30+ Best Cookie Recipes
Great cookie recipes are like gold. Here's a list of 30+ fantastic ones to try!
Included here are classic cookie recipes like chocolate chip cookies, rosewater shortbread, skillet cookies, and snickerdoodles. Also, check out the crowd-pleasing wildcards here, like Nikki’s Healthy Cookies (really!), No Bake Energy Bites, my favorite classic shortbread cookies and Limoncello Macaroons.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes
Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies
From The Miller's Daughter cookbook, these chocolate-flecked cookies are made with chickpea flour, tahini, and brown sugar for a brilliant twist on chocolate chip studded peanut butter cookies. The texture is crisp at the edges and soft-centered with oozy puddles of chocolate throughout. Next time you go to bake classic chocolate chip cookies take these for a spin instead!
Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
Made using 100% whole wheat flour and hand-chopped chocolate chips, this is a skillet-baked twist on chocolate chip cookies.
Healthful Double Chocolate Cookies
A nut-free (school-friendly), double chocolate version of one of the most popular cookies on my site. Made with a banana-batter, shredded coconut, dark chocolate chunks, and oats.
4 o’clock No-bake Energy Bites
My favorite alternative to energy bars - these are a favorite late afternoon snack.
Great Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you like a serious chocolate chip cookie with classic vibes, this David Lebovitz recipe is what you should bake. A high chip to dough ratio guarantees lots of chocolate in every bite. Toasted walnuts add crunch, density and a delicious flavor to the overall mix. So good!
Itsy Bitsy Chocolate Chip Cookies
The perfect bite-sized chocolate chip cookie. Tiny, thin, golden, crisp, a bit nutty with plenty of shaved chocolate.
Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
These are the oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are fantastic. They also make great ice cream sandwich cookies.
Holiday Cookie Recipes
Simple Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies
This is the recipe I use anytime I want perfect sugar cookies. Great flavor, and the dough is a dream to work with.
Rosewater Shortbread Cookies
Classic, buttery, whole wheat shortbread cookies fragrant with rosewater, flecked with toasted nuts, and dried rose petals. Or, try this one if you're after my absolute favorite classic shortbread cookies recipe.
Triple Ginger Cookies
A special triple ginger cookie made with three kinds of ginger and a hint of lemon zest. Cracked and sugar-crusted on the outside, chewy, dense and moist within.
Middle Eastern Millionaire’s Shortbread
This is the shortbread from Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh's Sweet, and it's incredible.
Swedish Rye Cookies
Powder-kissed and pretty, these Swedish Rye cookies are perfect for holiday cookie enthusiasts who are after a not-too-sweet, shortbread-style butter cookie.
Everything you want in a gingerbread cookie. These are classic, spice-flecked, and delicious. Of course, these are contenders for favorite Christmas cookies.
Twists on Classic Cookie Recipes
Saffron Vanilla Snickerdoodles
Saffron Vanilla Snickerdoodles with a slight buckle in the middle, kiss of saffron, and thin golden crust with a fudge-textured center, from Blue Bottle Coffee.
Toasted Almond Sable Cookies
Toasty, nutty sable cookies made with whole wheat flour, sliced almonds, currents and salted butter.
Chocolate Puddle Cookies
A crackle-edged puddle of chocolate with a texture that makes me think of the collision between a soft meringue and a fudgy brownie. If you're looking for a gluten-free cookie, this is it.
Chocolate Dipped Biscotti
Sesame studded and heavily scented with crushed fennel seeds and chamomile.
Anzacs are made from oats, coconut, and flour coming together in a butter-kissed dough.
A limoncello macaroon recipe that are golden-crusted, powder-coated, almond-citrus gems spiked with limoncello liqueur.
Thinnest Oatmeal Cookies
One of the easiest cookies I know how to make - made from rolled oats, they're razor thin and lacy, golden, freckled with poppy seeds, with and anise accent from crushed fennel seeds. The taste and fragrance is amazing.
Whole Bean Vanilla Cookies
Snappy, small, fragrant, vanilla wafer cookies made with a whole vanilla pod.
Quinoa Hemp Snack Balls
A quick way to get quinoa, hemp seeds, chia, and coconut into one naturally sweetened, no-bake snack.
Biscotti al Pistacchio
Charming little bite-sized, powder-coated pistachio biscotti cookies.
Quinoa Cloud Cookies
Cookies made from toasted quinoa and wheat flours, flecked with chocolate shavings, rolled and stamped into cloud shapes.
The batter is made with pureed white beans, lots of oats, and whole wheat flour. The resulting cookies are sesame coated and flavored with aniseed, lemon zest, olive oil and chopped dates.
Sparkling Ginger Chip Cookies
Tiny, bite-sized holiday cookies made with two kinds of ginger and lots of shaved chocolate.
Nikki’s Healthy Cookies
A remarkable healthy cookie recipe. And SO popular! Banana-batter, shredded coconut, dark chocolate chunks, and oats.
Nut and Seed Biscotti
Thin, biscotti-style crackers densely pebbled with all manner of nuts and seeds - green pistachios, rust-toned hazelnuts, and off-black poppy seeds.
Perfect, golden, scalloped madeleines. From a favorite recipe shared with me by a friend and long-time Madeleine baker. You can finish them with a dusting of powdered sugar or any favorite glaze.
Super Swiss Meringues
Beautiful, billowy Swiss meringue, punctuate with a range of nuts, seeds, and spices.
Blueberry Rye Cookies
I'm going to include the recipe for these below. This is one of my absolute favorite cookie recipes right now. I included a raspberry version of it in my last book, Super Natural Simple. Made with 100% rye flour and lots of freeze-dried blueberries.
Having a go-to list of favorite cookie recipes is something to work on over the decades! A batch of cookies are often a favorite punctuation to everyday moments and the best kind of homemade gift for a friend or your favorite kids. Everyone can (and should) bake delicious cookies on occasion! Hope you find a favorite or two on this list, and happy baking!
Blueberry Rye Cookie Recipe
The flour here is 100% rye, and my wildcard ingredient is an entire bag of crushed, freeze-dried blueberries. The cookies are extra-large. Slice into quarters to serve on a cookie plate. If baking from frozen, increase baking time by 4-6 minutes.
- 14 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, sliced
- 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cup rye flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
- 1.2 oz bag (1 cup) freeze-dried blueberries, crushed
Preheat the oven to 350F, with a rack in the middle. Line two baking pans with parchment paper.
Cream the butter, by hand or mixer, in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the sugars, then beat until uniform. Stir in the egg and vanilla extract until well combined. Add the rye flour, and then sprinkle with baking soda, salt, and raspberries. Stir just until the dough is combined.
Form the dough into twelve 70g balls, approximately 1/4 cup each. Place 6 on each cookie sheet. Put in the freezer for 15 minutes prior to baking, or chill, refrigerated, overnight. Bake cookies, one sheet at a time, until the edges are deeply golden, 15-18 minutes or so. Transfer to a baking rack to cool completely.
Makes 12 cookies.
Post Your Comment
How would you feel about switching out the freeze-dried for just dried blueberries? Would that compromise the texture?
Hi Saurs! There's something magic about the freeze-dried fruit here. I tested the cookies with frozen and dried berries, and people always chose the option with FD as their favorite cookies. I think it's the strength of the flavor, and that they don't bring additional moisture to the cookie dough. That said, they're still super delicious with whatever option you choose. Enjoy! -h