The Ultimate Milk and Cookies List

We’re sharing The Ultimate Milk and Cookies List featuring the best-ever holiday cookie recipes! From chocolate chip cookies to peanut butter cookies, sugar cookies, and more. These fabulous cookie ideas are perfect for pairing with a tall glass of milk.

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Homemade butter cookies from Easy Weeknight Recipes

Your Ultimate Holiday Cookies Guide!

With the festive season upon us, we have cookies on the brain! And what better way to embrace the ultimate cookie craving than with a comprehensive list of the best cookie recipes? 

We’ve compiled the be-all, end-all round-up of all the cookies you’ll want to pair with your glasses of milk for the rest of time. Get baking, and thank us later!

What Makes These Cookie Recipes the Best

Here’s what makes this the only cookies list you’ll ever need:

  • Versatile recipes. Cookies aren’t just for holidays, and these recipes are just as delicious no matter the occasion! 
  • Easy to make. This round-up takes all skill levels into account, for easy cookie recipes that everyone can enjoy.
  • Super delicious (that much is a given). No flavor profile was left unturned in the list below. Are you a chocoholic? Maybe a peanut butter lover? A sugar cookie fiend? There’s a seriously scrumptious cookie for every taste in the list below.

50+ Fun and Festive Recipes to Try

Winter, spring, summer, or fall, from festive occasion cookies to Santa-worthy treats, this is the penultimate list of cookies for every season.

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Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies

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A homespun favorite, with a chewy, crunchy texture. Made with wholesome ingredients and topped with sweet icing, these easy cookies are too good to resist!

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Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

These soft and chewy molasses cookies spiced with ginger are extra irresistible! The dough is easy to make, with zero chilling, and the flavors are second to none.

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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

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This recipe for oatmeal cookies literally has it all! It’s a fully-loaded, chewy oatmeal cookie bursting with peanut butter flavor and decadent chocolate chips.

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“Not-So-Monster” Monster Cookies

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If you love chocolate and peanut butter, you need to try these thick and chewy, flourless monster cookies choc-full of colorful M&M candy, sweet raisins, and chocolate chips!

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Baby Yoda Blue Matcha Sugar Cookies

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These fun, blue-hued crinkle cookies are perfect for the holidays! Inspired by Baby Yoda, this cookie recipe turns out soft, pillowy sugar cookies colored naturally with blue matcha powder.

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Lofthouse Cookies

Lofthouse cookie fans, get a load of this easy copycat version! This buttery sugar cookie recipe is frosted with sweet homemade vanilla icing and covered in sprinkles. Perfect for birthdays and then some!

Frosting Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies

Frosting Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies

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A birthday cake in cookie form! This easy chocolate chip cookie recipe is filled with creamy frosting and rainbow sprinkles for a fun and colorful twist.

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Homemade Butter Cookies

These simple butter cookies live up to the hype: they’re buttery, sweet, and impossible to resist! This classic cookie recipe is easy to decorate and perfect to enjoy all winter long.

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Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies

You’re going to melt over these melt-in-your-mouth pumpkin cookies. This recipe is filled with the fall flavors of sweet pumpkin and warm spice, like a bite of autumn heaven!

Smores Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies with gooey marshmallows inside

S’mores Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Everyone’s favorite campfire treat gets stuffed inside a gloriously soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie in this indulgent cookie recipe! S’mores-filled cookies are as decadent as they sound, made with melty chocolate and marshmallows.

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Eggnog Sugar Cookies

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A delightful cookie recipe inspired by a beloved holiday tipple, these eggnog sugar cookies are spiced with nutmeg and smothered in eggnog buttercream frosting.

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Cuccidati (Italian Fig Christmas Cookies)

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Classic Italian Cuccidati cookies are a special homemade recipe made with a rich fig filling tucked inside buttery shortbread. These Italian Christmas cookies are easy to dress up with lemon glaze and sprinkles for a beautiful holiday bite.

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Stained Glass Cookies

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Stained Glass Cookies are perfect for the holidays. Cut out sugar cookies with a variety of candy “windows” that look like stained glass. These are so fun to make and eat!

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Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

Prepare to be hooked on this keto-friendly cookie recipe! These 4-ingredient peanut butter cookies are full of flavor with just the right amount of sweetness. Perfect as a healthy dessert or easy snack!

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Giant Chocolate Cookies and Cream Cookies

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This is a fun idea for ginormous chocolate cookies bursting with chunks of Hershey’s Cookies n’ Cream bars! It’s a melty, moreish cookie recipe the whole family will love.

