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    The 35 BEST Cookie Recipes

    Cookies… The perfect little bite sized treats. They could be dangerously addictive when baked JUST right. Crispy and crunchy edges, soft chewy centers, and loaded with so many irresistible flavors.

    Making a big batch of cookies is always pleasure… why? It’s ideal family time in your kitchen if you want to involve your whole family in cooking something that everyone looks forward to.

    Remember that anticipation of waiting for them to come out of oven. The small kiddie gang can participate in everything, right from mixing the dough to making cookie balls to waiting eagerly till they bite into their favorite cookie.

    The 35 BEST Cookie Recipes.

    We have compiled this amazingly irresistible list of the Best of the Best Cookie Recipes from all over the internet. It includes not only your all time favorite chocolate chip cookies, but whole plethora of different cookies like peanut butter blossoms, sprinkle sugar cookies, white chocolate Oreo cookies, and some very classics like Linzer cookies and Pfeffernüsse Spice Cookies.

    You are going to have one mighty jolly good time trying them one after another. Go through them all and tell us which one you tried first…

    1. Chocolate Chip Cookies

    We are starting this fun cookie list with everyone’s favorite cookie… Chocolate Chip cookies!! They look and taste exactly like they came fresh from the bakery. Thick, golden brown with chocolatey gooey centers. It’s a fun way to spend time with your kiddos, and you make them in about 30 minutes.

    Just be prepared for cookie requests all the time once you make this yummy recipe for your family.

    Get the Recipe

    2. M&M Cookies

    Every kid’s favorite cookie to pick up at the bakery. These giant M&M cookies are fun to make, they look pretty and taste out of this world. And good part? They are out of the oven in less than 30 minutes. This recipe makes plenty, so they are ideal for holidays or get togethers.

    Get the Recipe @ thecookierookie

    3. Chocolate Shortbread Cookies with Walnuts

    Have you tried making shortbread cookies? Make them in chocolate flavor with tons of walnuts. So good. They are buttery, melt in your mouth chocolate deliciousness. They need a little rest time in the refrigerator, but it’s all worth it when you take one bite into these yummy cookies.

    Get the Recipe @ savingdessert

    4. Fudgy Chocolate Brownie Cookies

    Can cookies be as good as your favorite brownie? Yes they can! You might always crave for these when want something gooey and chocolatey in your mouth. They are fudge like, soft and chewy with tons of chocolate chips everywhere.

    Try them next time you have some company and see them disappear fast. These fudgy chocolate brownie cookies are a one bowl wonder ready in minutes!

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    5. Peanut Butter Blossoms

    Now these Peanut Butter Blossoms are a real classic. Every bite is full of peanut butter and chocolate flavor. You probably gobbled them during holidays when grandma made a big tray of them.

    Some of you might know them as Hershey Kiss cookies. These soft and chewy peanut butter cookies are topped with Hershey’s famous “kiss” chocolate, making them look like pretty blossoms.

    Get the Recipe @ beyondthebutter

    6. Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

    Now these Chocolate Peppermint cookies are meant for Holiday times. They are your perfect dessert for Christmas. That classic chocolate and peppermint combo in every single bite. Make your holidays more festive by baking a tray of these and make them a part of your Christmas spread. Great food gifts during Holidays, too.

    Get the Recipe @ thecookierookie

    7. Salted Caramel Cookies

    Aren’t they pretty gorgeous looking? They taste absolutely divine too. If you are a caramel fan, you’ve come to the right cookie. These Salted Caramel cookies are giant, soft sugar cookies filled with chewy salted caramel with a dash of flaky sea salt.

    All the sweet, caramelly and salty flavors in one bite. Make a big batch and gift them to your friends and family this coming holiday season.

    Get the Recipe @ thenovicechefblog

    8. Salted Rolo & Nutella Stuffed Double Chocolate Cookies

    Salted Rolo and Nutella Stuffed Double Chocolate cookies… Does the name say it all? This is your chocolate heaven dream come true. Chocolate, Nutella, Caramel all in that cookie bite… YUMM.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    9. Lemon Cookies with Lemon Cream Filling

    These bite sized pretty looking Lemon Sandwich cookies will be loved by everyone any time, any occasion. Be it for holidays or special gathering, they are eye catching and full of subtle buttery lemon flavor. They are melt in your mouth delicious.

