The simple pleasure of biting into a chocolate chip cookie dipped in cool, creamy milk is one childhood tradition that doesn’t fade with age. Whether you’re hosting a meal or just craving a sweet snack of your own, these classic cookie recipes are guaranteed to hit the spot.
Peanut Butter Cookies
Despite peanut-butter’s reputation as a wholesome health-food, these soft, chewy cookies stand up well to the chocolate chip as a pleasurable dessert.
Iced Sugar Cookies
Simple, buttery vanilla sugar cookies are a classic; they make great gifts or potluck desserts.
Glazed Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies
Dough studded with dried cranberries and a drizzle of sweet, cinnamon-spiced glaze take oatmeal cookies from ordinary to perfect.
Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
The key to the chewy, gooey appeal of this recipe is a combination of the bitter chocolate chips and the high-fat butter (look for butters labeled European-style, or indicating 80 percent or more butterfat). See the recipe for Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip cookies »
The ample amount of butter in these soft, chewy cookies draws out and enhances the warm cinnamon flavor.
Shortbread Cookies (Punitions)
Traditional French shortbread cookies taste best using a good salted butter with a high butterfat content, such as Kerrygold.
Neiman Marcus Cookies
The origin of these legendary cookies is hotly debated, but their sheer tastiness stands the test of time. The secret ingredient? Blended oats, which lends a wonderful nutty flavor to the traditional chocolate chip cookie. See the recipe for Neiman Marcus Cookies »
Incorporating an interesting array of ingredients, such as rolled oats, chopped pecans and flaked coconut, this hearty recipe is a favorite of former first lady Laura Bush. Oatmeal chocolate chip cookie fans, this one’s for you.
Simple, sweet butter cookies have a near-universal appeal. This rich, buttery dough makes a perfect base for your toppings or decorations of choice. See the recipe for Butter Cookies »