8 Of The Most Popular Cookie Recipes On Pinterest

We love cookies—they’re generally so easy to make that even those of us who are generally no-value-add to a dinner party can whip up a batch to avoid being disinvited to holiday soirees in the years to come. In search of fresh(ly baked) ideas, we reached out to our friends at Pinterest to get the skinny on some of their most-pinned decadent treats; here, eight of the most popular cookie recipes on Pinterest from which to take inspo this season.

Creme de la Crumb

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

This recipe is a good way to enable cookie eating for breakfast without judgment. Your guests (or, your stressed-out self) will thank you.


Cookies ¾ cup (1½ sticks) butter, softened ¾ cup granulated sugar ¼ cup powdered sugar 2 large eggs ½ tsp vanilla 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt

Filling 4 Tbsp butter, softened ½ cup brown sugar 1 tsp cinnamon

Glaze 2 Tbsp cream cheese, softened 2 Tbsp butter, softened 1 cup powdered sugar ½ tsp vanilla 1-2 Tbsp milk

Directions: Get full baking instructions here.

She Likes Food

Healthy, Make-Ahead Breakfast Cookies

So, if you're not a cinnamon roll sugar cookie-for-breakfast kinda gal, try these instead. The recipe's author offers them 6 ways—Lemon Blueberry, Cherry Chocolate, Carrot Cake, Tropical, Chocolate Peanut Butter and Banana Bread. Below, we've chosen Lemon Blueberry.

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats, gluten free certified if necessary 3/4 cups flour, gluten free or all purpose 1/4 cup coconut sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/8 tsp salt 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp non-dairy milk (I like almond) 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 flax egg (1 Tbsp ground flax mixed with 2 1/2 Tbsp water, let sit for a few minutes) 1 tspn vanilla extract 1 1/2 tspn lemon zest 2 tspn lemon juice 1/2 cup dried blueberries (you could also use fresh)

Directions: Get full baking instructions here.

Picky Palate

Oreo-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe doesn't need a caption, does it? We won't judge you if you eat these before baking them (as pictured).

Ingredients: 2 sticks softened butter 3/4 Cup packed light brown sugar 1 Cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 Tspn pure vanilla 3 1/2 Cups all purpose flour 1 tspn kosher salt 1 tspn baking soda 10 oz bag chocolate chips 1 bag Oreo Cookies

Directions: Get full baking instructions here.


Buttery Jam Thumbprint Cookies

These buttery pillows of deliciousness were saved over 240,000 times.

Ingredients: 1 cup salted butter, softened ½ cup confectioners' (powdered) sugar, plus ¼ cup more for dusting 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract ¼ tsp table salt 2 cups all purpose flour Coupons ½ cup fruit preserves (I used raspberry, blackberry, and peach)

Directions: Get full baking instructions here.

Cooking Classy

Salted Caramel-Stuffed Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Variations on the crinkle cookie were saved over 3M times, but this version is undeniably our favorite.

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp cocoa powder 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 10 tbsp salted butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar 2 large eggs 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 2 dozen caramels (such as Kraft) or Rolos, unwrapped Coarse sea salt 3/4 cup powdered sugar

Directions: Get full baking instructions here.


Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

These have (dried) fruit in them, which basically make them as healthy as broccoli.

Ingredients: ¾ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature ½ cup brown sugar ½ cup white sugar 1 Tbsp vanilla extract (I like to use Madagascar Bourbon) 1 egg 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp cornstarch 1 tsp baking soda Pinch salt 1 cup dried cranberries 1 cup white chocolate chips

Directions: Get full baking instructions here.

All Top Food

Gooey Red Velvet Butter Cookies

These still-trendy cookies are always the first to go on any dessert spread, which is why it's no wonder this recipe has been pinned so many times. With these treats, the gooier (read: more undercooked) the better.

Ingredients: 2 ¼ cups of flour 2 cups of sugar 2 tbsps unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tsps baking powder ¼ tsp salt 8oz of softened cream cheese 4 tbsps of softened butter 1 egg ½ cup powdered sugar 1 tbsp red liquid food colouring

Directions: Get full baking instructions here.

Suburban Simplicity

Christmas Crack

While these aren't cookies per se, they're too insanely delicious (and popular) to be left off this list. Yes, those are saltines you're seeing sandwiched between chocolate-and-toffee decadence and no, Amanda Chantal Bacon would not approve.

Ingredients: 4 oz saltine crackers 1 cup butter 1 cup dark brown sugar 2 cups dark chocolate morsels 3/4 cup chopped toasted pecans

Directions: Get full baking instructions here.