30 Crowd-Pleasing Cookies
From chocolate chip to snickerdoodle, we've rounded up 30 crowd-pleasing cookie recipes. Whip up a batch (or a double batch) of your all-time favorite cookies, grab a glass of milk, and enjoy fresh-baked cookie bliss.
How to Make Flourless Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies
These 6-ingredient, flourless cookies are a dream! It doesn't get any easier, and according to our reviewers, any more delicious.
All-Time Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies
These are the best of the best. Bake a batch of these chocolate chip cookies and you won't be disappointed.
You’ll find that this recipe is very similar to the famous recipe on the Quaker Oats package—only lighter. We cut the original amount of butter almost in half and added molasses to bump up the flavor.
Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Chocolate chip cookies are twice as nice when you use both milk chocolate bars and semisweet chocolate chunks.
Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip-Oatmeal Cookies
This chunky oatmeal-chocolate chip cookie recipe features the addition of peanut butter and was developed by an award-winning dessert cookbook author.
Macadamia Butter Cookies with Dried Cranberries
We love these thick, satisfying cookies as humble as peanut butter cookies but not as crumbly. Dried cranberries provide a slightly tart counterpoint to the macadamia nuts' richness. The dough is somewhat sticky; chilling it briefly makes handling easier.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Chocolate mega morsels make these oatmeal cookies better than average. In less than 30 minutes, our 5-star recipe will be ready for your family to enjoy.
Chocolate Chip-Pretzel Cookies
With the addition of crushed pretzels to the cookie dough, these easy chocolate chip cookies are the perfect balance between salty and sweet. Bake 10 minutes for a soft and chewy cookie or up to 14 minutes for a crisp cookie.
White Chocolate-Dipped Oatmeal-Cranberry Cookies
This make-ahead, giftable cookie is one of our Editors' favorites. The indulgent white chocolate plays nicely with the tart-sweet cranberries, making this oatmeal cookie a favorite for any dessert fan.
Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies
Triple the peanut butter, triple the fun! Make dessert fun for the whole family with these ooey-gooey treats.
Big, irregular chunks of white chocolate look great in contrast to the dark, bittersweet chocolate in these cookies. Prep and cook time: 45 minutes, plus at least 1 hour to chill.
These chocolate chip cookies get a cool and refreshing twist from a touch of peppermint extract.
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
You probably have everything on hand to make these chewy, chocolaty peanut butter cookies. To fit the cookies on a single sheet pan, divide cookies into 5 rows of 4. Pressing the cookies flat helps them bake quickly and get lovely crisp edges; otherwise they'll be too round and undercooked.
Coconut, Lime, and Macadamia Cookies
Ideal for a hostess gift, potluck party or afternoon snack, this gourmet cookie combination will have you reaching for one more.
White Chocolate Chip-Oatmeal Cookies
Chocolate Crème-Filled Sandwich Cookies
Use this recipe to make your favorite chocolate sandwich cookies at home.
Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Myth-Buster Recipe. Given that both chocolate and coconut are not as bad as once thought, and given that they taste mighty good together, we baked up a batch of these toasty, chocolaty cookies to celebrate. Like all sweets with few other nutrients, though, they are treats—perfectly healthy every once in a while.
Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies
With their pumpkin flavor and hint of cinnamon, these cookies are the ideal October treat.
Triple Chocolate Cookies
Nancy Jamison was right when she wrote us that these cookies are addictive. We loved their combination of coconut, cranberries, and orange. In fact, these straightforward, tasty rounds are everything a holiday cookie should be. The mixture will look dry until it comes together as a dough. If it's too crumbly to form into balls, the dough needs to be mixed longer; it should be a smooth, homogeneous mass.
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
Indulge your sweet tooth by biting into crisp chocolate cookies packed with melted pockets of chocolate chips.
Magic in the Middles
Reminiscent of chocolate-peanut butter cups (or buckeyes, if you're into homemade candies), these cookies will disappear in a snap. Prep: 45 minutes, Bake: 7 minutes per batch.
How to Make Marble Snickerdoodles
These festive cookies from Southern Living feature the flavor of the holiday season: cinnamon, of course! Use the bottom of a 1/2-cup measuring cup to flatten the cookies to the perfect size. Be sure to use salted butter.
Oatmeal Cream Pies
How can you go wrong with this much chocolate packed into one recipe? And chances are you already have most of the ingredients on hand.
How to Make Chocolate-Cherry Heart Smart Cookies
At just 94 calories a pop, these chocolate-cherry oatmeal cookies are hardly even a splurge!