Gooey, chewy, and straight-from-the-oven, these tried-and-true cookie recipes warm tummies and hearts.
All-Time Favorite Chocolate Chip CookiesSugar, shortbread and especially chocolate chip cookies conjure up fond memories of holiday baking. Reach for a glass of milk and dig into these classic delights.
Basic Icebox Sugar CookiesMaster this original slice-and-bake cookie, and you'll be able to create variations throughout the holiday season (and beyond!).
Peanut Butter-Butterscotch CookiesCrisscrossed fork marks and all, these cookies are just like Mom made, with the addition of yummy butterscotch morsels for extra flavor and a sweet crunch. Bake a few batches for your holiday cookie swap.
Oatmeal CookiesThis staple cookie recipe belongs in everyone's recipe file. Mix oatmeal with raisins and walnuts for a hearty, chewy cookie. Store the dough in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer to enjoy sweet treats in a hurry.
Gingersnaps with Crystallized GingerPerfect for gift giving, this recipe makes enough for a crowd.
Brown Sugar-Pecan ShortbreadShortbread cookies are traditionally the simplest of cookies: butter, sugar, flour, and maybe some salt. Just by bringing a new flavor or two to the table, you can totally transform this treat.
Iced Sugar CookiesDecorate with dragée (sometimes called sugar pearls), gold or silver dust, and coarse or sparkling sugar.
Chocolate ThumbprintsReplace the candies in the center of ordinary thumbprint cookies with chocolate ganache, and you've got a decadent dessert that's best served the day it's made.
SnickerdoodlesOne reviewer called these cookies "sinfully delicious," and we must agree. Simply roll sugar cookie dough in cinnamon sugar for a Snickerdoodle delight.
Spritz CookiesSpritz cookies are a classic Christmas cookie. For truly authentic spritz cookies, be sure to invest in a cookie press to get that oh-so-perfect shape.
Gingerbread CookiesSpread the holiday cheer with a batch of classic gingerbread cookies. Use cookie cutters and dragée to deck the halls with delectable Christmas cheer.
Pecan Linzer CookiesUse your favorite jams to vary the flavor and color of these beauties.
Peppermint Meringue CookiesUse food coloring gel in a squeeze bottle or a food-safe paintbrush to make lines in the piping bag. Once meringues are cooled, store them in an airtight container at room temperature.
Triple GingersnappersStack up these cookies and present as gifts for friends and family.
Wreath MacaroonsUse your fingers to make a small hole in the center of each cookie.