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The Cookie Guide

The Cookie Guide

Cookie lovers rejoice! We've compiled our favorite cookie recipes and tips for hosting a cookie exchange for parents and kids alike.


Make the countdown to midnight extra sweet for kids with these chocolate-frosted New Year’s cookies!
These festive and easy holiday cookies have a secret ingredient you probably already have handy: cake mix!
Avoid the high-fructose corn syrup found in most store-bought treats with this simple five-ingredient chocolate cookie recipe.
Sandra Lee's bake sale recipes serve a worthy cause: fighting childhood hunger.

Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are a staple at holiday parties and cookie swaps. Here's our recipe for the Christmas classic!
Swap stories and delicious treats with friends with this yummy recipe.
Swap stories and delicious treats with friends with this yummy recipe.
For a refreshing twist on rich holiday desserts, try these light lemon cookies. The easy glaze adds a fancy touch.
Start with these basics to make endless variations on holiday themes.

Fruit and Nut Cookies

These elegant oatmeal cookies are impressive but very easy to make.
These sweet pecan treats are a holiday cookie classic. Here's our easy recipe!
As the temperature drops, the urge to snack rises. Keep this healthy recipe on hand.
These chock-full, delicious cookies inspired by Curious George will be sure to bring a smile to everyone!

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