11 Warm, Gooey Cookie Recipes to Get You Through the Last of Winter

There are some people who think that all cookies are created equal, that your Keebler variety measures up to a warm, gooey cookie fresh from the oven. We are not those people. Make no mistake: a chocolate chip confection, lightly crispy on the edges and paired with a tall glass of milk, is nothing short of divine.

From chewy peanut butter to spiced gingersnap, deep-dish skillet to oatmeal, we’ve rounded up the most mouthwatering, crave-worthy cookies to warm you up for the last stretch of winter. Be still, our beating hearts.

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by Lisa Siva

Peanut Butter

You know those peanut butter cookies your mom used to make? These are better. Bakerella dips the ends in chocolate and rolls them in crushed peanuts — genius.

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Pie Crust Hearts

Joy the Baker has the ultimate not-cookie cookie. These treats are made with lemon-raspberry jam sandwiched between two heart-shaped slices of pie crust.

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip

This is not a typo. It’s twice the amount of chocolate in one heart-stopping, melt-in-your-mouth dessert. My Baking Addiction gets us.

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The Messy Baker drizzles these soft-baked ginger cookies with an eggnog glaze. Comfort on a plate.

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Apple Cheesecake Shortbread

When we think of cookies, apple and cheesecake aren’t the first flavors that come to mind, but Baked by Rachel makes it work in this rich, crumbly shortbread.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Peanut Butter S'mores

Brace yourselves. How Sweet It Is has concocted the world’s ultimate s’more with a homemade marshmallow, smothered in peanut butter and tucked between two chocolate chip cookies. We die.

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No-Bake Chocolate & Coffee

There is simply no excuse for not having a cookie when the craving strikes. These no-bake chocolate and coffee cookies from Cookie and Kate are foolproof.

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Matcha, White Chocolate, & Macadamia

We’ve all had a white chocolate and macadamia nut cookie, but Hummingbird High takes it a step further with a dusting of matcha.

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Coconut Oatmeal

A generous handful of coconut lends this macaroon-inspired confection its bite. Thanks, London Bakes!

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We’re not talking banana peels, here. Leave it to the folks at Momofuku Milk Bar to whip up the most outlandish, yet strangely addictive cookie ever. Sure, you’ll start with ordinary chocolate, but soon, Christina Tosi has you mixing in pretzels and potato chips. Brown Eyed Baker has the recipe.

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Dark Chocolate Chunk

You thought the chocolate chip cookie couldn’t get any better? Just wait until you bake a giant one in a skillet. This, my friends, is the cookie that launched a thousand forks. Thanks, How Sweet It Is!

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