Cookies

With cookies you can eat them all at home, take them to work as a treat to share, take them to a potluck, or package them up and give them to a friend. With all of the options, we have hundreds of recipes of all kinds for you and others to enjoy.

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How to Make Chocolate Cookies

Looking for a delectable treat to satisfy your sweet tooth? While chocolate chip and sugar cookies are common go-to recipes for quenching those sugary cravings, if you long for something unexpected, why not learn how to make chocolate cookies? These lesser-known delights are perfect for chocoholics--though don't say we didn't warn you about how addictive they are.

How to Make Sugar Cookies from Scratch

When you know how to make sugar cookies from scratch, you're baking up a piece of food history. Though some of the first cookie-like cakes originated in Persia as early as the 7th century A.D., true sugar cookies (or biscuits, depending on where you live) are thought to be an American original. Specifically, from Nazareth, Pennsylvania, where a large majority of the settlers were German Protestants. That's why, in the early days, the sweet treats were sometimes called "Nazareth Sugar Cookies."

How to Make Sugar Cookies

Since they're made with such simple ingredients--sugar, flour, vanilla, baking powder, a little salt--it's easy to think of sugar cookies as the Plain Janes of cookies. That is, until you break out the cookie cutters and colored sugar, the sprinkles and colored icing, the candy pieces and other adornments. But sugar cookies are more than just show pieces. When you know how to make sugar cookies just right, their understated sweetness and delicate texture are anything but ordinary--even when you eat them plain.

How to Bake Sugar Cookies

Everyone associates sugar cookies with the holidays, but once you learn how to bake sugar cookies, you'll want to make them every time you’re craving a treat.

How to Make Oatmeal Cookies

Even if you already know how to make oatmeal cookies, don't let that stop you from trying this recipe--it yields a richer and more delicious cookie than many of the versions you'll find out there. Rolled oats are made from the whole oat "groat," which is minimally processed, keeping fiber and nutrition levels high. The oats are then steamed and rolled, which makes them cook quickly and gives them their flat appearance.

How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies

While necessity may be the mother of invention, some of life's best treats were stumbled upon quite by accident. Such is the case with chocolate chip cookies--indescribably delectable treats that have been a mainstay in baking for generations. When Ruth Wakefield cooked up the first batch in 1930, she was actually trying to make chocolate cookies and was substituting bits of semi-sweet chocolate for the baking chocolate, thinking the chips would melt down in the batter. Fortunately for cookie lovers, they didn't, and expert and novice chefs alike have been trying to perfect the art of how to make chocolate chip cookies ever since.

Streusel Strawberry Bars

Midwest Living

Gingerbread People

Better Homes and Gardens

These little folks have been around for centuries. Gingerbread originated in the Middle Ages, when it was eaten year-round as a delicacy at fairs. On American shores, the spicy-sweet aroma and festive shapes are familiar symbols during winter holidays.

Rhubarb Bars

Midwest Living

Our Own Dream Cookies

Midwest Living

Double Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

Midwest Living

Carol Schneider of Wausau, Wisconsin, shared this recipe for a chocolate-chip cookie with dried cherries and both white and dark chocolate.

Pumpkin Bars

Diabetic Living

Cranberry-Orange Pinwheels

Better Homes and Gardens

Fresh cranberries add tang and vivid color to these tender cookies.

Peanut Butter Macaroons

Better Homes and Gardens

We added peanuts and peanut butter to this classic flourless cookie.

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