10 Best Cookie Recipes

Tried-and-True Cookie Recipes to Make Again and Again

May 12, 2021
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Becky Luigart-Stayner

A fresh batch of warm, chewy cookies is always a treat. From our Blue Ribbon Chocolate Chip to beloved Cowboy Cookies, see ten of our readers’ favorite cookie recipes. These cookie recipes are easy to bake, too. And there’s something for everyone from elegant cranberry and white chocolate chip cookies to old–fashioned raisin–filled cookies to the classic sugar cookie.

Soft Molasses Cookies

These super soft (not crispy) cookies are packed with the rich flavors of molasses, ginger, and cinnamon. This particular recipe is based on an old Shaker cookie recipe from the 1920s and has been enjoyed by generations of bakers and cookie lovers!

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Blue Ribbon Chocolate Chip Cookies

These award winning cookies are a traditional favorite. Try these for a soft, chewy treat that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

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Photo Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Chocolate Chunk–Peanut Butter Cookies

Try this tasty twist on a classic, that is sure to make you smile. These simple cookies have a decadent flavor that everyone will love, so you may want to make a double batch.

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Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Lemon Sugar Cookies

These tasty cookies don’t require you to roll out your dough. Instead you flatten them on the baking sheet, what a great way to get little ones involved!

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Photo Credit: eZeePics/Shutterstock

Ethel’s Sugar Cookies

This is a classic sugar recipe that can be made any time (not just the holidays). They roll out easier than other recipes and have a rich flavor. 

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Cowboy Cookies

Try these delightful oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. The brown sugar in them make the cookies rich and soft.

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Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Turtle Thumbprint Cookies

This cookie version of a classic treat is a great one for getting little hands into the kitchen to help out. 

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Photo Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Mother’s Forgotten Mint Cookies

These cookies bake overnight in a previously heated, but turned off oven. No risk for burning and we guarantee that you won’t be able to forget them once you try them.  

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Photo Credit: S. Perreault

Old–Fashioned Raisin–Filled Cookies

You’re going to love these easy, filled cookies. The raisins make them rich without being too sweet so they make a great treat for after lunch. 

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Photo Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Dried Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies

These festive cookies use a classic combination of flavors that will have everyone asking you for the recipe. 

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Photo Credit: Emily Adamson

Don’t worry if cookies seem daunting. Even if they come out a little crispy, all of these recipes are going to taste great. Check out our 10 tips to help make your cookies the best they can be. 

Now that you have tried one or more of these cookie recipes, what are you going to do with all the leftovers? Check out our tips for freezing and storing cookies to keep them fresh and tasty for as long as possible. Enjoy!

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