Happy Friday, everyone! Today, we’re going to close Cookie Week with a bang. A 29-cookie bang, to be exact. That may seem like a big number to you but trust me, it’s paltry considering we have 130 pages of recipes in the Cookies section of our Desserts category.
That’s a lot of cookies, friends. Allow me a minute to get on my feet and give you a hearty standing ovation.
Okay, I’m done. All that clapping and hooting made me work up an appetite. Are you ready to dive into a bath of cookie goodness with me? Grab a glass of milk and jump in!
Let’s start with a mess of cookies with chocolate in them. For some folks, a cookie just isn’t a cookie without some kind of chocolate in it. If you feel the same way, then here are a few that’ll make you do the happy dance.
Clockwise from top left: Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies from twopeasandtheirpod, Zand Gebak from emmyd (photo by ericalea), Chocolate and Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies from mynameissnickerdoodle, Cowgirl Cookies from Bakerella, Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies from sundayrain, Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Spice Cookies from manda2177, Easy and Fast Chocolate Chip Cookies from breehester, and Muddy Buddy (or Puppy Chow) Cookies from Tracy (sugarcrafter).
As much as we all love chocolate, it’s hard to deny that there is an entire world of wonderful non-chocolate cookies that are no less enticing than their cocoa-laden brethren. Shortbread, spice cookies, sugar cookies, and even cheesecake cookies.
It’s almost enough to make one forget about chocolate for a while.
Top row, from left to right: My Version of the Lofthouse Frosted Cookie and Sugared Cranberry Pecan Shortbread from Noshings, and Harvest Apple Cookies with Brown Butter Glaze from sprinkledwithflour. Middle row, from left to right: Grandma Effie’s Molasses Kringles from mommiecooks, Butter Cookies from Karly Campbell, and Amy’s Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies from CarenG. Bottom row, from left to right: Cherry Cheesecake Cookies from taracooks, Gingerbread Cookie Sandwiches from multiplydelicious, and Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies from Angela [YourEverydayMama].
Then there are the lesser-known cookies that sometimes don’t even look like cookies. They usually have exotic names like biscotti, palmier, or macaron. Like a mysterious, intriguing cousin from a land far away who talks with a delightful accent and dresses and accessorizes just a bit differently.
Then you bite into them and discover they’re every bit as yummy as everyone else.
(Not that I’d bite any cousin of mine.)
Clockwise from top left: Espresso Cinnamon Cream Cheese & White Chocolate Palmiers from cookincanuck, Malted Milk Macarons from daydreamerdesserts, Macaroons from britty, Orange Nut Biscotti from ivoryhut, Chocolate Chip Macaroons with Salted Candied Pecans from FrontierKitchen, Coconut Macarons with White Chocolate-Mango Ganache from The Culinary Chronicles, and Chocolate & Almond Biscotti from ericalea.
You didn’t think we’d forget our gluten-free friends, did you?
Clockwise from top left: Gluten Free Peanut Butter & Nutella Thumbprint Cookies from bell-alimento, Gluten Free “Molasses” Spice Cookies from elanaspantry, Gluten-free Chocolate Walnut Cookies from Apicosa (Erica), Chocolate Chip Cookies, Gluten-Free from glutenfreegirl, and Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies from ericalea.
And there you have it! 29 different ways to bring this wonderful Cookie Week to a close.
So what kind of cookie turns you into a cookie monster? Are you squarely in the “chocolate all the way!” camp? Do you like ‘em crunchy or chewy? Or are you like me—an equal opportunity cookie monster who will even snack on cookie dough when she thinks no one is looking? (Oh, please let there be someone out there who’s just as bad as I am.)
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I think I’ll march into my kitchen and start baking my way through this post.