The Best Cookie Cookbooks, According to My Grandma

The Best Cookie Cookbooks

Cookie cookbooks are a must-have for any home baker looking to expand their cookie-making skills. They provide a wide range of recipes, from basic chocolate chip cookies to more unique and advanced flavors like lavender and white chocolate.

Not only do they include recipes, but also tips and techniques for making the perfect cookie, such as how to achieve the perfect texture and consistency.

I still remember my grandmother’s chocolate chip cookies. Yum! She always used to tell me her secret for making them perfect was to refer to her personal cookbook. Her cookie cookbook was filled with so many recipes that she had tried over the years, and each one was better than the last. It was a treasure trove of cookie-making knowledge passed down through generations.

With a cookie cookbook, you too can create memories and delicious cookies like my grandmother’s.

The Big Book of Cookies

 Big Book of Cookies by Betty Crocker

We love Betty Crocker, the chef that never was, and it was hard to choose between her two different cooking and baking works for our favorite recipes but, in the end, we opted for this one as it’s a masterclass in baking, and covers everything from simple sugar cookies and butter cookies onwards.

It won’t win any James Beard awards but if you want to start baking cookies today, with no fuss, and get the best cookies possible out of the oven, then this is the book for you.

You can find it online here and here.

100 Cookies

100 cookies

The Baking Book for Every Kitchen, with Classic Cookies, Novel Treats, Brownies, Bars, and More by Sarah Kieffer

Sarah runs the Vanilla Bean Baking Blog when she’s not writing cookbooks and as you’d expect from a professional communicator this is full of tips, techniques, and easy-to-follow instructions that ensure your baked desserts and cookie recipes are as tasty as tasty can be.

Her “pan banging” technique for making cookies ensures that every recipe comes out with the perfect crisp crust and chewy center. Yum!

You can find it online here and here.

The Perfect Cookie

the perfect cookie

Your Ultimate Guide to Foolproof Cookies, Brownies & Bars by America’s Test Kitchen

This was featured in the New York Times book review as an outstanding cookbook and it’s because the test kitchen has, once again, rounded up all knowledge of cookies and distilled it down to the finest detail in a series of tips and techniques that we can all follow!

America’s Test Kitchen is included in our picks for the best cookbooks ever here.

You can find it online here and here.

The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion

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The Essential Cookie Cookbook by King Arthur Baking Company

With hundreds of thousands of followers on social media, King Arthur is more than just a bakers supply company.

They know all there is to know about baking and they’re happy to share it with you too.

This recipe book is ideal for the first time baker looking to create a tasty cookie without any real experience.

You can find it online here and here.

Sally’s Cookie Addiction

cookie addiction

Irresistible Cookies, Cookie Bars, Shortbread, and More from the Creator of Sally’s Baking Addiction by Sally McKenney

This book is packed with stunning images and Sally ensures that you know every little trick in the book as a baker.

Not only will she ensure you get tasty cookies today, but that you never run out of cookies even in an emergency!

You can find it online here and here.

Dorie’s Cookies

dories cookies

One of our favorite baking bloggers turned us on to this cookie-baking classic and we’re glad that they did.

These aren’t recipes for any old cookies, each one required “three purple stars of approval” from Dorie herself (which meant that you had to want to make the recipe, again and again, to be included).

And oh my, don’t miss out on the Pink-Peppercorn Thumbprints. They’re incredible!

You can find it online here and here.

Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar

vegan cookies

100 Dairy-Free Recipes for Everyone’s Favorite Treats

Super tasty plant-based recipes are hard to find in many baking books but that’s OK because you only need one to to start making chocolate delights and this is that book.

You’ll also learn a bit about pastry, cakes, and other desserts as you go. And yes, the recipes are delicious!

You can find it online here and here.

Martha Stewart’s Cookies

martha stewart cookies

The Very Best Treats to Bake and to Share: A Baking Book by Martha Stewart Living Magazine

175 recipes from one of America’s top cooks that will never let you down.

Whether it’s a party or a formal dinner – there are delicious cookies in this book waiting for you!

You can find it online here and here.

How Can It Be Gluten Free

gluten free cookies

Groundbreaking Recipes for All Your Favorites by America’s Test Kitchen

This is actually two books rolled into one and it has a huge section on cookies as well as cakes, bread, etc.

We include it because good gluten-free cookies are so hard to find and these are sweet and wonderful!

You can find it online here and here.

Taste of Home Cookies:

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623 Irresistible Delights by Taste of Home

Yes, 623 different cookie recipes!

If you can’t find something your sweet tooth appreciates here, you just don’t like cookies.

You can find it online here and here.