If you’re looking for a last-minute bake, rustling up a batch of cookies is always a good idea. They’re easy to make, require minimal oven time and use just a handful of store-cupboard ingredients (meaning they’re on the cheaper side, too). Plus, most cookie recipes are super-straightforward, so they’re great for getting the kids involved. From bake sales to birthdays, afternoon tea or ‘just because’, our cookie recipes are sure to hit the spot.
Chocolate chip cookies
You can’t beat a chocolate chip cookie, and these seriously deliver on the flavour front. Soft, chewy and ridiculously delicious, this is a fantastic cookie recipe to have up your sleeve. Plus, you’ll only need a few ingredients and 10 minutes of oven time – ideal!
Apple crumble cookies
Celebrate your store cupboard with this 5 Ingredients cookie recipe. Fruity, crumbly and beautifully buttery, these are guaranteed to go down a treat. We’re channelling apple crumble vibes here, but feel free to swap the apples for your favourite dried fruit.
Devil’s double choc malt cookies
When it comes to cookie recipes, this is Jamie’s absolute favourite. With Maltesers, Horlicks and two types of chocolate, these are something special. Ditch shop-bought packets for these double-choc delights and you’ll never look back.
Jools’ easy oaty fruit cookies
Simple, fruity and utterly satisfying, these rustic cookies couldn’t be easier to make. We’ve gone for raisins and mixed seeds here, but swap in whatever you already have – any dried fruit would be delicious. When it comes to nuts, think hazelnuts, almonds, pecans or walnuts.
Chocolate rye cookies
Rye bread makes a cracking cookie when combined with dark chocolate – trust us! When it comes to choosing chocolate, opt for a 70% cocoa content, it’ll make all the difference. Finish with a sprinkle of sea salt for a proper grown-up treat.
The clue is in the name – these cookies are a great vehicle for using up any leftover nuts, dried fruit, chocolate, toffee or treats you have lying around. You could also add a pinch of mixed spice, cinnamon or ginger into the mix, if you like.
Peanut butter & chocolate chip cookies
Gluten-free, dairy-free and undeniably tasty, these are perfect for dunking in a hot cup of tea. The dough is super forgiving, so don’t fret about creating perfectly shaped cookies – have fun with it, and see where you end up.
DIY cookie jars
Give the gift of deliciousness with these bake-your-own cookie jars. Just remember to write down the baking instructions on a cute gift tag and attach it to the jar. Go on, you’ll make someone’s day!
White chocolate & cranberry cookies
Beautifully crisp on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside, these are well worth a bake. White chocolate and cranberries are a match made in heaven, although dried strawberries or blueberries would also be lovely.
Dairy-free chocolate & nut cookies
Part crunchy cookie, part gooey brownie – what’s not to love? These are completely dairy-free, but you wouldn’t know it. With pecans, hazelnuts and vanilla, these are an absolute joy to make and eat.
If you’re after more inspiration for sweet treats, check out our budget-friendly bakes.