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Bake better cookies. America’s Test Kitchen has almost 25 years of experience in the art and science of cookie baking, and now you can find all of that wisdom in one beautiful hardcover book. Discover foolproof recipes for cookie jar classics, recipes for irresistible rich and chewy brownies, delicious bars, fancy treats, and no-bake cookies and candies. We include full chapters on Christmas cookies and gluten-free cookies, too. There are tips and tricks throughout, and equipment and ingredient suggestions that set you up for success. Below, find the list of every perfect cookie in the book. 

Drop Cookies

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
Thin and Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Classic Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies with Pecans and Dried Cherries
Salty Thin and Crispy Oatmeal Cookies
Thin and Crispy Coconut Oatmeal Cookies 
Thin and Crispy Orange-Almond Oatmeal Cookies 
Chewy Sugar Cookies
Chewy Chai Spice Sugar Cookies
Chewy Coconut-Lime Sugar Cookies
Chewy Hazelnut–Browned Butter Sugar Cookies
Brown Sugar Cookies
Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Peanut Butter Cookies
Molasses Spice Cookies
Molasses Spice Cookies with Dark Rum Glaze
Molasses Spice Cookies with Orange Essence
Chewy Chocolate Cookies
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Cranberry, White Chocolate, and Macadamia Cookies
Applesauce Cookies
Trail Mix Cookies
Chocolate Chewies
Lemon Sour Cream Cookies
Coffee Toffee Cookies (preview recipe online)
Potato Chip Cookies
Chocolate-Dipped Potato Chip Cookies
Salted Peanut Butter–Pretzel–Chocolate Chip Cookies

Slice-and-Bake Sweets

Vanilla Icebox Cookies
Brown Sugar–Walnut Icebox Cookies 
Coconut-Lime Icebox Cookies 
Orange–Poppy Seed Icebox Cookies 
Checkerboard Icebox Cookies
Pecan Sandies
Almond Sandies 
Almond Sablés
Chocolate Sablés
Black and White Spiral Cookies
Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Lemon Sablés
Toasted Coconut Sablés
Vanilla Pretzel Cookies
Butterscotch Cookies
Cherry Icebox Ribbons
Chocolate-Toffee Butter Cookies
Cinnamon Swirl Cookies
Maple-Pecan Swirl Cookies
Date-Filled Roll-Ups
Spumoni Bars

Rolled, Shaped, and Pressed

Shortbread Cookies
Chocolate-Dipped Pistachio Shortbread
Ginger Shortbread
Toasted Oat Shortbread
Chocolate Butter Cookies
Chocolate-Orange Butter Cookies with Chocolate-Brandy Glaze
Glazed Chocolate-Mint Butter Cookies
Mexican Chocolate Butter Cookies
Salted Chocolate Caramel Butter Cookies
Bittersweet Chocolate Glaze
Swedish Walnut Fingers
Graham Crackers
Cinnamon Graham Crackers
Thin Chocolate-Mint Cookies with Easy Chocolate Coating
Lemon Thins
Cornmeal-Orange Cookies
​​​​​​​Indian Tea Biscuits
Chocolate Spice Cookies
Pumpkin-Pecan Cookies
Russian Cheese Cookies
Peanut Blossom Cookies
Jam Thumbprints
Hazelnut Lemon Curd Thumbprints
Chocolate Turtle Cookies
S’mores Blossom Cookies
Triple-Coconut Macaroons
Chocolate-Dipped Triple-Coconut Macaroons
Hermit Cookies
Cashew-Caramel Tassies
Fudgy Peanut Butter Mousse Cups
​​​​​​​Fairy Gingerbread
Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Sublime Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies 
Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies with Honey-Cinnamon Filling
Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies with Milk Chocolate Filling
Almond-Raspberry Sandwich Cookies
Hazelnut Espresso Truffle Cookies
Molasses Spice–Lemon Cookies
Vanilla Bean–Apricot Sandwich Cookies (preview recipe online)
Coconut Drops
Dulce de Leche and Cinnamon Sandwich Cookies
Spiced Shortbread Buttons
Baci di Dama (preview recipe online)
Whoopie Pies
Mini Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Let's Get Fancy

