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Easy Drop Cookies

We love drop cookies for a no-fuss baked treat. Our 21 recipes include chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies, coconut cookies and more.

Espresso-Nut Drop Cookies

Instant espresso coffee powder and toasted hazelnuts add great flavor punch to these drop cookies.

Espresso-Nut Drop Cookies

Mocha Munchies

These cookies get their delicious flavor from a blend of coffee-covered espresso beans, coffee liqueur, pecans and vanilla.

Mocha Munchies

Salty Caramel and Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies come with a friendly warning: Chewy caramel, toasted pecans and a flurry of sea salt will make you popular. Very popular. A product called caramel bits gives these cookies great flavor and chewy texture. Some supermarkets carry them, and they’re widely available online. (Search for Kraft Caramel Bits.) Take care to follow recipe directions when baking: caramel bits melt quickly.

Salty Caramel and Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

Hazelnut-Chocolate Chunk Cookies

We loaded these crisp and chewy chocolate chip cookies with white and chocolate chips along with toasted hazelnuts.

Hazelnut-Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

Flax seed meal, wheat germ, dark chocolate and dried cranberries bring a healthy touch to this drop cookie recipe.

Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

Spiced Apple Drops

Apple Frosting tops an apple-flavor drop cookie seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.

Spiced Apple Drops

Our Own Dream Cookies

It's not easy satisfying everyone, but this cookie from the Midwest Living® Test Kitchen tries to meet the challenge! It's packed with oatmeal, chocolate, peanut butter and nuts.

Our Own Dream Cookies

Kansas Sunflower Cookies

Seeds from the Sunflower State (along with rolled oats and shredded coconut) star in this crunchy favorite.

Kansas Sunflower Cookies

 

Dream Jumbles

Chocolate, raisins, pecans, almonds, brown sugar—this recipe has it all, in an easy drop cookie. They are a dream to eat as well as to make.

Dream Jumbles

Mrs. Truman's Coconut Cookies

Here's our version of Bess Truman's coconut cookie recipe from the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri. We added the fruit.

Mrs. Truman's Coconut Cookies

Lindsay's Chocolate Cafe Chocolate Chip Cookies

This cookie, from Lindsay's Chocolate Cafe and Coffee House in O'Fallon, Missouri, wowed us with its flavor-packed lineup of ingredients. "These are the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever had! " says one of our website reviewers. "These are wonderful with a glass of cold milk while the cookie is still warm!"

Lindsay's Chocolate Cafe Chocolate Chip Cookies

Double Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

Carol Schneider of Wausau, Wisconsin, brought home a blue ribbon when she entered these cookies at the Wisconsin State Fair. The recipe combines white and semisweet chocolate with dried cherries and walnuts.

Double Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

Awesome Chocolate-Peanut Blowout Cookies

What makes these cookies so awesome? "Special ingredients," says the Marion, Ohio, reader who contributed the recipe, which includes chocolate and peanut butter. "I like them because they're decadent yet so easy to make."

Awesome Chocolate-Peanut Blowout Cookies

Marjorie's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Marjorie Johnson of Robbinsdale, Minnesota, won one of her 2,500 state fair ribbons with this recipe. It's also part of her cookbook, The Road to Blue Ribbon Baking.

Marjorie's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Apple Cookies

Looking for a healthier cookie? Shredded apple, whole wheat flour, canola oil and wheat germ reduce saturated fat and add whole grains and flavor to peanut butter cookies.

Peanut Butter Apple Cookies

Espresso-Nut Drop Cookies

Instant espresso coffee powder and toasted hazelnuts add great flavor punch to these drop cookies.

Espresso-Nut Drop Cookies

Krista's Kitchen Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

These big cookies—loaded with chocolate chips and nuts—are a customer favorite at Krista's Kitchen Bakery/Cafe in Portage, Wisconsin. The cookie bakes crisp on the outside, cakey inside.

Krista's Kitchen Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

Double Dark Chocolate Cookies

Chunks of bittersweet chocolate dot this rich chocolate drop cookie. 

Double Dark Chocolate Cookies

Oatmeal-Cherry Cookies

Dried cherries make oatmeal cookies even more memorable in this recipe from American Spoon Foods, which has locations in the Traverse City, Michigan, area. We like the cookies' crisp edges and chewy centers.

Oatmeal-Cherry Cookies

Rene's Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coconut adds chewiness to this full-of-chips cookie. The recipe is from Rene's Bakery in Indianapolis, one of the most popular Indy bakeries.

Rene's Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies

These cakelike pumpkin drop cookies are delicious by themselves, but even better topped with a simple brown sugar frosting.

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies

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