Best Cookie Recipes

Roll, slice, sandwich and sprinkle your way through the greatest hits of Cooking Channel's cookie archives.

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Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Giada gives these chocolate chippers sweet, textural crunch with her additions of old-fashioned oats, toasted hazelnuts and chocolate-covered toffee bits.

Get the Recipe: Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thick and Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

A blondie lover's dream, these bars are moist, dense and chewy with salted peanuts lurking inside the thick, creamy peanut butter dough.

Get the Recipe: Thick and Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

Madeleines with Lemon Curd

These supple, raspberry-centered sponge cakes are perfectly sweet on their own, but a buttery lemon curd drizzle gives them extra-bright flavor. Just be sure to eat them fresh out of the oven when they're at their fluffiest, preferably with a dusting of powdered sugar.

Get the Recipe: Madeleines with Lemon Curd

PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH COOKIES

Unique Sweets brings you these sandwich treats that pack a double punch of peanut buttery pizzazz in both the cookies and brown sugar filling. Add a layer of chocolate ganache or jam (for a PB&J) to make these little bites even sweeter. 

Get the Recipe: The Treats Truck's Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Warm Chewy Macadamia White Chocolate Cookies

Chuck Hughes swears by this classic cookie. Why? "Substituting white chocolate and adding macadamia nuts upgrades these cookies from coach to first-class. Even your grandmother will be impressed."

Get the Recipe: Warm Chewy Macadamia White Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate-Chocolate Cookies

Momofuku's pastry chef, Christina Tosi, says this cookie is an ode to her favorite baked good of all time: the fudgy brownie. It's satisfyingly salty and chewy, with a chocolate flavor that's hard to resist.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate-Chocolate Cookies

Almond and Lemon Biscotti Dipped in White Chocolate

You might be surprised to find cornmeal in biscotti, but its pleasantly coarse texture blends seamlessly with chopped almonds and smooth white chocolate. These are just begging to be paired with afternoon tea.

Get the Recipe: Almond and Lemon Biscotti Dipped in White Chocolate

Brown Sugar Shortbread

Brown sugar adds a slight molasses flavor and surprising dimension to this shortbread recipe. And with just six simple ingredients in the dough, this cookie comes together in a snap. 

Get the Recipe: Brown Sugar Shortbread

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rolled oats and brown sugar form a rich, nutty base for chocolate chips in these craggy cookies with a golden caramelized edge.

Get the Recipe: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rugelach

Rugelach are a traditional Jewish cookie. The dough is soft and tender, with just a slight zip from cream cheese and lemon zest. You can make them with traditional fillings, like prunes or poppy seeds, or try this version that's packed with bright preserves, toasted nuts and chopped chocolate.

Get the Recipe: Rugelach

Pecan Sandies

The recipe for these nutty rounds boasts calorie-cutting substitutions like whole-wheat pastry flour and almond butter. But don't worry –– there's still plenty of spicy cinnamon and pecan flavor present, and a generous coating of powdered sugar on top.

Get the Recipe: Pecan Sandies

Festive Jam Cookie Sandwiches

Vanilla- and lemon-scented cookies form unusually zesty sandwich halves for jam cookies. Use tiny cookie cutters to stamp out windows in the dough and top the finished cookies with a snowy scattering of powdered sugar.



Get the Recipe: Festive Jam Cookie Sandwiches

Milk Chocolate Chip Maple Syrup Glazed Bacon Cookies

If you think your chocolate chip cookie could benefit from a side of swine, then this outrageous recipe is your perfect match. Minced bacon and maple syrup are stirred into the dough and the cookies are topped with flecks of sea salt for a smoky, sweet and salty experience.

Get the Recipe: Milk Chocolate Chip Maple Syrup Glazed Bacon Cookies

Fig and Walnut Cookies

Golden crescent-shaped pastry dough enrobes the sweet, dense dried fig, raisin and walnut filling in Giada's festive recipe. What's more? These goodies are sticky with honey and spiced with cinnamon.

Get the Recipe: Fig and Walnut Cookies

Toffee Crunch Cookies

This buttery cookie offers the best of both worlds: Oatmeal and coconut flakes produce top-notch chewiness while almonds and toffee candy bits offer just a bit of stick-to-your-teeth crunch. 

Get the Recipe: Toffee Crunch Cookies

Cherry Almond Cobbler Sandwich Cookies

This recipe has all the texture and flavor that you'd expect from a cherry cobbler, but you get to eat it with your hands.

Get the Recipe: Cherry Almond Cobbler Sandwich Cookies

Broken Pretzel and Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

The chocolate chip cookie can be improved –– by adding dark chocolate chunks, salty pretzels and gobs of caramel to the dough for salty-sweet satisfaction.

Get the Recipe: Broken Pretzel and Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coconut Macaroons

These are not your ordinary store-bought macaroons: Master baker Sarabeth Levine's cookies are plump, chewy and exceptionally moist. For the best flavor, use unsweetened shredded coconut rather than sweetened coconut flakes. Dress them up by folding in frozen fruit or drizzling them with tempered chocolate.

Get the Recipe: Coconut Macaroons

Espresso Chocolate Chip Biscotti

These crisp, chocolate-studded biscotti are good the day you bake them, but they taste even better the next day. For a double coffee hit, serve with a coffee affogato, coffee ice cream or a shot of anise liqueur, like sambuca.

Get the Recipe: Espresso Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Salted Caramel Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Top this caramel-filled take on thumbprint cookies with flakes of sea salt. It's a sweet and salty combo that will have you craving another batch.

Get the Recipe: Salted Caramel Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Chewy Sugar Cookies

It's difficult to outdo a golden sugar cookie, but adding a few tablespoons of buttermilk to the dough ensures an extra chewy, tender end result. Roll the cookies in colorful sugar sprinkles before baking to up the sparkle factor.

Get the Recipe: Chewy Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Cloud Cookies

As the name suggests, these cookies are as light as air. Pair with rich fudge frosting to add density, yielding a uniquely textured cookie.

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I Want to Marry You Cookies

These extremely popular cookies have a following for good reason. This thick and chewy spin on the classic chocolate chip cookie is as unique as it is delicious, so don't be surprised if it earns rave reviews, or even a marriage proposal.

Get the Recipe: I Want to Marry You Cookies

Kitchen Sink Cookies

Raid your pantry to collect the dried fruit and other fixins that fill out these chunky cookie clusters. They're packed with walnuts, dark chocolate and dried cherries and held together with healthy applesauce and oatmeal. 

Get the Recipe: Kitchen Sink Cookies

Snack Bar Madness Cookies

These chewy cookies are endlessly customizable to suit your mood. Choose any combination of nuts, candy or dried fruit.

Get the Recipe: Snack Bar Madness Chocolate Chip Cookies

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