From smelling the aroma to taking the first warm bite, cookies have long been a comforting food. Here are some of our favorite cookie recipes.
By Cathryn McCann
Apr 20 2018
Today the most popular cookie in America, the Toll House Cookie was invented right here in New England by Ruth Wakefield at the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts, during the 1930s. Here’s the official recipe!
This classic New England treat flavored with molasses, rum, and fresh nutmeg is a chewy and delicious option.
Fragrant and buttery with crackled tops and slightly crisp bottoms, these cinnamon and sugar snickerdoodles are an old-fashioned favorite.
A great way to get your chocolate and caffeine fixes in one place, these crispy chocolate chip cookies have coffee blended right into the batter.
What makes these chocolate crinkle cookies so good? Intensely rich chocolate flavor and a texture that’s the perfect mix of crisp exterior and chewy, brownie-like interior.
These sugar cookies are based on a recipe that ran in December 1939. With small adjustments, we ended up with delicious cookies perfect for cutting and decorating — and eating.
Spicy, sweet, and studded with raisins and currants, hermit cookies are a classic New England treat. This recipe was a first-place winner in our August 1952 issue.
These chewy cookies get their spicy boost from chopped crystallized ginger.
We love this recipe for tasty, spicy, soft cookies made with pumpkin puree and packed with nuts, raisins, or chocolate chips.
We love the texture of these tender cornmeal-based cookies, as well as the way the raspberry flavor complements the corn.
With their maple goodness, these treats are very New England — but with a Southern twist, thanks to the pecans’ nutty flavor. Use grade B maple syrup if you can find it, or else grade A dark amber will do.
These richly spiced cookies get their sparkle from a quick dunk in sugar before baking.
What are your favorite cookie recipes to make?
This post was first published in 2017 and has been updated.