21 Not-So-Basic Cookie Recipes to Try This Weekend

Beth Stebner
21 Not-So-Basic Cookie Recipes to Try This Weekend
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Let us be the first to say that, yes, we’re absolutely aware of the sheer absurdity that comes with finding ways to celebrate every marketing ploy “national day” under the sun, but today happens to be National Cookie Day, and we don’t eff around when it comes to one of our favorite kinds of sweets.

Sure, there are the usual visions of gingerbread cookies dancing in our heads at this time of year, but just because it’s the holidays doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate other, equally delicious cookies.

We’ve rounded up 21 of our favorites (including vegan and gluten-free options!), from traditional chocolate chip cookies to the incredible invention of a filled cheesecake Christmas cookie. When packaged in cellophane or a pretty box, they make excellent holiday gifts, but we won’t judge if you decide to eat them all yourself.

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Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe: Foodie Crush

Glazed Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Recipe: Sarcastic Cooking

Cranberry Bliss Cookies

Recipe: Gimme Some Oven

Coconut Lime Shortbread Cookies

Recipe: Gimme Some Oven

Nutella Thumbprint Cookies

Recipe: Inspired by Charm

Holiday Danish Butter Cookies

Recipe: The Candid Appetite

Candied Ginger and Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe: The Minimalist Baker

Holiday Cheesecake Cookies

Recipe: La Receta de la Felicidad

Eggnog Sugar Cookies

Recipe: Lemons for Lulu

Vegan Gluten-Free Snickerdoodles

Recipe: Oh She Glows!

Classic Gingerbread Cookies

Recipe: The Candid Appetite

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies with Pecans

Recipe: Vegan Richa

Peppermint Marshmallow Sandwich Cookies

Recipe: My Name Is Yeh

Rainbow Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Recipe: Paper & Stitch

Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

Recipe: Gimme Some Oven

Homemade Fortune Cookies

Recipe: My Name Is Yeh

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Recipe: Pastry Affair

Homemade Girl Scout Cookies

Recipe: Sarcastic Cooking

One-Bowl Vegan Sugar Cookies

Recipe: The Minimalist Baker

Chocolate Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

Recipe: Fork & Beans

Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Cookies

Recipe: Lia Griffith

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