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Melomakarona Christmas Cookies

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Try this traditional recipe for Greek Christmas cookies! These melomakarona cookies bring all the toasty vibes with flavors of clove and cinnamon.

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Brown Sugar Cookies

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You won’t believe the rich depth of flavor that brown sugar brings to these homemade sugar cookies! This recipe for soft and chewy brown sugar cookies is perfect for any holiday cookie platter.

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Vegan Sugar Cookies

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Could this be the best recipe for vegan Christmas cookies? You be the judge! Meanwhile, we’ll just be over here devouring a whole plate of these crisp and buttery vegan sugar cookies.

Chewy Chai Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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Cozy chai spice and chunks of chocolate fill these chewy homemade cookies with tons of holiday cheer! These chai cookies are crisp at the edges and soft in the center, and totally irresistible.

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Anise Cookies

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If you’ve never tried riscotti cookies before, let this family recipe for perfect Italian anise cookies be your guide. These twice-baked cookies are flavored with anise and are extra crunchy, perfect for washing down with milk.

Oreo Cookies

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This recipe has gone ahead and turned everyone’s favorite chocolate sandwich cookies into a whole new kind of cookie! These Oreo-filled cookies are bursting with cookies and cream flavor.

Peanut butter overload cookies are a peanut butter lovers' dream! Studded with Reese's peanut butter cups throughout, this cookie is so soft and perfect for all peanut butter and chocolate lovers!

Peanut Butter Overload Cookies

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Get ready for the ultimate peanut butter and chocolate overload with these peanut butter overload cookies! This recipe for gooey, soft peanut butter cookies filled with melted peanut butter cups is the stuff of dreams.

Turtle Cookies

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If you love chocolate Turtles, wait until you’ve tasted this delicious cookie recipe inspired by the classic chocolate and caramel candy! Made from rich chocolate cookie batter loaded up with caramel chunks, pecans, and chocolate chips.

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Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies

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Nutter Butter lovers, rejoice! This one goes out to you. Make your very own homemade Nutter Butter cookies dipped in melted chocolate, for a fun twist on an iconic cookie.

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Peppermint Patty Cookies

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This festive recipe for peppermint patty cookies will bring instant cheer to any dessert table! A classic Christmas flavor combination comes together in these decadent chocolate cookies filled with peppermint candies inside.

Dark Chocolate and Cherry Cookies

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These chocolate and cherry cookies cover all the bases: tart and sweet dried cherries, balanced with a hint of sea salt, all while overflowing with fudgy, dark chocolate flavor.

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Iced Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

You’ll be head over heels for these sweet and chewy pumpkin oatmeal cookies iced with a mouthwatering cinnamon glaze! This is an easy fall-inspired recipe for the most satisfying spiced pumpkin cookies.

These HEALTHY Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are made with a whole-grain base and coconut oil instead of butter!

Healthy Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Dark chocolate peppermint cookies that are good for you, too? Yes, please! That’s what this peppermint cookie recipe promises, and it delivers! These fudgy, whole-grain chocolate cookies are free from gluten, dairy, and refined sugars.

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Candy Bar Cookies

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If you’re looking to use up leftover Halloween candy, this is the cookie recipe to do it! This chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe is bursting with chopped candy bars, for an extra sweet treat.

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3 Ingredient Shortbread Cookies Recipe

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Everyone needs a go-to, never-fail classic shortbread cookie recipe, and this one is perfect! Master the best, buttery homemade shortbread with just the right amount of melt-in-your-mouth, sugary crumble.

Gluten-Free & Vegan Sugar Cookies topped with a matcha icing! Perfect for the Christmas Holidays!!

Gluten-Free & Vegan Sugar Cookies with Matcha Icing

These vegan sugar cookies are another healthy cookie recipe to try this year. This gluten-free cookie recipe is simple, delicious, and perfect for gifting and decorating.

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The Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Make easy vegan chocolate chip cookies with only 5 ingredients! If that sounds too good to be true, you’re going to be blown away by this soft and chewy cookie recipe.

Refrigerator Sprinkle Cookies

Refrigerator Sprinkle Cookies

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These are the BEST homemade slice-and-bake cookies that bake up crisp and buttery on the outside, and soft and sprinkle-filled on the inside!

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ready or not, here come possibly the most irresistibly chewy chocolate chip cookies you’ll ever sink your teeth into. This classic chocolate chip cookie recipe is no-frills and so yummy!

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Bourbon Salted Caramel Oatmeal Cookies

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Scrumptious homemade oatmeal cookies get a major boost in the flavor department thanks to spicy bourbon and salted caramel. These cookies are a delectable “adult” dessert that’s perfect for fall.

