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25 Cookie Recipes: Delightful Treats for Every Occasion

Cookies bring warmth and comfort to countless taste buds. With a variety of flavors and textures, there’s a perfect recipe tailored to your preferences. Dive into these delightful cookie recipes and discover a new favorite to share with friends and family, while savoring every delicious bite.

Cookie Recipes

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here’s a friendly guide to make delicious chocolate chip cookies.

  1. Gather ingredients: butter, white sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, baking soda, salt, flour, chocolate chips, and optional walnuts.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  3. Beat butter and sugars until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, and vanilla.
  4. Mix in baking soda dissolved in hot water, then salt, flour, chocolate chips, and walnuts if desired.
  5. Place dough in balls on a greased or parchment-lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes, cool slightly, and enjoy your cookies!

Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles are a classic favorite, known for their soft texture and cinnamon-sugar coating. To make these cookies, simply:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in an egg and vanilla extract.
  4. Gradually mix in a blend of flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar.
  5. Shape dough into balls and roll in a cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Bake your snickerdoodles and enjoy their delightful taste!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon molasses (optional)
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1.5 cups raisins

Follow these simple steps for a perfect batch of your Oatmeal Raisin Cookies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners.
  2. Cream butter with both sugars in a large bowl until smooth, mix for about 2 minutes.
  3. Add eggs, mix well, then vanilla extract, and molasses if using.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  5. Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the butter mixture.
  6. Stir in rolled oats and raisins.
  7. Scoop dough onto prepared cookie sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter cookies are a classic treat! Start by creaming butter, peanut butter, and sugars together. Add in an egg, then mix your dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt) separately before combining. Here’s a quick overview:

  1. Cream butter, peanut butter, sugars
  2. Add egg
  3. Combine dry ingredients
  4. Mix wet and dry ingredients

Chill the dough for about 1-2 hours, then shape into balls, and flatten with a fork for that iconic crisscross pattern. Bake at 350°F (177°C) and enjoy your delicious cookies!

Sugar Cookies

Making sugar cookies is simple and fun! First, mix flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a bowl. In another bowl, beat sugar and butter until smooth. Blend in an egg and vanilla extract, then gradually add the flour mixture.

To shape your cookies:

  1. Roll the dough into walnut-sized balls
  2. Place them 2 inches apart on a baking sheet
  3. Bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes

Enjoy your delicious sugar cookies!

Gingerbread Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup molasses

To make these delicious gingerbread cookies, start by whisking together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, beat the butter with sugar until creamy. Mix in the egg and molasses. Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet mixture until a smooth dough forms.

Divide the dough in half, wrap in plastic, and chill for 1 hour. Preheat your oven to 350°F (176°C), and line baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll out dough and use cookie cutters to create your favorite shapes. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool, then enjoy your tasty gingerbread cookies!

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

These chocolate crinkle cookies are a delightful treat! You’ll need:

  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar for coating
  • Parchment paper

Quickly mix wet ingredients, add in dry ones, and combine. Chill dough for at least 3 hours. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Scoop 1-inch dough balls, coat in powdered sugar, and place on parchment-lined sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes, let cool, and enjoy your chocolate crinkle cookies!

Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread cookies are tender, buttery, and melt in your mouth. Here’s a simple recipe for these classic cookies:

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, beat together butter, sugar, and vanilla until fluffy.
  3. Gradually mix in flour until well combined.
  4. Form cookies and place them on the prepared baking sheets.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until edges turn golden brown.

Enjoy your delicious shortbread cookies!

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Friendly tip: You can make delicious Peanut Butter Blossoms using some simple ingredients. Here’s a quick overview of the process:

  1. Combine sugar, butter, peanut butter, and an egg. Mix well.
  2. Add flour, baking soda, and baking powder to form a dough.
  3. Shape dough into balls, roll in sugar, and bake.

Enjoy your delightful Peanut Butter Blossoms!

Frosted Sugar Cookies

With frosted sugar cookies, you’re in for a delightful treat. First, prepare your dough by creaming together butter, oil, sugars, and then adding egg and extracts. Next, mix in the dry ingredients and refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes. Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Roll out the dough to around 1/2″ thickness and cut into desired shapes. Bake for about 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Lastly, let the cookies cool and spread frosting on them. Enjoy your scrumptious frosted sugar cookies!

M&M Cookies

Who doesn’t love M&M cookies? To make these delightful treats, follow these simple steps:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Cream together sugars and softened butter.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla, then flour mixture.
  5. Stir in M&Ms and bake for 8-10 minutes.

Enjoy your delicious M&M cookies!

Monster Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, cream butter and sugars until fluffy, then mix in peanut butter, egg, and vanilla extract.
  3. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add this to the butter mixture, mixing well.
  4. Stir in oats and chocolate chips, then scoop cookie dough using an ice cream scoop or 1/4 cup measuring cup and place them on the baking sheets.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown on the edges. Let cookies cool before enjoying them with friends and family!

Biscotti

Biscotti are crisp Italian cookies perfect for dipping in coffee or tea. Making biscotti is simple with just a few key steps:

  1. Combine sugar, oil, eggs, and flavorings like almond or anise extract.
  2. Mix dry ingredients such as flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add desired mix-ins such as nuts or chocolate chips.

Bake the dough log-shaped, slice it diagonally, then bake again until crisp. Enjoy your delicious biscotti creation!

