate chip, double chocolate, or chocolate-dipped you crave, these should do the trick.

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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
It doesn't get any more classic than this chocolate chip cookie recipe. If you need a place to start on your cookie baking adventure, start here.
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Flourless Chocolate Brownie Cookies
A handful of pantry ingredients combine to create the richest, fudgiest, chewiest, crispiest cookies around — perfect for dunking into a glass of milk.
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Cocoa Ribbon Cookies
Keep a log of these chocolate-orange-flavored cookies in your freezer to bake at a moment’s notice.
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Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Meet the life-changing and tantalizing brown butter chocolate chip cookie.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Slice-and-No-Bake Cookies
This easy no-bake cookie is made with dark chocolate and peanut butter and filled with peanuts and pretzels.
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Sourdough Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Use up your discard sourdough starter in these thick and chewy cookies.
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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
They're soft, tender, and just a little bit chewy, with a delicate exterior that's coated with a thick layer of powdered sugar.
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Flourless Chocolate Cookies
Learn how to make our essential flourless chocolate cookies — the best chocolate crinkle cookie we know.
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Buckeye Brownie Cookies
Buckeye brownie cookies give you the best of three desserts baked into one impossibly irresistible sweet treat.
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Toasted Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies
A handful of almonds add just a touch of crunch to these soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies.
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4-Ingredient Chocolate Banana Coconut Cookies
These banana-coconut cookies are the easiest snack option for those 3 p.m. munchies. Hold on to those brown bananas — they're just what this recipe needs.
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Chocolate Truffle Cookies with Cherries & Walnuts
Dried cherries add a burst of chewy brightness to each bite of these chocolate-y cookies.
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Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies
Thanks to the high fan speed and concentrated heat of the air fryer, these chocolate chip cookies are crispy on the outside and perfectly gooey on the inside.
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Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adding chocolate chips to soft gingerbread cookies might just be the best baking idea yet.
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Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Oatmeal lends the perfect amount of chewy texture to these classic cookies.
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Dark Chocolate Walnut Cookies
If you're chocolate craving is extra-serious, these cookies should do the trick.
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Buckwheat Chocolate Chunk Cookies
You'll love these thin cookies with next-level crispy golden edges and the gooiest center. Buckwheat adds a little texture and a hint of nuttiness.
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Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
Cocoa powder lends just the right amount to depth to this twist on gingerbread cookies.
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Food-Stylist Approved Chocolate Chip Cookies
These cookies are a labor of love, but believe us when we say that they taste as good as they look.
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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
These decadent cookies are soft, chewy, and abundantly chocolate-y.
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Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies
Coffee cookie dough studded with puddles of melted chocolate with a perfectly chewy interior and caramel-crisp edge.
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Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies
These fudgy vegan cookies are practically verging into brownie territory, and are packed with chocolate flavor through and through.
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Chocolate Chip and Toffee Shortbread Cookies
Crumbly, buttery shortbread dunked in melted chocolate.
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Rye Chocolate Chip Cookies
These chocolate chip cookies have a crispy exterior with a chewy center, and the rye flour adds a nice nutty complexity to balance the chocolate.
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Brown Butter Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies
Here, the sweet and salty combo combined with the rich nutty flavor of browned butter takes your regular chocolate chip cookie to the next level.
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Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
These classic cookies are soft and chewy in the center with a hint of crispness around the edges.
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Nutty Cookies

Peanut butter cookies are almost as tried and true as chocolate chip. We’re also all about cookies made with almonds or pistachios.

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Classic Peanut Butter Cookies
These tender, crumbly cookies will satisfy your deepest peanut butter craving.
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Pignoli Cookies
These classic Italian cookies are one of the easiest cookies you can make, requiring just five ingredients and very little work - and they're naturally gluten-free.
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Peanut Blossoms
The signature Hershey's Kiss-topped cookie has remained popular for decades.
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Pistachio and Milk Cookies Dipped in White Chocolate
Milk-based cookies speckled and fragranced with bright green pistachios, and dunked halfway into melted white chocolate to achieve a spectacular look fit for any holiday cookie spread.
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3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
They're soft, chewy, and ready in less than 30 minutes.
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Muesli Cookies
You could totally eat these cookies for breakfast.
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Black Sesame-Espresso Pinwheel Shortbread Cookies
These easy slice-and-bake shortbread cookies are flavored with black sesame.
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Tahini Cookies
Think of this surprising recipe as peanut butter cookies 2.0.
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Trail Mix Cookies
These trailblazing oatmeal cookies are chock-full of sweet, savory, crunchy, and chewy ingredients.
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Chewy Almond Spice Cookies
Almond flour makes these cookies incredibly tender — it also makes them gluten-free.
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Spiced Almond Polvoróne
These Spanish-inspired cookies are spiced with ground cinnamon and nutmeg in the dough as well as in the confectioners’ sugar that's dusted on at the end.
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Chunky Monkey Cookies
Just like your favorite Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor.
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Pistachio Smash Cookies
These naturally gluten- and egg-free cookies are a Depression-era treat that are surprisingly rich and decadent thanks to cream cheese, almond paste, and ground pistachios.
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Peanut butter and chocolate once again join forces in this soft, buttery cookie.
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Classic Cookies

