38 Best Cookie Recipes (for all year round)

By Rachel
July 11, 2022

Cookies are perfect for any occasion, here are my 38 best cookie recipes for all year round! Whether you are looking for a birthday dessert, a holiday cookie exchange idea, or a fun weekend bake. Get inspired with these 38 delicious, popular recipes! Plus, check out my in-depth baking better cookies! Save this post for when a cookie craving strikes, or for easy cookie recipes. Use the table of contents to search by types of cookies.

  1. Classic Cookies
  2. Sandwich Cookies
  3. Holiday Cookies
  4. Chocolate Cookies
  5. Shortbread Cookies
  6. Blondies

Classic Cookies:

Classic cookies like the best chocolate chip cookie recipe, chewy snickerdoodles, and oatmeal cookies.

Thin & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

A classic chocolate chip cookie recipe that yields a thin yet chewy cookie.

chocolate chip cookies

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Easy oatmeal cookies loaded with old-fashioned oats – chewy, gooey interior, and slightly crispy edges.

Thick & Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Creamy peanut butter cookies, thick yet chewy. Make these with crunchy peanut butter for extra texture.

peanut butter cookies

Molasses Ginger Cookies

With the perfect amount of spice and the addition of rich molasses these are a classic.

chewy ginger molasses cookies

Lemon Poppy Seed Sugar Cookies

A rich, buttery soft sugar cookies loaded with lemon juice, zest, and poppy seeds.

lemon poppy seed sugar cookies

Classic Snickerdoodle Cookies

A classic light and airy cookie loaded with vanilla and rolled in cinnamon sugar.

Soft Funfetti Cookies

Soft, cakey cookies loaded with rainbow sprinkles.

Chewy Ginger Cookies

Thin, chewy cookies loaded with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves.

chewy ginger cookies

Brown Sugar Cookies

Chewy sugar cookies made with brown sugar instead of just granulated white sugar.

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Soft, gooey oatmeal cookies studded with raisins.

classic oatmeal raisin cookies

Copycat Panera Bread Lemon Drop Cookie Recipe

This copycat Panera Bread lemon drop cookie recipe will be your new favorite. Soft, chewy sugar cookies loaded with the perfect hint of lemon. Made with fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, and lemon extract for extra lemon flavor then rolled in powdered sugar for a fun crinkle look. These only require a short chill time and come out perfect, they can even be kept frozen.

Sandwich Cookies:

Buttery cookies sandwiched together with frostings or fillings.

Lemon Poppy Seed Sandwich Cookies

Soft, buttery lemon poppy seed shortbread cookies sandwiched together with lemon buttercream.

lemon poppy seed shortbread sandwich cookies with lemon buttercream

Funfetti Shortbread Sandwich Cookies

Soft, buttery funfetti shortbread cookies sandwiched together with vanilla buttercream.

funfetti shortbread sandwich cookies with vanilla buttercream

Shortbread Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Ganache Filling

Simple vanilla, almond shortbread cookies sandwiches together with rich chocolate ganache.

shortbread sandwich cookies with chocolate ganache

Snickerdoodle Sandwich Cookies with White Chocolate Ganache

Classic snickerdoodle cookies sandwiched together with whipped white chocolate ganache.

Classic chewy oatmeal cookies sandwiched together with creamy whipped maple ganche.

oatmeal sandwich cookies with maple ganache

Holiday Cookies:

Perfect for holiday baking, cookie exchanges, or cookie boxes.

Frosted Sugar Cookies

These are the best sugar cookies! Classic cut-out sugar cookies, topped with easy vanilla buttercream frosting. Perfect for decorating.

Chai Spice Snickerdoodles

Classic snickerdoodles with a spin, these light cookies are loaded with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.

chai spiced snickerdoodles

Peppermint Brownie Cookies

Soft, gooey chocolate brownie cookies with peppermint extract, topped with crushed peppermints.

Easter Monster Cookies

Classic monster cookies made with oats, mini chocolate chips, and mini Cadbury eggs.

Chocolate Cookies:

Cookies loaded with chocolate chips, cocoa, or both! Everything from brownie cookies to chewy peanut butter oatmeal ccc’s.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rich, gooey chocolate chip cookies loaded with oats and creamy peanut butter.

peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Ture favorites these oatmeal cookies are studded with chocolate chunks topped with sea salt.

Brownie Cookies

Rich, fudgy cookies, with perfectly crinkled tops, and a sprinkle of sea salt.

brownie cookies

Peanut & Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Light, chewy cookies loaded with crushed pretzels, peanuts, and chocolate chips.

Salted Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rich chocolate chip cookies with homemade crushed toffee, chocolate chunks, and sea salt.

salted toffee chocolate chunk cookies

Easy Monster Cookies

A classic soft cookie loaded with m&ms, mini chocolate chips, oats, and chopped peanuts.

monster cookies

Tahini & Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

Homemade chocolate chip cookies with rich, nutty tahini and a touch of sea salt.

Shortbread Cookies:

Light, buttery shortbread cookies with fruit, chocolate, and more.

Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies

Roll out shortbread cookies with orange zest and dried cranberries, or sub other dried fruit.


Cookie bars, you’re favorite classic cookies turned into thick blondies.

Peanut Butter Blondies

Rich, gooey peanut butter blondies toped with sea salt.

peanut butter blondies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies

Thick, fudgy peanut butter blondies loaded with mini chocolate chips and Reese’s peanut butter cup.

peanut butter chocolate chip blondies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Blondies

Peanut butter blondies loaded with old-fashioned oats and chocolate chunks.

Easy One-Bowl Valentine’s Day Cookie Bars

These easy one-bowl valentine’s day cookie bars are rich, fudgy, and festive. Not only are these bars made in one bowl but they do not require a mixer or chill time! Loaded with valentines chocolates and decadent white chocolate chips. These cookie bars can be made with any type of valentine chocolate candy – add valentines sprinkles for more festive fun! Bake, slice, and share with your valentine these are great for parties or gatherings as well!

Short Cut Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookie Brownie Bars

These short cut chocolate chip Oreo cookie brownie bars are the ultimate dessert. Chocolate chip cookie dough layered with Oreo’s and topped with fudgy brownie batter. I like to top mine with another layer of Oreo’s and some sea salt! Perfect for birthdays and gatherings, plus using store-bought ingredients makes this super quick and mess free.

Check out my post on 9 tips & tricks for baking better cookies!

Important things like using room temperature eggs, when to use softened or melted butter, how to weigh ingredients, using a cookie scoop to portion, and more!

9 tips and tricks for better cookies

I also share:

  • How to measure brown sugar vs. granulated sugar
  • How to get a soft texture
  • How to get perfect cookies every time
  • Check out this post before planning your holiday season baking!
  • The difference between baking soda and baking powder
  • Using a wire rack
  • The perfect temperature to bake cookies

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