Macarons

Macarons are delicate, sandwich-like cookies with a crisp exterior and chewy, nougat-like texture. It is important to handle them carefully and follow the recipe accurately for the best outcome. Here’s a brief macaron recipe for you to try:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Prepare baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  3. Mix confectioners’ sugar and almond flour in a bowl.
  4. Whisk room temperature egg whites and salt, until foamy.
  5. Pipe macarons onto baking sheets.
  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes until tops are shiny and crisp.

Enjoy your homemade macarons!

Thumbprint Cookies

Looking for a classic and easy cookie recipe? Try Thumbprint Cookies! You’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Egg yolk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • Almond extract (optional)
  • Flour
  • Jam

To make these delicious cookies, follow these steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add egg yolk, vanilla, salt, and almond extract (optional), then mix well.
  4. Blend in flour until just combined.

Now, shape the dough into 1-inch balls and create an indentation in the center using your thumb or a teaspoon. Freeze for 30 minutes, fill the indentations with your favorite jam, and bake for 15-20 minutes. Enjoy your homemade Thumbprint Cookies!

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Looking for a delicious treat? Try White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies! Start by preheating your oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, and almond extract, then mix.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add this dry mixture to the wet. Finally, fold in white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts. Scoop dough onto a cookie sheet and bake for 10-13 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy your scrumptious cookies!

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Lemon Crinkle Cookies are a delightful treat everyone will love! These cookies have a slightly crunchy exterior and a soft, chewy center. Follow these easy steps to make your own!

  1. In a bowl, whisk flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In another bowl, cream butter and granulated sugar using a mixer.
  3. Combine both mixtures, add eggs, lemon juice, and zest.

Use an ice cream scoop to form balls, roll in powdered sugar, bake at 350°F. Enjoy your cookies!

No-Bake Cookies

No-bake cookies are perfect for busy days and warm weather. They’re easy to make and don’t require an oven. Here’s a brief run-down of a classic recipe:

  1. In a saucepan, combine sugar, butter, milk, and cocoa powder over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring often.
  3. Boil for 1-1.5 minutes, then remove from heat.
  4. Stir in peanut butter, vanilla extract, and oats.
  5. Drop spoonfuls of mixture onto waxed paper and let cool.

Now, enjoy your delicious and comforting no-bake cookies!

Cowboy Cookies

These delightful Cowboy Cookies pack a flavorful punch! Here’s a simple recipe with step-by-step instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugars until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each. Stir in vanilla.
  4. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients. Fold in oats and chocolate chips.

Now just drop spoonfuls onto the baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes. Enjoy your scrumptious cookies!

Pizzelles

Pizzelles are traditional Italian waffle cookies made with a special iron. They are crisp, delicate, and lovely to look at. Here’s a simplified recipe for you:


  1. Ingredients: Combine 3 large eggs, ¾ cup sugar, ½ cup melted unsalted butter, 1 tbsp vanilla extract, 2 cups all-purpose flour, and 2 tsp baking powder.



  2. Prepare the batter: Whisk wet and dry ingredients until smooth. Preheat your pizzelle iron, greasing it as needed.



  3. Cook pizzelles: Add 1 heaping tablespoon of batter per pizzelle and cook for 30-60 seconds until golden brown. Enjoy your delicious pizzelles!


Linzer Cookies

Originating from Austria, Linzer cookies are a delightful treat! They typically feature a delicious, tart fruit jam sandwiched between two almond-flavored cookies.

The key ingredients for Linzer cookies are:

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Almond flour
  • All-purpose flour
  • Egg yolk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • Optional spices like cinnamon or cloves

To make these, you’ll start by creaming the butter and sugar, and then incorporating the almond and all-purpose flours, egg yolk, and vanilla extract. Shape into cookies, bake, and then assemble with your chosen jam. Enjoy!

Molasses Cookies

Nothing beats a batch of warm, soft molasses cookies on a cozy day. Combine flour, baking soda, spices (ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg), and salt. Separately, cream butter and sugars (brown and granulated), then add molasses and mix. When both mixtures are ready, gently combine them to form your dough.

Chill your dough briefly, then shape it into balls, optionally dipping them in granulated sugar. Bake at 350°F (175°C) and enjoy your delightful cookies!

Spritz Cookies

Spritz cookies are a delightful treat! They’re buttery, tender, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. To make them, you’ll need butter, sugar, an egg, and some extracts (vanilla and almond) for flavor. Don’t forget to mix in flour, a pinch of salt, and baking powder.

Use a cookie press to shape your cookies, adding a personal touch with different designs and sprinkles. Bake them for 7-9 minutes at around 350ºF-375°F, watching for a light brown on the edges. Enjoy your homemade Spritz cookies and share them with your loved ones!

Madeleines

Madeleines are delightful French butter cookies. Let’s explore a simple recipe to enjoy them at home.

First, preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Prep a madeleine pan by buttering and flouring its molds. In a bowl, whisk 2 large eggs, ½ cup granulated sugar, 3 tbsp light brown sugar, 2 tsp vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Prepare 10 tbsp unsalted butter by melting and cooling to room temperature. Add the butter, 1 cup of flour, and desired flavorings like lemon zest or vanilla extract. Fill each mold ¾ full and bake for 8-12 minutes. Enjoy your homemade madeleines!

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