Basic Cookie Recipes to turn into dozens of other recipes

If you’re feeling like cookies, you need one of these Basic Cookie Recipes! You can turn any of these basic cookie recipes into dozens of other recipes super easy using my website as a guide.

Turn sugar cookies into bars or snickerdoodles, turn pudding cookies into chocolate chip cookies. Turn a peanut butter cookie into a gooey bar or a add chocolate chips to a snowball cookie! Once you have a basic cookie recipe you just need your imagination to turn it into dozens of NEW cookie recipes!

Start with one of my basic cookie recipes and use it as your guide to create dozens of cookie recipes you can use for years to come!

frosted sugar cookie

Sugar Cookies

A classic soft & chewy sugar cookie can be turned into so many things. You can frost them, make them into funfetti cookies, cut out cookies, M&M cookies, and so many more sugar cookie recipes.

Stack of Pudding Cookies on parchment paper

Pudding Cookies

Pudding cookies are easy to make and flavor with different flavors of pudding and mix-ins. Get my COMPLETE COLLECTION of Pudding Cookies HERE.

Stack of Snickerdoodles on parchment paper


This classic recipe is delicious as a cookie with chocolate chips, or as bars or even with flavors like peanut butter snickerdoodles or mocha snickerdoodles.

Person holding a Copycat Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

EVERYONE needs a chocolate chip recipe in their arsenal. From basic to bakery style, you can do so many things with chocolate chips cookies. You can make them into gooey bars or add Reese’s Pieces or even Kit Kats! Stuff them with peanut butter cups or make them into a cookie cake!

Person holding a peanut butter cookie

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter cookies are very popular on this website. I have so many of them that I even created the Ultimate Peanut Butter Cookie List!

Plate of oatmeal cookies

Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies are often understated and forgotten about, but they’re so delicious. You can stuff them with Rolos or make them into monster cookies or s’mores bars!

Stack of Homemade Sprinkle Cookies

Sprinkle Cookies

Sprinkle cookies are a fun cookie because you can make them for any occasion with a different color sprinkles!

A bunch of different types of shortbread cookies

Shortbread Cookies

Make this one dough and get 4 kinds of shortbread cookie! Or use this dough to make macadamia nut shortbread or Chocolate Pretzel Toffee Shortbread!

Stack of Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate Cookies

Sometimes you want chocolate! In that case, make a chocolate cookie with a chocolate dough! You can also make these with peppermint or double mint!

Russian Tea Cakes in a red bowl

Mom’s Russian Tea Cakes (AKA Snowball Cookies)

Snowballs are one of the most popular recipes on my site – I have the ULTIMATE LIST of Snowball Recipes HERE!