Cookies are one of the first things I ever learned to bake. I think most of us probably have a similar start in the kitchen. Cookies are easy and fun to whip up and they don’t take too much time to prepare. It’s a win-win! There are so many different cookie recipes out there, but sometimes we like to stick to a simple classic – sugar cookies. Of course, there are quite a few sugar cookie recipes out there too, but we’ve narrowed our favorite variations to just five. Go ahead and try out a few of these sugar cookies recipes and see if you can’t find a new favorite!
When it comes to chocolate cookies, we think the more chocolate the better, and these chocolate sugar cookies have a dark, bold, chocolaty flavor that does not disappoint! A pinch of cinnamon is the secret ingredient that adds a wonderful warmth to the taste of these chocolate cookies. We love to use whimsical and festive cookie cutters that make these cookies even more desirable, so get into the holiday spirit with fun shapes that are a joy to eat. Get our recipe here!
These cookies are soft and nearly cake-like and they’re just the kind of dependable sugar cookie you want to have in your back pocket. Their secret is a little bit of sour cream mixed into the dough. It doesn’t really impart any tangy sour cream flavor, but it ensures that the cookies stay fluffy and soft as they bake, which means that when you go to take a bite out of this decorated cookie, your teeth sink into it instead of being met with a crunch. Get the recipe here!
Sugar cookies are a Christmas season must. But they can be so omnipresent that they can end up feeling a little ho-hum. That’s why we’ve taken one other signature holiday ingredient to make these cookies extra special. Eggnog! See these sugar cookies have all that classic sugar cookie goodness, but they also have the festive bite of that beloved holiday beverage. Get the recipe here!
As you know, we’re absolute sugar fiends over here, going crazy for basically any type of dessert, be it cake, cookies, ice cream or puddings. We won’t (read: can’t) choose favorites, but we do take our love of cookies pretty seriously. When you’ve made and tried as many as we have, you’ll trust us when we say we’ve found a great cookie that can’t be beat…and these Brown Sugar Amish Cookies are pure perfection. You may have heard of a version without brown sugar, but it’s precisely the brown sugar that makes these ones so, so yummy. That, along with a hefty dose of cinnamon, turns these treats into a cookie version of your favorite spice cake: deliciously soft and never dry. Get our recipe here!
Is it the perfect cakey-cookie balance that we notice in every bite or the way the frosting sets to perfection? Is it the lofted nature of the cookie – no flat-as-a-pancake confections to be seen here – or the way the cookie basically just melts in your mouth as soon as you take a bite? Whatever it is, we’re here to tell you that you can, in fact, make them yourself. Get the recipe here!