It’s hard to define what makes a cookie “classic,” since we all grew up making and eating different kinds. These, however, are some of the most popular varieties, and ones that will stay in fashion for years to come.

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Thumbprint Cookies
An essential holiday cookie. Fill these buttery thumbprints with your favorite flavors of jam — and watch them disappear at any party.
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The Best Cut-Out Sugar Cookies
The best cut-out sugar cookies you can make! A delicious dough, with tips for cutting out pretty shapes and easy decorating.
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Classic Linzer Cookies
A rich and tender cookie with a tart, jammy center.
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Rainbow Sprinkle Cookies
These eye-catching cookies come together easily with ingredients you already have on hand.
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Classic Oatmeal Cookies
These homey oatmeal cookies, studded with raisins, are the perfect afternoon treat.
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Lofthouse Cookies
This nostalgic recipe is a total dupe for the super-soft, frosted grocery store cookies so many of us have loved since childhood.
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Snowball Cookies
Mixed with toasted nuts and coated with powdered sugar, these five-ingredient cookies are a holiday classic.
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Snow Globe Cookies
These slice-and-bake cookies reveal a snowy Christmas tree decked out with twinkly lights.
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Classic Spritz Cookies
Spritz cookies, sometimes called butter spritz or pressed butter cookies, are pretty, petite cookies with a tender, crisp crumb and a rich butter flavor.
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Rainbow Cookies
A mainstay of any cookie platter, rainbow cookies are layered perfection.
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Spiced Mexican Wedding Cookies
Learn how to make these buttery, nutty one-bite cookies, also known as Russian Tea Cakes, Italian Wedding Cookies, or Snowball Cookies.
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Melt-in-Your-Mouth Butter Cookies
Just like the cookies from the classic blue tin, these butter cookies are just sweet enough with a crisp, snappy bite and a sandy texture.
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Ricotta Cookies
Ricotta cookies are fluffy, lightly sweet, and full of Italian-American bakery vibes.
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Soft & Chewy Gingerbread Cookies
These gingerbread drop cookies are soft, chewy, and sweetened with molasses.
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Toasted Sugar Cookies
Toasting the sugar before mixing it into the dough concentrates the sweetness and gives the cookies a surprising honey-lemon flavor.
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Simple Shortbread Cookies
This is definitely a recipe you'll want to memorize.
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M&M's Cookies
You don't just have to be a kid to enjoy these colorful cookies.
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Lemon Spritz Cookies
These easy, melt-in-your-mouth spritz cookies are flavored with lemon.
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Super Soft Snickerdoodle Cookies
These cinnamon-spiked cookies are as cozy as it gets.
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Pinwheel Sugar Cookies
When you can't decide between chocolate and vanilla, have both.
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Shortbread Cookies
This classic shortbread is made with just butter, sugar, flour, and salt.
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Dorie's Classic Jammers
The delicious jammy cookie Dorie Greenspan dreamed into existence.
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Snickerdoodle Meltaways
Buttery, cinnamon-scented cookies with a meltaway powdered sugar coating.
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Jammy Shortbread Thumbprints
These cookies are sandy and buttery with a crisp, snappy bite, and a very subtle sweetness to make the the soft, jammy center stand out.
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Black and White Cookies
Turn this classic into a luscious homemade treat.
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Bar Cookies

Bar cookies, like sugar cookie bars and blondies, are always a win — and perfect if you’re too lazy to form individual balls of cookie dough.