    Get the Recipe @ savingdessert

    10. Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies

    You don’t have to wait till the Holidays to make these Snowball cookies. Why? They are too delicious to wait that long! These are chocolate chip snowball cookies with almonds, too! Melt in your mouth delicious, sweet and buttery. We promise, you just can’t stop at one.

    Get the Recipes @ cookingclassy

    11. Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies

    Now look at these pink cookies. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or Baby showers. They are a breeze to make, as they’re made with a strawberry cake mix. This gives great strawberry flavor and pink color to the cookies. They are full of white chocolate and M&M’s, perfect compliments to the strawberry flavor.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    12. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

    If you are a lover of pumpkin, we have you covered. Save this delicious treat for Fall season and Halloween get togethers. They are fluffy and light, made with pumpkin puree and loads of chocolate chips. Don’t miss out on these pumpkin flavors this coming Fall.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    13. Gingerbread Cookies

    Gingerbread Cookies are a true Christmas tradition and classic. You will love making and decorating these with your kiddos. They’re soft and chewy at the same time, with a perfect balance of spices and molasses. Tons of fun by simply making some cookies…

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    14. Cranberry Orange Cookies

    Want some delicious chewy cookies with bright, fresh flavors? You got it!! These Cranberries Orange Cookies are so festive and perfect to try on the Holidays. Full of fresh cranberries and orange, they are also topped with delicious orange glaze. Yummm.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    15. Sugar Cookies

    Try making your Christmas cookies with this easy cut-out sugar cookie recipe and your cookie platter is going to look so pretty and inviting, full of Holiday spirit. They are simple vanilla sugar cookies which will hold their shape perfectly after baking them. You can have so many options of how to decorate them.

    Get the Recipe @ sugarspunrun

    16. Stuffed Red Velvet Cookies

    Have you heard of stuffed red velvet cookies? They are absolutely delicious, stuffed with a cream cheese filling. Pretty to look at and can’t-stop-at-one addictive. They will be such a new cookies for the crowd during the Holidays. Make them now and perfect the recipe for Christmas time.

    Get the Recipe @ thecookierookie

    17. Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies

    These strawberry cheesecake cookies are perfect to bake in the summer time when strawberries are everywhere. They are buttery, soft and stuffed with delicious cream cheese filling and real strawberry chunks in every bite. You have to try these little yummies ASAP!

    Get the Recipe @ thecookiedoughdiaries

    18. Brown Butter Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk Cookies

    These Brown Butter Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk Cookies are on a new different level than your regular chocolate chip cookies. Just a few little extra steps and you can whip up this delicious batch of amazing cookies with a perfect balance of chocolate and caramel in every bite.

    Get the Recipe @ cloudykitchen

    19. Red Velvet Kiss Cookies

    Red Velvet Kiss Cookies… Now aren’t they meant for your Christmas Eve party? They look festive, stunning topped with everyone’s favorite Hershey kisses. Spread the joy with these chewy and delicious red velvet cookies and see smiles on everyone’s faces when they plop them in their mouth one after other.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    20. Twix Thumbprint Cookies

    Are you a Twix fan? Well you cant miss this one then. There is so much going on here in these cute and gorgeous small bites. They’re shortbread cookies with caramel and chocolate drizzle. These Twix Thumbprint Cookies are a MUST when those cookie cravings hit hard.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    21. Linzer Cookies

    Linzer cookies are an absolute classic and vintage cookie dating back a few centuries. They are made with toasted almonds with a hint of cinnamon sandwiched with any of your favorite jam. Make this classic these holidays and see the awe on everyone’s faces when you tell them they’re freshly baked homemade Linzers… 🙂

    Get the Recipe @ savingdessert

    22. Rocky Road Cookies

    These soft and chewy Rocky Road Cookies will definitely remind you of your favorite rocky road ice cream. Why? It takes the inspiration from it, of course. They are all about almonds, chocolate chips and marshmallows in every single bite. PLUS… they are ready in 30 minutes.

