15 Cookie Recipes to Take Your Baking Game to the Next Level

by Lauren Caggiano

Cookies evoke a host of happy memories for many people. Maybe your grandma used to make a famous chocolate chip cookie recipe. Or maybe you have your own version you’re perfecting. Either way, there’s something magical about baking. If you’re looking to broaden your horizons with additional recipes, these are sure to hit the mark:

  1. Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

There’s something about sweet and savory coming together to create a symphony of flavor rolled into one treat. Yum! This recipe from Taste of Home checks both boxes. Plus, under 200 calories each, they’re fairly low impact if you’re trying to keep things light for summer.

  1. Vanilla Meringue Cookies

These look as good as they taste. Who knew egg whites were so versatile? These would be great paired with coffee.

  1. Amish Sugar Cookies

We don’t know what makes these Amish per se, but we do know they’re tasty! Pro tip: Add some almond extract for added flavor dimension.

  1. Cookie Dough Stuffed Oreos

Craving something rich? This one is your ticket to a sugar coma.

  1. Cookie Cake

Is it a cookie or a cake? We don’t really care because this one is straight-up delicious.

  1. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ordinary chocolate chip cookies get a healthy upgrade with oatmeal. Plus, this ingredient adds an element of texture.

  1. Red Velvet Cookies

Anything with cream cheese is simply divine and this recipe proves that point.

  1. M&M Cookie Bars

These will melt in your mouth not in your hand, as the saying goes. You could also try these with Reese’s Pieces to switch things up.

  1. Frosted Sugar Cookie

We don’t know about you, but we can’t turn down a frosted sugar cookie. Hello, sugary goodness! Don’t forget the sprinkles!

  1. Tahini Cookies

Tahini?! This Middle Eastern ingredient packs a mean punch when it comes to adding a creamy, earthy flavor. Honey rounds it out. Try it and let us know how you like it!

  1. S’More Cookies

This recipe will transport you right back to the campfire days of your youth. Seriously, you’ll swear that it’s the real thing and might go back for seconds…or thirds. No judgment!

  1. Cookie Dough “Spaghetti and Meatballs”

This one is truly a work of art - if you can pull it off. You’ll see why it took home an award from a state fair. You’ll never look at cookie dough the same way again, that’s for sure.

  1. Almond Joy Cookies

Do you have a friend who loves the candy bar, Almond Joy? This creation would make their day. Chocolate chips, almonds, and coconut are a triple threat here.

  1. Molasses Crinkle Cookies

It doesn’t have to be holiday time to bake spiced cookies. This molasses cookie recipe will add flavor and dimension to your recipe book. Pro tip: Granulated and powdered sugar are the finishing touch and help keep the cookie hold its form.

  1. Cardamon Orange Cookies

This recipe screams exotic. You might not have cardamon in your spice cabinet, but it’s worth the trip to the store. These would be the perfect addition to a summer picnic.

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