The Best Cookie Recipes in the Whole Entire Universe

The holidays are here, and that means one thing: It's time to elevate your baking game. We'll show you the way, starting with these 39 irresistible cookie recipes.

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Homemade Milano Cookies

Cross these sweet treats off your grocery list forever. Get the recipe.


Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies

Cookies > sandwiches. Get the recipe.

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Chocolate-Peppermint Icebox Cookies

This is the ultimate Christmas cookie recipe. Get the recipe.



Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies

Introducing one awesome dessert mashup. Get the recipe.

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Vanilla-Chocolate Swirl Icebox Cookies

Two flavors are better than one. Get the recipe.



Oatmeal Cookie Cream Pies

DIY snack cakes, right this way. Get the recipe.

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Caramel-Stuffed Chocolate-Chip Cookies

Guys, it's what's inside that counts. Get the recipe.



Coconut Cookies

Part sugar cookie, part macaroon. Get the recipe.

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4-Ingredient Lemon Cookies

The lightest, tastiest cookies in the whole entire world. Get the recipe.


Chocolate Chip Cookies

Some people crave soft and chewy, and others thin and crispy. So we created a cookie recipe for lovers in both camps. Get the recipes.

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Flourless Oatmeal Chocolate-Chip Cookies

Shhh...they're gluten-free. Get the recipe.


Lemon Icebox Cookies

A little citrus goes a long way. Get the recipe.

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Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

A playful take on a classic treat. Get the recipe.


Gingerbread Lattice Cookies

Weave dough instead of decorating it. Get the recipe.

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Chocolate-Chip Mug Cookie for One

Plus, it's ready in less than 10 minutes. Get the recipe.


Pistachio Icebox Cookies

This is where salty meets sweet. Get the recipe.

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Granola Cookies

Breakfast cookies are, in fact, a thing. Get the recipe.


Cake Batter Cookies

Must serve with milk. Get the recipe.

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Vanilla Bean Icebox Cookies

So simple yet so delicious. Get the recipe.


Introducing Totally Snack-Safe Chocolate-Chip Cookie Dough

No baking—just eating. Get the recipe.

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The New Black-and-White Cookie

Never choose between chocolate and vanilla again. Get the recipe.


Nutella Sandwich Cookies

Because chocolate-hazelnut spread makes everything better. Get the recipe.

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Maple-Pecan Icebox Cookies

A seasonal treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. Get the recipe.


Butterscotch Icebox Cookies

For when you need a break from vanilla or chocolate. Get the recipe.

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Gingerbread Cookies

(from Food Network)

Peanut Butter & Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

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Linzer Star Sandwich Cookies

(from Food Network)


Cherry White Chocolate Almond Sandwich Cookies

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Chocolate-Almond Butter Thumbprint Cookies

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Chewy Pistachio Pinwheel Cookies

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Cinnamon Stars

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Gingersnaps

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Peanut Butter Cookies

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Coconut Macaroons

(from Food Network)

Crunchy Peanut Butter S'more Bites

(from Food Network)

Easy Chewy Sugar Cookies

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Macadamia-Coconut Cookie

(from Food Network)

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

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German Chocolate Cake Cookies

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