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20 Cookies to Move to the Top of Your List

December 11, 2015

It's time to prioritize. You're up to your ears in holiday recipes and the harsh truth is that it's not all going to happen. But before you break out the red pen and start slashing, promise us you'll spare at least one or two of these cookie recipes, each of which surprised us and brought silly smiles to our faces. In a time when you have lot of cookies to choose from, all we are saying is give these a chance.

PB & C (Peanut Butter and Cheese) Cookies by Abduffy

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Rosemary, Hiddles, & Honey Chocolate-Dipped Cookies by Valerie



Buckwheat Thumbprint Cookies with Cherry Preserves by Alice Medrich


Brandy Snaps by Haley Priebe



Almond Thumbprints with Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt by EmilyC


Potato Chip Cookies by Leslie Stephens

Potato Chip cookies


Lil's Favorite One Bite Banana Cookies by gingerroot


Vanilice (The Little Vanilla Cookies) by QueenSashy



Homemade Chocolate Digestives by londonbakes


Spritz Butter Christmas Cookies by Kendra Vaculin



Spiced Chocolate Cookies by Hillary Pollak



Benne Wafers by Food52

Benne wafers


Matcha Butter Cookies by Emiko



Triple Threat Cookies by TheRunawaySpoon



Chin Chin by Egunsifoods

Chin chin


Triple Chocolate Espresso Cookies by flourchild


Koulourakia (Greek Sesame Twist Cookies) by cucina di mammina



Mini Black and White Cookies by Yossy Arefi


Peanut Butter Toffee Cookies by Alice Medrich


Nigerian Coconut Cookie Crisps by KitchenButterfly


What's on your must-make cookie list? (Check it twice—and tell us in the comments.)

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I used to work at Food52. I'm probably the person who picked all of the cookie dough out of the cookie dough ice cream.


Julie B. December 17, 2015
Actually it's the recipe called the only choc chip cookie recipe you will ever need. Amazing. Just made 5 dozen tonight.
Janice M. December 11, 2015
Hello Dollies!! It's so fun to mix it up with variations on choco/peanut butter/caramel kisses and also mix it up with diff nuts. Yum!
Lou A. January 4, 2015
I found a cookie recipe that called for Cake Flour, Regular Flour, and Kosher Salt added at the end to each cookie. They were the best cookies ever, I cant remember where I saw the recipe. Does anyone know which one I'm talking about? It was a chocolate chip cookie recipe. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Amy L. January 8, 2015
They are commonly called the New York Times chocolate chip cookies and they are very good! The recipe can be found at nytimes.com or at http://www.browneyedbaker.com/the-new-york-times-chocolate-chip-cookies/
Lou A. January 8, 2015
Amy, thanks so much. you saved me. These are so good
HalfPint December 5, 2014
I recommend adding these Cherry Cheesecake Cookies to your list ;)

You won't regret it.