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.

Spiced Chocolate-Pistachio Cookies

Bright green pistachios and spice give this buttery chocolate cookie plenty of personality. It's like shortbread, perfect for pairing with a cup of coffee.

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Spiced Chocolate-Pistachio Cookies

Pistachio Cranberry Icebox Cookies

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Pistachio Cranberry Icebox Cookies

Peanut Butter Chip and Jelly Bars

The flavor of these bars from Connie Siegel of Wisconsin will take you right back to your school lunchroom! If you don't like grape jelly, strawberry would work well, too.

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Peanut Butter Chip and Jelly Bars

Double Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

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

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Double Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

Date-Orange Bars

Date-nut desserts can be cloyingly sweet, but orange juice brightens these simple bars.

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Date-Orange Bars

Spiced Apple Drops

An apple a day tastes even better in cookie form, especially with frosting on top!

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Spiced Apple Drops

Shortbread

This simple three-ingredient cookie recipe is so good that it has remained a Better Homes and Gardens reader favorite for years.

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Shortbread

Mint Chocolate Trees

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Mint Chocolate Trees

Nutty-Caramel Pumpkin Bars

For a simpler and more seasonal alternative to a cinnamon roll, bake up a pan of these pecan-studded pumpkin bars. The browned butter frosting used in this recipe would be equally delicious on cookies.

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Nutty-Caramel Pumpkin Bars

Sandwich Star Sugar Cookies

These lemon curd-filled sugar cookies add a zesty finishing touch to any menu. Surprise: They're super easy and quick to make!

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Sandwich Star Sugar Cookies

Shooting Star Cookies

Square almond cookies make the perfect canvas for showing your artistic skills. Gold luster dust and vodka add a shimmer to these shooting star cookies.

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Shooting Star Cookies

Concentric Star Sugar Cookies

Use a decorating bag to create the concentric star shapes, and sprinkle with yellow-colored sugar for a sparkling finish. Hint: Store extra, unfrosted cookies in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Concentric Star Sugar Cookies

Snowflake Stack Cookies

Stack star-cutout cookies in three sizes to create these layered snowflake cookies. Add blue and white nonpareils for a decorative touch.

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Snowflake Stack Cookies

Diamond Snowflake Christmas Cookies

Keep it sweet and simple with this diamond snowflake Christmas cookies recipe. Icy blue frosting and a light dusting of white sanding sugar give these festive treats a frosty feel.

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Diamond Snowflake Christmas Cookies

Round Snowflake Cookies

Serve a batch of warm almond cookies for a delicious afternoon treat. These round snowflake cookies are tasty and fun to decorate.

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Round Snowflake Cookies

Scalloped Snowflake Sugar Cookies

What's winter without a little snow? We prefer the warm, tasty kind. Crushed blue fruit-flavor hard candies fill the gaps of these scalloped snowflake sugar cookies for a glacial effect.

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Scalloped Snowflake Sugar Cookies

Traditional Snowflake Sugar Cookies

Use a snowflake-shape cutter to form classic sugar cookies. Once baked, use a decorating bag with a small round tip to precisely apply Royal Icing to create a unique design. Sprinkle on white sanding sugar for a glistening finish.

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Traditional Snowflake Sugar Cookies

Peppermint Circle Sugar Cookies

Get the family together to bake and decorate these peppermint circle sugar cookies that are perfect for holiday gatherings or a sweet treat on the go.

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Peppermint Circle Sugar Cookies

Wheel of Candy Canes Cookies

Molasses, ginger, and cinnamon combine to create the perfect sweet treat. Give the cookie a minty bite by filling the impressions with crushed up candy canes.

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Wheel of Candy Canes Cookies

Patchwork Candy Cane Cookies

Two holiday classics come together with this festive and easy patchwork candy cane cookie recipe. Simply stack alternating red and white mini cookies in a candy cane shape and top off with powdered sugar icing.

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Patchwork Candy Cane Cookies

White-Striped Candy Cane Cookies

These cookies are the perfect activity for a holiday gathering. Bake ahead, set out red and white Royal Icing and snowflake sprinkles, and allow your guests to get creative.

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White-Striped Candy Cane Cookies

Bell-Shape Angel Cookies

Top Royal Icing with pretty pink decorating sugar for an icy look perfect for the holidays.

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Bell-Shape Angel Cookies

Baby Angel Sugar Cookies

Put your decorating skills to the test with these creative sugar cookies. Sprinkle white sugar on the Royal Icing halo for a sparkling finish.

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Baby Angel Sugar Cookies

Praying Angel Sugar Cookies

Step up your cookie decorating game with these praying angel designs. Cut classic sugar cookies into angel shapes, frost with Royal Icing, and show off your decorating skills.

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Praying Angel Sugar Cookies

Simple Heart Angel Cookies

Easily create these cute angel cookies using a heart-shaped cookie cutter and Royal Icing. Serve fresh or freeze for up to 3 months.

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Simple Heart Angel Cookies

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