26 Best Cookie Recipes

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It was a tough job but someone had to do it – the best cookie recipes I’ve ever had the pleasure of making, eating and gifting. Plus, adding in a few of my favorite places to order cookies from for when you need to send that quick fix of love to someone not within driving distance.

BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE RECIPE:

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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

This is hands down one of my favorite cookie recipes. These chocolate chip cookies are perfectly baked, gooey on the inside, and slightly crispy on the outside, the best part is that this particular recipe falls under the “easy chocolate chip cookie recipes” category, like so easy that even Thomas can make them 🙂 . Look no further this is the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.

Truffled Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m upping the ante on traditional chocolate chip cookies and sandwiching a full chocolate truffle in the middle of the cookie that melts down and helps create the best Truffled Chocolate Chip Cookie imaginable.

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfectly soft and chewy on the inside, and slightly crisp on the outside. The coconut and the chocolate are a match made in heaven and the recipe couldn’t be easier.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are one of my favorite pumpkin cookie recipes. Perfect little pillows of pumpkin cookie dough dotted with plenty of chocolate chips and baked to perfection. These Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies are heavenly.

Double Chocolate Chip Caramel Cookies

It’s a take on my favorite trail mix which combines almonds, chocolate and little chocolate covered caramels – but I’ve turned them into cookies because it’s the right thing to do! These Double Chocolate Chip Caramel Cookies really can’t be beat!

Soft Banana Cookies from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Soft Banana Cookies

One of my daughters favorite treats – these Soft Banana Cookies are great to prep ahead, store in the freezer and let thaw before letting your little one go to town! Bonus – they’re also delish for adults! 

Lemon White Chocolate Chip Cookies from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Lemon White Chocolate Chip Cookies

These super chewy Lemon White Chocolate Chip Cookies are loaded with that tart lemon flavor and the subtle sweetness from the white chocolate chips! They are not to be missed.

SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE:

White Chocolate Chex Sugar Cookies from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

White Chocolate Chex Sugar Cookies

These White Chocolate Chex Sugar Cookies are dotted with all the chocolate, all the chex and the most delicious sugar cookies ever! 

Christmas Sugar Cookies

If you’re looking for classic sugar cookie or holiday cookie recipes, look no further. This simple sugar cookie dough is laced with sprinkles because we always need more sprinkles in life and the decorated with royal icing and MORE sprinkles. Duh.

Christmas M&M Cookies from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

M&M Sugar Cookies

These soft and chewy M&M Sugar Cookies are reminiscent of those incredible mall sugar cookies from back in they day and you’ll be obsessed!

Giant M&M Cookies from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Giant M&M Cookies

I don’t know about you, but as a kid one of my favorite treats were those Giant M&M Cookies from the mall. These Giant M&M Cookies are pretty much childhood nostalgia in a bite.

OATMEAL COOKIE RECIPES:

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are a family recipe. They’re soft and chewy on the inside, just slightly crispy on the outside, and dusted with Maldon sea salt on top! Can’t go wrong with that perfect combo.

Cherry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

These Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies are incredible. All that chocolate, the chewy dried cherries, oats, and the salt on top… YES YES AND YES.

Dad’s Kitchen Sink Cookies

One of my favorite parts of going home is that my dad always makes me his famous Kitchen Sink Cookies. They are undoubtedly one of the best cookie recipes out there. What started as basic oatmeal chocolate chip cookies have turned into something way more delicious. Nowadays they are stuffed with chocolate chips, M&M’s, dried cranberries and dried apricots. Totally genius.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

If you love chewy cookie recipes these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies fit the bill. Anything that’s slightly undercooked in the middle is the name of the game. Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside – it’s my idea of perfection.

Chocolate Cherry Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

These Chocolate Cherry Coconut Cookies are loaded with all the good things shredded coconut, old-fashioned oats, chocolate chips, and dried tart cherries.

Breakfast Cookies

Think about it, Breakfast Cookies are everything you’d put into a Muesli bowl plus a few extra add ins – which basically means that breakfast cookies need to be a regular occurrence in all of our homes! Plus you can make them ahead of time so breakfast is ready the second you’re hungry! Pour yourself some coffee and done.

MOLASSES COOKIES:

Butterscotch and Chocolate Chip Molasses Cookies from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Butterscotch and Chocolate Chip Molasses Cookies

As for molasses cookie recipes, these perfectly soft and chewy Molasses Cookies with Butterscotch Chips and Chocolate Chip are an absolute must-make! 

Molasses Cookies from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Soft Molasses Cookies

These Molasses Cookies come from my mom – who I think got the recipe from my her mom and she probably got it from her mom. Who knows. Either way – these Molasses Cookies are perfection. The dough comes together quickly, chills in the fridge to harden it up, and then rolled into balls and coated in sugar before baking. The result is a perfectly soft and chewy molasses cookie that you’ll totally love!

