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Easy Drop Cookies

We love drop cookies for a no-fuss baked treat. Our recipes include chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies, coconut cookies, oatmeal cookies and more.
  • Triple-Flavored Big-Batch Cookies

    Chocolate chips, peanut butter and oatmeal pack these cookies from a Door County, Wisconsin, bed-and-breakfast. Because this recipe makes so many cookies, you might want to freeze some dough for future use. 

    Triple-Flavored Big-Batch 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

    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

    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

    Spiced Apple Drops

    An apple a day tastes even better in cookie form, especially with frosting on top!

    Spiced Apple Drops

  • Our Own Dream Cookies

    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

    Kansas Sunflower Cookies

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

    Kansas Sunflower Cookies

     

  • Avalon’s Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

    Avalon's Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

    Avalon International Breads in Detroit sells these drop cookies.

    Avalon’s Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

  • Dream Jumbles

    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

    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

    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

    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'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

    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

    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

    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

    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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