A pan filled with sugar cookie bar squares.

Cookie and Bar Recipes

These better-than-store-bought recipes for cookies and bars are easy enough for beginner bakers yet showy enough to be worthy of a blue ribbon at the state fair.

My best cookie and bar recipes cover a wide range of dessert territory: cheesecake bars, chocolate brownies, pumpkin bars, Christmas cookies, seven layer bars, and more.

Feel like a kid again with sprinkle-coated Circus Animal Cookies, candy bar-topped Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake, “kissed” Peanut Butter Blossoms, and Midwest-classic Scotcheroos. You’ll definitely win the bake sale with cookie recipes like Snickerdoodles, M&M Cookies, and Homemade Twix Bars. Come holiday season, try homemade Thumbprint Cookies, Double Ginger Cookies, Linzer Cookies, or Christmas Sugar Cookies.

Newest Cookie and Bar Recipes