COOKIE CAKE + COOKIE SKILLETS:

Homemade Pizookie from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

A Pizookie, for those of you who haven’t yet gotten to enjoy the most important development in baking since birthday cake, is a giant cookie cake in the shape of a pizza. And after much testing (it’s a tough job, I know), we have arrived. And it’s perfect.

S’more Cookie Cake

This best cookies recipes roundup would not be complete if I didn’t introduce you to one of my favorite cookie recipes out there, a S’more Pizookie. It’s very simple – cookie dough, a skillet, and some ice cream. Then we’re adding graham cracker crumbs and mini marshmallows to the mix, obviously. The result is gooey cookie perfection!

CHRISTMAS COOKIE RECIPES:

Christmas Linzer Cookies with Raspberry Preserves from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Christmas Linzer Cookies with Raspberry Preserves

My grandmother’s famous Christmas Linzer Cookies with Raspberry Preserves are the PERFECT Christmas Cookie / Secret Santa treat or hostess gift this time of year! It’s two butter cookies sandwiched with copious amounts of Raspberry Preserves and a generous dusting of powdered sugar on top.

Double Chocolate Thumbprint Cookie with Ganache from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Double Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

We’re upping the ante on Christmas Cookies with this Double Chocolate Thumbprint Cookie filled with with Ganache AND Fruit Preserves.

Snickerdoodle Cookies from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Snickerdoodle Cookies

One of my childhood favorite cookies were Snickerdoodle Cookies. These are super soft (as they should be) and perfectly crusted with a cinnamon sugar coating.

Peppermint Oreo Truffles from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Peppermint Oreo Cookie Truffles

Most truffle recipes require tempering chocolate and it takes a while… these are made with oreos, cream cheese and chocolate and come together VERY quickly. Peppermint Oreo Cookie Truffles are the perfect treat to make for any holiday parties or last minute office pot lucks! Plus they are the easiest things to make on earth.

Gooey Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

The recipe couldn’t be easier, you can make these Gooey Chocolate Crinkle Cookies right this second and then snack on them for the next few days. These are one of my favorite cookie recipes! The inside is gooey and soft, the outside is just slightly crispy and coated with a layer of powered sugar that will leave you dusted with happiness.

BEST PLACES TO ORDER COOKIES FOR DELIVERY:

  • The Last Crumb – They release their cookie boxes in limited drops, and they go fast! The best way to snag one is by signing up for their list. Trust me, it’s worth it. 
  • Southern Sugar Bakery – This women-owned bakery based in Raleigh, NC ships their Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies, Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies, Old Fashioned Butter Cookies, and even seasonal White Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies nationwide. Their gourmet Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix also makes a great gift.
  • Tiny’s Milk & Cookies – While they’ve paused shipping their frozen cookie dough for the time being if you’re in Austin or Houston, you should definitely pick up some freshly baked chocolate chip cookies in-store. 
  • Le Gourmand – While I wish they shipped their chocolate chip cookies, I had to mention Le Gourmand for all of my friends in Toronto. I had one of their warm gooey chocolatey cookies the last time I was there, and it changed my life. This is hands down my favorite chocolate chip cookie I’ve tried.
  • Gusto – These are the best chocolate chip cookies in Long Beach! They don’t ship nationwide, but they have local delivery if you’re in the area.

As you can see, there are many different types of cookies in my master cookie list. We have all the flavors covered, so you really can’t go wrong. Whether you’re a fan of chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies, or oatmeal cookies (or all three!), we’ve got the perfect recipe for you. And if baking isn’t your thing, no worries – we’ve also compiled a list of some of our favorite places to order delicious cookies for delivery. So what are you waiting for? Start baking (or ordering) today!

26 Best Cookie Recipes

Hands down, these are the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies!! They take some time to make, but trust me 100% worth it! They make roughly 3 dozen cookies so at 3 cookies per person, it feeds 12 people!
Prep Time 3 d 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 3 d 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ½ ounces cake flour
  • 8 ½ ounces bread flour
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon coarse salt
  • 10 ounces unsalted butter softened
  • 12 ounces dark brown sugar
  • 6 ounces white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • maldon salt for sprinkling

Instructions
 

  • Combine the cake flour, bread flour, baking soda, baking powder and coarse salt in a large bowl. Stir to combine and set aside.
  • In a large mixer add the butter and sugars and mix for 5 minutes until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, making sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl in between. Add the vanilla and combine.
  • Add the dry ingredients a little at a time and mix until just combined. Add the chocolate discs and fold them into the batter. Cover the dough and refrigerate for up to 72 hours.
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Scoop 1/4 cup sized cookie dough balls onto a parchment lined baking sheet, 6 cookies per sheet and sprinkle the tops with maldon sea salt. Bake the cookies for 16-20 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and set aside to cool. If the cookies are a little puffy, bang the pan on the counter to release any excess air pockets. Or use a spatula to flatten the cookies to make more dense.

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