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38 Best Cookie Recipes (for all year round)

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.

chewy oatmeal cookies

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.

classic snickerdoodle cookies

Soft Funfetti Cookies

Soft, cakey cookies loaded with rainbow sprinkles.

funfetti cookies

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.

thin brown sugar cookies

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Soft, gooey oatmeal cookies studded with raisins.

classic oatmeal raisin cookies

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.

snickerdoodle sandwich cookies with white chocolate ganache

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

oatmeal sandwich cookies with maple ganache

Meli’s Monster Sandwich Cookies

Peanut butter monster cookies sandwiched together with peanut butter buttercream.

monster sandwich cookies with peanut butter buttercream

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.

frosted sugar cookies

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.

peppermint brownie cookies

Pumpkin Biscotti

Crunchy pumpkin biscotti dipped in melted chocolate. Perfect served with hot coffee.

pumpkin Biscotti

Peppermint Bark Cookies

Chocolate peppermint roll out cookies, dipped in peppermint flavored melted chocolate and topped with crushed peppermints or candy canes.

peppermint bark cookies

Easter Monster Cookies

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

Easter monster cookies

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.

oatmeal chocolate chunk cookies

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.

pretzel and peanut chocolate chip cookies

Salted Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

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

salted toffee chocolate chunk cookies

Cranberry Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy cookies studded with chewy dried cranberries and rich dark chocolate chunks. (make easy Christmas cookies)

cranberry dark chocolate 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.

tahini chocolate chip cookies

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.

cranberry orange shortbread cookies

Chocolate Covered Caramel Shortbread Cookies

Buttery shortbread rounds topped with Dulce de leche and covered in melted chocolate.

shortbread cookies with caramel and chocolate

Simple Thumbprint Cookies

Light, buttery thumbprints cookies with fruit jelly or preserves.

classic thumbprint cookies with jelly

Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Soft shortbread loaded with lemon zest and juice topped with an easy lemon glaze.

lemon shortbread cookies

Linzer Cookies:

Classic linzer cookies, lightly spiced, sandwiched with jelly and topped with powdered sugar.

linzer cookies

Blondies:

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.

peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip blondies

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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