25 Cookie Jar Favorite Cookies and Cookie Cookbook Giveaway

I love cookies and make tons of them. I’m often asked for my favorites and that’s a loaded question.

How can I pick between a tender soft and buttery snickerdoodle, a gooey Snickers-stuffed chocolate chip cookie, or a beloved peanut butter cookie? They’re all so different, but all so good.

I wrote a Favorite Cookies List about 6 months ago, but as I make more cookies and try new recipes, the list changes. As of today, I’d be thrilled to gobble any of the following right off the baking sheet.

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My current 25 Favorite Cookies, by category:

Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies and Adaptations

Brown Sugar and Soft, Buttery, Doughy Cookies

Coconut Oil Cookies

Oatmeal-Based Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

Fruity and Seasonal Cookies


Chocolate Cookies

1. Thick and Soft Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies (GF)

2. Soft and Chewy Brownie Cookies

3. Quintuple Chocolate Fudgy Brownie Cookies

4. Nutella Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies and Adaptations with my Favorite Dough Base

And also see Cookie #22

5. Chocolate Chip and Chunk Cookies – Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

6. Soft and Chewy Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies

7. Soft and Chewy M&Ms Cookies

8. Twix Bar Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brown Sugar and Soft, Buttery, Doughy Cookies

Also See Cookie #14

9. Brown Sugar Maple Cookies

10. Soft and Chewy Cinnamon Chip Snickerdoodle Cookies

11. White Chocolate Snickerdoodle Cookies

12. Sugar-Doodle Vanilla Cookies

13. Buttery Sugar Wafer Sandwich Cookies

Coconut Oil Cookies

14. Soft Batch Dark Brown Sugar Coconut Oil Cookies

15. Soft and Puffy Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Cookies

16. Coconut Oil White Chocolate Cookies

Oatmeal-Based Cookies

Also see Cookies #21, 22

17. Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Scotchies Cookies

18. Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

19. Soft and Chewy Spiced Carrot Cake Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

Also see #’s 1, 4, 15 for other favorite Peanut Butter Cookie variations that I’ve blogged about

My Cookbook contains 3 of my all-time Favorite Peanut Butter Cookie Recipes

20. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies (gluten-free) – Favorite Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe on my Blog

21. Peanut Butter Oatmeal White Chocolate Cookies

22. Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Fruity and Seasonal Cookies

23. Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

24. Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

25. Cranberry and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

There’s always room for more cookie recipes and I’m giving away a copy of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer: All the Good Cookies


About the Book

“In 2007, Gretchen Holt-Witt set the lofty goal of baking and selling 96,000 cookies during the holidays, all in the name of funding research for pediatric cancer, the #1 killer of kids in the United States and the disease her young son was battling. Armed with the determination of a mom on a mission plus the knowledge that funds for research mean more treatment options, better survival rates, and hope for the future, Holt-Witt succeeded in selling all 96,000 cookies and raising over $400,000 for new pediatric cancer treatments.

Soon after, Gretchen and her husband Larry founded Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a national nonprofit that inspires people to host bake sales of all sizes, from desktops and porches to entire corporations and communities, with some raising more than $100,000 in a day. Gretchen’s first book, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Best Bake Sale Cookbook, raised thousands more for pediatric cancer research. All the Good Cookies gathers a mouthwatering collection of recipes that promise to satisfy any cookie craving, with the author’s profits again going to the charity.”

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150 Responses to “25 Cookie Jar Favorite Cookies and Cookie Cookbook Giveaway”

  1. #
    Barbara norton — June 8, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    I love warm chewy chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven

  2. #
    Kathy — June 8, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    I cannot keep enough cookies in the house for my husband

  3. #
    Louis — June 8, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    I like Jam Thumbprints.

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    Meryl — June 8, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Double chocolate chip cookies.

  5. #
    Connie — June 8, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    I can’t wait to try the buttery sugar wafer sandwich cookies

  6. #
    Linda — June 8, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    I’ve never made whoopsie pies and want to try that recipe soon…

  7. #
    Pat Hoffmeister — June 8, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    I really like coconut macaroons made with condensed milk, coconut, vanilla extract and almond extract. In fact, I made some today.

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    Suzanne S — June 8, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    May Day cookies from The Bread Basket in Chattanooga, TN. They are made with cream cheese & have sprinkles mixed in. I would love to have the recipe!

  9. #
    nessa — June 8, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    These all look delish!

  10. #
    Kristin — June 8, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    I love every type of cookie! Oreo chocolate chip are a favorite

  11. #
    Barbara Stenby — June 8, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    I would love to try the Cranberry and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

  12. #
    Jacqui — June 8, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    My favorite recipe is my moms homemade peanut butter chip cookies. They are to die for!