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Gluten Free Snowball Cookies Recipe (aka Mexican Wedding Cookies or Russian Tea Cakes)

A snowball cookie by any other name would taste as sweet – and you may know these as Mexican wedding cookies or maybe Russian tea cakes. Either way, these gluten-free Christmas cookies look just like sugary, frosted snowballs, brimming with crunchy walnuts and buttery cookie flavor.

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Classic Peanut Butter Blossoms

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Peanut butter blossoms are a delicious and familiar cookie recipe that’s no stranger to the holidays! Made from sugared peanut butter cookies topped with a chocolate Hershey’s Kiss.

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Gluten Free Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe

Classic snickerdoodles are just one more way to complete a perfect holiday cookie platter. And this all-time favorite sugar cookie recipe happens to be 100% gluten-free!

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Jammy Dodger Cookies

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Jammy Dodger cookies are the best sweet and tart, jam-filled indulgence. This is an old-timey recipe made with raspberry jam sandwiched between two buttery shortbread cookies.

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Caramel Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

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Just try to eat only one of these rich chocolate shortbread cookies with a caramel-filled thumbprint. Made totally from scratch, and totally irresistible!

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Vegan Snickerdoodle Cookies (Thick & Soft)

These vegan snickerdoodles are just as thick and soft as any traditional recipe! Prepare to devour this easy recipe for fluffy vegan cookies spiced with cinnamon and flavored with the authentic tang of cream of tartar.

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Gluten Free Gingersnap Cookies

Bring on the Christmas cookies, and make it snappy! This traditional crinkly gingersnap cookie recipe is made gluten-free and coated in crunchy sugar.

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Grandma’s Nut Cup Cookies

This family recipe fills a sweet cream cheese cookie cup with a rich and crunchy combination of walnuts and brown sugar. It’s a fun spin on pecan tassies that your fam is sure to love, too.

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Banana Oats Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

A decadent chocolate chip cookie recipe featuring two guest-starring ingredients: bananas and oats! These healthy cookies are the best guilt-free treat.

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Soft & Chewy Pistachio Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

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Crunchy, savory pistachios combine with sweet-tart cranberries and cinnamon in this satisfying oatmeal cookies recipe. These are soft, chewy, fruity, and undeniably delicious!

Bourbon Molasses Cookies stacked on a platter

Bourbon Iced Molasses Cookies

Old-fashioned molasses cookies get a sophisticated twist with sweet and smoky bourbon icing! All kinds of caramelized flavors come together in this easy, tasty cookie recipe.

Snowflake-shaped sugar cookies with red and green centers on a round white plate.

Stained Glass Cookies

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These homemade stained glass Christmas cookies are like little works of art that decorate your dessert table! Made from mouthwatering sugar cookies filled with brightly colored candy “glass”.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies - These perfectly soft and chewy oatmeal cookies are loaded with apples, oats, and cinnamon, and are topped with a simple sweet glaze.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Take your classic oatmeal cookies up a notch! Apple oatmeal cookies bring the flavors of fall to the table with warm spices, tender apples, and a simple sugar glaze.

Red White and Blue Sugar cookies

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Try the most patriotic cookies to ever grace your kitchen! Red, white, and blue sugar cookies are perfect for sweetening up the Fourth of July.

Soft and Chewy Molasses Cookies

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It’s hard to go wrong with chewy homemade molasses cookies, and this recipe more than delivers on flair and flavor. A pinch of sea salt flakes on every sweet, soft cookie takes the flavors to a whole other level.

Christmas Reindeer Cookies

How cute are these Christmas reindeer cookies?! We simply cannot get over it. Luckily, this festive sugar cookie recipe is so incredibly easy, we don’t have to!

Classic Linzer Cookies

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These sweet and classic Linzer cookies look as though they were plucked from the window of your local bakery! Wow your friends and family with this delicious and picture-perfect jam-filled cookie recipe.

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No Bake Oatmeal Cookies

These oatmeal cookies are the ultimate cookies to make when a craving strikes – you don’t even need to bake them! This is an easy no-bake cookie recipe that you can have ready STAT.

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Oatmeal Rolled Sugar Cookies

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Chewy rolled oats and a hint of almond extract transform your typical cut-out cookie into something truly magical. Decorate these all sorts of ways for your next holiday, no one will be disappointed!

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Cookies and Cream Macarons

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Make patisserie-worthy macarons with a fun, cookies n’ cream twist inside and out! One bite and you’ll be in cookie-lover’s heaven, in more ways than you can count.

Craving even more easy dessert inspiration? Check out the recipe finder, and never run short of sugary treats!

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