100+ Super Delicious Classic Cookie Recipes

Cookie recipes are sometimes closely guarded family secrets and are passed down from generation to generation. This page will unmask those secrets by bringing together techniques, tips and baking advice for some of the most delicious homemade creations.

We provide you with tested and trusted recipes for your cookie jar. Serious cookie lovers will find some of the tastiest cookie recipes, certain to satisfy any cookie monster’s cravings.

Make some memories with homemade cookies

Homemade cookies are the ultimate comfort food. The first heavenly smell of a plate of warm cookies brings back memories of a simpler more secure time in life.

homemade cookies

homemade cookies

During childhood, the thought of cookies and a cold glass of milk waiting for me at home could calm the worst elementary school anxieties. I can remember my mom getting out the recipe box of index cards stained with the ingredients of many batches of cookies. From my mouth would come the cry “Can I help?” Of course, she would always say yes. I figured that if I helped, the cookies would get made a lot faster. Although, now that we let our kids help, it is apparent that it took my mom twice as long to make them.

The best cookie recipes

white chocolate chip cookies

white chocolate chip cookies

This page will introduce you to some of the best recipes for cookies. If you are a beginner at baking cookies, we have provided all the information you will need to make these delicious bites of heaven. If you want to know the difference between baking powder and baking soda you may want to look at the Cookie Ingredients page first to familiarize yourself with the basics. Want to know how to fold a mixture? Find it in the Cooking Terms section.
We have tried to make every recipe as clear, concise and self-contained as possible.

Share your favorite recipes

One of our goals is to keep this site as an “Open Cookie Exchange”. If you have a recipe that you would like us to post or if you have a comment on an existing recipe then go to our Cookie Exchange page and feel free to share your best cookie recipes.
We will post your recipe as soon as we can.

Baking Tools

If you like to cook, it is easy to be seduced by all kinds of baking tools, many of which you may never end up using. The kitchen tools and utensils needed for making cookies is minimal.

Chocolate Cookies
Is it any wonder that Chocolate Cookies is our most popular section? There is something almost sinful in the pleasure you get as you bite into a chocolate cookie. The chocolate has an almost satin appearance, the smooth feel of it melting on your tongue.

Cooking Terms
Cooking terms can be confusing for beginning bakers. This page will describe the techniques you will be using when baking cookies.

Drop Cookies
Here are some delicious recipes for Drop Cookies. These are cookies that moms have been baking for generations. Drop Cookies are named after the way they are dropped on the cookie sheet.

Oatmeal Cookies
Oatmeal cookies are a favorite with both kids and adults. We like to watch the eyes light up when they spot a cookie jar full of these wonderful treats. Oatmeal cookies taste great and are high in fiber.

Ingredients
Even though cookies are relatively simple to make, there are still some guidelines for the ingredients you will be using. A good cookie recipe is a start but making sure the ingredients are properly prepared is important to a successful cookie.

Types of Cookies
There are six different types of cookies, which are classified by the way the dough is handled. These types are: drop, molded, spritz, ice box, rolled and bar.

Shaped Cookies
Shaped Cookies are not only delicious, they look good too. Also known as pressed or rolled cookies, shaped cookie recipes are created by various methods.