Here at Allrecipes, we have loads of cookie recipes. More than 5,000 to be exact. In fact, Allrecipes started out in the early days of the internet as a site solely for exchanging cookie recipes. Since the one cookie recipe that started it all, there have been a host of new cookie recipes thrown into the mix, but we’ve narrowed them down to the best of the best. All of these cookie recipes have earned the highest ratings from hundreds, sometimes thousands, of home cooks. Discover our 25 best cookie recipes of all time, including chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal cookies, peanut butter cookies, cookie bars, and more.
This is the cookie that tops them all. Nearly 7,000 home cooks have given this cookie recipe top marks. “These wonderful cinnamon sugar cookies have become very popular with my friends at church. My pastor loves them! So do you,” says recipe creator Beth Sigworth. “Crispy edges and chewy centers; these cookies are a crowd pleaser, sure!” “My boyfriend considers himself a cookie connoisseur (and picky eater to boot) and says these are the best cookies he’s ever had, bar none.” If you like the taste of ginger, but prefer a softer texture than usual, this recipe can’t be beat. Just ask the nearly 5,000 home cooks who have reviewed them.
Festive spice meets a classic cookie in this top-rated recipe. “Wow, look no further for THE BEST oatmeal raisin cookie recipe. I’ve tried three from this website and this is the best, by a landslide,” says reviewer MommyFromSeattle. Soft and cake-like, these cookies are a beautiful addition to any dessert table. Reviewer AYLSWORTH says, “I make these every year around the holidays, people love them. Don’t store them in an airtight container though, they have a lot of moisture from the squash and they get soggy and mushy. They keep great in the counter for days. Delicious with coffee!”
“If you like peanut butter, if you like chocolate, if you just like sweets, this cookie is for you! The dough is so chewy and perfect and the peanut butter cup just tops it,” says the Critic DesiLuGirl. Chocolate lovers, you didn’t know you needed this double dose of chocolate. Reviewer Diane McAfee says, “The bottom line? OMG divine chocolate chip cookies, to die for. Better than the local bakery’s chocolate chip cookies.” Can’t decide which cookie recipe to make? This recipe is a combination of peanut butter, oatmeal, and chocolate chip cookies. “I am now known for these cookies and have given the recipe dozens of times. I have a friend who says they are the only cookies worth eating,” says reviewer MISSILE198.
Cranberry and pistachio give this biscotti a festive color palette. Biscotti also has a longer shelf life than most cookies, making it great for gifting or keeping in the cookie jar all season long. Reviewer Esmee Williams says, “I never dreamed I could make biscotti at home. This recipe was so easy and so delicious. I’m planning to make more for holiday gifts.” Easy to bake in a pan and cut into portions, bar cookies are easy and convenient, and always a great favorite when baking for a crowd. These Autumn Spiced Pumpkin Cookie Bars have a solid five-star rating and can be customized by adding extras like nuts, raisins, or chocolate chips.
It’s rare when you can find a cookie recipe that lives up to the ones you get from Girl Scouts. Recipe creator Joanne Reaney says, “These are so close to Girl Scout Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies you won’t know the difference!” These orange-flavored cranberry cookies are tangy and delicious, not to mention beautiful,” says recipe creator MORDAVIA. This Marie Ayers gingerbread cookie recipe has been in her family since 1899. Talk about standing the test of time Reviewer April says, “My kids couldn’t keep their hands off these cookies once they were done, and when I tried them I could see why!”