I am a cookie monster. Therefore, I feel the need to share all of these amazing cookie recipes with you today.
I grew up with a single mom who was way too busy to cook anything from scratch except her famous chocolate chip cookies. Helping mom carefully stir the batter, forming (oddly shaped) cookie dough balls and sneaking little bittersweet chocolate chips were precious memories from my childhood. It makes me feel all warm and gooey inside just thinking about it. Or maybe I’m describing the way a freshly baked cookie tastes right out of the oven?
Cookies are simply the best dessert ever created. I even created an entire Pinterest board for this delectable dessert filled with over 200 cookie recipes that I personally pinned.
Let me explain exactly why cookies are so awesome:
- Cookies are single serve. No utensils are needed to divide them up.
- They aren’t hard at all to transport. No cake tin or pie plate cover necessary.
- Cookies are the perfect party dessert since you can stand and eat them (see: no utensils needed).
- They freeze well (so you can save more for later… and not eat the entire batch in one sitting).
- Cookies make excellent gifts.
- They can even be made a breakfast option, if you reduce the sugar
- They taste amazing if you find the right recipe and figure out what your preferred texture is (soft? cakey? crisp? chewy?)
Here are some recipes to get you started and hopefully win you over to the view that cookies are the best dessert option for so many reasons:
These puffy little cookies boast the cinnamon-sugar sweetness of snickerdoodles with the added fun of sprinkles- and a little something extra from the lemon.
Not only does this recipe have double chocolate credentials, it’s also grain-free and boasts health benefits from almond butter and dark chocolate!
These cookies are aptly names “monster” because of the monstrous amount of ingredients! The author packs in oatmeal, M&Ms, peanut butter and pretzels into one little cookie.
Who wouldn’t love stuffing candy into a cookie? This recipe is made with cake mix which makes them soft and chewy (and a tad easier to make).
I’m always a tad skeptical when someone boasts that they’ve made “the best” anything, but the author has a list of detailed tips on making the best sugar cookies. They’ve definitely won me over.
What a perfect fall recipe, featuring pumpkin and pecans! The author talks about how creamy they are because she used actual cream in making them. She then lists a bazillion other cookie recipes she’s made on her blog, so you will want to check those out as well.
If you love almonds, you need to try these cookies. Not only do they contain almond extract and slivered almonds, there is actual almond flour wrapped up in the dough too.
So, all of these photos in this chocolate chip cookies recipe look amazing and I struggled to pick one, but what is arguably even more amazing is the author’s funny banter in the post.
These cookies are super simple and packed with protein. I would probably eat these for breakfast.
The secret to the best softbatch cookies according to Averie is cornstarch. Interesting, right?
Here’s another example of how awesome it can be to stuff candy into a cookie.
Have you ever tried coffee or espresso in a chocolate dessert? It’s magnificent. It will also give you a good kick in the pants if your energy is low.
I remember making a basic cookie recipe, but subbing the chocolate chips for toffee and everyone at work went bananas. I think a salted toffee version would be even better.
Should I tell you the secret or make you go to the recipe? Maybe I will just give you a hint: it’s a main component in cheesecake and it makes the cookies creamy. Any guesses?
Here’s another weird ingredient recipe for cookies that looks absolutely amazing. Where do people come up with these ideas?
The name of this cookie recipe is simple, but the recipe sounds divine— especially when peanut butter chips and chocolate chips are involved!
I was kind of amazed to see that a recipe with Oreos and cheesecake already in the title only required three more ingredients—and it’s true. Only five ingredients are needed to create this mouthwatering cookie recipe.
These cookies remind me of Christmas, for some reason. Maybe it’s the powdered sugar surrounding the brownie-like cookie?
So, tell me… which of these fabulous cookie recipes will you try first?
Featured photo credit: Amanda at Diary of a Semi-Health Nut via semihealthyblog.com
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