You say it’s the holidays, eh? We say: cookie swap or it didn’t happen. Every great cookie tin starts with at least a few full-fleshed drop cookies, filled with decadent surprises—everything from dark chocolate chips to flaked coconut to walnut pieces. From spiced oatmeal cookies to chocolate-dipped macarons, here are a few of our favorite drop cookie recipes for the holiday season.
There’s a reason why this chocolate chip cookie recipe is our third most popular recipe of all time: It has the right level of sweetness and the perfect ratio of chocolate to chewy cookie dough.
On the hunt for a crowd-pleaser that’s also a cinch to make ahead? Look no further than Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons. Make them up to several days ahead, and serve them with coffee.
Allspice, the dried berry that tastes like a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, is the key to the deep flavor found in these oatmeal cookies.
Chuck Williams’ voluminous Double Chocolate Chip Cookies would make a wonderful homemade gift for any chewy cookie fiend and chocoholic.
These chocolate chip cookies with toasted almonds and orange zest hidden inside are just the thing for those who enjoy a cookie with a little mystery.
Looking for even more cookie ideas? Check out five of our favorite jam cookie recipes.