Our Best Classic Cookie Recipes

From chocolate chip to rugelach, you won't be disappointed in these recipes.


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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy chocolate chip cookies usually atop most people's favorites list. This are sure to please.

ALSO TRY: Mama Kaye's White and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep 5 m
Bake 10 m
Stand 60 m
Bake per batch

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Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

For those who love a little nutty crunch in their classic chocolate chip cookies.

Prep 20 m
Bake 15 - 17 m

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 48
Prep 15 m
Bake 15 m
Bake per batch.

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Laura Bush's Texas Governor's Mansion Cowboy Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Raisin Cookies

One of the most popular cookie recipes on Family Circle, this delicious recipe is an oatmeal-chocolate chip elevated with coconut flakes and pecans. Yum!

Prep 25 m
Bake 17 - 20 m

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

You can never go wrong with a soft, cinnamon-y, raisin-filled cookie like this one.

Makes 30
Prep 10 m
Chill 15 m
Bake 12 m

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Oatmeal-Milk Chocolate Chippers

Oatmeal-Milk Chocolate Chippers

A pleasing collection of milk chocolate chips, dried apricots, raisins, and cherries dot these oatmeal cookies.

Makes 48
Prep 20 m
Bake 10 m

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Sparkly Ginger Snaps

Tried-and-True Sparkly Ginger Snaps

These traditional ginger snaps, deeply flavored with dark molasses, are topped with a sparkly mix of sugar and ground ginger for an extra sweet-and-spicy bite. 

Prep 10 m
Bake 15 m

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Basic Sugar Cookie Dough

Basic Sugar Cookie Dough

Eat these plain for a delicious treat. Or decorate them during the holidays for a festive and fun twist.

ALSO TRY:

Prep 15 m
Chill 240 m
Bake 10 - 12 m

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Peanut Butter Cookies

Holiday Peanut Butter Cookies

Add red and green candy pieces for a festive touch to this classic peanut butter drop cookie recipe.

Prep 20 m
Bake 11 m

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PB Chocolate Chunk Cookies

PB Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Rich, classic peanut butter cookies are elevated to new heights with the addition of semisweet chocolate chunks.


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Retro Black & White Cookies

Retro Black & White Cookies

The NYC classic cookie is a soft, chewy cookie covered in half chocolate, half vanilla icings.

ALSO TRY THIS TWIST ON THE CLASSIC: Red Velvet Black-and-White Cookies

Makes 8
Prep 20 m
Bake 13 m

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Sugar 'n' Spice Cookies

Sugar 'n' Spice Cookies

The deep molasses flavor is enhanced with a spicy bite from the ginger, cloves, and cinnamon.

Prep 15 m
Bake 10 m

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Easy Almond Meltaways

Easy Almond Meltaways

These crescent-shaped cookies flavored with almond are prepared using just five ingredients. A generous layer of confectioner's sugar adds sweetness to this recipe.

Prep 10 m
Chill 120 m
Bake 18 m

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Walnut-Raisin Rugelach

Walnut-Raisin Rugelach

Soft, buttery dough encases a slightly sweet walnut-raisin-apricot jam mixture.

Prep 30 m
Refrigerate 240 m
Bake 30 m
Refrigerate or overnight

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Biscotti

Holiday Biscotti

This biscotti recipe yields both chocolate and plain biscotti. Both are flecked with dried cranberries and can be drizzled with chocolate for extra pizzazz.

Makes 3
Prep 15 m
Bake 25 m
Bake 10 m

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White Chocolate and Hazelnut Biscotti

White Chocolate and Hazelnut Biscotti

This version gets an extra crunch from the full cup of toasted hazelnuts. 

Prep 15 m
Bake 40 m

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Chocolate-Chip Shortbread

Chocolate-Chip Shortbread

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Vanilla Thumbprints

Vanilla Thumbprints

These yummy cookies, filled with apricot and raspberry jam, make the perfect last-minute dessert. Just six ingredients and less than 30 minutes and you have a delicious homemade treat.

Makes 42
Prep 10 m
Bake 12 m

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Double Chocolate Cookies

Double Chocolate Cookies

These chocolate goodies are made with both cocoa powder and milk chocolate for a double dose of chocolate goodness.

ALSO TRY:

Prep 15 m
Bake 11 m
Microwave 1 m