Cookie Recipes

What Is A Cookie?

By definition it is a small sweet flat cake. It is believed that the first batch of cookies were made in Persia in the 17th century (Persia was one of the first countries to cultivate sugar). The word cookie stems from the Dutch word "koekje" pronounced "kook-ya". It translates as "little cake".

We have pushed the limits of your imagination with our assortment of cookies. Some are more like pastries like Greek Baklava or more like doughnuts as in Mekitsas from Bulgaria. We hope you enjoy this collection and even try a few (dozen).

The recipes in this collection are either traditional or have become popular over time in the given country consequently becoming a regional favorite making them Classic Country Cookies.

Please take a moment to review the cookie types, techniques, and ingredients.

Mostly everyone bakes some kind of cookie. Whether or not you are a new cook or an experienced cook, I am offering a few hints and suggestions that anyone might find useful.

The information that I have divided into categories, covers many of the basic features about making cookies.


  1. Assembled Cookies - created from ready-made cookies and candies, etc.
  2. Bar Cookies - made in a baking pan and cut after baked.
  3. Drop - A cookie whose batter is used after mixing and dropped directly onto cooking sheet or into hot oil.
  4. Formed - Any cookie that needs to be shaped (a ball, log, crescent, etc.)
  5. Molded - Any cookie made by being pressed into a cookie mold.
  6. Piped - Any cookie that requires a pastry page or cookie press to be made.
  7. Refrigerator - Any batter that needs to be refrigerated for any length of time.
  8. Rolled - This refers to any cookie that needs to be rolled out with a rolling pin and cut with a knife or cookie cutters.

Whether you bake from scratch or use mixes or frozen dough, the basic information provided will help you do it better.

Ingredients Mixing Baking Handling
Faults Production Cookie Problems Tips


Alaska Sour Dough Cookies Almond-Apricot Biscotti Almond Cookies Almond Crescents (German)
Amish Raisin Cookies Anise Seed Cookies Aunt Mamie's Cookies * * * *


Banana Bars Banana Drops Banana Oatmeal Cookies Basic Tea Cakes
Basil-Pine Nut Biscotti Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Better For You Cookies Big Batch Butterscotch Cookies
Big Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies Big Batch Peanut Butter Cookies Big Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Big Soft Ginger Cookies
Biscotti all' Anice Black Walnut Cookies Bourbon Balls Braune Zucker Platzchen (Brown Sugar Cookies)
Brauner Lebkuchen Brown Sugar Cookies Brown Sugar Sandwich Cookies Buffalo Chip Cookies
Bull's Eye Cookies Butter Cookies Butter Cookies 2 Butter Cookies 3
Butter Nut Cookies Butterscotch Bars Butter Spritz Cookies * * * *


Candy Bar Cookies Caramel-Walnut Bars Carrot Cookies Cenci - Italian Fried Cookies
Charley Browns Cheesecake Bars Cherry Winks Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Children's Favorite Chocolate Amazons Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Chocolate Cookies Supreme
Chocolate Cream Cheese Cookies Chocolate Drop Cookies Chocolate Pecan-Pie Bars Christmas Treats
Cinnamon Stars Coconut Macaroons Coconut Macaroons 2 Coco-Oat Cookies
Colonial Spice Cookies Congo Bars Cornmeal Crumble Cherry Bars Cream Cheese Squares
Crisp Cookies * * * * * * * * * * * *


Danish Cardamom Cookies Dishpan Cookies Dodd's Lebkuchen Double Chocolate Bells
Drop Sugar Cookies Dutch Bloeman Sprits (Chocolate & Cinnamon Flowers) Double-Chip Peanut Butter Cookies * * * *


Easy Buttery Cookies Easy Holiday Cookies * * * * * * * *


Figure 8 Cookies Filbert Chocolate Bars Florida Cookies "Flying Saucers"
Freeze and Bake Cookies Frosted Butterscotch Cookies Frosted Pumpkin Cookies Fruitcake Cookies
Fruit Cookies Fruited Icebox Cookies * * * * * * * *


German Chocolate Crinkle Cookies German Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies German Christmas Cookies German Gingerbread Cookies
German Hazelnut Cookies German Pepper Cookies German Springerle German Spritz Cookies
Gewurzplatzchen (Spice Cookies) Ginger Sparklers Gingerbread Men Gingery Snaps
Gooey Butter Cookies Gourmet Chocolate Chip Cookies Grandma Sally's Hamentaschen Greek Butter Cookies


Half-Moon Butter Cookies Hartshorn German Christmas Cookies Hazelnut-Chocolate Slice-and-Bake Cookies Hazelnut Rusks
Hershey Kiss Peanut Butter Cookies Hey Diddle Diddles Hillary Clinton's Cookies * * * *


Iced Lime Cookies * * * * * * * * * * * *


Jewels Jewish Butter Cookies * * * * * * * *


Laura Bush's Cowboy Cookies Lemon-Drop Wafer Cookie Lemon Glaze For Cookies Lemon Bars
Lemon Squares Lemon Spritz Cookies Lemon Sticks Lemonade Tea Cakes
Linzer Squares and Thumbprints Little Lemon Fruit Cakes Lots of Oatmeal Cookies Lots O' Sugar Cookies
Love Knots (Liebes-Knoten) * * * * * * * * * * * *


Macaroons (Makronen) Mandelbrot Maple-Coconut Bars Meringue Kisses
Molasses Crinkles Molded Christmas Cookies Moma's Molasses Cookies Monster Cookies
Moravian Christmas Cookies Moravian Christmas Cookies 2 * * * * * * * *


Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies Neiman's Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies No Bake Toffee Cookies Nut Crescents


O'Henry Bars Oatmeal-Banana Lebkuchen Oatmeal Cookies Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies 2 Oatmeal Sunshine Cookies Old-Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies
Oma Petmecky's Molasses Cookies Orange Butter Thins * * * * * * * *


Painted Sugar Cookies Peanut Butter Chocolate Kiss Cookies Peanut Butter Cookies Peanut Butter Cookies 2
Peanut Butter Kisses Peanut Butter-Oat Bars Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies Pecan Sandies
Pecan Turtle Bars Pepper Balls Pfeffernuesse Cookie Mix (Spicy German Cookie) Pignoli Cookies
Pocket Cookies Polish Tea Cookies Powder Puff Cookies * * * *


Queen Anne's Lace Cookies Quick Chocolate Drops Quick Oat Cookies * * * *


Raspberry-Almond Linzer Cookies Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies Ricotta Cheese Cookies Rolled Peanut Butter Cookies


Salcha River Banana Spice Cookies Salcha River Molasses-Date Bars Sand Tarts (Real Old German Style) Sand Tarts 2
Savannah Chocolate Chewies Scotch Shortbread Scottish Empire Biscuits Short'nin' Bread Cookies
Snickerdoodles Snickerdoodles 2 Snowball Cookies Snowflake Tuile Cookies
Sour Cream Cookies Split Level Bars Spotted Fudge Cookies Spring Cookies
Spritz Cookies Spritz Cookies 2 Square Toffees Sugar Almond Wafers
Sugarless Apple Cookies * * * * * * * * * * * *