13 Easy Cookie Recipes for Any Occasion

May 17th, 2016 by Desiree Smith

1It’s not like you need an excuse to bake, but brightening someone’s day with some baked goods is a pretty good one. Since today just so happens to be World Baking Day, why not try out a new cookie recipe? Here are 13 easy cookie recipes to add to your cookie collection.

Share any or all of these finished cookies with friends, family or coworkers. Our friends at Creativebug came up with a fun and thoughtful approach to gift giving with their #Make2Share Challenge. Here’s how it works: pick two friends, make them something special, gift it to them and share a picture of your gift on social media using the hashtag #Make2Share. Encourage your friends to pay it forward and make something for two of their friends to keep the cycle of gifting moving!

1. Chocolate Chip Cookies. They’re basic, but they’re a favorite for a reason. It just feels wrong for me to make a cookie recipe list and not include chocolate chip cookies. I’m always trying new recipes to find my latest favorite.

Chocolate Chip Cookies


2. Toasted Coconut Cookies. Toasted Coconut flavor from the Treatology Flavor Kit takes on a nutty, caramelized flavor and that’s exactly what you’ll taste when you bite into a warm crisp cookie bursting with tropical island flavor. As the edges and bottoms of the cookies brown during baking, the caramelized flavor brightens the rich buttery notes of flavor. A pinch of sparkling sugar adds an extra element of crunch.

Toasted Coconut Cookies


3. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Another classic recipe and cookie favorite. Use Wilton’s Pure Vanilla Extract in this recipe and bake these cookies to perfection using a Perfect Results baking sheet.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


4. Espresso Shortbread Cookies. Pep up your shortbread cookie recipe with instant coffee granules, then dip these espresso shortbread cookies in melted white chocolate. Finish them off with a sprinkling of gold Pearlized Sugar.

Espresso Shortbread Cookies


5. Potato Chip Cookies.  If you love salty and sweet, this cookie is for you. This simple cookie has crushed potato chips baked inside. Dip finished cookies in Dark Cocoa Candy Melts and then more crushed potato chips.

Potato Chip Cookies


6. Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies. Combine two of the most popular cookies – oatmeal and chocolate chip – into one tasty treat.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies


7. Marshmallow and Dark Chocolate Cookies Recipe. Two of my favorite things, marshmallow and dark chocolate, make this richly simple cookie a chocolate lover’s dream. Although our marshmallow flavored Candy Melts featured in this recipe are no longer available (they were a limited edition flavor), you can use mini marshmallows in their place. Different limited edition Candy Melts are available each season, so be sure to stock up on your favorites before they disappear!

Marshmallow and Dark Chocolate Cookies


8. Chocolate Butterscotch Chip Cookies. Change up your chocolate chip cookie recipe by adding butterscotch chips.

Chocolate Butterscotch Chip Cookies


9. Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies. Red velvet cookies are delicious year round! This lush red chocolate cookie gets a dusting of confectioners’ sugar over its crackled crust. Warning: they are addicting!

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies


10. Fudge-Iced Walnut Cookies. Can’t get enough walnuts? With this cookie recipe, you’ll find walnuts mixed in the cookie dough as well as sprinkled on top of chewy fudge.

Fudge-Iced Walnut Cookies


11. Double Chocolate Cranberry Cookies. Rolled oats, semi-sweet chocolate chips, cranberries and white chocolate chips make for one sweet and moist cookie.

Double Chocolate Cranberry Cookies


12. Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies. If you’re the type who likes to eat peanut butter by the spoonful, then you have to check out this cookie recipe. It’s got triple the peanut butter punch with creamy peanut butter, peanut butter chips and, of course, peanuts. This cookie is definitely fully loaded.

Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies


13. White Chocolate Oatmeal Pistachio Cookie. Pistachios and white chocolate make for another variation of oatmeal cookies.

White Chocolate Oatmeal Pistachio Cookies



Desiree Smith Desiree is the Public Relations Manager at Wilton. She spends her days monitoring media opportunities, working with newspaper, magazine and television contacts, collaborating with bloggers and handling a variety of other odds and ends. Desiree has a degree in journalism and experience writing for newspapers and television. Outside of Wilton, she enjoys running and planning outings with friends.

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