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30 Best Drop Cookie Recipes to Try Today

In the mood for classic chocolate chip, buttery shortbread, or chewy molasses cookies? Then you need to try these drop cookie recipes!

They’re perfect for any occasion and will make this year’s Christmas baking a breeze!

Stacked Sprinkled Candy Drop Cookies
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Drop cookies are beyond easy to make. In fact, they’re some of my favorite types of cookies!

You just whip up the dough, spoon a nice portion out of the bowl, and drop it onto a baking sheet.

There’s no rolling or cutting involved! So while they may not be perfectly uniform, they’re ready in a flash.

Better yet, they’re the perfect cookie recipes for kids.

Just make sure to let them lick the spoon!

30 Easy Drop Cookies to Make This Holiday Season

1. Drop Style Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

Add a sprinkle of fun to everyday treats with these cute as pie funfetti cookies!

They’re soft and chewy sugar cookies with plenty of color in every bite.

Once you smell them baking in the oven, it’ll transport you back to your childhood.

Add more sprinkles to the top, and why not a drizzle of vanilla glaze, too? Yum!

2. Amish Sugar Cookies

Not loving all that food coloring? Then just make these plain but delicious Amish sugar cookies instead.

They have a wonderfully crisp edge, but the middle is chewy and melt-in-your-mouth amazing!

How’s it possible? You’ll use a blend of granulated and powdered sugars for the best mix of sweet and tender.

3. Lemon Drop Cookies

Sweet, buttery, and zesty, these lemon drop cookies are guaranteed to brighten up your day.

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The cookie batter is mixed in one bowl with a handful of simple ingredients. And after a spin in the oven, they’re perfectly chewy with slightly crisp edges.

The best part? You can whip these up quickly, and they’ll disappear in a snap!

4. Classic 1920s Orange Drop Cookies

What better way to celebrate the holidays than with an old-fashioned treat?

These orange drop cookies are the perfect combination of sweet and citrusy. And they’re ideal for anyone who thinks lemon is just too tart.

With a bright orange flavor and a soft, chewy texture, these will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy.

5. Hot Chocolate Cookies

Make Santa’s cookies extra special this year and serve him a plate of these stunning hot chocolate cookies.

There’s hot cocoa mix right in the dough, plus Mallow Bits and chocolate chips. (Don’t use mini marshmallows – they’ll burn.)

For that gooey chocolate effect, sprinkle mini chocolate chips over the freshly baked cookies. They’ll melt over the top in seconds!

6. Banana Drop Cookies

If you’ve got some overripe bananas drawing flies in the kitchen, you’ve got to make these yummy banana drop cookies!

They’re jam-packed with wholesome sweetness, a touch of vanilla, and cinnamon for a warm flavor contrast.

These cookies are light as air with a slight crumble that melts in your mouth!

7. Chocolate Drop Cookies

Nothing says “I love you” like chocolate. And these chocolate drop cookies are guaranteed to make you fall head over heels!

Sweet, chocolatey, and creamy, these cookies are beyond decadent. And the chocolate cream cheese slathered on top makes them all the more irresistible!

Each bite of these cookies feels like biting into a chocolate-flavored cloud! Trust me; one isn’t enough!

8. One-Bowl Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

What can possibly beat a classic chocolate chip cookie fresh from the oven? They’re sweet, fudgy, chewy, and perfect for dunking in milk.

But if you want to make it at a moment’s notice, this recipe is for you!

The cookie batter is mixed in one bowl, dropped on a baking sheet, and baked to perfection.

Sprinkle some sea salt over the top, and they’re downright addictive!

Homemade Classic No-Bake Cookies

9. No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Chunky-chewy rolled oats coated with cocoa, butter, and peanut butter? Yes, please!

Not only are these cookies super simple, but they’re no-bake too. So they’re even faster than the other recipes on the list.

The hardest part is waiting for them to set.

Snickerdoodle Cookies with Cinnamon Sugar

10. Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodle Recipe

Snickerdoodle cookies are like the best, most tender sugar cookie you’ve ever had with cinnamon sugar for a hint of warmth.

Sounds fantastic, huh?

As you can see from the picture, these are quite uniform.

But if you use a cookie scoop and drop the dough into the cinnamon sugar before baking, I still think it counts!

11. Coconut Drop Cookies

Get ready to fall in love with these delicious coconut cookies!

These little treats have a delightfully crunchy edge with a heavenly buttery interior. Plus, the enticing butterscotch color will make your mouth water.

They’re sweet, satisfying, and make an excellent anytime snack.

Dip the edge in dark chocolate to make them really pop!

12. Pistachio Oatmeal Drop Cookies

Chewy, crunchy, and loaded with nutty goodness, I seriously can’t get enough of these pistachio and oatmeal drop cookies.

You’ll also add some coconut to the dough for a nice hint of sweetness and added chew. Oh, and raisins for good measure!

Though, if you want them for a festive party or holiday gift, dried cranberries would look better with the green nuts!

13. Cannoli Cookies

Cannolis are some of my favorite Italian treats. So these cannoli cookies were a must-make for me!

You’ll add ricotta cheese right into the cookie dough, plus orange zest and cinnamon for the most authentic flavor.

Between the creamy dough, mini chocolate chips, and crushed pistachios, these might even be better than regular cannolis (not to mention easier to make!).

14. Butterscotch Cookies

Do you love cookies with a sweet and salty combo? Then you’ll go gaga these butterscotch cookies!

Soft and chewy, with a rich butterscotch flavor balanced by salt, there’s butterscotch chips in every bite. Yum!

15. Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies

Who says you need flour to make a great cookie? With this recipe, you can use ingredients already in your kitchen!

Made with granulated sugar, corn syrup, butter, peanut butter, and corn flakes, they’re sticky, crunchy, and to die for.

This classic no-bake cookie recipe is easy and sure to become a new fave.

16. Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut butter cookies are a classic. But I often miss a hit of chocolate!

Luckily, that’s not an issue with this recipe. Once the dough is dropped onto the cookie sheet and baked, you’ll add a chocolate kiss right into the middle.

They melt into the top, leaving you with a nice chunk of chocolate to match the peanut butter.

17. Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Drop Cookies with Brown Butter Frosting

Soft, pillowy cookies packed with flavorful brown sugar and sour cream? Count me in!

They have a crisp exterior that gives way to the light, airy interior. And the buttery, sugary frosting on top makes them completely irresistible.

It’s hard to believe a cookie could be this good. So you’ll have to try them for yourself!

18. Apple Pie Spice Drop Cookies

Do you feel like the holidays aren’t quite right without a warm, gooey apple pie?

Me too, but I don’t always have the time to make them. That’s why I love these cookies so much!

Packed with warm, cozy flavors and sweetness from the applesauce, they capture all that apple pie goodness in one handy treat.

19. Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

How stunning are these bright strawberry shortcake cookies? They’re like little bites of sunshine!

Perfectly balanced with sweet, juicy fruit and buttery cookie dough, you’ll have a hard time sharing these.

Especially if you add the cream cheese filling! You’ve been warned…

20. Soft Gingerbread Drop Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Okay, okay, the holidays are about sharing. I know.

So why not make these gingerbread drop cookies for your friends, family, and loved ones?

They’re sweet and rich with plenty of spice. You’ll love how each bite makes you feel warm and fuzzy to beat the winter chill.

The cream cheese frosting adds a slight tang that complements the sweet cookie. Add some sprinkles or candies for extra holiday flair!

21. Carrot Cake Drop Cookies

Carrot cake lovers, rejoice! These cookies are ideal if you want an easy-to-make treat to curb your cravings.

Scrumptious, sweet, and full of flavor, they’re brimming with signature spice and moisture.

Drizzled with melted white chocolate for extra decadence, they’re guaranteed to delight your sweet tooth.

22. Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

Do you have a box of cake mix collecting dust in your pantry? Why not make these chocolate cake mix cookies?

They’re rich, chocolatey, and fudgy to the max. So basically, they’re everything you want in a chocolate dessert. 

The best part is, these cookies are a breeze to make. Just drop the dough by the spoonful onto a sheet, bake, and enjoy!

Sprinkle over chocolate chips, crushed candy canes, or sea salt to take them to the next level of yum.

23. Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

These pumpkin cookies will warm your heart and your belly. They’re sweet, spiced, and ideal for fall.

You’ll add real pumpkin puree to the dough, along with a sprinkle of cinnamon for best results.

And to be honest, you could happily stop there.

But come on, is the frosting really optional? I don’t think so!

24. Banana Pudding Cookies

Get your banana pudding fix in a flash with this soft and tender cookie recipe.

The mild banana flavor blends beautifully with the sweet, buttery cookie base.

Meanwhile, the crunch of crushed biscuits on top makes for a delightful textural contrast.

They’re easy to make and taste just like banana cream pie. Wow! 

25. 4 Ingredient Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

I adore cake mix cookies. They’re quick, tasty, and always a hit.

Better still, you can use any flavor (spiced, chocolate, yellow, lemon, etc.), and nobody will know the difference.

So when you’re in a rush and need a last-minute sweet treat, try these vibrant red velvet cookies. I know you’ll love them!

26. Soft and Chewy Snickers Cookies

It’s not a trick. And it’s not a treat. These Snickers chocolate chip cookies are the real deal.

The soft, buttery cookies are studded with chunks of Snickers instead of chocolate chips.

It adds a layer of chocolatey goodness, sweet caramel, and nutty flavors to every bite.

What more could you ask for?

27. Soft Molasses Drop Cookies

Looking for a cookie recipe that’ll take you back to simpler times? This molasses drop cookie recipe is perfect!

Featuring a buttery, crispy edge and a soft interior, its comforting spice and wholesome sweetness bring an irresistible taste of nostalgia!

Dunk the cookie in a glass of milk and treat yourself to one big bite.

28. Coffee Cookies

If you love coffee as much as I do, you’ll want to try this recipe asap!

These cookies boast plenty of bold coffee goodness that blends perfectly with the buttery sweet base.

Studded with chocolate and nuts and drizzled with a coffee glaze, they’re too good for words.

29. Subway White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Ever had a bite of pure deliciousness? If not, you need to make these white chocolate and macadamia nut cookies!

These cookies are studded with white chocolate chunks and macadamia nuts for a delightful bite.

The mild vanilla cookie base is the perfect backdrop for sweetness and nuttiness.

30. Fudgy Brownie Drop Cookies

Love brownies but don’t have the time to make them? This fudgy brownie drop cookie recipe will deliver all the rich chocolatey goodness in a flash.

They’re fudgy, nutty, and irresistibly moist. Plus, they’re dotted with nuts for a nice bite.

Try dunking them in a glass of milk for an even more indulgent treat!

30 Best Drop Cookie Recipes to Try Today

From classic chocolate chip and shortbread to chewy molasses and nutty delights, these drop cookie recipes are as easy to make as they are delicious!


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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