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Blondies
They’re buttery, chewy, and chock-full of chocolate chips.
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Magic Cookie Bars
This old-school treat has seven sweet layers.
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Sour Cream Cookie Bars
Between the colorful frosting and sprinkles, there’s fun in every bite.
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Buckeye Cheesecake Bars
Bake up a batch of these triple-layer bars with an Oreo cookie crust, layer of peanut butter cheesecake, and a chocolate ganache topping.
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Snack Drawer Bars
Snack drawer bars pack all your favorite snacks in one salty-sweet treat.
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Salted Toffee & Brown Butter Blondies
Nutty brown butter, a generous pinch of salt, and a handful of chocolate-coated toffee pieces give classic blondies a bold, exciting twist.
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S'mores Bars
Making a graham cracker cookie into a s'mores bar that you can take anywhere.
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Salted Caramel Pretzel Blondies
This decadent twist on chocolate chip-studded blondies adds crunchy pretzels and homemade salted caramel to the mix.
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Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars
Feel free to make the frosting any color you want, depending on your mood or the occasion.
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Brown Butter Blondies
These big batch blondies are infinitely adaptable — just add your favorite mix-ins!
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Snickerdoodle Blondies
The chewy texture you expect from a blondie partnered with the sweet, slightly tangy flavor and cinnamon-sugar coating essential to a good snickerdoodle.
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark
Drop dollops of cookie dough on melted chocolate and you have a wonderful mashup of treats.
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Sugar Cookie Bark
The large-format cookie bakes up snappy, and is broken into large slabs like classic chocolate bark.
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Holiday Magic Bars
The seven layer magic bar is dolled up with bold mix-ins - spice cookies, coffee, pistachios, dried cherries, candied orange peel - for a festive pick-me-up.
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Snickers Bar Cookies
Everything you love about the candy bar all in one cookie.
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Funfetti Bar Cookies
These festive bar cookies are a fun twist on Funfetti.
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Tahini Milk Chocolate Bars
The classic O'Henry candy bar gets a tahini twist.
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White Chocolate Cranberry Bar Cookies
These buttery, orange-zested bar cookies are studded with white chocolate chips and dried cranberries.
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Seven-Layer Bars
Retro seven-layer bars are the ultimate Christmas treat.
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Gingerbread Blondies
These chewy, white chocolate- and pecan-flecked blondies are as molasses-rich and spicy as the classic cookies.
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Other Great Cookies

These are the cookies that don’t fit just one definition, but deserve just as much love and attention. I mean, hello, cookie truffles!

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Brown Butter Raspberry Shortbread
They’re buttery, crumbly, and perfect with a cup of tea.
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Birthday Cake Sprinkle Crinkles
They taste like Funfetti cake in cookie form!
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Cake Mix Cookies
These easy 4-ingredient cookies — like gooey butter, chocolate crinkle, and red velvet — all start with a box of cake mix.
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Glazed Maple Gingerbread
These snappy gingerbread cookies call for an easy glazing technique to make the prettiest swirls.
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The World's Easiest Cookies
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.
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Ube Crinkle Cookies
Here, ube, a purple yam often used in Filipino dessert, replaces chocolate in the classic crinkle cookie.
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Boozy Holiday Cookie Truffles
Blend store-bought butter cookies with cream cheese, nutmeg, cinnamon, and rum for a boozy no-bake treat.
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Alfajores de Maicena (Sandwich Cookies with Dulce de Leche)
This variation of Alfajores from Chef Gaby Melian is filled with dulce de leche and coated in shredded coconut.
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Corn Cookies
If you're familiar with Christina Tosi's corn cookies from Momofuku Milk Bar, here is her recipe.
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Kitchen-Sink Cookies
An easy and delicious cookie fully loaded with sweet and savory bits straight out of your pantry.
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Mom’s Apricot Jammies
These buttery cookies use apricot jam and finely chopped pecans, and come together in a muffin tin.
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Peach Cobbler Cookies
Take everything you love about peach cobbler and squeeze it into handheld form.
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Brown Butter Cinnamon Roll Sandwich Cookies
The iconic cinnamon bun like you've never seen it before: as a a bize-sized sandwich cookie.
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Cornflake Cookies
These candy-like cornflake cluster cookies are a fabulous no-bake sweet for the holidays (and beyond).
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Lemon Curd Sandwich Cookies
Either pick up a jar of lemon curd or make your own for these vibrant cookies.
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Banana Pudding Cookies
Nicely crisp on the outside and tender on the inside, these cookies encompass the magic of that first bite of banana pudding in one easy-to-make treat.
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Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies
Buttery shortbread and sticky-sweet caramel collide in one irresistible thumprint cookie.
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Cranberry-Glazed Chewy Almond Cookies
These nutty, chewy cookies feature a shiny, sweet-tart cranberry glaze.
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Snickerdoodle Skillet Cookie
These chewy snickerdoodle cookie wedges are dusted with cinnamon-sugar and beg for a scoop of ice cream.
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