These cookie recipes are easy to make, perfect for swapping, and pretty enough to be decorations.
These ultrachocolate cookies are, hands down, some of the best cookie recipes ever to come through our Test Kitchens.
Start with refrigerated sugar cookie dough to make these adorable reindeer cookies. Kids can help place Rudolph's eyes, mouth,
Indulge in these white chocolate chip-oatmeal cookies for a fresh twist on the traditional chocolate chip cookie. Crunchy
pecans balance out the white chocolate chips' sweetness.
These chocolate chip cookies are decadent enough, but sandwich them between a Bourbon Ganache and this treat has been elevated to new heights.
If you like peanut butter and chocolate, you'll love these gooey cookies. Our decadent recipe features chocolate-covered caramel-peanut
Toasted pecans add a delicious nutty flavor to these easy-to-make cookies. Feel free to try almonds or your favorite nut instead.
These fragrant, nutty cookies are finished with a coating of powdered sugar for a delicious winter dessert.
Dark brown sugar adds surprising richness to this cookie dough. Bake each batch 8 minutes for soft and gooey cookies, or up
to 14 minutes for crisp results.
Reminiscent of white-dusted mountain peaks, these cookies, with white chocolate and a sprinkling of powdered sugar, are as
sweet as snowfall on a school day in the South. Toasted walnuts and nutmeg give them a nice crunch and spicy flavor.
These peanut butter-chocolate cookies taste and look divine! No need to worry about the flour—they're perfect as they are.
Rich chocolate and ooey-gooey marshmallows give these cookies their savory sweetness.
Rolling these basic sugar cookies in a cinnamon-sugar mixture adds just enough spice and a bit of color.
Buttery toffee adds a delicious flavor to these chewy oatmeal cookies.
Just a touch of peppermint extract adds frosty flavor to the white chocolate icing in this melt-in-your-mouth favorite.
These turtle cookies have every indulgent flavor we could pack in a recipe: chocolate, peanut butter, caramel, and toffee.
You’re already baking a batch, aren’t you?
In Louisiana it’s “prah·leen.” In Georgia it’s “pray·leen.” No matter how you pronounce it, these crunchy, nutty cookies are
sure to please.
A heavy sugar crust and the peppery bite of fresh ginger make these gingerbread cookies scrumptious. Be sure your spices are
fresh; it will make a big taste difference here.
Freshly grated rind accentuates the orange flavor in these memorable cookies.
Toffee bits give this golden shortbread its slightly chewy texture. This cookie is particularly nice when dipped in a cup
Even though they're called cakes, tea cakes are old-fashioned cookies made with butter, sugar, eggs, flour, and vanilla. They're
perfect for afternoon tea or to enjoy with a glass of lemonade.
Sweet chopped dates and crunchy walnuts rolled in cookie dough and sliced into pinwheels make a simple and tasty cookie. Make
these ahead and freeze or serve warm out of the oven.
A twist on Austria’s linzer torte―a tart with a nutty crust, preserve filling, and lattice top―these cookies have a fiitting
Southern lineage boasting toasted chopped pecans.
These sugar-sprinkled cookies incorporate a trace of lemony-flavored basil and are perfect for tea parties and special holiday
gifts. Garnish a platter of them with fresh basil sprigs, unless you’d rather keep your guests guessing about the “secret”
Edges tipped with unsweetened chocolate and white chocolate enhance the coffee flavor in these delightful cookies.
Chunky peanut butter and dry-roasted peanuts make these chocolate cookies irresistible. A dash of cinnamon gives them an unexpected
flavor. They are easy to make, and the balls of dough bake into nice round shapes just perfect for your next cookie swap.
Powdered sugar blended with cocoa dusts these cookies for a novel flavor twist to an old favorite. Serve these treats for
any special occasion.
With only six flavorful ingredients, these easy, delicious cookies are ready for the oven in only 10 minutes.
These nutty cookies are much like traditional wedding cookies. Let your kids help roll the dough into logs and bend them into
Impress your guests with these simple, 4-ingredient peanut butter cookies. Serve them warm from the oven with a tall glass
of cold milk.
Fresh lavender, combined with freshly grated orange rind, gives these crunchy cookies an aromatic appeal that’s better than
any bakery fare.
Who spiked the cookies? Hardly a Christmas can pass in the South without these traditional ball-shaped, bourbon-flavored pecan
cookies ending up on a dessert bar or in a gift box.
Cut this dough into a variety of your favorite shapes. The dippable glaze will transform the cookies into works of art almost
too pretty to eat.
A dash of mint extract gives these buttery shortbread cookies an extra zing. Serve them with hot mint tea or a tall glass
of sweet tea and a slice of fresh lemon.
The strong, sweet flavor of molasses balances well with a team of spices in these soft, chewy cookies crusted with sugar.
Fresh rosemary adds a fragrant quality to these delicate cookies. And because the herb traditionally represents remembrance,
a batch of these treats is ideal as a thank-you or birthday gift. Serve them with a hot cup of your favorite tea or atop a
cool scoop of sherbet.
