Staff Picks

Laura Bush's Cowboy Cookies

Rating: 3.5 stars 12
Her famous recipe won over the readers of Family Circle magazine back in 2000, and is still talked about—and baked—today.

Fudgy Flourless Chocolate-Pecan Cookies Recipe

Rating: 3 stars 8
You'll never believe that these cookies are made without a speck of flour.

Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Bars

Make a batch of these crowd-pleasing cookie bars up to two days in advance.

Homemade Cookies-and-Cream Ice Cream

Rating: 5 stars 1
We'll have a container of this dreamy ice cream in our freezer all summer long.

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rating: 5 stars 3
Our Test Kitchen pros decided to bake up a batch of Brown-Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, and the editors went wild.

Key Lime Tassies

If you love Key lime pie, then you must make these. The best part is they're truly make-ahead: The tart shells can be made and frozen up to a month in advance, and the Key lime curd can be made up to two weeks ahead and stored, covered, in the refrigerator.

Cheesecake Cookies

Rating: 4 stars 2
A bite-size cheesecake delight with a cherry on top. Literally.

Cornmeal Cookie Berry Shortcakes Recipe

Each component of this pretty summer dessert can be made ahead.

Kitchen Sink Cookies

Sweet meets salty in this cookie recipe that will delight any crowd.

Salted Butter-Pecan Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Rating: 5 stars 5
These buttery, salty-sweet slice-and-bake cookies will delight the butter-pecan lover in your life.

Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies

This 4-ingredient cookie dough recipe is a must-have for those moments when a quick dessert is needed on hand.

Inspiration and Ideas

Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies
Rating: 4.5 stars 6

Cakes and cookies aren't all that different.