Best Cookie Recipes

The Top Ten

Cookies are really a reward for being alive. Think of the best cookies you've eaten and why you've eaten them. They are a perfect pick-me-up with coffee, are the best lunchbox treats, and enhance any celebration from a child's birthday party to a retirement party. These are my favorite cookies; they'll soon become yours too!

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    M&M Cookies

    M&M cookies

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    The best M & M cookies are soft and chewy, with a wonderful brown sugar flavor. The contrast between the chewy cookie and the crisp candies is fabulous. No wonder kids love this cookie so much!

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    Grandma's Sugar Cookies

    Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies
    Diana Rattray

    These are the best sugar cookies ever. This is my Grandmother Matha's recipe, and the cookies are tender, crisp, and perfectly sweet.

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    My Mom's Oatmeal Cookies

    Oatmeal cookies

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    This is another fabulous old fashioned recipe. The combination of butter and oil makes a really chewy cookie that manages to be tender too. And the flavor can't be beaten. Yum.

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    Peanut Blossom Cookies

    Peanut blossom cookies

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    This classic cookie recipe is slightly different from all the others out there. You must chill the dough before baking. The cookies are tender and perfect with the chocolate kiss on top.

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  • 05 of 07

    The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Diana Rattray

    This recipe, from my first cookbook Everything Meals for a Month, has been spreading around the world! You must read the first review of this recipe; it brought tears to my eyes! These chewy, tender, crisp cookies are just perfect.

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    White Chocolate Cashew Cookies

    White chocolate chips and cookies

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    These fabulous cookies are soft, but with a fabulous texture. The white chocolate chips and chopped cashews are the perfect addition.

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    Classic Snickerdoodles


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    These classic cookies are crisp and tender, with a fabulous cinnamon flavor. They're a classic cookie jar and lunch box cookie.