20 Top Cookies & Brownies

Whether it's a party or a picnic, cookies and brownies are always a hit. We've rounded up classic favorites plus a few twists to create the ultimate collection of fudgy, chewy, crisp and cakey recipes.

Part of: Comfort Food: Baking and Desserts

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

"I have tried many different chocolate chip cookie recipes over the years, and they ALL cook FLAT. These are delicious and fluffy. Absolutely out of this world!"

-Chef #1363244

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

"This is a classic cookie. They're easily mixed all in one bowl, and they're irresistible when they come out of the oven! I particularly liked the cinnamon in them and the slightly crunchy texture."

-Sackville

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Classic Blondies

"I halved the recipe easily and baked it in a 9x9 inch pan. These are very dense and taste like cookie dough! They baked up very high and were moist and delicious. It's a great recipe!"

-atlfitgirl

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Chewy Chocolate Cookies

"These are fudgy deliciousness. I love that the buttery flavor comes through the chocolate! All in all, it's a scrumptious cookie."

-momaphet

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"Whatever Floats Your Boat" Brownies

"These are absolutely the chewiest, moistest, fudgiest brownies ever! I have tried adding so many different things to the batter, and they ALWAYS come out great."

-Karen=^..^=

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Peanut Butter Cookies

"This is the perfect peanut butter cookie recipe! They have a perfect balance of peanut butter and sugar. Absolutely lovely cookies!"

-Blue Violet 66

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Salted Caramel Brownies

"I am a huge fan of salted caramel and chocolate, and these brownies do not disappoint. They are to die for: rich, decadent and full of flavor. I didn't have any evaporated milk so I used half-and-half, which worked well."

-Baby Kato

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3-Ingredient Chewy Macaroons

"These are EXCELLENT! I found scooping them to be a challenge until I started scooping with a large spoon and using my fingers to slide the macaroon onto the cookie sheet. I love the sweet and toasty flavor."

-Saturn

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Slutty Brownies

"I used boxed brownie mix and a roll of cookie dough. My dulce de leche came in a can, and I used all but 1/4 cup inside and drizzled the remaining 1/4 cup on top after they cooled. I sprinkled sea salt on top when they were done. These are delicious!"

-doler

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Cream Cheese Brownies

"This is one of the best cream cheese brownie recipes I've tried, and I've tried a lot! The ratio of cream cheese to brownie is just right. These are moist and the ingredients are simple."

-Claire #3

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Soft & Chewy Vanilla Butter Cookies

"WOW! These are so easy and come out fabulous. They are the perfect balance of sweet and buttery and soft (inside) and crispy (outside)."

-Karen=^..^=

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Peanut Butter Brownies

"There's no better flavor combination than peanut butter and chocolate! These are so simple to put together and so delicious. I love a dessert that can be made quickly and with ingredients I always have on hand."

-Love2Eat

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Coconut Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

"These are crispy, chewy and perfect oatmeal cookies! The coconut made them even more moist and delicious, and I loved the raisins. I found 12 minutes was a perfect baking time for these."

-Chef*Lee

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Soft Molasses Cookies

"If you like molasses cookies, try these! I often substitute allspice for the cloves. I also roll the whole cookie in sugar, not just the top. I store them in a cookie tin and they stay nice and soft. YUM!"

-Marg (CaymanDesigns)

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Deep Dark Chocolate Brownies

"Wow, these are terrific! They're not really all that sweet, just rich and chocolatey. I halved the recipe with good results and did not use the optional walnuts. This a brownie recipe I'll use often."

-loof

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M&M Cookies

"This is a favorite, classic cookie recipe. I like to use different colored candies to coordinate with various themes like football team colors and school colors."

-Chef Petunia

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Minty Fudge Brownies

"These are cakey when right out of the oven, but get more fudgy after cooling. They have a nice light mint flavor. If you can't find mint chocolate chips, use regular semisweet chips and add a few drops of peppermint extract."

-flower7

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Shortbread Cookies

"These are so easy to make, and they come out light, crisp and buttery. I topped them with sugar crystal sprinkles for a little extra sweet crunch."

-AZPARZYCH

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Diet Soda Pop Brownies

"Incredible! I used a 13x9 inch pan and cut my brownies into 18 squares so they were only 133 calories each! This will be a lifesaver for me when I have those cravings that are only cured by rich, warm chocolate."

-Chef #1427153

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Mexican Wedding Cookies

"Delicious! They're just like grandma used to make. They're very easy too — I didn't even need to use a mixer. The dough was crumbly but it came together just fine!"

-Nanita

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