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Almond Macaroons

This classic almond cookie is moist, soft, and chewy.

Author: Martha Stewart

Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These rich cookies should seem a bit soft when you take them out of the oven. They firm up as they cool, so be careful not to overbake them.

Author: Martha Stewart

Oatmeal Apricot Cookies

These cookies are very chewy and not overly sweet. Chopped dried apricots add a surprising fruity taste and go well with the oats and almonds.

Author: Martha Stewart

Oatmeal Cookies

Add your choice of chocolate chunks, golden raisins, or toffee pieces to the basic oatmeal-cookie recipe.

Author: Martha Stewart

Giant Sugar Cookies

Start filling up your cookie jar with those popular treats.

Author: Martha Stewart

French Almond Macarons

These classic French cookies have a crisp exterior and a slightly chewy center. Make all three versions for a festive dessert buffet.

Author: Martha Stewart

Black and White Cookies

A New York classic, these iconic cookies are more like flat cakes coated with chocolate icing on one half and vanilla on the other. Martha made this recipe on episode 702 of Martha Bakes.

Author: Martha Stewart

Madeleines

These delicate French cookies are known for their distinctive shape. Dorie Greenspan, cookbook author and owner of CookieBar in New York City, offers her secrets for creating a perfect madeleine.

Author: Martha Stewart

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie

To ensure your cookies come out just right, follow a couple of basic rules: Space them at least 1 inch apart during baking, rotate the sheet pan half way through, and let the cookies cool on the sheet...

Author: Martha Stewart

Pumpkin Bars

In between bars and a crowd-friendly sheet cake is this autumnal dessert. Moist and tender pumpkin spice cake is lavished with cream cheese frosting for bars that are simply irresistible.

Author: Martha Stewart

Gooey Coconut Dream Bars

This delicious recipe is courtesy of Amy Scherber and Toy Kim Dupree and can be found in "The Sweeter Side of Amy's Bread."

Author: Martha Stewart

Spicy Chocolate Cookies

Everything's nice about Mexican hot chocolate, which is why we dreamed up a cookie that showcases its signature qualities: deep cocoa flavor, a melt-in-your-mouth texture, and the assertive kick of cayenne...

Author: Martha Stewart

Pecan Sandies

These melt-in-your mouth pecan sandies are way better than their store-bought cookie counterparts.

Author: Martha Stewart

Chocolate Shortbread

These chocolately shortbread wedges are even more enticing with a splash of colorful icing.

Author: Martha Stewart

Stained Glass Sugar Cookies

Filling the cutouts of these sugar cookies with crushed hard candy yields the most striking stained glass effect.

Author: Martha Stewart

Oatmeal Toffee Cookies

This oatmeal-cookie dough can be baked immediately, refrigerated for one to two days, or frozen for up to a month.

Author: Martha Stewart

Basic Butter Cookie Dough

One basic dough can make very different but equally delectable cookies -- Spritz Butter Cookies, Cut-Out Butter Cookies, and Icebox Butter Cookies.

Author: Martha Stewart

Martha's Scottish Shortbread

A touch of rice flour is the secret to perfectly crisp shortbread. With such a short ingredient list, it's important to use the best-quality salted butter you can find.

Author: Martha Stewart

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Baking, simplified: One pan and two steps create this soft, gooey, giant cookie.

Author: Martha Stewart

Scottish Shortbread

For this Scottish variation of our Classic Shortbread, the dough is baked in a stoneware mold.

Author: Martha Stewart

Grandma Stafford's Nutmeg Cookies

This delicious nutmeg cookie recipe is courtesy of Abigail Breslin's great-grandmother.

Author: Martha Stewart

Lebkuchen

The German town of Nuremberg has been famous for its lebkuchen since the late 1300s. The soft, cakey cookies are traditionally made with several spices, candied citrus peel, hazelnuts, and almonds.

Author: Martha Stewart

Crispy Chocolate Marshmallow Treats

Bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder give a classic cereal bar a devilish twist. With only five ingredients and 10 minutes of prep work, who could resist baking one of these batty bars?

Author: Martha Stewart

Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Apricots and White Chocolate

Instead of old-fashioned oatmeal raisin, swap in apricots and white chocolate. The white chocolate's sweetness tempers the tang of the fruit, creating a balanced batch that will appeal to kids and adults...

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Hazelnut Cookies

The deep hazelnut flavor and buttery goodness of these cookies belie their simplicity. With just five ingredients, these are some of the easiest cookies to make. Martha made this recipe on episode 704...

Author: Martha Stewart

Basic Gingerbread Cookies

Use this basic gingerbread recipe to make cutout cookies in various shapes. Our favorites are gingerbread boys and girls in different sizes, decorated with white royal icing and currant "buttons."

