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.
Classic cookies like the best chocolate chip cookie recipe, chewy snickerdoodles, and oatmeal cookies.
A classic chocolate chip cookie recipe that yields a thin yet chewy cookie.
Easy oatmeal cookies loaded with old-fashioned oats – chewy, gooey interior, and slightly crispy edges.
Creamy peanut butter cookies, thick yet chewy. Make these with crunchy peanut butter for extra texture.
With the perfect amount of spice and the addition of rich molasses these are a classic.
A rich, buttery soft sugar cookies loaded with lemon juice, zest, and poppy seeds.
A classic light and airy cookie loaded with vanilla and rolled in cinnamon sugar.
Soft, cakey cookies loaded with rainbow sprinkles.
Thin, chewy cookies loaded with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves.
Chewy sugar cookies made with brown sugar instead of just granulated white sugar.
Soft, gooey oatmeal cookies studded with raisins.
Buttery cookies sandwiched together with frostings or fillings.
Soft, buttery lemon poppy seed shortbread cookies sandwiched together with lemon buttercream.
Soft, buttery funfetti shortbread cookies sandwiched together with vanilla buttercream.
Simple vanilla, almond shortbread cookies sandwiches together with rich chocolate ganache.
Classic snickerdoodle cookies sandwiched together with whipped white chocolate ganache.
Classic chewy oatmeal cookies sandwiched together with creamy whipped maple ganche.
Peanut butter monster cookies sandwiched together with peanut butter buttercream.
Perfect for holiday baking, cookie exchanges, or cookie boxes.
These are the best sugar cookies! Classic cut-out sugar cookies, topped with easy vanilla buttercream frosting. Perfect for decorating.
Classic snickerdoodles with a spin, these light cookies are loaded with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.
Soft, gooey chocolate brownie cookies with peppermint extract, topped with crushed peppermints.
Crunchy pumpkin biscotti dipped in melted chocolate. Perfect served with hot coffee.
Chocolate peppermint roll out cookies, dipped in peppermint flavored melted chocolate and topped with crushed peppermints or candy canes.
Classic monster cookies made with oats, mini chocolate chips, and mini Cadbury eggs.
Cookies loaded with chocolate chips, cocoa, or both! Everything from brownie cookies to chewy peanut butter oatmeal ccc’s.
Rich, gooey chocolate chip cookies loaded with oats and creamy peanut butter.
Ture favorites these oatmeal cookies are studded with chocolate chunks topped with sea salt.
Rich, fudgy cookies, with perfectly crinkled tops, and a sprinkle of sea salt.
Light, chewy cookies loaded with crushed pretzels, peanuts, and chocolate chips.
Rich chocolate chip cookies with homemade crushed toffee, chocolate chunks, and sea salt.
Chewy cookies studded with chewy dried cranberries and rich dark chocolate chunks. (make easy Christmas cookies)
A classic soft cookie loaded with m&ms, mini chocolate chips, oats, and chopped peanuts.
Homemade chocolate chip cookies with rich, nutty tahini and a touch of sea salt.
Light, buttery shortbread cookies with fruit, chocolate, and more.
Roll out shortbread cookies with orange zest and dried cranberries, or sub other dried fruit.
Buttery shortbread rounds topped with Dulce de leche and covered in melted chocolate.
Light, buttery thumbprints cookies with fruit jelly or preserves.
Soft shortbread loaded with lemon zest and juice topped with an easy lemon glaze.
Classic linzer cookies, lightly spiced, sandwiched with jelly and topped with powdered sugar.
Cookie bars, you’re favorite classic cookies turned into thick blondies.
Rich, gooey peanut butter blondies toped with sea salt.
Thick, fudgy peanut butter blondies loaded with mini chocolate chips and Reese’s peanut butter cup.
Peanut butter blondies loaded with old-fashioned oats and chocolate chunks.
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!
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