My Favorite Cookie Recipes

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Like Cookie Monster, I always seem to want a cookie. And since starting Inspired By Charm, I’ve baked hundreds of them. Today I’ve pulled together some of the best of these cookie recipes.

This collection offers cookies of all shapes and types – drop cookies, rolled cookies, bar cookies, and sandwich cookies. There are cookie recipes made with peanut butter, chocolate, and even pumpkin. Some of the cookies are filled, others have sprinkles, and still others are frosted. Check them out below.

My Favorite Cookie Recipes: Peanut Butter and Chocolate

BuckBuckeye Brownie Cookies #chocolate #peanutbutter #cookierecipes #cookie #recipe eye Brownie Cookies
Buckeye Brownie Cookies
The name of this cookie recipe comes from buckeye candy, which is a ball of sweetened peanut butter covered in rich chocolate. This cookie version of a buckeye, however, is much easier to make. It uses a brownie mix!

The best Peanut Butter Brownie Pillow Cookie recipe! #peanutbutter #brownie #cookie #cookierecipes
Peanut Butter Brownie Pillow Cookies
I created this cookie recipe during one of IBC’s Fall Cookie Weeks. The best of two flavor worlds are combined via the chocolate on the inside and peanut butter on the outside.

Peanut Butter Lovers Peanut Butter Cookies - #cookierecipes #cookie #recipe #peanutbutter

Peanut Butter Lovers Cookie
This may be the ultimate peanut butter cookie. It’s stuffed with PB in the middle so that when you bite into it, your taste buds are hit with double the peanut butter flavor. I promise there is no stopping at one cookie!

You'll love this Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookie recipe. #peanutbutter #jelly #cookie #recipe #thumbprint

Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprints
Here’s a cookie that offers the other classic combo – peanut butter and jelly. I love how these cookies look and taste. They are fun for school lunches and study breaks, but they are also fancy enough for adult get-togethers.

My Favorite Cookie Recipes: Surprise Inside

Maple Cream Sandwich Cookie #maple #cream #cookie #recipe #baking

Maple Cream Sandwich Cookies
Are you fond of maple flavor? I love the subtle sweetness of real maple syrup. It’s what’s in the maple buttercream filling of these cookies. One bite, and you’ll be in cookie heaven!

How to Make Cream Horn Cookies (Lady Locks) recipe #cookie #recipe #ladylocks #creamhorn #cookie

Cream Horns
If you’ve never made cream horns, you’ll want to try this cookie recipe. This is a doable and delectable traditional cookie. I will walk you through the process and show you all of my tricks. (I’ve also made a Pumpkin Spice Version that’s perfect for fall. Click here for the recipe.)

How to Make Cream Wafer Tree Cookies #cream #wafer #cookie #recipe #tree #holdiay

Cream Wafers
Readers of IBC know I have many “favorite” items and that these change over time. When it comes to cookies, however, these cream wafers have been my favorite forever. I will use any excuse to make them, and I will pass up every other cookie if these are available. Sorry, chocolate chip.

Caramel Apple Butter Snickerdoodles #cookie #recipe #caramel #applebutter


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Caramel Apple Butter Snickerdoodle
Do you enjoy the toasty creaminess of a caramel as it melts in your mouth? Bake a caramel in a soft apple butter snickerdoodle cookie, and you have an out-of-this-world cookie recipe you’ll want to whip up whenever you can!

Sour Patch Kids Valentine's Day Cookies #valentinesday #cookies #sourpatchkids #sugarcookie #recipe

Sour Patch Kid Cookies
In this cookie recipe, you mix in Sour Patch Kids, possibly ones to match the occasion or season. I used heart-shaped ones for a special Valentine’s treat. The chewy candy becomes even softer when you bake it.

My Favorite Cookie Recipes: Sprinkled or Frosted

These Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies are a delicious fall treat. #cookie #saltedcaramel #shortbread #fallcookieweek #fallbaking #dessert #recipe

Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies
This cookie recipe was featured in an IBC Fall Cookie Week, but the crisp shortbread, gooey caramel, drizzles of semi-sweet chocolate, and sprinkling of flake sea salt make it a year-round winner. When will you make it?

How to Make Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars #cookie #bar #recipe #frosted #sugarcookie

Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars
Here’s a cool, contemporary take on the traditional sugar cookie recipe. Press the dough in a half-sheet pan lined with foil. (The foil makes for easy removal from the pan after baking.) Once cooled and before cutting, generously spread the bars with colored frosting that complements your party theme or decor.

These Frosted Pumpkin Cookies are the perfect fall dessert recipe! #fallbaking #pumpkinspice #latte #cookie #cookies #dessert #pumpkin

Frosted Pumpkin Cookies
This cookie recipe starts with a soft pumpkin cookie. That is topped with frosting made from cream cheese and brown sugar and sprinkled with cinnamon. As soon as autumn ends, you’ll be looking forward to its return so you’ll have a reason to bake these cookies again.

Cinnamon Sugar Pie Crust Cookies #pie #crust #cookies #recipe

Cinnamon Sugar Pie Crust Cookies
These unique cookies are made from leftover pie dough. Just cut the dough into strips or stamp out shapes using a cookie cutter. Before baking, sprinkle them with sugar and cinnamon. To serve, dip the cookies in caramel sauce or garnish ice cream with them!

Brown Sugar Pecan Cookies #pecan #cookie #recipe #frosted #cookies

Brown Sugar Pecan Cookies
I hope you’ll give this cookie recipe a try even if you’re not nuts about pecans. The flavor of this cookie is on point for fall and the frosting is super easy and super sugary. And the pecans—they add great texture and crunch.

Nom nom nom. All the “cookie monsters” (big and small) in your life are sure to find what they’re looking for in this collection of cookie recipes.

Happy Baking and Munching!

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  1. Once again, driving me crazy with your amazing recipes, but am grateful because I like to add to my regulars every year and you give me a lot to choose from. Thank you for your wonderful presentation of these delicious holiday/year around goodies. The goat cheese dip really struck me as I love the combo of the goat cheese and sun dried tomatoes. I have a hint for you. take a little of this goat cheese mixture (including the sundried tomatoes in oil) and stick in under the skin of a chicken thigh…….bake at 375 for 35-40 minutes or until up to 165 degrees. It is actually similar to one of Ina Garten’s recipes!