Giant cookie cake with pretzels and ice cream in a pan

Easy cookie recipes

40 Recipes

Bake cookies for the family and enjoy with a cuppa. These recipes are simple to make, from chocolate chip and soft oat cookies to unicorn biscuits.

Giant cookie

5

(1 rating)

Get baking with the kids who'll love this giant cookie that they can adapt with their favourite treats like marshmallows, pretzels, nuts, toffee or fudge...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Gooey chocolate cherry cookies

4.52315

(162 ratings)

If you like American-style cookies, you’ll love these pale, chewy delights. Plus, they can be baked from frozen
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Vintage chocolate chip cookies

4.794595

(185 ratings)

An easy chocolate chip cookie recipe for soft biscuits with a squidgy middle that will impress family and friends. Make plenty as they're sure to be a hit...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Forgotten cookies

4.548385

(31 ratings)

What's in a name? Pop these in the oven, forget about them overnight, and you'll have crumbly cookies in the morning
  • 8 hours
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Butterscotch cookies

4.328945

(19 ratings)

Hidden rice puffs give reader Pamela Johnson's butterscotch chocolate chip biscuits a good crunch
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Pistachio & cranberry cookies

4.667685

(82 ratings)

These crunchy, fruit & nut biscuits are sure to be a family favourite - make ahead and freeze, or wrap up for the perfect homemade gift...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Unicorn biscuits

4.583335

(6 ratings)

Swirly vanilla cookies, edged with sprinkles and stars – these unicorn-inspired biscuits are ideal for kids' parties or as a fun home baking activity...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Rainbow cookies

4.366665

(15 ratings)

These colourful cookies are bound to be a big hit with kids and adults alike
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Fruity cookies

4.333335

(15 ratings)

This easy yet delicious recipe was whipped up by the Year 7 pupils from the Priory School in Suffolk
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate chunk pecan cookies

4.38983

(59 ratings)

You can't beat American-style cookies with big chunks of chocolate and nuts. The perfect grown-up biscuit
  • 27 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate marshmallow wheels

5

(1 rating)

A crisp chocolate shell encases these vanilla biscuits with a fluffy marshmallow and sweet raspberry jam filling - take your cookies to the next level!
  • 57 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Double choc peanut butter cookies

4.6875

(4 ratings)

What could be better with a glass of cold milk than a warm, gooey peanut butter cookie? These choc chunk treats are topped with crunchy chopped peanuts
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Alfajores

5

(2 ratings)

These melt-in-the-mouth shortbread-like cookies originate from South America and are filled with dulce de leche and rolled in desiccated coconut
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chocolate & hazelnut thumbprint cookies

3.75

(8 ratings)

The food processor does most of the work in this cookie recipe, but younger children will enjoy rolling the dough into balls and thumbprinting. Older kids can make them on their own
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Triple chocolate cookies

4.175

(50 ratings)

You've got all bases covered with white, milk and dark chocolate in these American-style cookies, best enjoyed warm with a cold glass of milk...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Orange, oat & sultana cookies

4.71111

(45 ratings)

Cookies don't have to be a guilty pleasure - these tasty treats from Leiths School of Food and Wine are superhealthy
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Bumper oat cookies

4.30469

(32 ratings)

Oaty, chewy, spicy cookies - ready in under an hour and great for tea time
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Peanut butter cookies

4.913795

(29 ratings)

With just three ingredients, these simple peanut butter cookies will delight kids and grown-ups alike - and they're gluten-free, too
  • 27 mins
  • Easy

Double ginger cookies

4.642855

(7 ratings)

If you love ginger nuts, you'll love these American-style spiced biscuits with chunks of stem ginger, dipped in dark chocolate
  • 32 mins
  • Easy

Oatmeal raisin cookies

4.52381

(21 ratings)

Fill the biscuit tin with these rustic cookies. Soaking the raisins gives a boost to the texture and stops them from burning during cooking
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

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