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.

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Princess Tea Cakes

From EatingWell

Working on this makeover of a classic Russian Tea Cake made Bridget Klein feel closer to her late sister, Gina, because they are "a great match for her personality: delicate and refined, pretty to look at, and yet a definite character that inspires adoration and loyalty." Gina's middle name, Sarah, means "princess," in Hebrew; hence the name of these confections. Klein's mom "swore these cookies couldn't be made without butter," she says, "until she tasted them." Klein continues: "Gina was a traditionalist, too, but I think I might have been able to fool her with these"

Princess Tea Cakes

One Nutty Date

From EatingWell

Financial advisor Linda Croley was inspired by childhood memories of a family treat when she created these peanut butter-date cookies. "I get a great feeling when I bite into these cookies and think of my family who are around me today, and those whose memories I'll always cherish," says Croley. Once you try them, you may never make an ordinary peanut butter cookie again.

One Nutty Date

Ginger Crinkle Cookies

From EatingWell

Cynthia Farr-Weinfeld, a hypnotherapist and writer, started improving the nutritional profile of a friend's mother's ginger cookie recipe by substituting whole-wheat pastry flour for all-purpose flour and canola oil for shortening. "Experiment with these cookies," she advises, "as they taste great either slightly underdone or crispy." She calls them "the quickest cookies you'll ever bake."

Ginger Crinkle Cookies

Date Bran Jingle Balls

From EatingWell

Trisha Kruse, an administrative assistant, created quick, easy, no-bake date-nut balls to fill that special niche in your holiday repertoire.

Date Bran Jingle Balls

Cranberry-Orange-Nut Cookies

From EatingWell

Crisp, moist and chewy, this cookie created by Georgene Egri of Walnut Creek, California, has the essential ingredients for the holidays: citrus, nuts and cranberries. These cookies travel well for gift-giving and lunchboxes.

Cranberry-Orange-Nut Cookies

Boot Tracks

From EatingWell

Patti Anderson, a professional quilter, had never entered a cooking contest before she took our challenge. This quick, no-fuss, chewy chocolate cookie is made on your waffle iron. No need to haul out the big mixer, you can mix the batter with a small hand mixer or even by hand. Kids love these!

Boot Tracks

Polenta Biscotti

From EatingWell

Delightful with fruit, these crisp golden slices also make a charming partner for a morning caffe latte.

Polenta Biscotti

Decorator Icing

From EatingWell

This versatile icing is ideal for piping, but it can also be thinned with water and painted over cookies; it dries to a beautiful matte finish. To avoid health concerns about uncooked eggs, use pasteurized egg whites. You can find both refrigerated cartons of pasteurized egg whites and convenient pasteurized dried egg whites in most supermarkets.

Decorator Icing

Holiday Cookie Cutouts

From EatingWell

There is no need to wait for December to enjoy crisp sugar cookies in fanciful shapes. Capture the spirit of fall by baking maple leaf- or pumpkin-shaped cookies. And when the festive season arrives, have fun with holiday shapes like stars and wreaths. Use the Cinnamon-Sugar Topping for crisp cookies that make perfect teatime treats or finish with Decorator Icing for more elaborate cookies (see Cookie-Decorating Tips, below).

Holiday Cookie Cutouts

Chewy Chocolate Cookies

From EatingWell

We can't resist big, soft, fudgy cookies, like those found in glass jars on bake-shop counters. These freeze exceptionally well-layer them in a freezer-safe container between sheets of wax paper; thaw 15 minutes at room temperature before serving.

Chewy Chocolate Cookies

Double-Chocolate Biscotti

From EatingWell

Dense and crunchy, these are the classic Italian dunking cookies. Although they are traditionally dipped in Vin Santo, a sweet Italian dessert wine, these chocolaty biscotti are ultra-satisfying with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk.

Double-Chocolate Biscotti

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

From EatingWell

Thumbprint cookies are an old-fashioned treat, a little cookie well holding a dot of jam. Here, they're reinterpreted with walnut oil and whole-wheat pastry flour for today's healthier eating standards - and, of course, with chocolate, simply for the taste.

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

From EatingWell

These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies have the familiar flavors of brown sugar and chocolate, but get a sophisticated twist from tahini (sesame paste). Tahini helps to lower the saturated fat by more than 66 percent while adding a nutty flavor to an old classic.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Apricot-Walnut Cereal Bars

From EatingWell

Crisp and chewy, this bar is a good-for-you alternative to store-bought cereal bars. The secret ingredient, silken tofu, will give your day a protein-packed start. The recipe also works with other fruit-and-nut combinations.

Apricot-Walnut Cereal Bars

Outrageous Macaroons

From EatingWell

These luxurious macaroons studded with pistachios and dried cranberries hail from food stylist Katie Webster. She made them three years ago when she was a personal chef for a gluten-intolerant client, then began selling them to a grateful crowd at her local farmers' market. Although you can concoct them with either sweetened or unsweetened coconut, we find that the unsweetened packs a more coconutty wallop. For a variation, substitute chopped crystallized ginger and mini chocolate chips for the pistachios and cranberries.

Outrageous Macaroons

Ida's Mandelbrot

From EatingWell

A tender-crisp, walnut-studded cookie (traditionally made with almonds, or mandel in Yiddish) adapted from a 1950s family recipe.

Ida's Mandelbrot

Patti's Holiday Chocolate Delights

From EatingWell

Fudgy, brownielike and decadent, these fantastic cookies will satisfy any chocolate lover. Managing Editor Wendy Ruopp shares her friend's recipe for these fantastic cookies with us:

Patti's Holiday Chocolate Delights

Leslie Malcoun's Pecan Tartlets

From EatingWell

Catherine Schumacher used to make hundreds of Christmas cookies for her family and friends. She even defrosted frozen leftovers for Fourth of July picnics at her Michigan farm. Her granddaughter, Leslie Malcoun, took over the baking when she got married more than 30 years ago, and to this day spends hours on old family favorites and experimenting with new recipes. Assistant Editor Carolyn Malcoun can't imagine Christmas without her mom's delightful mini pecan tarts.

Leslie Malcoun's Pecan Tartlets

Poppy Seed Thumbprints

From EatingWell

Our Test Kitchen manager and resident master baker, Stacy Fraser, loves this variation on a classic jam thumbprint. Poppy seeds give the cookies extra flair with very little effort. Though you can use any jam, cherry is particularly divine. A new mom, Stacy plans to make these part of a family tradition with her son Sawyer.

Poppy Seed Thumbprints

Cranberry-Honey Spice Pinwheel Cookies

From EatingWell

These cookies boast a bright, zesty filling and spicy aroma. They make a large batch and are extremely convenient, since you can make the logs of cookie dough ahead, then pull them out of the freezer and slice and bake as many cookies as you need.

Cranberry-Honey Spice Pinwheel Cookies

No-Bake Cookies

From EatingWell

Your kids will love helping you make these peanut butter-graham treats.

No-Bake Cookies

Spiced Apple Drops

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spiced Apple Drops

Date-Orange Bars

From Midwest Living

Date-Orange Bars

Double Oat Breakfast Cookies

From Better Homes and Gardens

With a nutritious combination of peanut butter, oats, and raisins, these cookies are an ideal option for breakfast on the go.

Double Oat Breakfast Cookies

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies

From Better Homes and Gardens

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies

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