Popular Cookies Recipes

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.

Half-Moon Santa Almond Sugar Cookies

The man in the moon? Santa! Kids will love to help you decorate these jolly cookies.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Half-Moon Santa Almond Sugar Cookies

Gingered Peach and Pear Crisp

You get a double dose of ginger with each bite of this luscious dessert. Grated gingerroot flavors the fruit filling, and gingersnaps, combined with rolled oats, form the crumb topping.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Gingered Peach and Pear Crisp

Double Chocolate Cookies

From Family Circle

Double Chocolate Cookies

Smiley Face Cookies

From Family Circle

Smiley Face Cookies

Mini-Chip Shortbreads

Mini chocolate chips add to the buttery richness of shortbread. Additional chips are melted and drizzled over the baked cookies.

From Family Circle

Mini-Chip Shortbreads

Meringue Tartlets

These elegant dessert tarts can be ready in 30 minutes. Fill purchased phyllo shells with melted white chocolate and lemon curd and top with a meringue. Run them under the broiler for a few minutes and they're done.

From Family Circle

Meringue Tartlets

Carrot and Zucchini Bars

These spice bars are loaded with healthy ingredients including carrots, zucchini, and walnuts. This low-sodium recipe is a family pleaser.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Carrot and Zucchini Bars

Windowpane Linzer Cookies

Linzer cookies are easy to make when you start with a roll of refrigerated cookie dough.

From Family Circle

Windowpane Linzer Cookies

Key Lime Bars

In this luscious bar cookie, the Key lime filling is sandwiched between a rich crust and a pistachio crumb topping.

From Family Circle

Key Lime Bars

Linzer Cookies

These tender hazelnut sandwich cookies originated in Austria, but they frequently appear on Christmas cookie trays in this country. Under a generous dusting of confectioners' sugar, their trademark raspberry filling peeks through a hole cut in the top cookie.

From Family Circle

Linzer Cookies

Blondies

White chocolate chips and walnuts are stirred into the batter and sprinkled on top of these butterscotch brownies.

From Family Circle

Blondies

Candy Bar Ice Cream Sandwiches

Although the candy-filled ice cream is yummy in this dessert, you can use any flavor ice cram you wish to fill the banana-chocolate cookies.

From Family Circle

Candy Bar Ice Cream Sandwiches

Peppermint Pinwheels

These mint and chocolate cookies are made by stirring cocoa powder into half of the dough and peppermint candy and food coloring into the remainder. Then you roll the two together like a jelly roll. When the roll is sliced, the colorful spiral appears and the cookies are ready to bake.

From Family Circle

Peppermint Pinwheels

Chocolate-PB Squares

These creamy dessert squares are a concoction of melted peanut butter chips, sweetened condensed milk, graham cracker crumbs, and peanuts. Topped with melted chocolate chips, they taste just like a peanut butter cup.

From Family Circle

Chocolate-PB Squares

Cocoa Cookies

From Family Circle

Cocoa Cookies

Almond Chocoroons

From Family Circle

Almond Chocoroons

Mini Brownie Bars

From Family Circle

Mini Brownie Bars

Choco-Caramel Cookies

These scrumptious treats may look like a familiar Christmas cookie, but a butterscotch-flavored dough and the caramel-filled candies offer a sweet twist.

From Family Circle

Choco-Caramel Cookies

Coconut Snowflakes

A kid-favorite recipe prepared in just over 30 minutes. Embellish these shaped holiday sugar cookies with piping and white decorating sugar.

From Family Circle

Coconut Snowflakes

Basic Sugar Cookie Dough

Spend a holiday afternoon baking sugar cookies with your kids. Decorating these cutout treats is more than half the fun.

From Family Circle

Basic Sugar Cookie Dough

Chocolate-Chip Shortbread

Simply add chocolate chips to a basic sugar cookie recipe and drizzle raspberry preserves after baking to make these three-ingredient kid-favorite treats.

From Family Circle

Chocolate-Chip Shortbread

Peanut Butter Blondies

A creamy, peanutty frosting gets spread over these scrumptious squares. Cut into 48 bars, there are enough treats here for a party or bake sale.

From Family Circle

Peanut Butter Blondies

Salted Caramel Blondies

Salted caramel is one of fall's most iconic flavors that gets a new look in this delicious take on blondies.

From Diabetic Living

Salted Caramel Blondies

Dark Chocolate Mint Bites

These chewy, chocolatey bars are made from chocolate wafers, oats, and cocoa powder for a deliciously new addition to the cookie tray.

From Midwest Living

Dark Chocolate Mint Bites

Pastry Pillows

Scrumptious fruit preserves and almond paste fill the light and airy pastries. Make ahead up to 3 months in advance and they'll be ready for Christmas celebrations.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Pastry Pillows

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