20 Best Cookie Recipes

There is nothing more satisfying and comfort-inducing than a fresh, hot, delicious batch of cookies. Whether it’s your sweet tooth begging for a chocolate chip cookie or maybe you’re hankering for something a little more decadent, you can never go wrong with a warm, buttery cookie.

Everything tastes better with a cookie, especially when it’s homemade. I have gathered a list of some of the best cookies for you to enjoy.

You will find a variety of different recipes to choose from so there is something on the list for everyone’s taste. Let’s get started going through the list of cookie recipes.

Best Easy Cookie Recipes

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Chocolate Cookies

The first recipe on the list shows you how to make the best homemade chocolate cookies.

These cookies are soft, moist, and full of delicious flavors. This recipe is easy to make. Takes just 20 minutes to get this tasty cookie recipe to the table.

Get this recipe on Dinner Then Dessert.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nothing is better than a delicious batch of chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven.

These cookies are loaded with chocolate chips. They are perfectly soft, buttery, and easy to make, Enjoy with a glass of milk.

Get this recipe on Pinch of Yum.

Lemon Cookies

Lemon is my favorite flavor of all time. I put lemon into almost everything I eat or drink….cucumber lemon water…lemon in my black iced tea…lemon with everything. That being said, I happen to love lemon cookies.

Lemon cookies are one of my favorite dessert recipes because I’m just a sucker for the bright, fresh, bold lemon flavor. These cookies have that big, bold freshness but they aren’t cakey and dense like other classic lemon cookie recipes you may have tried. They’re soft, chewy, and loaded with fresh lemon flavor.

Get this recipe on Averie Cooks.

Snickerdoodle Cookies

These cookies are honestly the best! They’re amazingly soft, sweet, a little crunchy on the outside (from the sugar), and full of cinnamon. I just know you’ll love them too.

You can make batches of these cookies and freeze them for use later.

Get this recipe on Lil Luna.

peanut butter cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

These peanut butter cookies are my favorite kind of cookie to make. Not only are they soft and chewy, but homemade peanut butter cookies have the perfect texture and have the most amazing flavor.

Enjoy with a glass of milk or a cup of tea.

Get this recipe on Cooking Classy.

Sugar Cookies

Here is a simple sugar cookie recipe. This recipe uses simple ingredients but still tastes amazing.

The whole family will love these sugar cookies.

Get this recipe on All Recipes.

Shortbread Cookies

There is just something about a crisp buttery shortbread. It can go with any dessert, any tea, and any time of the year. These soft and chewy cookies come together with five simple ingredients you already probably have in your home.

Get this recipe on Preppy Kitchen.

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

The best cookies have to have a combination of chewy and crunchy. That’s why these white chocolate macadamia nut cookies are so amazing! The outside is soft-baked style, with an extra egg yolk that makes it uber chewy.

The centers are extra tender so you get the perfect mix of texture in every bite. And I can’t forget about the white chocolate chips, they make it over-the-top delicious.

Get this recipe on Sally’s Baking Addiction.

Oatmeal Raisin

Oatmeal raisin cookies are great with a glass of milk. Even better when they are homemade. This is my go-to recipe for delicious oatmeal raisin cookies. We make them every holiday, or any other time we have a craving.

Get this recipe on Simply Recipes.

oatmeal raisin cookies

Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies are a great treat to make with your kids, they can also be a great snack for you while entertaining.

This recipe is easy to make and tastes amazing.

Get this recipe on Taste of Home.

Butter Cookies

This recipe shows you how to make the best butter cookies. This is a great recipe to make for the holidays.

The great thing about this recipe is you only need 6 simple ingredients and no chilling is required which saves you time.

Get this recipe on Sugar Spun Run.

Coconut Cookies

Here is a simple coconut recipe for you to try. It is loaded with delicious coconut flavor.

They are buttery, soft, and taste great.

Get this recipe on Cookies & Cups.

Almond Cookies

These easy chewy almond cookies are full of flavor! They have the perfect, slightly crisp outside and soft inside. They are addictively delicious and so simple to make!

Get this recipe on All Recipes.

red velvet cookies

Red Velvet Cookies

These red velvet chocolate chip cookies have the most delicious red velvet flavor and are filled with white chocolate chips. They turn out soft and chewy with a beautiful red color.

Get this recipe on Shugary Sweets.

Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies are always the first cookies I bake once holiday baking cranks up. As a family tradition, they’re the first thing devoured at our cookie exchange and they’re also my kids’ favorite cookie.

This is a delicious snowball recipe you need to try.

Get this recipe on Spend With Pennies.

Gingerbread Cookies

It’s cookie season, and whether you like them thick and chewy, soft and cakey, crispy but not too crunchy, or sandwich cookies there’s probably one type of cookie you love to bake.  

This delicious cut-out gingerbread cookie recipe is easy to make, delicious, and perfect for decorating.

Get this recipe on Gimme Some Oven.

Cranberry Cookies

This recipe shows you how to make the best cranberry cookies.

These old-fashioned style oatmeal cookies are crispy on the outside, and chewy on the inside. The tangy sweetness from the cranberries is a nice bonus. My family loves this recipe.

Get this recipe on The View From Great Island.

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Holiday Cut Out Cookies

Cookies are a favorite in our home, especially around the holiday season. We love decorating sugar cookies and baking gingerbread houses. I’m sure I’m not the only one looking forward to this time of year.

This is a great recipe for the holidays which shows you how to make great cut-out cookies.

Get this recipe from Taste of Home.

Thumbprint Cookies

If you are looking for a great recipe to make for the holidays, I recommend these delicious buttery shortbread cookies filled with strawberry and apricot jam.

These Thumbprint Cookies are delicious and perfect for the holidays or any occasion

Get this recipe on Live Well Bake Often.

Macaroon Cookies

The last recipe on the list shows you how to make the best macaroon cookies.

They are full of coconut flavor.

Get this recipe on Food Network.

Cookies are the best dessert to bake, for all kinds of reasons – they are easy to prepare, simple to make, and kids love them. Cookies are a great treat and you can create your own special recipes even if you aren’t a pro in the kitchen.

Enjoy making these delicious cookies.

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20 Best Cookie Recipes

Delicious cookie recipes.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookie Recipes, Desserts Recipes
Servings: 12
Calories: 250kcal


  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Chocolate Chips


  • Pick a cookie recipe to make.
  • Gather all ingredients.
  • Follow the recipes instructions.
  • Make the recipe and enjoy.


Nutrition, serving size, and cooking time may vary depending upon which recipe you choose.