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25 Best Soft Cookies that Melt in Your Mouth

If soft cookies are your jam, you don’t want to miss this roundup.

Impossibly tender and super sweet, they’ll melt in your mouth and curb any craving.

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I adore soft and chewy cookiesespecially when they’re still a little warm.

That’s why I had to make this list! I needed to share 25 of the best soft cookies I’ve ever tasted so you can enjoy them too.

The only downside is you’ll need to make them all to pick the best. It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it, right?

Best Ever Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies (and More!)

1. Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect chocolate chip cookie, you just found it. 

These cookies have an ooey-gooey center, thanks to an extra egg yolk. And a higher brown sugar ratio makes them super soft. 

Make them for any (and every!) occasion, and your loved ones will thank you.

2. Soft Gingerbread Cookies 

When the holidays roll around, one cookie is always at the top of my list. Even if you don’t like gingerbread, you’ll love these. 

Unlike other recipes which give you firm (hard) cookies, I absolutely adore these super soft gingerbread cookies.

The flavor is incredible, and the sweet molasses combined with the spicy ginger is heavenly. 

They’re also super easy to make. Which is a good thing because they’ll be requested at every party or gathering. 

3. Heath Bar Cookies 

Heath Bar cookies are a nice change from chocolate chip. They have a wonderful texture, and they’re loaded with pieces of Heath Bar. 

That makes them salty, caramelly, and chocolatey. Yum!

The cookie itself is soft and chewy, but there’s a hint of crunch from the toffee bits that’s very satisfying.

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Next time the candy bar craving hits, reach for this recipe. 

4. Chocolate Crinkle Cookies 

Chocolate crinkle cookies are always welcome around the holidays. But these are so yummy, you’ll want to make them all year long. 

It starts with a simple yet tasty chocolate cookie dough. It’s made with cocoa, and you can add chocolate chips if you like.

From there, you’ll roll the portioned cookies in lots of powdered sugar before baking. Then, as the cookie spreads, you get those signature cracks on top.

These cake-brownie-cookie hybrids will satisfy any sweet tooth. 

5. Seriously Soft Molasses Cookies

Soft molasses cookies are a must-make for your next holiday party,

With their crinkly tops and slight crunch from the sugary coating, they’re the ultimate Christmas cookie

I love the chewy texture, and the flavor is unmatched. It’s perfectly spiced and balanced with just the right amount of sweetness. 

Dip them in white chocolate for a bit of creamy goodness.

6. Easy Hershey’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

When in doubt, you can’t beat the recipe on the back of the box. Or, in this case, the back of the pack!

Grab yourself some Hershey’s chocolate chips and follow the recipe for the best soft cookies ever.

This recipe uses both brown sugar and white sugar, along with a ton of chocolate. 

Chewy, buttery, tender, and delicious, there’s no cookie quite like these.

7. Soft Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies 

If you love carrot cake as much as I do, you’ll go gaga for these delicious sandwich cookies.

Soft, moist, full of flavor, and splendidly spiced, you’ll love the cake-like texture of the cookies.

And when you add the easy, creamy, tangy cream cheese frosting, they’re even better!

8. Chocolate Icebox Cookies 

Chocolate icebox cookies are life savers when Christmas comes.

Instead of making and baking all your cookies in one weekend, why not make the dough and spread the baking over a few lazy weeks?

Even after a spin in the freezer, these babies are soft, fudgy, chewy, and buttery. Oh, and chocolatey!

These cookies come together in no time with just a few pantry staples. And they hold really well in the freezer.

9. Coffee Cookies

Soft, sweet, and loaded with mocha flavor, these coffee cookies are better than you can imagine.

Picture a mocha latte but in cookie form!

Between the gooey chocolate, crunchy pecans, and dreamy coffee glaze, you can’t have just one!

Swap these for your typical afternoon pick-me-up, and thank me later. 

10. Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies 

Try these cult-favorite frosted sugar cookies with an autumn twist, and I know you’ll fall in love! 

Soft, perfectly spiced, pumpkin-filled cookies are delicious on their own. Top it with a spiced cream cheese frosting for a truly decadent treat. 

If September rolls around and you’re craving that PSL, make this recipe instead. You won’t be disappointed. 

11. White Chocolate Chip Cookies

White chocolate chip cookies are ideal for anyone who loves sweet treats and creamy chocolate.

Instead of the more bitter chips often found in cookies, this one is dreamy, smooth, and perfect for kids.  

Sweet, salty, chewy, and crispy, you’ll love everything about them. And they’re just as easy to make as any other chocolate chip cookie!

Just keep in mind: white chocolate can be difficult to work with. So, you’ll want to get top-quality chips; otherwise, they may burn in the oven.

12. Soft and Chewy S’mores Cookies

These cookies have all the delicious things you love about s’mores in neat little packages. 

