BASIC COOKIE DOUGH base... Flavor this dough (it can be doubled, tripled, etc., and refrigerated up to two days in advance or frozen for longer), then spoon it out and fill it for thumbprints, chill and roll it and frost it, turn it into “sandwiches” or press and spread it into bars. Master those options, and you can create pretty much any cookie you can dream of. Unless you’re not open to those with butter, sugar and flour.
Basic, classic, cookie dought recipe (Mark Bittman via NYTimes). "You can create pretty much any cookie you can dream of....it’s the only recipe you need."
Rolling in the Dough
World’s Best Peanut Butter Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookie S'mores - Cooking Classy
The best way to appease a cookie craving without the fuss of scooping and rolling dough. Baked in a tart shell for nice height, the buttery soft bars are loaded with chocolate bliss.
triple chocolate cream cheese cookie bars
Dream Jumbles. "With raisins, semisweet chocolate, pecans, and almonds, these easy cookies are a dream to eat as well as to make."
Dream Jumbles - Recipe.com
Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies. - Sallys Baking Addiction
Every Cookie Recipe You'll Ever Need
Florentine Cookies with Chocolate Drizzles (Sweetapolita). "Decadent nutty, buttery, caramelized cookie discs drizzled in dark chocolate. Recipe as printed in The Cookiepedia cookbook by Stacy Adimando."
Indoor S'mores | Dessert for Two
My Favorite Puffy, Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe (Wallflourgirl). You’ll never need another peanut butter cookie recipe after you’ve met–and inhaled–this one!
Fairy Bites (Pink Piccadilly Pastries). "So good and extremely addictive!! Would make a lovely tea party favor placed in a pretty bag with a pretty label and ribbon."
Pink Piccadilly Pastries: Fairy Bites - A Sweet Little Treat
OMG!!!!! DO NOT ADD SUGAR! These are the best cookies EVER! 1 cup Nutella, 1 whole egg, 1 cup flour - bake for 6-8 min @ 350 degrees.
White Chocolate& Cranberry cookies: Mix: 3/4 c melted butter, 1 c brown sugar & 1/2 c sugar until creamy. Beat in 2 eggs, one at a time,1 tsp vanilla. Slowly beat in 2 1/4 c flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda & 1 tsp kosher salt. Fold in 1 c white chocolate & 1 c Craisins. parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake @ 375 n for 10-12 min... cool ...df
White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies (Shugary Sweets). "Why didn’t anyone ever tell me how GOOD these cookies taste? What a perfect combination of flavors."
White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies - Shugary Sweets
Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Cranberry Orange Cookies. A light and delicious sugar cookie with dried cranberries and tons of orange zest. They’re also rolled in a mixture of sugar and orange zest which is what makes them so good.
Almond Bread (Biscotti) by Pink Piccadilly Pastries. A type of biscotti that's twice baked--once in loaf form the night before, then again when sliced the next day.
Pink Piccadilly Pastries: Almond Bread (Biscotti)
Hot Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Chocolate Blooms (BHG). Chocolate cookies filled with velvety ganache and rolled in chopped almonds. Nice presentation.
Bake-and-Slice Chocolate Swirls--my families favorite Christmas cookie recipe for the last 40+ years (Recipe Girl).
Bake and Slice Chocolate Swirls | Recipe Girl
The BEST Soft Gingerbread Cookies - These are seriously delicious, and they make the house smell amazing!
The best gingerbread cookies!
Salted Toffee Chocolate Pecan Squares (The Café Sucré Farine). "I'm not sure you could find an easier or more delicious sweet treat. These are insanely good!"