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Cookies & Brownies

Cookies and brownies are perfect every day or for party desserts. For example, how about Perfect Classic Cakey Brownies, my longtime favorite family dessert; or, enjoy your favorite sports game with Homemade Pretzel and Beer Oreo Cookies. There’s something for every taste, even gluten free: 5 Minute Gluten-Free No-Bake Crispy Chocolate Pumpkin Bites.

Want to single out brownie recipes? Just browse here for brownie recipes.

Or, find 26 special cookie project recipes here for Christmas time or anytime.

Peppernuts

German Peppernut (Pfeffernusse) Cookies

Peppernut cookies, or Pfeffernusse in German, are small spice cookies loaded with cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and nutmeg. There's molasses, too, for a richer flavor, and a splash of brandy for brightness. But, the ingredient that …

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Brondie Bars

Brookies – Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Bars

Brookies are a chocolate chip cookie plus brownie mashup. My brookie recipe is made with a layer of brownie, a layer of chocolate chip cookie dough, and then another layer of brownie. Oh, and don't …

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Spritz Cookies

Best Spritz Cookies

Spritz cookies are shortbread-like cookies made by pushing dough through a cookie press rather than rolling it out. They end up looking so impressive because of all of the fun shapes that you can …

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Mini Gingerbread Village

Working with Gingerbread House Kits

Gingerbread house kits make creating these cute holiday decorations an easy and fun family project. Here's everything you need to know to successfully decorate a gingerbread house from a kit! …

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Chocolate puff pastry

How to Make Chocolate Puff Pastry

Set aside a Saturday just for you - making chocolate puff pastry is going to take some time. I know you have a ton to do, but if there has ever been a reason to …

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a bowl of coconut macaroons

Easy Coconut Macaroons

Coconut macaroons are crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and have a wonderful coconut flavor. They are incredibly easy to make! You may have had macaroons from bakeries or from a …

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Cherry Turnover Cookies

Cherry Turnovers

Cherry turnovers are delicious little triangular pastries filled with homemade cherry pie filling. They are often made with pie dough or puff pastry; I make mine with an easy-to-make, rich, and tangy cream cheese dough …

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Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint cookies are classic buttery, rich holiday cookies filled with jam. This easy recipe is a hit every single time. Whether you make raspberry thumbprint cookies, chocolate, or strawberry, you can't go wrong. …

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Chocolate chip cookie dough on a spoon

Eggless Edible Cookie Dough Recipe

This edible cookie dough is so good and totally safe to eat raw, straight from the bowl! The recipe is super easy to make. I eat it all on its own, but it's amazing in …

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Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Amazing Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

These double chocolate chip cookies are amazing; they are soft and fudgey on the inside and crispy on the outside. This recipe is easy to make and loaded with so much chocolate goodness that …

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stack of snickerdoodle bars

Easy Snickerdoodle Bars

Snickerdoodle bars are for fans of snickerdoodle cookies, but they're much easier to make and perfect for parties. These snickerdoodle bars are soft, chewy, loaded with cinnamon flavor, and mouthwatering. Did I mention that …

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A bowl of chocolate macaroons with a few off to the side

Easy Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

These dark chocolate macaroons are made with chocolate, egg whites, sugar, and just a pinch of salt. This version of the classic coconut macaroon is for macaroon lovers who also adore chocolate. What …

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A stack of homemade Oreo cookies

EASY Homemade Oreos

Once you see how easy it is to make homemade Oreos, you may never buy store-bought ones again. This copycat Oreo cookies recipe tastes the same, if not a little better, than the real thing …

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close up of a big plate of hamantaschen

Hamantaschen Recipe – Tips to Make the Perfect Purim Cookie

Hamantaschen are a classic dessert for the Jewish holiday of Purim. They are cookies designed to look like the triangular hat that the villain of the Purim story, Haman, wore. Hamantaschen dough is really …

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Sparkle Cookies

Best Dutch Sugar Cookies (Arnhemse Meisjes)

Dutch cookies called Arnhemse meisjes are cracker thin, sweet, crunchy, and irresistible. These Dutch cookies are sometimes called sparkling cookies because they're covered in sanding sugar and sparkle in the light! While some might …

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