Grab your spoons. Whether you crave sweetness or sustenance of a different sort, this simple childhood pleasure may at least bring you a little pleasure in the moment at hand.
Sweetly salty. Crunchy tender. Unexpectedly familiar. Simply complex. We confess, we're dumbstruck by these little contradictory lovelies.
A classic. And it's even better than we remembered. And we mean that in the best possible way, moms.
We're bewitched, thanks to this aged cookie dough--yes, aged COOKIE DOUGH--that indulges us in an adult cookie with notes of rich butterscotch and bitter dark chocolate.
A theatrical departure from the norm, these diaphanous beauties shatter dramatically as they deliver untold caramelized, bittersweet chocolate goodness.
Crisp at the edges. Chewy within. Peanutty through and through. A classic perfected. Pass the milk, please.
We pinky swear these whole wheat chocolate chip cookies don’t taste healthy. Not even remotely. Quite the contrary. Experience why folks are calling this their new go-to cookie recipe.
Tender and crumbly like shortbread, yet subtly flavored and sweet like cookies, these beg the question, which are they?
These oatmeal cookies are like the baking version of those Choose Your Own Adventure books, which means your cookies end up exactly the way you like them.
One part oatmeal cookie, one part peanut butter cookie, one part chocolate chip cookie, and all parts irresistibly awesome.
These uncannily crisp, seemingly shortbreadish cookies from San Francisco's Miette are--and we mean this--unlike any you've ever encountered.
Happiness can be found in this recipe that ended our search for the perfect small-batch chocolate chip cookie. Insanely perfect for when you need—need, not want—just a dozen.
Chewy and nutty and salty and subtly sweet and guaranteed to be a little more exotic than any other cookie you've ever had. Also gluten-free as well as dairy-free and egg-free and, yes, paleo-friendly.
The curious name of these insanely can't-stop-eating-these sweet and salty cookies hints at how you toss in whatever this and that you have on hand to create awesomeness.
Forget Pepperidge Farm. Where’s the satisfaction in just ripping the bag open? Where's the longing that comes with anticipation? Right here with these homemade Milanos.
Linzer Heart Cookies16/49
Baking a batch of these cinnamon-scented, hazelnut-inflected, raspberry-jamwiched Linzer cookies is nothing if not a testament to your heart most definitely being in the right place.
Think granola bars but in soft, crumbly cookie form. That's what you get with these sorta virtuous, sorta naughty little lovelies.
Expect a slightly ginormous, squat, thin cookie that's chewy in the center, crisp at the edges, and uncommonly good through and through.
Here's what to bake when you don't know exactly what you're craving but you know it needs to be indulgent. And indecently good.
This isn't a recipe. It's a reminder. You know, of summer and laziness and the magic of ice cream sandwiches for dinner.
All the good stuff from a birthday cake--sprinkles and a creamy buttery frosting--incorporated into soft, tender sugar cookies. That's something to celebrate.
These toffee cookies are sorta like shortbread but richer, thanks to the inclusion of brown sugar. Plus, they're gilded with dark chocolate, pecans, and a sprinkle of fleur de sel.
Sometimes cookies are so amazing your instinct is to keep 'em all to yourself but you find yourself simply not being able to resist sharing them with loved ones. These are them.
Subtly sweet and slightly crumbly, these chocolate cookies are indulgent through and through yet in a sorta sophisticated way. Tasting is understanding.
"Transcendent" is how the author describes these rugelach. We'd like to add "flaky," "tender," and "perfect" to the list of apt adjectives.
Exactly like those soft, puffy, cakey frosted sugar cookies found in the bakery of your local grocery store that the kids beg you to buy—minus the scary artificial ingredients.
Sure, you could say it with flowers. Although if novelty is what you're after, these sweet little somethings that are crisp at the edges and chewy in the center are the ideal answer.
Certainly you've heard the story behind this $250 recipe. But have you tasted the cookies? That's what we thought. Let's remedy that.
Using bacon drippings in place of butter makes these can't-stop-at-just-one cookies both frugal and indulgent at the same time. And let's not overlook their salty, smoky, sweetly lovely taste.
Not your classic oatmeal raisin cookies, these boast golden raisins, maple syrup, and cardamom in addition to pistachios. Definitely healthy. Practically paleo. Entirely good.
Shauna James Ahern, aka Gluten-Free Girl, divulges her decadent take on a childhood classic. You won't miss the gluten. Trust us.
New York Times' reporter Julia Moskin divulges the recipe for City Bakery's Peanut Butter Sandies. You're welcome.
Okay, these cookies may not contain literally a thousand layers, but they're sufficiently flaky to make us stop counting. As one of our recipe testers exclaimed, "This is a very special cookie."
A traditional Hanukkah recipe that you're going to want to borrow for your every cookie craving throughout the year.
Sweet, moist, tender, can't-stop-at-just-one coconut macaroons that are reminiscent of what's found at the loveliest bakery in town.
This beauty of a biscotti may seem a descendant of sorts from fruitcake, though it boasts a heck of a lot more allure than its stodgy ancestor.
Try your hand at homemade fortune cookies that you can stuff with you own zany fortunes. Feel your luck changing already?
Crisp at the edges, chewy in the center, and (sorta) wholesome through and through, these are a revelatory riff on the classic.
Crisp as a cracker. Less sweet than a cookie. And certain to be safe from the kids as they have a distinct adult dark chocolate allure.
Tender and delicate and buttery and spectacularly simple, just as classic shortbread cookies ought to be.
You shouldn't have to choose between your two competing cravings. The only disappointing thing about these? That we didn’t discover them sooner.
Cloudy with a chance of sprinkles. That's our forecast for anyone who wishes to recreate the sugar cookies of their childhood.
We know many who've fallen for these dulce de leche-filled shortbread cookies while in Latin America. Few have recovered. Rightly so.
We’ll demolish almost any version of peanut butter cookies. But these, with their slightly crisp edges and oh-so-soft, melt-in-your-mouth center, are among the best we’ve ever experienced.
This cookie dough buttercream frosting is easy to make, insanely indulgent, and ridiculously perfect for slathering atop cakes and cupcakes, and, natch, snitching straight from the bowl.
Sometimes what you need isn't so much a recipe as a strategy. Like this frozen cookie dough balls magic that's ready at a moment's craving.