You'll love how these scrumptious double-chocolate cookies are similar in taste and texture to thick and fudgy brownies.
These cookies have a bit of crunch from the finely chopped pecans, sweetness from the almond extract, and richness from the
butter. Strawberry and peach jams make beautiful jewel-colored fillings, but you can use other Southern favorite jams, such
as blackberry, muscadine, or apple. They’re the perfect cookies to make with the kids―let them make the thumbprints and choose
These coffee-flavored cookies have relatively small amounts of granulated and light brown sugar because the coffee liqueur
and the dark chocolate kisses add a good bit of sweetness. Also, you might want to note that this is an egg-free recipe.
Try these nutritious cookies with a cold glass of milk for breakfast on the go. Add chocolate chips or grated carrots for
a flavorful spin on the recipe.
For truly authentic spritz cookies, be sure to invest in a cookie press to get that oh-so-perfect shape. Add colored sugar
crystals on top for an extra festive flair.
Chocolate chip cookies are twice as nice when you use both milk chocolate bars and semisweet chocolate chunks.
The chai gives this cookie a kick while the eggnog topping shows a sweet side.
Fans of classic cookies will love the accents of sweet-tart cranberries and gooey white chocolate in these treats.
Filled with oats and two kinds of chocolate, it’s no wonder readers tell us these cookies receive all-around rave reviews.
How can you go wrong with this much chocolate packed into one recipe? And chances are you already have most of the ingredients
For those who love sweet-and-salty combinations, this is the dessert for you! A sprinkling of kosher salt perfectly complements
the sweet caramel and chocolate.
The secret to these chocolate-peanut bar cookies is the crushed vanilla wafers.
These cookies are inspired by speculaas, traditional stamped cookies introduced by Dutch settlers who found their way to South
Carolina around the 1670s. This variation captures the spiciness and texture of speculaas, but we’ve skipped the classic wooden
stamp, and created simple rolled-and-cut squares pressed with almonds.
Four-ingredient gems with a flavorful burst of strawberry jam tucked inside, these little treats are the big attraction at
the annual Kolache Festival. This Caldwell, Texas, event is more than 20 years old and is hosted by proud descendants of early
Czechoslovakian immigrants to Central Texas.
Lemon-cream cheese frosting dresses up these gingerbread squares. Cut into triangles and serve with tea.
Don’t think chocolate when you try these brownies; instead, think pecans and a sweet cream cheese topping. Yellow cake mix
makes the recipe extra convenient for busy cooks to whip up in minutes.
As the name implies, you throw just about everything but the kitchen sink into these ultra-decadent brownies.
Caramels, chocolate morsels, and pecans are combined for a fast-disappearing treat.
If you like the taste of pecan pie, you'll love this easy alternative. Serve the squares with vanilla ice cream for an over-the-top
Readers give these decadent frosted brownies five stars. You'll know why after just one bite.
Yummy ingredients from the popular drink—chocolate, espresso, and whipping cream—make a splash in these decadent bars filled
with chopped pecans and garnished wtih chocolate-covered espresso beans.
Pockets of caramel goo are the highlight of these showy bar cookies. For an over-the-top dessert, add a scoop of vanilla ice
cream and drizzle with caramel sauce.
These indulgent bars are filled with toasted chopped pecans and semisweet chocolate morsels and topped with a warm caramel
frosting. What more can you ask out of a brownie?
Chocolate chunks make these brownies fudgy; use the 23-minute baking time to make them extra gooey.
Found in the southernmost tip of Florida, Key limes are small, yellow, and have a tarter flavor than other lime varieties.
Macadamias contribute to the perfect crust for this creamy filling.
Take these festive bars to your next gathering―you can make them ahead of time and transport them easily.
Eggnog recipes spread creamy holiday cheer, as revealed in these cheesecake brownie bars. A buttery crust of vanilla wafers
and toasted pecans balances the rich chocolate filling that's flavored with a splash of rum flavoring.
Biscotti are elegantly sliced, intensely crunchy Italian cookies, perfect for dunking into a cup of hot coffee. Enjoy them
for breakfast or dessert.
A version of the European Jewish pastry rugelach, these cookies are another testament to the Southern foodways’ varied influences.
Peanut butter sandwich cookies become the crumb crust for these hunky bars loaded with chunks of your favorite candy bars.
Don't let these macaroons intimidate you. With just six ingredients, they are surprisingly simple to make and guests will
be very impressed with the results.
These red velvet brownies taste as good as they look. They are moist, tasty, and swirling with color.
Buttery bites make for well-received packages. We used a 9- × 6-inch box and inserted individual white treat boxes as dividers
($8 for six at kmart.com)
How do you sneak gooey melted goodness into every oat-filled bite without the extra fat? Replace half the butter with an extra
bar of chocolate. For an even chewier texture, substitute 1/2 cup hazelnut or almond flour for 1/2 cup all-purpose flour.
Learn how easy it is to make these adorable Christmas cookies with your kids.
You'll use just a tad less than two sticks of butter to make these delicate little gems.
For quick cleanup and easy serving, line the bottom and sides of the pan with foil before adding the dough.