With much of the world being urged to stay indoors at the moment, it has become par for the course to pick up a new indoor hobby (and no, marathoning television doesn't count). From painting to learning a language or getting really into jigsaw puzzles, there's never been a better time to try out that "thing" you've always wanted to do if only you were a bit less busy. Especially baking — there's no better time to come over all Mary Berry than right now. Though it seems like banana bread is everyone's quarantine treat of choice, it would appear cookies are also having a moment. I've scoured social media for some of the most Insta-friendly cookies to bake when you're bored.
Let's just say finding these recipes wasn't a difficult task. There are thousands (and I mean thousands) of cookie recipes circling the web right now — some have been remixed into gluten-free, dairy-free, and fruit-filled for the health conscious, while other butter-loving bakers have gone all out with decadent and truly show-stopping ingredients. I've found nine recipes that are well worth attempting even if you're an absolute novice to the world of baking. You'll have a tray of cookies in the oven in no time.