    Get the Recipe @ thefirstyearblog

    23. Brookie Cookies

    These Black and Blonde Brookie Cookies… They will sure take your time and attention, but boy they are so worth it. They’re a combination of Chocolate Chip Cookie and Chocolate Cookie rolled into one with bites of cheesecake full of Guinness reduction! All sounds yumm…

    Get the Recipe @ bakersroyale

    24. Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

    Look at these colorful beauties.. Think how much fun it would be decorating them with all those sprinklers with your kiddie gang. These classic Sprinkle Sugar Cookies are soft, chewy and delicious. They are also easy to make and perfect for a festive occasion!

    Get the Recipe @ lifeloveandsugar

    25. Hazelnut Nutella Cookies

    These Hazelnut Nutella Cookies are delicious sandwich cookies with everybody’s favorite Nutella in between and drizzled with chocolate. How divine is that? Try them when you’re looking for some awesome new flavors in your cookie.

    Get the Recipe @ savingdessert

    26. Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies

    PB&J in your cookies? Oh YES, how cool!! Your kids are in for some real treat with these colorful, delicious small bites. All the familiar flavors of peanut butter and jelly in this thumbprint style cookie. This cookie project is perfect for family time together on some lazy weekend.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    27. Maple Bacon Pancake Cookies

    These Maple Bacon Pancake Cookies are sweet and salty, with the goodness of bacon and maple in every bite. They are soft and buttery cookie sweetness with crispy bacon bits. How come you never thought of this winning combo in cookie form?

    Get the Recipe @ thenovicechefblog

    28. White Chocolate Oreo Cookies

    White Chocolate Oreo Cookies are what Oreo dreams are made up of. Thy are delicious soft and chewy cookies loaded with white chocolate chips and crushed Oreo cookies. Make a big batch and you are all set for non stop munching on your cookie favorite.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    29. Amaretti Cookes

    These Amaretti Cookies, full of almond flavor, are another Holiday classic. If you are looking for some gluten free option in cookies, they are perfect, as they’re made with almond flour. These nutty cookies are soft and chewy sweet delicious.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    30. Gooey Butter Cookies

    These gooey butter cookies are rich, creamy and melt in your mouth delicious. Made with regular pantry staple ingredients, they take minutes to whip up a big batch, making them ideal for Holiday times or get togethers.

    Get the Recipe @ thecookierookie

    31. Greek Almond Cookies

    These Greek Almond Cookies are made with only 5 ingredients and another great gluten free cookie. They are crunchy on the outside and chewy in the center. Great almond flavors with hints of orange.

    Get the Recipe @ flavorthemoments

    32. Cinnamon Roll Cookies

    Oh my, all you Cinnamon roll lovers. Behold… Try your favorite treat in cookie form. These mini cookies will be such fun to make on some weekend. They taste exactly like cinnamon buns. How many of these little beauties are you gobbling down in one go?

    Get the Recipe @ sallysbakingaddiction

    33. Mexican Wedding Cookies

    There are so many different names for the same cookie… Snowball… Pecan balls… Sand tarts… or Mexican Wedding cookies. What do you call them? These buttery pecan cookies are coated all over with confectioners sugar. Don’t they look like snowballs, making them ideal for Holiday times…

    Get the Recipe @ twopeasandtheirpod

    34. Gingersnap Cookies

    A Christmas Classic!! These Gingersnap cookies. are extremely easy to make with simple ingredients. Every bite is perfectly soft, sweetened, and spiced! Small little things like these make your holidays so memorable and fun.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    35. Pfeffernüsse Spice Cookies

    We’re ending this fabulous cookie list with a forever classic from Europe. These Pfeffernüsse Spice Cookies are very popular in the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark. You might spot them during holiday times in the cookie section in your grocery stores.

    Soft and light and full of warm spices, don’t forget to try these vintage flavors this coming holiday season. Take a bowl full of these little white beauties with brown centers to your holiday table and see the smiles all around you.

    Get the Recipe @ savingdessert

    Oh my, so many delicious cookies, one after another. How about trying them and perfecting the recipes before the Holiday season sneaks up on us?

    Pin or bookmark this delicious cookie collection and you know where to find them when you are in a baking mood. Whip up all these yummy treats and munch on them guilt free. Life happens only once, after all. Enjoy… 🙂

    Cookie recipes.

    The 35 BEST Cookies

    Yield: 1 batch of cookies
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes

    This great collection of easy Cookie Recipes will give you plenty of delicious ways to boost your dessert game!


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