Spritz Cookies
Almond Spritz Cookies
Lemon Spritz Cookies
Meringue Cookies
Chocolate Meringue Cookies
Espresso Meringue Cookies
Orange Meringue Cookies
Toasted Almond Meringue Cookies
Almond Madelines 
Chocolate Madeleines
Citrus Madeleines
Rosewater Madeleines
Tuile Cigars
Florentine Lace Cookies
Rugelach with Raisin-Walnut Filling
Chocolate-Raspberry Rugelach
Italian Rainbow Cookies
Almond Biscotti
Anise Biscotti
Hazelnut-Rosemary-Orange Biscotti
Pistachio-Spice Biscotti
Frosted Walnut Drops
Tahini Cookies with Sesame Seeds
Almond Macaroons
Fudgy Almond Macaroons
Lemon Almond Macaroons
Pine Nut–Crusted Almond Macaroons
Chocolate-Mint Cookies
Cornmeal Olive Oil Cookies
Italian Anise Cookies
Mexican Wedding Cookies
Greek Honey Cakes
Orange-Cardamon Twists
Danish Kleiner
Old World Butter Horns
Raspberry Almond Torte Cookies
Cherry Cheesecake Cookies
Black and White Cookies
Frosted Red Velvet Cookies

Brownies and Blondies

Fudgy Brownies
Triple-Chocolate Espresso Brownies
Chewy Brownies
Chewy Chocolate Frosted Brownies
Chewy German Chocolate Brownies
Chewy White Chocolate and Peppermint Brownies
Chocolate-Cherry Brownies
Cream Cheese Brownies
Ultimate Turtle Brownies
Rocky Road Brownies
Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies
S’mores Brownies
Gingerbread Brownies
Peppermint Surprise Brownie Bites
Mississippi Mud Brownies
Congo Bars
Peanut Butter Blondies
Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies
Butterscotch Meringue Bars

Bar Cookies

Crunchy Granola Bars
Crunchy Granola Bars with Coconut and Sesame
Crunchy Granola Bars with Dried Cranberries and Ginger
Ultranutty Pecan Bars
Lemon Bars
Key Lime Bars
Triple-Citrus Bars
Peach Squares
Apricot Squares
Cherry Squares
Raspberry Streusel Bars
Blueberry Streusel Bars
Strawberry Streusel Bars
Strudel Bars
Fig Bars
Pear-Cherry Streusel Bars
Cranberry Oat Bars
Cranberry-Pistachio Coconut Triangles
Apple Cobbler Bars
Cheesecake Bars
Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake Bars
Strawberry Cheesecake Bars
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Toffee Bars
Dream Bars
White Chocolate Raspberry Bars (preview recipe online)
Chocolate-Hazelnut Diamonds
PB&J Bars
Oatmeal Fudge Bars
Millionaire’s Shortbread
Oatmeal Butterscotch Bars
Date-Nut Bars
Blackberry Bliss Bars

No-Bake Cookies and Candies

Crunchy Butterscotch Haystacks
Crunchy Chocolate Haystacks
Crunchy Peanut Butter Haystacks
Crunchy White Chocolate Haystacks
Oreo Mint Balls
White Chocolate–Coconut Candies
Bourbon Balls
Salted Nut Rolls
Chocolate Fluff Cookies
Rice Crispy Treats
Almond Joy Rice Crispy Treats
Chocolate-Cherry Rice Crispy Treats
Double Chocolate Caramel Turtle Rice Crispy Treats
Loaded Rice Crispy Treats
Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats
Salty Cashew and Caramel Rice Crispy Treats
Chocolate Salami
Poor Man’s Toffee
Rocky Road Bark
15‐Minute Chocolate Walnut Fudge
15‐Minute Peanut Butter Fudge 
15-Minute Rocky Road Fudge 
Chocolate–Peanut Butter Candies (preview recipe online)
Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate-Almond Truffles
Chocolate-Ginger Truffles
Chocolate-Lemon Truffles
Chocolate-Spice Truffles
Salted Caramels 
Chocolate‐Hazelnut Brittle

Christmas Cookies

Foolproof Holiday Cookies
Soft and Chewy Gingerbread People
Linzer Sandwich Cookies
Lemon Linzer Sandwich Cookies
Black Cherry and Chocolate Linzer Cookies
Coconut Snowmen
Peppermint Candy Canes
Almond-Spice Christmas Wreaths
Stained Glass Cookies
Eggnog Snickerdoodles
Meringue Christmas Trees
Peppermint Mocha Cookies
Lebkuchen Bars
Cranberry Swirl Shortbread
Noche Buena Chocolate Sandwich Cookies 

You'll Never Know They're Gluten-Free

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Gluten-Free Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies
Gluten-Free Chewy Sugar Cookies
Gluten-Free Chocolate Cookies
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies
Gluten-Free Fudgy Brownies
Gluten-Free Blondies
Gluten-Free Lemon Bars
Gluten-Free Key Lime Bars
Gluten-Free Ginger-Fig Streusel Bars


The Perfect Cookie

With The Perfect Cookie, discover foolproof recipes for cookie jar classics, recipes for irresistible rich and chewy brownies, fruit-and-crumble topped bars, fancy treats, and no-bake cookies and candies. There are tips and tricks throughout, and insight on everything from what makes a cookie crunchy vs. chewy, to equipment and ingredients that set you up for success. The result? The perfect cookie, every time.