20 Creative Cookie Recipes

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These are not your mama’s cookies. These creative cookie recipes are fun for putting in your kid’s lunchbox, selling at bake sales, or just to have at home.

I love easy cookies. I am not a baker, like, at all. But when I do bake, I like to make things that are different. This is Annie from Venture1105 and I found 20 of the most unique and creative cookie recipes ever!

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If I am going to bake anything, it’s going to be drop cookies that require little to no decorating. I’m just not patient enough to be a baker. All of the cookies on this list stood out to me. They are unique twists on drop cookies.

Some of them are more seasonal than others. But I can eat cranberry chocolate together at any time of year. I hope you enjoy this list as much as I enjoyed making it.

Here you go! These are some of the most creative cookie recipes I could find. Don’t forget to pin this post so you can find it later.

This skillet cookie recipe is quick to throw together for an after dinner treat! Top it with some vanilla ice cream and you have a yummy homemade dessert that the family will love!

What do you do when you have cookie dough left? You put it all in a cast iron skillet and bake it! I love cast iron dessert recipes, and this is a cookie everyone can share.

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2. Sparkly chocolate fudge cookies

I love chocolate. I love it so much, you’ll find quite a few recipes in this list with some sort of chocolate in them. I love the sparkly sugar on the outside of these fudgy cookies.

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3. Oatmeal Raisin Carrot Cookies

Two carrot cookies with oatmeal, raisins and shredded carrots stacked on top of one another. These oatmeal raisin carrot cake cookies have cream cheese frosting in the center. The top cookie has a large bite out of the side of it.

Do you love raisins? Either you love them or you don’t, there really isn’t any in-between. I love how the raisins give these cookies depth and texture. And the cream cheese filling inside these cookies is perfect- not too sweet.

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4. Soft baked peanut butter cookies

They may not be the most creative cookies on the list, but a cookie roundup isn’t complete without peanut butter cookies! They are a classic and my entire family’s favorite.

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5. Blueberry white chocolate chip cookies

Soft Blueberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe | TrishSutton.com

Have you ever tried to make cookies with blueberries? I haven’t, and that’s why these cookies stood out to me. I love blueberry muffins, so I bet I’d love these too.

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6. Donut Cookies

Create a fun dessert with the kids using this easy recipe for frosted Donut Cookies made from sugar cookie dough. Topped with sprinkles, these cookies are a great party treat!

Aren’t these beautiful? It’s the perfect way to use up leftover sugar cookie dough. They look just like my daughter’s favorite donuts.

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7. Cranberry white chocolate chip cookies

If you've got a cookie exchange coming up, or really just any holiday get-together on your horizon, these Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect treat!

Sure, cranberries tend to be put in the “Christmas” category. But I can eat these cookies all year long! I love how the tart cranberries pairs with the sweet white chocolate chips.

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8. peppermint mocha cookies

Delicious Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Chunk Cookies - perfect for a Christmas dessert or holiday cookie exchange!

For some reason, peppermint is another flavor people regulate to Christmas time. But I love peppermint desserts in the summertime too. The peppermint brings out the chocolate flavors in these drop cookies.

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9. ultimate carrot cake cookies

If you don’t like raisins, then this carrot cookie recipe is perfect for you. They are nice thin cookies with a cream cheese filling.

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10. Snickerdoodle Cream cheese cookies

A pile of yummy snickerdoodle cream cheese cookies

I’ve loved snickerdoodles since I was a little girl, making them with my grandma. But I’ve never heard of using cream cheese! This recipe is creative and tastes amazing.

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11. Lemon sugar cookies with blueberry frosting

Lemon sugar cookies with blueberry frosting

Lemon and blueberries go so perfectly together, but I never thought to put them together in a cookie. The colors are delightful! These would sell really well at a bake sale.

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12. Oatmeal cream pie cookies

homemade oatmeal cream pies

This is my personal addition to the list, from my blog. These are oatmeal cookies with a creamy topping. They taste even better than the boxed oatmeal cream pies.

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13. Almond joy cookies

almond joy cookies on a plate

If you love Almond Joy candy bars as much as I do, you’ll love these cookies. They are made with sliced almonds and shredded coconut. Yum!

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14. oreo double stuff cheesecake cookies

Oreo double stuff cheesecake cookies

I can’t get over how beautiful these cookies are! I’d probably eat the entire dozen in one sitting. They really are made with double stuff cookies too.

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15. French vanilla coffee sandwich cookies

French vanilla coffee sandwich cookies.

My two favorite things – coffee and cookies! I love how thin these sandwich cookies are. And you will adore the filling too. It’s just sweet enough to go with the shortbread cookies.

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16. chocolate chip marshmallow cookies

As you bite into these chewy cookies, the marshmallows add sweetness. It’s so perfect. I usually don’t like marshmallows, but in these cookies, I’m a fan of them.

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17. passionfruit cookies

passionfruit cookies

I had no idea you could use passionfruit in a cookie until I found this recipe. It really does use passionfruit pulp! Try them, I bet you love them.

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18. Swedish spice cookies

swedish spice cookies recipe.

These have a bold flavor. This comes from ginger, cinnamon, and molasses. They end up tasting a bit like gingerbread cookies.

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19. Mexican hot chocolate cookies

Mexican hot chocolate cookies

The Aztecs really used to use chili powder in their hot chocolate drinks. And that’s how these cookies are made. You should try them, they are unforgettable.

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20. cashew thumbprint cookies

Cashew thumbprint cookies

These cookies are both salty and sweet. I love the crunch of the cashews on top. And thumbprint cookies are by far some of the easiest ones to make. The filling is made with brown sugar and powdered sugar. It’s a homemade recipe that you’ll want to use as filling in other cookies too. It’s really that good.

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There you have it! These are some of the most creative cookie recipes that are also easy enough for busy moms like me to bake.

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