Better yet, there’s no campfire required for these bad boys!

Filled with fluffy marshmallow, gooey chocolate, and crispy Graham Crackers, they’re sinfully sweet and irresistible!

13. Sugar Cookies

When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with simple, sweet sugar cookies. They’re tasty but mild, with no extras to put anyone off.

That makes them a terrific choice for parties, gatherings, and bake sales.

They’re also soft, chewy, and wonderfully buttery. So make a large batch because they’ll fly off the plate.

I can’t say they’re better than chocolate chip, but they’re pretty close.

14. Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies 

I’d like to take this moment to break the oatmeal raisin cookie stereotype. This cookie is sweet, chewy, and a total must-have at any party. 

With oats in the mix, these cookies are ultra chewy. And thanks to the sweet raisins, cinnamon, and vanilla, they’re spiced and sinfully scrummy.

They’ll convert any oatmeal cookie skeptic. 

15. Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Lemon crinkle cookies are like a bite of sunshine. 

The flavor is bright and zesty, with the softest, most wonderful chewiness ever. No matter what time of year it is, these tart lemon cookies are welcome. 

Incredibly moist and bursting with citrus flavors, they’re probably the best lemon cookies around. 

16. Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Make these pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting once, and everyone you know will beg you for the recipe.

Jam-packed with warm spices and topped with sweet, creamy frosting, they’re like pumpkin pie but way easier to transport! 

They practically dissolve on your tongue with plenty of sweet and tangy flavor.

17. Cherry Cookies 

Cherry cookies may not be as mainstream as chocolate chip, but you have to try them!

You know those sweet cherries covered in rich chocolate you get every Christmas?

Well, these taste just like that! Only better because you get cookie dough too. 

Sweet maraschino cherries turn these cookies a beautiful pink color and add lots of flavor.

Throw in some chocolate chips, and you’re good to go!

18. Banana Pudding Cookies

Here’s another dessert-turned-cookie you’ll go bananas for. 

Banana pudding mix + white chocolate chips + Nilla wafers = a sweet, tropical, soft cookie you’ll crave again and again.  

White chocolate chips are creamy and milky, while the Nilla wafers add crispness.

Take these to potlucks, parties, and bake sales, and they’ll be a hit. 

19. Butterscotch Cookies 

Tired of the same old cookies? Try these sweet and buttery butterscotch cookies!

The edges are nice and crisp, while the middle is perfectly chewy. And that butterscotch flavor is impossible to resist!

They’re fantastic for any holiday or occasion. But they’re almost too good to share!

20. Moist Zucchini Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting 

If you’ve ever tried zucchini bread, you know just how delightfully moist and lovely it can be.

And this cookie-cake recipe is an even better twist. 

The water content of zucchini ensures the dough is incredibly soft and moist. Then there’s just enough cinnamon to warm you up.

Slather on a sweet cream cheese frosting to make them even more irresistible. 

21. 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

One bite and these peanut butter cookies will melt in your mouth and take all your troubles away.

Well, not really, but maybe for a second. 

They have tons of peanut butter flavor, and they’re super moist on the inside. And with only three ingredients and minimal prep, they’re ready in no time!

22. Eggnog Cookies 

Eggnog may be a ‘take it or leave it’ tradition, but it’s one of my personal favorites.

And even if you’re not a fan of the drink, these eggnog cookies will be the talk of your next holiday party! 

They’re creamy, spiced, and crazy flavorful. They’re also drizzled with a spiced glaze that’s truly divine. 

23. Italian Wedding Cookies

Italian wedding cookies are a beloved classic. But don’t let the fancy name fool you – they’re so easy to make you can enjoy them any day of the week.

This recipe gives you an impossibly buttery, nutty, and soft cookie dough.

The powdered sugar coating is the perfect finishing touch. Not only does it give you sweetness, it also means you don’t need to decorate them!

Any crowd will be thrilled to see Italian wedding cookies on the dessert table. They may make a little bit of a mess, but it’s so worth it. 

24. Subway White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

I don’t often go to Subway, but when I do, I always get a couple of cookies. I just can’t resist!

These Subway copycat white chocolate and macadamia nut cookies are to-die-for. 

Crispy on the edges and chewy in the middle, the macadamia nuts give them the perfect amount of crunch. Plus, the white chocolate is milky and sweet. 

25. Pineapple Cookies 

Pineapple cookies are made with canned pineapple and frosted with a spectacular icing. 

Soft, moist, full of tropical flavor, and buttery goodness, the pineapple flavor is the fruity indulgence you’ve been longing for.

Even the icing is made with pineapple juice!

25 Best Soft Cookies that Melt in Your Mouth

If soft cookies are your jam, you don’t want to miss this roundup. Impossibly tender and super sweet, they’ll melt in your mouth and curb any craving.


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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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