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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.

Chocolate Rugelach

Chocolate Rugelach

My chocolate rugelach are some of the best rugelach I've ever tasted (and I am Jewish and grew up in New York!). They are flaky, buttery cookies made with a cream cheese dough and a …

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Cakey Brownies

Perfect Classic Cakey Brownies

I prefer cakey brownies to fudgy brownies. I've done Facebook polls and I know that makes me as rare as a unicorn. And, I suppose it's why I've never shared my favorite brownie …

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Santa hedgehogs

Three Totally Adorable Hedgehog Cookie Ideas

Martine Lleonart has created the cutest little hedgehog cookies!! In this guest post, she shows you how to dress them up for Christmas. Hopefully, it inspires you to create your own versions for …

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Neapolitan Cookies

Neapolitan Cookies

Like all Neopolitan desserts, these cookies are tri-colored. They are soft and chewy and taste like the tried-and-true combination of vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate. "Each of these Neapolitan cookies is like a snowflake," says …

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First Chocolate Brownie

The First Chocolate Brownies (1899)

Learn the fascinating history of brownies and try the the recipe for the first ever chocolate brownies! Sure, it looks more like a cake. But, it tastes 100% brownie - far more dense than what …

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Mojito Bars

Mojito Bars are Lime Bars for Grown Ups

Mojito bars are lime bars with an adult twist. They're made with mojito curd and a crisp, buttery crust and taste like a mojito in solid form. All of the classic flavors of the cocktail …

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Cookiedilla

Chocolate Chip Cookiedillas

Cuisinart sponsored this post and I truly appreciate the opportunity to have worked with them on this fun creation! Do you know what's better than a quesadilla? A chocolate chip cookiedilla stuffed …

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Salted Caramel Gooey Butter Bars

Salted Caramel Gooey Butter Bars

There are a few types of gooey butter bar (or as we say here in St. Louis, gooey butter cake) bakers: those who make yeasty cake-like gooey butter bars, those who prepare a …

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Coconut Clusters

EASY Coconut Clusters

These coconut clusters couldn't easier and they are SO delicious. They are one of my go-to last minutes holiday recipes. Mix three ingredients, scoop them out onto a cookie sheet, bake for 10 minutes and …

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Secret Chocolate Chip Cookie Baking Tip You’ll Want to Try Today

What I love about this chocolate chip cookie baking tip is that it works with any chocolate chip cookie recipe, magically transforming that chocolate chip cookie into something better. Here's the secret: …

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Pirouette Cookies

Copycat Pirouette Cookies (Nutella-filled Cigar Cookies)

Pepperidge Farm describes their Pirouette cookies as "Slender. Graceful. Delicious. A pastry-like wafer, baked to a delicate crisp, surrounds a luscious, creamy filling." Growing up, I always found Pirouettes at fancier …

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Chessmen

Homemade Chessmen Cookies Recipe

I spent three days of my life figuring out how to make homemade Chessmen cookies so you don't have to. When I was done, I gave my husband a piece of one …

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Leftover Frosting Cookies

Easily Turn Leftover Frosting Into Cookies

When frosting a batch of twenty-four cupcakes, I always end up with one unfrosted cupcake (fine by me as I love plain cake) or gobs of leftover frosting in the bowl. Leftover frosting …

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Hurricane Rum Balls

Hurricane Rum Balls Are a Must at Your Mardi Gras Party

These hurricane rum balls are not like the rum balls that you find on Grandma's Christmas dessert spread. They are meant to be taken with you on a Mardi …

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Shrewsbury Biscuits

Shrewsbury Biscuits

Shrewsbury biscuits (also called Shrewsbury cakes or cookies) are classic British butter cookies. This recipe has a totally unique flavor profile because of some of its ingredients: caraway seeds, mace, and lemon. …

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