Cookies

Our top recipes for chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies, oatmeal cookies, Midwest heritage cookies and other favorites.

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Behind the Scenes at Iowa's State Fair Cookie Contest

The Iowa State Fair runs the largest amateur food department of any fair in the country, drawing up to 9.800 entries across some 150 contests—and Midwest Living sponsors one of the biggest. Here's your backstage pass to cookie-con.

The Chocolate Cookie You Need for the Dark Days of Winter

Slip yourself one of these insanely rich cookies on those gray afternoons when only chocolate will do.

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies I've Ever Eaten. Period.

Mindy Segal takes the classic chocolate chip cookie, adds a few twists and creates the best chocolate chip cookie. Ever.

Shortbread Cookies 12 Ways

One classic four-ingredient shortbread recipe becomes a rock-star cookie when you dip, drizzle, mix in and sprinkle on.

11 Scandinavian Christmas Cookie Recipes

Old-world traditions shape cookies flavored with ingredients that have long brightened Scandinavian winters.
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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.

How to Decorate Dazzling Cookies

Cookies seem like a mini art canvas, just waiting for inspired designs. Our quick and easy cookie decorating techniques help you go way beyond frosting.