23 Cookies That Will Never Let You Down

We live in a complicated world of cupcakes and cronuts. Cookies are here to help you through.

2. Let’s take a moment to appreciate the cookie.

Recipe: Salty Chocolate Chunk Cookies

3. It should be an inspiration to us all.

Recipe: Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Cookies

4. At its core, the cookie is humble and straightforward.

Recipe: Molasses Drop Cookies

6. Case in point: It has been BFFs with chocolate for years.

Recipe: Jumbo Three Chip Cookies

7. But the cookie loves to meet new people…

Recipe: Potato Chip Cookie

8. …and it is respectful of their different beliefs and preferences.

Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

9. The cookie will never judge you, or make you feel like you’re not good enough.

Recipe: M&M’s Monster Cookies

10. In fact, it will embrace you for all of your quirks…

Recipe: Fluffernutter Cookies

11. …because it understands that eccentricities are something to be celebrated.

Recipe: Crazy Confetti Compost Cookies

12. It will never look down on you, or tell you to grow up.

Recipe: Grown Up PB&J Cookies

13. When you need to unwind, a cookie will be there for you. Usually with milk…

Recipe: Brownie Cookies

14. …but occasionally with something a little bit stronger.

Recipe: Oatmeal Cookies with Whiskey Soaked Cherries

15. The cookie is open-minded and willing to collaborate with other desserts.

Recipe: S’mores Cookies

16. But it likes to keep things real, and it’ll never make you wait in line.

Recipe: Blueberry Crumb Muffin Cookies

17. You can take a cookie anywhere. It will dress down.

Recipe: Oreo Pudding Cookies

19. And if need be, it will get pretty festive.

Recipe: Chewy Sugar Sprinkles Cookies

20. The cookie is generous and giving.

Recipe: White Chip Snickerdoodle

22. …but it doesn’t need to be the center of attention.

Recipe: Bouchon Bakery Pecan Sandies

23. A cookie will encourage you to embrace innovation and change.

Recipe: Pig-Out Cookies with Peanut Butter, Chocolate, and Bacon

24. But, like every lasting friend, it will never expect you to be anything but yourself.

Recipe: Oatmeal Scotchies

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