Author: Martha Stewart

Mix and Match French Macarons

Macarons are light-as-a-feather French cookies that can be assembled using any sweet fillings and bases that you please. Our best, step-by-step recipe for this sophisticated French dessert offers variations...

Author: Martha Stewart

Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cookies

These crave-worthy cookies have a kiss ofcherry and make a sweet valentine when sealedwith a personalized cherry-hearts tag. Try swapping the cherries fordried cranberries, which arejust as tart and a...

Author: Martha Stewart

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

This recipe for cranberry-pistachio biscotti is adapted from "Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook."

Author: Martha Stewart

Bacon Potato Chip Chocolate Cookie

In the venerable tradition of kitchen sink and compost cookies aka cookies with lots of (unexpected) add-ins, comes these salty-sweet treats. We use dark chocolate to balance the saltiness of the bacon...

Author: Martha Stewart

Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars

Deep, dark chocolate, rich caramel, and a sprinkling of fleur de sel atop a shortbread crust make a contemporary combination with timeless appeal. Martha made this recipe on Martha Bakes episode 405.

Author: Martha Stewart

Crisp Anise Cookies

These cookies are wrapped in the spirit of the season. Fresh out of the oven, they have a wonderfully chewy center. Over time, the centers become more crisp, reminiscent of biscotti.

Author: Martha Stewart

Linzer Heart Cookies

Named after the jam-filled linzertorte that inspired them, these beautiful heart-shaped cookies are ideal for a wedding dessert buffet, Valentine's Day, or any romantic occasion. Apricot, strawberry, or...

Author: Martha Stewart

Maple Oatmeal Cookies

Maureen Kirk, of Malvern, Pennsylvania, sent us a recipe for her family's favorite crispy, chewy treats. She says, "These simple cookies are delicious as is, or with mix-ins. They're so versatile, it's...

Author: Martha Stewart

Peach Pie Crumble Bars

Like a peach pie but easier to share and transport! These bars with a press-in shortbread crust are just the thing for a summer potluck or picnic.

Author: Martha Stewart

Russian Tea Cakes

Rolling these classic Christmas cookies in powdered sugar once while they're still warm and again when they're completely cooled ensures their snowball-like appearance.

Author: Martha Stewart

Surprise Cookies

These delicious treats were inspired by mugs of hot chocolate topped with marshmallows.

Author: Martha Stewart

Martha's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Martha's made many versions of these cookies over the years. Her latest, greatest recipe boasts crisp edges, chewy centers, and best of all, lots and lots of chocolate chips -- a whopping 4 1/2 cups go...

Author: Martha Stewart

Lemon Almond Biscotti

Serve these crunchy biscotti as a complement to Drunken Cherries with Mascarpone Cream. Recipe adapted from Mindy Fox, author of A Bird in the Oven and Then Some (Kyle Books; 2010).

Author: Martha Stewart

Luscious Apricot Squares

Submitted by Tina Ireland of Arkadelphia, Arkansas. This bar-cookie recipe was handed down to Tina by her mother, Bette.

Author: Martha Stewart

Kitchen Sink Cookies

Even though the ingredient list may seem about as long as a grocery shopping list, they're simple to make. In fact, these Kitchen Sink Cookies are so basic you can mix everything by hand; this helps to...

Author: Martha Stewart

Sesame Seed Cookies

In South Carolina and Georgia, these popular cookies are known as "benne wafers," taking their name from the West African word for sesame.

Author: Martha Stewart

Oatmeal Lace Cookies

Crisp and chewy at the same time, these Southern delicacies are simple to make, and they keep well in an airtight container.

Author: Martha Stewart

Tuscan Biscotti (Cantucci)

Otherwise known as biscotti di Prato, cantucci are twice-baked almond cookies from Tuscany. Martha ups the ante by adding pistachios and two kinds of dried fruit-apricots and cherries.

Author: Martha Stewart

Lemon Shortbread

Lemons brighten up our rich Classic Shortbread.

Author: Martha Stewart

Coconut Cookies

Creamy coconut takes center stage in this sweet cookie from Maury Rubin of Birdbath Bakery.

Author: Martha Stewart

Coconut Macaroons

Tasty macaroons are a great treat and can also be an elegant gift when placed in a container.

Author: Martha Stewart

Chocolate Mint Crackles

The tops of these brownie-like cookies look as if they've been shattered. Coat the balls of dough thoroughly in confectioners' sugar before they go in the oven. They'll flatten and "crack" on their own...

Author: Martha Stewart

Basic Vanilla Cookie Dough

For tinted cookies, add drops of gel-paste food coloring once the flour is incorporated. If you'd like to try a variation, see what ingredients to add: Spice Cookie Dough, Chocolate Cookie Dough, Citrus...

Author: Martha Stewart

Earl Grey Tea Cookies

These cookies are truly flavorful and make wonderful gifts.

Author: Martha Stewart