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on August 21, 2022
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The ultimate list of best cookie recipes fit for a wide variety of flavors, seasons, and dietary preferences.
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I know—”best cookie recipes” is a huge claim!! With all the cookies out there, how can I be confident that these are the best? Because no matter what your flavor preference, time of the year, or dietary restrictions, there’s something for everyone on this list!

From seasonal cookies to super indulgent to cookies with vegan ingredients, this list has a wide range of cookie recipes to guarantee there is something you fancy!

Green Tip: Look for non-toxic, Teflon-free bakeware when preparing to bake your cookies! Chemicals used to create harmful non-stick bakeware are detrimental pollutants to our environment.

As an environmental scientist, I believe making small changes like choosing eco-friendly bakeware, can make a bigger impact over time.

Best Cookie Recipes

  1. Homemade Cookie Dough Cups for Ice Cream
  2. No-Bake Cookie Dough Bites
  3. Gideon’s Bakehouse Cookie Recipe (Copycat)
  4. 20-Minute Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookies
  5. Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
  6. Soft and Chewy Matcha Cookies
  7. Margarita Cookies with Tequila Lime Glaze
  8. Fun Fruity Pebbles Cookies
  9. Rosemary Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Glaze
  10. Fun Vegan Rainbow Celebration Cookies
  11. Crispy Vegan Peanut Butter Biscuits
  12. Fun Salted Chocolate Halloween Cookies
  13. Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
  14. Cute Christmas Cookie Cake
  15. Candy Cane Shortbread Cookies
  16. Cute & Easy Chocolate Peppermint Christmas Cookies


3 cookie dough cups for ice cream in a large shallow bowl with scoops of vanilla ice cream in them

Homemade Cookie Dough Cups for Ice Cream

Why use a cone when you can use a cookie? These cookie dough ice cream cups are chocolatey, buttery, handheld heaven!
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a stack of no-bake cookie dough bites in a chocolate dipped ice cream cone

No-Bake Cookie Dough Bites

These pop-in-your-mouth, safe-to-eat No-Bake Cookie Dough Bites are outrageously delicious and easy to make!
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3 Gideons Bakehouse copycat chocolate chip cookies on a white plate

Gideon’s Bakehouse Cookie Recipe (Copycat)

This Gideon’s Bakehouse Cookie Recipe takes soft, delicious cookies and completely coats them with chocolate chips and sea salt.
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4. 20-Minute Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookies with two glasses of milk

20-Minute Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookies

These soft and chewy Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookies are ready in just 20 minutes, require only one bowl, and are loaded with chocolate and cookies n cream deliciousness!
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A slice of Cakey Cookie Cake being pulled out the cake

Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

A cross between a cookie, a cake, and a blondie—it doesn’t get better than this Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake. Buttery, chocolatey, and cake-like texture with each delicious bite.
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6. Soft and Chewy Matcha Cookies

Matcha Cookies with White Chocolate Drizzle

Soft and Chewy Matcha Cookies

These soft and chewy Matcha Cookies have the perfect amount of sweetness with a hint of earthiness and pop of color from the matcha powder! And with a beautiful white chocolate drizzle, they are sure to impress.
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7. Margarita Cookies with Tequila Lime Glaze

Overhead Shot of Margarita shortbread cookies with glaze on top of cooling rack

Margarita Cookies with Tequila Lime Glaze

These fun Margarita Cookies with Tequila Lime Glaze have all the best flavors of your favorite cocktail rolled into a melt-in-your-mouth cookie!
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8. Fun Fruity Pebbles Cookies

Close Up of Fruity Pebbles Cookies on Cooling Rack

Fun Fruity Pebbles Cookies

These colorful Fruity Pebbles Cookies are soft and chewy with a rainbow crunch, the perfect texture and flavor for a bright and fun bite!
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9. Rosemary Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Glaze

Overhead view of Rosemary Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Glaze on a black plate with decorative slices of lemon

Rosemary Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Glaze

These Rosemary Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Glaze have a buttery, flaky base with fresh, earthy rosemary topped with a sweet, zesty lemon glaze making them dangerously moreish.
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10. Fun Vegan Rainbow Celebration Cookies

