Our 20 Best Cookie Recipes

July 28, 2011

Though almost any cookie is good, some are stellar—here are 20 faves that always draw raves!

Double-Delight Peanut Butter CookiesMandel KakorChocolate Caramel Pecan SandiesSoul Dog Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip CookiesHeart-Healthy Oatmeal CookiesChocolate Chocolate Chip CookiesCream Cheese Walnut Wafer CookiesCandy CookiesSkinny Chocolate Chip CookiesVermont Maple Pecan CookiesBittersweet Chocolate Macaroon CookiesWalnut Maple CookiesOld-Fashioned Applesauce Raisin CookiesGinger and Molasses CookiesCalifornia Walnut Breakfast CookiesWalnut Banana CookiesZucchini CookiesDouble Chocolate Oatmeal CookiesChewy Flourless Chocolate CookiesAlfajores
These prize-winning peanut butter cookies with crunchy, creamy centers bring the delicious (and come back for seconds). Recipe: Peanut Butter Cookies
Traditional Swedish butter cookies feature the simple, singular flavor of almonds for a sweet treat. Recipe: Mandel Kakor
Chocolate, caramel and pecans. What more could you ask for in a cookie? Recipe: Chocolate Caramel Pecan Sandies
Our delicious chocolate chip cookies use a gluten-free baking mix that works with almost any cookie recipe. Recipe: Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip
Low-fat and low-calorie, but high-flavor, these oatmeal cookies don't skimp where it counts. Recipe: Oatmeal Cookies
These chocolate on chocolate cookies feature a hint of eye-opening espresso. Recipe: Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
These thin, not-too-sweet wafer cookies are perfect with a steaming mug of tea. Recipe: Walnut Wafer Cookies
Why wait for Halloween? Try adding your favorite candies to these fun-to-make cookies any old time. Recipe: Candy Cookies
Don't let these reduced-calorie cookies fool you. They're loaded with chocolate chips so you can enjoy more and worry less. Recipe: Skinny Chocolate Chip
Oats, pecans and maple syrup pack a wholesome and super-yummy wallop. Recipe: Maple Pecan Cookies
These crispy chocolate wafer cookies feature toasted walnuts with hints of almond and lashings of orange. Recipe: Chocolate Macaroon Cookies
Buttery walnut cookies with maple syrup and brown sugar=all kinds of tasty. Recipe: Walnut Maple Cookies
Starring applesauce with raisins and walnuts, these chewy nibbles are enduring favorites for a reason. Recipe: Applesauce Raisin Cookies
A glass of milk and a short stack of these spice-rich cookies featuring fresh ginger and molasses makes almost anything better. Recipe: Ginger Cookies
These walnut-oatmeal clusters are a delicious treat for breakfast (or anytime)! Recipe: Walnut Breakfast Cookies
Toasted California walnuts and fresh bananas combine for a breakfast-worthy cookie. Recipe: Walnut Banana Cookies
Pardon me sir, is that a zucchini in your cookie? Yes! Pecans and raisins bring crunch and sweetness to the party. Recipe: Zucchini Cookies
Cocoa powder and chocolate chips give these oatmeal cookies a double dose of the good stuff. Recipe: Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
These fudgy flourless cookies bring the flavor, not the glutens. Recipe: Flourless Chocolate Cookies
Buttery caramel-y dulce de leche sandwiched between delicate light cognac-laced cookies make these sugary sweets pair perfectly with a cup of herbal tea. Recipe: Alfajores
These prize-winning peanut butter cookies with crunchy, creamy centers bring the delicious (and come back for seconds).
Recipe:  Peanut Butter CookiesTraditional Swedish butter cookies feature the simple, singular flavor of almonds for a sweet treat.
Recipe:   Mandel KakorChocolate, caramel and pecans. What more could you ask for in a cookie?
Recipe:   Chocolate Caramel Pecan SandiesOur delicious chocolate chip cookies use a gluten-free baking mix that works with almost any cookie recipe.
Recipe:  Gluten-Free Chocolate ChipLow-fat and low-calorie, but high-flavor, these oatmeal cookies don't skimp where it counts.
Recipe:  Oatmeal CookiesThese chocolate on chocolate cookies feature a hint of eye-opening espresso.
Recipe:  Chocolate Chocolate Chip CookiesThese thin, not-too-sweet wafer cookies are perfect with a steaming mug of tea.
Recipe:   Walnut Wafer CookiesWhy wait for Halloween? Try adding your favorite candies to these fun-to-make cookies any old time.
Recipe:  Candy CookiesDon't let these reduced-calorie cookies fool you. They're loaded with chocolate chips so you can enjoy more and worry less.
Recipe:  Skinny Chocolate ChipOats, pecans and maple syrup pack a wholesome and super-yummy wallop.
Recipe:  Maple Pecan CookiesThese crispy chocolate wafer cookies feature toasted walnuts with hints of almond and lashings of orange.
Recipe:   Chocolate Macaroon CookiesButtery walnut cookies with maple syrup and brown sugar=all kinds of tasty.
Recipe:  Walnut Maple CookiesStarring  applesauce with raisins and walnuts, these chewy nibbles are enduring favorites for a reason.
Recipe:   Applesauce Raisin CookiesA glass of milk and a short stack of these spice-rich cookies featuring fresh ginger and molasses makes almost anything better.
Recipe:   Ginger CookiesThese walnut-oatmeal clusters are a delicious treat for breakfast (or anytime)!
Recipe: Walnut Breakfast CookiesToasted California walnuts and fresh bananas combine for a breakfast-worthy cookie.
Recipe:  Walnut Banana CookiesPardon me sir, is that a zucchini in your cookie? Yes! Pecans and raisins bring crunch and sweetness to the party.
Recipe:   Zucchini CookiesCocoa powder and chocolate chips give these oatmeal cookies a double dose of the good stuff.
Recipe:   Chocolate Oatmeal CookiesThese fudgy flourless cookies bring the flavor, not the glutens.

Recipe:  Flourless Chocolate CookiesButtery caramel-y dulce de leche sandwiched between delicate light cognac-laced cookies make these sugary sweets pair perfectly with a cup of herbal tea.
Recipe:   Alfajores
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