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Cookies for You

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cookies for You

There’s something about the holidays and cookies that just feels right. Like pumpkin and autumn. Ice cream and summer. Coffee and mornings. Chocolate and any-o’clock.

So, to send you off on your busy holiday weekend, we picked a few (okay, more than a few) cookie recipes for you, all highly-rated favorites here at Tasty Kitchen. Just in case you haven’t baked enough yet.

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cookies for You (Easy and Fast Chocolate Chip Cookies from TK member breehester)

You can’t go wrong with chocolate chip cookies, and these Easy and Fast Chocolate Chip Cookies by breehester are no exception. The dough takes less than 10 minutes to whip up, too, so they’re great for any last-minute cookie shortage.

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cookies for You (Lofthouse Frosted Cookie from TK member Noshings)

This Lofthouse Frosted Cookie by Noshings is definitely a favorite. One reviewer writes that it gets better the longer it sits, so this would be a great make-ahead cookie.

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cookies for You (Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies from TK member sundayrain)

Chocolate and gingerbread together! Now if these Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies by sundayrain don’t do the trick, I don’t know what will.

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cookies for You (Double Fudge Irish Cream Cookies from TK member HowSweetEats)

Okay, gingerbread may add a special holiday emphasis, but you can’t beat chocolate and booze either. HowSweetEats brings us these Double Fudge Irish Cream Cookies made with Bailey’s Irish Cream and a touch of coffee. I may eat all the dough before it has a chance to reach the oven.

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cookies for You (Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from TK member whisktogether)

Here’s another classic cookie: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies by whisktogether. Mary Ellen says they taste just like the kind the restaurants serve.

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cookies for You (Butter Cookies from TK member Karly Campbell)

Of course, sugar cookies are the go-to cookie for decorating, but Karly Campbell ups the ante with these Butter Cookies. Mmm. Butter.

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cookies for You (Zand Gebak from TK member emmyd, photo by TK Blog contributor Erica Kastner)

Here’s a cookie with a strange name and an unforgettable flavor: Zand Gebak by emmyd. It’s a shortbread cookie with mocha butter spread on it, followed by melted chocolate and topped with a whole pecan. Erica Lea loved it too, and you can see her step-by-step post on the Tasty Kitchen Blog here. (That’s Erica’s photo you see up there.)

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cookies for You (Fudge Striped Shortbread Cookies from TK member Eat, Live, Run)

Want to make cookies that look like the kind you get in those fancy holiday tins? Try these Fudge Striped Shortbread Cookies by EatLiveRun. They’re pretty and so simple to make, too!

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cookies for You (Chocolate and Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies from TK member mynameissnickerdoodle)

Here’s one of our all-time favorites, and one of Tasty Kitchen’s most-rated cookie recipes: Chocolate and Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies by mynameissnickerdoodle. I’d say more, but my mouth is already busy imagining it’s enjoying one of these.

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cookies for You (Amy's Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies from TK member CarenG)

These cute and festive (and egg-free!) Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies by CarenG are easy to make, need few ingredients, and absolutely melt in your mouth. One batch makes 24 cookies, so if you want a private stash, you may want to double the recipe. Or quadruple it.

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cookies for You (Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies from TK member Mother Thyme)

It’s still technically autumn, so go ahead and call these Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies seasonal. Thanks for the recipe, Jennifer!

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cookies for You (Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies from TK member Two Peas and Their Pod)

Here’s another holiday-themed cookie: Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies by twopeasandtheirpod. Because you can never have enough candy canes. Or chocolate.

And speaking of chocolate …

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cookies for You (Hot Chocolate Chip Cookie from TK member elimaxandlela, photo by TK Blog contributor Alice Currah)

Rounding up our baker’s dozen cookie extravaganza is this Hot Chocolate Chip Cookie by elimaxandlela. The photo was taken by savorysweetlife, who showed us how to make these incredible cookies in this Tasty Kitchen Blog post.

Did you know that the Cookies subcategory is the largest of all the TK subcategories? We have almost 250 pages of cookie recipes, and that’s not even counting the ones that are gluten-free. There are so many other great cookies in here, so if you have any favorites, give them a shout out!

Here’s wishing you well this weekend, whatever your plans are. May it be filled with love, laughter, and good cheer. And butter, sugar, and chocolate.



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Kim on 1.2.2012

Hi everyone!

For the record, Zand Gebak is dutch and means literally Sand Pastry. It’s a dry and hard kind of cookie, definitely not chewy like anything you know from the states!

Gopal Iyer on 1.2.2012

The cookies look wonderful. Thanks for sharing the recipe

[email protected] on 12.30.2011

These are so pretty; saving these for the future holidays!

Phee on 12.25.2011

I was inspired! I went right into the kitchen and made the Raspberry Almond Thumbprint cookies. Had a jar of homemade strawberry jam (a gift) so used that instead of raspberry. They are yummy! And so easy!

MrsB on 12.24.2011

The Gingerbread Chocolate Chip are to die for. Made two batches – and have spread this recipe far and wide – sinfully good.

Michael Knife on 12.23.2011

These cookies look amazing. This article has inspired me to get in the kitchen and bake some cookies. I’m sure mine won’t look as perfect as these, but hopefully they’ll be close…

Ann on 12.23.2011

Everything looks delicious! What a great round up of terrific cookies!

KariAnnM on 12.23.2011

Oooh, double fudge and bailey’s in a cookie?? That’s the key to my heart! Great post!

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Erika (TK) on 12.23.2011

Good grief, you’re right AngAK! Just goes to show you where my head is. Must be the sugar overload. :)

AngAK on 12.23.2011

nice cookie selection—but, it’s technically winter now! yay for solstice and gaining daylight again.

pvfrompv on 12.23.2011

Bailey’s? In a cookie? Alrighty then! This was a lovely posting by the way – very eye catching.

Angie Hudgens on 12.23.2011

Looks like my cookie baking isn’t done…because really, who can pass up a cookie made with Bailey’s???!!

SarahH on 12.23.2011

The Chocolate PB Sandwich cookies are Seriously. I made them last year after you featured them and will continue to do so every year! I had so much peanut butter filling left over last year that this year, I decided to just frost them instead of make them sandwiches. They don’t look as nice, but it’s just us eating them, and now we have double the yummy cookies!