A stack of Vegan Rainbow Celebration Cookies

Fun Vegan Rainbow Celebration Cookies

These colorful vegan rainbow celebratory cookies are a total party! Sweet and chewy with a little crunch—the perfect way to celebrate.
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11. Crispy Vegan Peanut Butter Biscuits

close up of vegan peanut butter biscuits

Tempting Vegan Peanut Butter Biscuits

These Vegan Peanut Butter Biscuits are crunchy, flaky, and buttery all at the same time. They are a perfect accompaniment to tea, and every bite provides the perfect balance of nutty and sweet.
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12. Fun Salted Chocolate Halloween Cookies

close up of chocolate halloween cookies with orange m&ms

Salted Chocolate Halloween Cookies

These Salted Chocolate Halloween Cookies are deliciously festive using melted chocolate, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and M&M's to achieve the chocolatiest of chocolate treats!
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13. Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Stack of Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies on a tiny plate

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies combine pumpkin and complimentary spices with classic choco-chip cookie flavors to bring you the ultimate Fall cookie.
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Christmas cookie cake surrounded by gold reindeer and red ornaments

Cute Christmas Cookie Cake

This Christmas Cookie Cake is the cutest way to celebrate the Holiday season with dessert, with a super approachable recipe that anyone can make!
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15. Candy Cane Shortbread Cookies

green and red plaid plate with 7 candy cane shortbread cookies and surrounded by candy canes and eucalyptus

Candy Cane Shortbread Cookies

These Candy Cane Shortbread Cookies are comprised of a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth cookie base with real crushed candy cane inside and on top for just the right amount of peppermint flavor and crunch.
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16. Cute & Easy Chocolate Peppermint Christmas Cookies

chocolate peppermint Christmas Cookies with candy canes

Cute & Easy Chocolate Peppermint Christmas Cookies

These Chocolate Peppermint Christmas Cookies are the easiest way to bring the look, taste, and smell of the Holidays into your home. They’re crunchy on the edges, chewy in the center, full of chocolate and peppermint flavor, and fun to decorate!
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I hope this list of Best Cookie Recipes inspires you to try something new! If you’re still not sure where to start, I’ve included my recipe for Vegan Peanut Butter Biscuits that are truly my favorite accompaniment to a cup of tea.

close up of vegan peanut butter biscuits

15+ Best Cookie Recipes, including Vegan Peanut Butter Biscuits

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Marley Goldin
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The ultimate list of best cookie recipes, including these Vegan Peanut Butter Biscuits that are the perfect balance of nutty and sweet.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 15 cookies

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup oil (coconut, vegetable, Canola, Grapeseed, peanut)
  • ¼ cup vegan butter (I use Kite Hill brand)
  • 1 cup creamy salted peanut butter
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup unsweetened non-dairy milk (almond, soy, oat, coconut, cashew, flax, or hemp)
  • 1 handful of salted peanuts for garnish (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, use a hand mixer on low to combine your oil, butter, and peanut butter.
  • Add both sugars and cream together with your mixer until well combined (about 45 seconds).
  • Add the flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until completely combined. It's okay if it's more sandy than smooth.
  • Beat in vanilla and nondairy milk until smooth.
  • Use clean hands to form 2 tablespoons of dough into a ball and place on a lined baking sheet. Repeat until all the dough is used up, allowing space for cookies to expand while cooking. You should have enough dough to yield about 15 cookies.
  • Use a fork to press a crisscross shape into the top of the cookies and flatten the dough just a little bit. This step is what yields that classic crinkle top.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes and allow to cool at least 10 minutes before enjoying! Garnish with chopped salted peanuts (optional) for extra salinity and crunch.

Pro Tips

  • If you’re not vegan, you can use regular butter and cow’s milk and get an awesome cookie, as well.
  • I used coconut milk for the cookies pictured, but I’ve also made this recipe with almond and oat milk. Just make sure your non-dairy milk is not sweetened. You want to be able to control the sweetness of the cookie, and using sweetened milk adds extra sugar.
  • If you only have chunky peanut butter on hand, that’s fine too. You will just have a little extra crunch in your cookies because of the peanuts.
Course Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine American
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword Cookies, Vegan Cookies
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