These aren’t your normal cookie recipes. Today we are going over 15 unique and absolutely scrumptious cookie recipes that I’ve found and tried. These cookies are perfect for any time of year, not just the holiday season.
For me, a great cookie has a great texture. It shouldn’t be too dry, too hard, or crumble too easily. A great cookie basically melts in your mouth as you chew and leave you feeling satisfied. The cookies I’m featuring below are all exactly like this but come in all sorts of different flavors.
Let’s dive into some of the best cookies I’ve ever tasted.
Best Cookie Recipes
Below I have 15 of the best types of cookies that are sure to wow your family, co-workers, guests, and friends. There are different types of cookies for all different types of tastes so look through them all.
Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies
Molasses cookies were pretty big in our grandparents’ generation. They are a soft cookie with a kind of spice cake flavor. They are delicious and perfect with hot cups of coffee or tea.
Italian Ricotta Cookies
If you haven’t yet tried baking sweet desserts with ricotta, cream cheese, or other types of cheeses you are missing out on a treat. Italian Ricotta cookies are soft and delicious, sort of like a sugar cookie.
Lemon Crinkle Cookies
Some people love lemon desserts, some people don’t. I am on the side of loving them. These cookies are super soft, will melt in your mouth, and have a bit of a cake like texture. They are a perfect dessert to serve during the spring and summer, though I’d serve them all year long.
Cinnamon Roll Cookies
I have done cinnamon roll everything. Waffles, pancakes, true cinnamon rolls, but this cookie is truly a winner. Not only does the cookie hold it’s shape but you can freeze this dough so you can make ahead and then bake whenever the craving strikes. I personally never get to the freezable part because the moment the family sees these, they want them.
Cream Cheese Cookies
It’s another cheese based cookie recipe and if the last one didn’t peak your interest, this one definitely will. These cookies are soft to bite into but they are a heavy cookie. With just the right amount of sweetness though they are a perfect cookie.
Soft Sugar Cookies With Buttercream Frosting
I never used to have luck with sugar cookies. They were always too hard and no matter what I did I couldn’t fix it. Until I came across this recipe. Even my husband – who will choose a chocolate chip over any other cookie – loved this sugar cookie recipe.
Easy Cake Mix Cookies
Cake mix cookies are some of my favorite cookies when I’m craving cookies but short on time. When cake mix goes on sale at my grocery store I stock up just in cakes I’m craving a quick and easy cookie.
Italian Wedding Christmas Cookies
My family always called these snowballs though I’ve seen these called Italian Wedding cookies, Mexican Wedding cookies, Russian Tea Cookies, and a number of other names. No matter what they are called though these cookies melt in your mouth and are some of the best cookies for the holiday season.
Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies
I will choose cookies over cake on most days, but every now and then I get a huge craving for Red Velvet cake with a vanilla cream cheese frosting. Here’s the problem, I’m the only one who gets those cravings in our house. So instead of having a whole cake, I bake these cookies instead. The whole family loves them and my craving is cured.
Italian Almond Cookies
Italians have some pretty fantastic desserts and they really know how to mix their flavors. This shortbread like cookie has an amazing almond flavor that is just *chefs kiss.* It’s a fantastic Christmas cookie to include in a platter because it balances out from some of the sweet options too.
Soft Gingerbread Cookies
Confession time, I will sometimes bake gingerbread cookies in the middle of the summer. It’s like a bit of Christmas in July. This recipe though produces some of the most delicious gingerbread cookies I’ve ever had. They’re soft and chewy and just perfect.
Raspberry Almond Shortbread Cookies
If you aren’t mixing sweet and savory flavors on occasion you are missing out on some of the best flavor pairings. This Raspberry Almond Shortbread cookie recipe is amazing. The cookie is buttery, sweet, and chewy and the raspberry adds a little tart and sweet. It’s just a beautiful blend of flavors.
Chocolate Kiss Cookies
While these may look like Christmas cookies you can easily change up the colors of the sprinkles and have an amazing cookie recipe all year long. These cookies are rich in chocolate and easy to make so it’s perfect for anytime the chocolate craving strikes.
Hot Cocoa Cookies
While again these may appear to be Christmas cookies they are still amazing all year long. Especially in the middle of the summer when the last thing you want to do is drink a hot beverage but you want the taste of hot cocoa.
I have been baking versions of brownie cookies for years because they are fantastic. What could possibly be better than a cookie that tastes like a brownie? Nothing. This recipe however is a fantastic recipe. The cookies are soft and taste exactly like a brownie.
What’s Your Favorite Cookie?
Listen, is eating a whole tray of cookies by yourself healthy? No. Do we care? No. So eat the cookies and enjoy life. Unless of course you have an actual health reason to not eat the entire tray of cookies by yourself, please don’t do that.
However, in most cases indulging yourself with a cookie or two is perfectly healthy and ok to do. So tell me which cookie recipe is your favorite go to cookie?
Which recipe are you most excited to try? Let me know in the comments below. Follow me on Pinterest for more like this and pin this to your favorite dessert boards.