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Top 10 Cookie Recipes


For those of you who don’t know me, I am a cookie addict. I absolutely love cookies. I love baking cookies, buying cookies, and of course, eating cookies. Homemade cookies are one of my favorite things to make. This Top 10 Cookie recipes list includes the most popular cookies here in the United States, and some of them are very popular worldwide.

For the most part, each of these cookie recipes is pretty easy to make and can be made in under an hour. A lot of them share similar ingredients too. And ALL of them are incredibly yummy. If I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get baking!

NOTE: This list is not in any kind of order of popularity, etc.

1: Whoopie Pies

Whoopie pies cookies on a plate.

First up on the top 10 cookie recipes list are Whoopie Pies. A Whoopie pie, also known as a black moon, gob, black and white, BFO (Big Fat Oreo) is a very popular American sandwich cookie. The cookie part is usually made with a modified cake batter and the filling is typically a creamy frosting of some kind.

Here is my whoopie pie recipe. It is probably my favorite sandwich cookie to make and eat, it is so good. Growing up, my sister made them all the time and called them homemade Oreos, although they really don’t look like or taste like Oreos.

2: Peanut Butter Cookies – Top 10 Cookie Recipes

Pile of peanut butter cookies on a cookie rack.

Next up on the classic cookie list are peanut butter cookies. The peanut butter cookie originated in the United States in the early 1900s. It is generally made with creamy peanut butter, but chunky peanut butter can certainly be used.

The classic look is the “forked” look, but they are often and originally made without the classic fork pressed look. The fork method actually came later in the 1930s.

Soft and delicious these are one of my favorite cookies. Here is my peanut butter cookie recipe.

3: Sugar Cookies

Several sugar cookies on a wire rack.

Next up, on the Top 10 Cookie recipes list, we have sugar cookies. Sugar cookies are one of the most popular cookies here in the United States and one of the oldest. They are believed to have been created in the mid-1700s in Pennsylvania, by German Protestant settlers.

Sugar cookie recipes started being published in the 1800s. Pillsbury began selling already made sugar cookie dough in US Grocery stores in the 1950s.

Sugar cookies come in all different shapes and sizes. They are typically frosted or iced on top and extremely popular around the holidays in North America.

Here is my sugar cookie recipe.

4: Thin Mint Cookies – Top 10 Cookie Recipes

Homemade thin mint cookies on a white plate.

Next, we have Thin Mint Cookies. Girl Scout cookies are among the most popular cookies sold in the US each year. At peak selling months, they sell even more than Oreos. The most popular Girl Scout cookie is the Thin Mint.

According to this article, an estimated 50 Million boxes of Thin Mints are sold each year in the US. That is a lot of cookies!

Thin mints are my favorite girl scout cookie, so I thought I would come up with a homemade version. Here is my homemade thin mint cookie recipe. I think I like them even better than the originals!

5: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Pile of oatmeal raisin cookies on a white plate, number 5 on the top 10 cookie recipes list.

This brings us to another of my all-time favorite cookies, the oatmeal raisin cookie. The oatmeal raisin cookie is a descendant of the Scottish Oat Cake. But its popular form was created here in the United States and started becoming prominent in the early 1900s. Scottish oatcakes were being made even in the middle ages and had similar ingredients.

Oatmeal raisin cookies were known as the “healthy” cookies, haha. Although they are not much healthier than chocolate chip cookies which I will cover later.

Oatmeal raisin cookies got so popular every box of Quaker Oats featured a recipe for those cookies on it. While oatmeal raisins is the classic flavors, the raisins are often substituted for chocolate chips or craisins or white chocolate chips.

Soft and chewy my oatmeal raisin cookie recipe is to die for.

6: Classic French Macarons – Top 10 Cookie Recipes

Next up on the top 10 cookie recipes list, we have classic French Macarons. Not to be confused with coconut macaroons. Then French Macaron is a meringue-based cookie that is inherently gluten-free. It is made with very fine almond flour/meal. They originated in France and Italy.

They have become incredibly popular here in the United States and can be found in most bakeries throughout the country.

These are one of the harder cookies to make and the hardest of the cookies on this list. But once you get them down, you will be impressing your friends and family with these elegant and extremely presentable cookies.

Here is my recipe for French Macarons.

7: Snickerdoodles

Plate of snickerdoodles

Next on the list are Snickerdoodles! These are the first cookies I learned how to make in my 8th-grade cooking class so many years ago. Snickerdoodles are among the most popular cookies in the United States. They are similar to a sugar cookie, with a cracked surface and rolled in cinnamon and sugar.

They originated in the United States in the New England region. Also, some have said they may have a German origin.

I absolutely love these cookies. Here is my recipe for Snickerdoodles.

8: Peanut Butter Blossoms – Top 10 Cookie Recipes

Peanut butter blossoms on a white plate.

If you love peanut butter and you love chocolate, you will love the next cookies on this list. The peanut butter blossoms are such an amazing cookie. Soft chewy peanut butter cookie with a Hershey kiss pressed in the middle. They are also referred to as Peanut Butter Kiss cookies.

These cookies are very popular around the holidays here in the United States. They were invented by Freda Strasel Smith in 1957 in Ohio. Later Hershey, included her recipe on every bag of Hershey kisses.

Here is my recipe for peanut butter blossoms.

9: Molasses Cookies

Pile of homemade molasses cookies on the list of top 10 cookie recipes.

Next up we have another popular holiday cookie, Molasses cookies. These are not to be confused with ginger snaps, although they kind of taste similar. Molasses cookies are soft and chewy, not hard and crunchy, they aren’t supposed to “snap.”

This is another cookie my sister made quite a bit growing up. It is definitely a family favorite, I can see why it made it on the list of Top 10 Cookie recipes list.

Here is my recipe for Molasses Cookies.

10: Chocolate Chip Cookies – Top 10 Cookie Recipes

Stacks of homemade chocolate chip cookies on a wire cookie rack.

That leads us to my favorite cookie of all time and the most popular cookie in the United States, the king of cookies, the Chocolate Chip Cookie. Chocolate chip cookies were invented in the United States in the late 1930s, by American chefs Ruth Wakefield and Sue Bridges.

According to this article, 7 Billion Chocolate Chip cookies are eaten in the United States each year. And they estimate 50% of those are homemade. I know I make and eat my fair share!

They are certainly, America’s cookies. I love making them and eating them and giving them away. Here is my recipe for soft chewy chocolate chip cookies.

I hope you enjoyed reviewing this list of Top 10 Cookie Recipes. Which one of these are your favorites? Have you tried any of my recipes for them? Drop a comment down below and let me know.

Happy cookie baking!

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  1. Hi , I just made the woopie pies. They are wonderful! Thank you

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