Weekends are for winding down, enjoying free time and fun family baking sessions. Our top 10 easy and delicious cookie recipes are sure to provide sugary treats for all your family and friends, packed with irresistible ingredients including chocolate, marshmallows, peanut butter, crunchy oats and plenty of fruits and nuts.


For more baking inspiration, try our ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipes to add a classic touch of sweetness to your weekend.

1. Chewy chocolate chip cookies

Chewy chocolate chip cookies

Make these classic chocolate chip cookies with basic cupboard ingredients, for a simple tasty treat for both kids and adults alike. Learn the secret to that classic chewy texture and enjoy a batch warm from the oven. Watch all the tips and tricks with our handy video tutorial for our chewy chocolate chip cookies.

2. Gingerbread cookies

Cookies on cooling rack

These moreish cookies are for the warming spice lovers, with the treacle providing a chewy centre and crunchy edge to your bakes. Perfect for stocking up your biscuit tin, be prepared for them to disappear quickly. Try even more ginger biscuit recipes from our ultimate collection.

3. Double choc peanut butter cookies

Cookies with bottles of milk

You can’t go wrong with a balance of sweet and salty flavours. These cookies are the ultimate afternoon indulgence, packed with chocolate and nutty goodness, which when baked turn deliciously gooey. Top with crunchy crushed peanuts.

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4. Coconut cookies

Coconut cookies with chocolate on board

Try these light coconut cookies for a more grown-up take on your favourite sweet treat. The dark chocolate-coconut combination is irresistible and provides a deep nutty flavour. It's a great pick-me-up to enjoy with your afternoon cup of tea.

5. White chocolate & pretzel cookies

Cookie with chocolate and pretzel on baking paper

Create a cookie with a creamy, chocolatey flavour and a crunchy pretzel topping. The salty pretzels balance out the sweetness of the white chocolate chunks. The base dough is also adaptable so you can try mixing your favourite filling combinations.

6. Oatmeal raisin cookies

Cookies on table with raisins

For a less sweet alternative (but equally delicious) try these oatmeal cookies. Add a dash of cinnamon and juicy, plump raisins. Soaking the raisins before baking boosts their texture and stops them from burning in the oven. Make the most of this handy cupboard ingredient with even more oat biscuit recipes.

7. Chocolate chunk pecan cookies

Chocolate cookies in stack

Bake an American-style cookie, with bitter dark chocolate and the sweet buttery flavour of pecan nuts. Create a delicious cookie with a slight toffee flavour from dark muscovado sugar. Another grown-up treat to share with friends and family.

8. Red velvet cookies

Red velvet cookies with icing on cooling rack

Turn a classic cake into a classic cookie, complete with cream cheese icing. A batch of these eye-catching cookies make a delicious homemade gift. Try something a little different and whip up these chewy chocolate bites. If we've whet your appetite for more cocoa creations, try our favourite red velvet recipes.

9. Pistachio and cranberry cookies

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This is a simple six-ingredient recipe that is great for an afternoon tea with friends or a nice homemade gift for someone special. It is fruity and nutty, a nice balance away from something overly sweet.

Giant cookie in pan with ice cream

This giant cookie is customisable to your taste buds. You can add marshmallows, nuts, toffee pieces, chocolate chunks and much more. A great sharing size for kids or a sweet dessert to have at a weekend dinner party with friends.

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