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    CJ — June 8, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    One of my 11 yr old grandsons is fighting a horrible cancer – so anything that supports pediatric cancer – I want to be a part of.

    My favorite cookie is an oatmeal, choc chip cookie. YUM!

  14. #
    Sarah — June 8, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies!

  15. #
    Kim Porter — June 8, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    I want to make these http://www.averiecooks.com/2013/01/coconut-oil-white-chocolate-cookies.html but have yet to invest in coconut oil. :(

  16. #
    vivi — June 9, 2013 at 3:17 am

    I love soft chocolate cookies!

  17. #
    erin m. — June 9, 2013 at 4:42 am

    I love peanut butter cookies

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    Kristine — June 9, 2013 at 5:05 am

    I am head over heals for your chocolate peanut butter coookies! sometimes I get crazy with these totally gf cookies and sub cocoa powder with carob or peanut butter with hazulnut or sunflower butter : )
    Thank you for all your inspiration!

  19. #
    April — June 9, 2013 at 5:36 am

    Peanut butter cookies – I’ve been making them since I were a kid!

  20. #
    KatieK — June 9, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Those chocolate cookies with nutella look tremendous! :-)

  21. #
    Isaac — June 9, 2013 at 7:54 am

    I love my double chocolate mint chip cookies that I make at Christmastime every year! I sadly have no link to the recipe and is it just at home in my recipe box :(

  22. #
    LAURA JONES — June 9, 2013 at 8:45 am

    i found a super recipe for cookies which you can put in rolos or any other confectionary pieces you like always popular

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    Marty — June 9, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Definitely a classic chocolate chip cookie. I’m always on the hunt for the perfect recipe. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  24. #
    Allison — June 9, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    I want to try out the coconut oil cookies

  25. #
    Luv What You Do — June 9, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    so many cookies…so little time!
    I love oatmeal raisin cookies and these White Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Raisin Cookies were some of the best I’ve made!

  26. #
    Carlina Orris — June 9, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    I would love to try your chocolate chip cookie recipe with the cornstarch!

  27. #
    Savannah — June 9, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    My favorite cookie is definitely a peanut butter cookie with chocolate chips!

  28. #
    Joylynn — June 10, 2013 at 5:09 am

    I am new to your site and I can’t wait to make the peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies. I too am a major peanut butter lover and mixed with chocolate makes it even better!

  29. #
    Leah M — June 10, 2013 at 5:20 am

    Double chocolate mint cookies!

  30. #
    Samantha Paulin — June 10, 2013 at 5:53 am

    Oatmeal dark chocolate and peanut butter!

  31. #
    Megan — June 10, 2013 at 8:20 am

    I love love love cookies with cacao nibs

  32. #
    Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen — June 10, 2013 at 8:38 am

    I really want to try this cookie recipe! They look amazing :)


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    Megan @ For the Love of Cookies — June 10, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Oh my goodness, I clearly have a lot of recipes to try! I’ve tried the soft and chewy M&M and chocolate chip and the pb oatmeal white chocolate chip. They were all fabulous, soft and chewy, just the way I like!

    My favorite cookie is probably….plain ol’ chocolate chip using the soft and chewy dough base that you often use. Although peanut butter cookies are up there too. And I’m in love with these cinnamon roll sugar cookies: http://picky-palate.com/2010/02/11/cinnamon-roll-sugar-cookies-yes/ .

    Cookies I want to make, oh boy.

    Peppermint white chocolate chip cookies : http://www.closetcooking.com/2012/12/peppermint-white-chocolate-chip-cookies.html
    PB Chocolate Swirl Cookies: http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2013/02/24/soft-baked-peanut-butter-chocolate-swirl-cookies/
    Deep dark chocolate cookies : http://www.divine-baking.com/2011/04/deep-dark-chocolate-cookies.html
    Monster cookies
    Oatmeal raisinet cookies
    Your cookie cups, sugar doodles, oatmeal scotchies, and coconut oil cookies to name a few. ;)

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      Averie Sunshine — June 10, 2013 at 2:22 pm

      Wow – so many great links and ideas! Thanks for all of these, Megan!

  34. #
    Vicki F — June 10, 2013 at 11:40 am

    I finally bought the coconut oil so I can try your cookies – first stop being the peanut butter ones.

  35. #
    Christy Cummins — June 10, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    White chocolate macadamia.

  36. #
    Natalie S — June 10, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    I love making any cookie with brown butter!

  37. #
    Maria — June 10, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Warm and thick chocolate chip cookies.

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    angela @ another bite please — June 11, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    i just love the power of a mom on a mission…how amazing she raised that much $..and to now have a cookbook…thanks for sharing Averie. Everyone loves cookies!!!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — June 13, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    I love all of the cookie recipes you post! Cookies are my favorite :)

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