15 Unique Cookie Recipes That Break the Baking Mold
Tired of your go-to cookie recipe? Treat yourself with a handful of unique cookies to make that are anything but "break and bake." Although you shouldn't retire that basic sugar cookie recipe just yet, these 15 cookies combine the classic and the unexpected, with ingredients like matcha green tea, coconut, and even bacon. You might just find a new favorite.
Basic French Macarons
What's not to love about a great macaron? The rainbow hues, the adorable two-bite size, and the perfectly crisp, chewy texture make for a special cookie — whether or not you're in France!
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Think beyond pumpkin pie for these cakey pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, which call for pumpkin puree.
Mint, Peanut Butter, and Oatmeal Chip Cookie
There's a lot happening in this combo cookie recipe, including mint, peanut butter, M&M's, oatmeal, and chocolate chips. But trust us — the weirdness works.
Pecan Pie Cookies
If pie isn't your thing, then try these pecan pie cookies. A thumbprint cookie with a caramelized-pecan filling, this cookie is reminiscent of pecan pie, only a lot easier to put together!
Bake — don't brew — these chai-infused snickerdoodle cookies. The secret is to seep chai tea bags in the melted butter.
Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
OK, sometimes you don't want to bake — you just want the dough. This edible cookie dough, is 100 percent safe to eat, because it's made without raw eggs.
Matcha Shortbread Cookies
Matcha, a finely ground green tea powder, shines when mixed with a creamy, buttery shortbread cookie. A surefire hit, this green tea shortbread cookie will be devoured by cookie-lovers in record time.
Beans and peanut butter come together for a guilt-free cookie that you can eat morning, noon, or night.
Apple Pie Bars
With a sugar cookie crust, caramelized apple filling, and crunchy oat topping, these apple pie bars are more addictive than the classic rendition.
Vegan Teatime Cookies
You would never guess that these dark-chocolate "buttercream" teatime cookies are vegan! Rolled in silvered almonds and topped with a smooth, creamy spread, they are nondairy but delicious!
HIMYM's Sumbitch Cookies
One episode of How I Met Your Mother centers around "sumbitch cookies," crispy, chocolatey caramel and peanut butter cookies that are naughty in all the right ways.
Vegan Cut-Out Cookies
Flaxseed helps bind these vegan sugar cookies, but we don't think you'll even taste the difference.
Cake Batter Cookies
You will never be able to eat just one cake mix cookie. They're guaranteed to be a favorite any time of year!