These easy cookie recipes and ideas will change the way you bake.
Chips, and Not the Chocolate Kind
Cut the sweetness with salty, crunchy potato chips—it might sound surprising, but it works. Just add 3 to 4 cups of crushed chips to your favorite cookie dough recipe. We like them with a really sweet cookie, like butterscotch.
Marshmallows & Graham Crackers & Peppermint
We know marshmallows and graham work together in cookies—especially how the marshmallows melt and ooze out of the cookie—but now try adding crushed peppermint. It's a cookie game-changer.
Juice and all, chopped chocolate-covered cherries give your cookies a whole new holiday-ish flavor. Or try chopped maraschino cherries and cherry juice, like in these icebox cookies.
Lime Zest & Zing
Mixing lemon or lime zest with the sugar before you bake cookies is one of our favorite tricks.
Good Cookies are Like a Box of Chocolates
Chopping up assorted chocolates and mixing them into cookie dough promises variety in every cookie... in other words, you never know what you're going to get.
Crushed Hard Candy
We tested this trick using crushed Life Savers candies. Finely crush and roll them on top of basic sugar cookie dough—store-bought or homemade. You'll be addicted to this new fruity-flavored cookie.
Flavored Baking Chips
There's more than just chocolate chips on the shelf. Peanut butter, butterscotch, white chocolate, vanilla, creme de menthe, and even cherry chips.