cookie recipes

Chocolate crinkle cookies with powdered sugar
Chocolate crinkle cookies with powdered sugar

These big chocolate crinkle cookies are covered in powdered sugar before they’re baked, and come out of the oven with little cracks in the snowy sugar. This classic recipe comes from the 1980s, and uses unsweetened cocoa.

Cherry butter jewels cookies recipe
Cherry thumbprint Christmas cookies

These rich and tender cherry thumbprint Christmas cookies have bright and colorful button centers, made by placing pretty halved red or green candied cherries into the middle of each one.

Chocolate-orange dream cookies
Chocolate-orange dream cookies (1994)

Try this classic chocolate-orange dream cookies recipe from 1994 – an orange-flavored chocolate chip treat that’s similar to the popular white chocolate-orange dream cookies!

White chocolate-orange dream cookies
White chocolate-orange dream cookies recipe

These white chocolate-orange dream cookies taste almost like orange creamsicles! It’s s a nice variation on the popular white-chocolate macadamia nut cookie – and part of what makes these white chocolate dreams so unique.

mms jumble cookie recipe (1994)
Easy m&ms jumbles cookie recipe

This delicious classic jumbles cookie recipe comes from m&ms, who published it in the 1990s. Candy jumbles are chock-full of chocolate, raisins and nuts – with just enough dough to hold them all together!

Grandma's peanut butter molasses cookies recipe (1947)
Peanut butter molasses cookies

Here’s a classic recipe from the late 1940s for Grandma’s peanut butter molasses cookies, which are sweetened with sugar and dark molasses, and topped with peanut halves.

Classic spiced crackle cookie recipe (1982)
Spiced crackle cookies

These classic spiced crackle cookies from the 80s – rolled in powdered sugar before baking – deliver a sweet dessert with rich flavor and a little warm and spicy tang.

Easy chewy chocolate cookies
Easy chewy chocolate cookies

Find out how to make the Hershey’s classic – easy chewy chocolate cookies made with powdered cocoa – in this retro recipe from the 80s!

Old-fashioned Christmas coconut joy cookies (1979)
Coconut Joy no-bake cookie recipe (1979)

Here is an easy 1970s chocolatey Coconut Joy no-bake cookie recipe from C&H. With it, you can easily make these sweet treats for the holidays – or any day of the year!

Special K cookies recipe (1961)
Special K cookies recipe (1961)

With this easy recipe from the 1960s, you can enjoy the crispness, flavor and nourishment of this popular Kellogg’s cereal in Special K cookies. Give ’em a try!

A treasury of 100+ vintage Christmas cookie recipes
150+ vintage Christmas cookie recipes

If you’re looking to recreate that special vintage Christmas cookie recipe that your grandmother used to make, or want to discover old-fashioned cookies to make new again, here’s a big tasty collection of treats for you!