Barbara Bakes™


From classics like oatmeal raisin and chocolate chip toll house cookies to perfect sugar cookies and cinnamony snickerdoodles, these are the best and most delicious 100+ cookie recipes. Add these home-baked desserts into your recipe rotation, and you’ll never go without a satisfying afternoon snack of your favorite easy cookie dipped in ice-cold milk. 

Did someone say peanut butter cookies? Our peanut butter cookie recipes are some of the most popular on our site. They’re quick, easy, and packed with everyone’s favorite nutty flavor. Be sure to bake up Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies, Turtle Peanut Blossom Cookies, and Chocolate Snickers Cookies.

Is there anything more comforting than the smell of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies coming out of the oven? Bring that very scent to your kitchen with our simple chocolate chip cookie recipes. Try Perfect Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies, the sought-after $250 Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe, or the all-time-favorite recipe for Thick, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies.   

If you’re a bigger fan of oatmeal cookies than plain chocolate chip, and you’re looking for your new favorite simple, delicious recipe, try Oatmeal Toffee Cookies, White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies, or a twist on a classic: Oatmeal Rasinet Cookies

For the holidays, you’re in the right place for the best, easy Christmas cookie recipes. Soft Gingersnaps, Chocolate Egg Nog Whoopie Pies, and Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies are always popular–and certainly not just with Santa Claus. 

If you’re joining or hosting a holiday cookie exchange, then bring your A-game with our best wintertime recipes for Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, White Chocolate Kissed Gingerbread Cookies, or festive Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies. Whichever holiday cookie recipe you choose, I bet they won’t last long! 

We don’t stop at Christmas cookies, either. In fact, we have all of the holidays covered with the best festive cookie recipes. For Easter, serve up adorable Easter Shortbread Sandwich Cookies or classic Lemon Shortbread Cookies. On Halloween, go spooky with Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies. And on Saint Patrick’s Day, make a quick batch of our green-and-white-decorated Italian Cookies.  

Of course, we can also be purists when it comes to simple and easy cookie recipes. For example, we love making lemony cookie favorites like Lemon Doodle Cookies, Lemon Sour Cream Drop Cookies, and classic homemade Lemon Bar Cookie Cups

And if bar cookies caught your fancy, you’ll love our recipes for Halloween Pumpkin Brownies, Easy Brownie Cake Pops, and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars, which are part cookie, part cake, part brownie, and completely delicious. 

If you can’t get enough cinnamon in your desserts, we have several top-notch snickerdoodle cookie recipes, including Cinnamon Chip Snickerdoodles and a show-stopping recipe for Snickerdoodle Skookie: a skillet cookie filled with cinnamon chips baked (and maybe even eaten) right out of a cast-iron skillet. 

Is there anything better than a warm, freshly baked cookie served with a cold glass of milk–or a generous scoop of ice cream? If quick and easy cookies are your go-to baking project or simply your favorite afternoon snack or homemade dessert, then you’ll find plenty of sweet inspiration in our recipe archive. We’re always adding more fabulous cookie recipes, from holiday favorites to pumpkiny treats made for fall to lemon-filled cookie bars that disappear at summer barbecues, so check back regularly to never miss a recipe.