15 Best Cookie Cookbooks

We have done the hard work for you: here are the 15 best cookie cookbooks of all time. Cookies are a great treat because they are often fun to make and easy to eat. If you want to find a great cookie cookbook, though, the choices can be daunting. Many books claim to have the best cookie recipes or the perfect instructions for making cookies. But which cookie cookbooks really stand out? Below is a list of some of the top rated cookie cookbooks. I have included great all around favorites as well as few specialty ones that are definitely worth it.

15 Greatest Cookie Cookbooks

1. Martha Stewart Cookies

What list on cooking or baking would be complete without Martha Stewart. However this cookbook doesn’t require hard to find ingredients or specialty equipment. There are 175 recipes which include traditional favorites and unusual new varieties. The recipes are clear and concise with plenty of photos to guide you. And the ingredients are standard ones you can find in most grocery stores.
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2. King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion

King Arthur is a well known brand of high quality flour. They also make great cookbooks. The Cookie Companion includes over 400 recipes with plenty of tips and in depth descriptions.There are even stories behind the cookies and the science of how the recipes work. This book thoroughly covers the topic of cookies.
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3. Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book

If you made cookies with your mom or grandma, chances are good you used this cookbook or recipes from it. This classic cookbook has been reproduced with full color photographs and the 450 recipes from the original.
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4.Great Cookies: Secrets to Sensational Sweets by Carol Walter

This highly praised cookbook has over 200 recipes from classics to new, creative ones. There are nice, full color photos and clear, detailed instructions. Beginning to more advanced bakers will find recipes to like in this handy book.
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5. The All-American Cookie Book

This carefully researched book has 150 tested recipes so the results are often very delicious. Along with the recipes is the history behind them and plenty of tips to get great results.
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6. Taste of Home: Cookies: 623 Irresistible Delights

Taste of Home produces a bimonthly magazine and is well known to home cooks all over the U.S. This cookie book has over 600 recipes from cookies to bars to brownies. There are lots of photos and baking hints as well. Most of them are very easy to make, with pre-made ingredients and handy shortcuts.
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7. Cupcakes, Cookies & Pie, Oh My

This is not just a cookie cookbook, this is a creative and imaginative guide to making unusual cookies and other desserts. The designs are not difficult but so visually appealing, such as fluffy sheep, flowers, or even a Chinese dragon. There are ample step by step pictures to guide you as well as a nice range of recipes.
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8. Cookie Craft: From Baking to Luster Dust, Designs, and Techniques for Creative Cookie Occasions

If you have cookie baking experience and want to take cookie decorating to a higher level, this clear and informative book is your guide. This book provides recipes and templates to make truly beautiful cookies.The authors also discuss their experiences and what works for them, like insider tips to how they create these cookies.
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9. Julia M. Usher’s Ultimate Cookies

This advanced guide to decorating cookies is perfect for the intermediate baker looking to learn new techniques. The author gives several recipes, templates and step by step guides to decorating frosted or iced cookies. She also gives advice on which equipment is best to produce the cookies she presents.
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10. Rose’s Christmas Cookies

Experienced baker Rose Levy Beranbaum provides 60 precise, foolproof recipes. Beranbaum does a great job of giving thorough and clear instructions. Many of the recipes can be made year round despite the book’s title. Recommended for intermediate to advanced bakers.
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11. Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar: 100 Dairy Free Recipes for Everyone’s Favorite Treats

Dairy free cookies don’t sound so tasty since butter is often a key ingredient. But the authors of this cookbook have come up with some very tasty recipes. Bakers says the chocolate chip cookie recipe is a bit oily but many of the other recipes are surprising and very tasty. The author’s have also included regional classics and even some healthy varieties.
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12. The Good Cookies: Over 250 Delicious Recipes from Simple to Sublime

Experienced pastry chef Tish Boyle has arranged this cookbook by cookie texture. And because she has plenty of baking experience, she takes classic recipes and improves them with her special touch. Beginners to more advanced bakers will find the clear, detailed recipes to make some great cookies.
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13. Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt in Your Mouth Cookies by Alice Medrich

This unusual collection of cookie recipes is also arranged by texture and includes recipes you won’t find elsewhere. The recipes are clearly written and include wheat free, low fat, and gluten free versions. However, there are not many photos to go along with the interesting recipes.
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14. Rawsome Vegan Baking

This unusual book by Emily von Euw covers a wide range of desserts, including cookies. While you might not associate raw with cookies, the author puts together some delicious and unusual combinations. And all are unbaked and vegan. As you might guess, many are healthy using veggies and fruits. There are full color photos and no need for fancy equipment except a food processor for most of the recipes.
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15. Tate’s Bake Shop Cookbook

The well written recipes in this book highlight the Southampton bakeshop’s famous cookies. There are some nice classics and some interesting varieties. Reader’s noted the pecan recipe is missing the pecans but there a dozens of great recipes within.
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Hope you enjoyed this list of 15 best cookie cookbooks – let us know if you have any other recommendations to share.

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