American Cookie Recipes

From chocolate chip cookies to crispy rice treats, some cookies are unmistakably from the good 'ol USA.  Find favorite American cookie recipes from every US region.

Staff Picks

Marshmallow Treats

Rating: 4.5 stars 1015
Can substitute marshmallow creme instead of marshmallows.
By Allrecipes Member

Buckeye Balls

Rating: 4.5 stars 937
Chocolate-covered balls of peanut butter and confectioners' sugar.
By Allrecipes Member

Black and White Cookies I

Rating: 4 stars 157
New York black and white deli cookies.
By Mary Jane

Urban Legend Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 837
You may have heard this story...a woman asks to buy a cookie recipe and is told it will cost 'two-fifty.' She thinks this means $2.50, but then she gets her credit card bill back and finds out it is $250.00. Outraged, she spreads the recipe far and wide to try and get her money's worth. I first heard this story 6 years ago and was given a recipe on a sheet of paper which bore the date '1986.' The supposed originator of the recipe was a well-known cookie company. I have since heard this tale again several times, with the recipe originating from different upscale department stores. True story? Who knows, but it's a darn good cookie. Here's my version.
By Allrecipes Member

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Rating: 4.5 stars 495
A delicious pumpkin cookie that can be eaten single or filled with whoopie pie filling to make it even better.
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White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 1445
I make a basic chocolate chip cookie dough, but use white chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and brandy (instead of vanilla). Great for Christmas time!
By Diane Abed

Amish Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 166
This recipe is used by the Amish in the Midwest...around Wisconsin and Iowa.
By Alice Hoff

WWII Oatmeal Molasses Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 267
This was my Grandmother's recipe from the 1940's. These cookies use molasses in place of brown sugar, which was one of the items rationed during the war (and harder to get than white sugar, they tell me). To me they're better than regular oatmeal cookies!

World's Easiest Peanut Butter Blossoms

Rating: 5 stars 39
These are truly the easiest peanut butter blossom cookies ever - just four ingredients. They turn out perfectly every time. Have a glass of milk ready! Perfect to bring to holiday parties.
By Jacquita

Molasses Cookies II

Rating: 4.5 stars 184
Soft, easy molasses cookies. Great for kids to help make!
By Allrecipes Member

Dawn's Easy Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 170
As a Southern girl, I love baking from scratch and red velvet cakes are a must for the holidays. I usually make one every Christmas, especially one for my brother-in-law David. This year was so busy, I just didn't have time to make him one, but I am always making cake mix cookies for my girls as a quick snack in the afternoons after school, so I whipped up a batch of these gems for him for Christmas. They are out of this world! You don't just have to make them for holidays they are wonderful anytime, see for your self.

Nauvoo Gingerbread Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 131
A delicious gingerbread cookie from historic Nauvoo, Illinois. These used to be made by Mormon pioneers in the 1840's
By Michael Wynkoop

Inspiration and Ideas

Deep Fried Oreos
Rating: Unrated 294
This is a carnival favorite where I grew up. Oreos get dipped into pancake batter and fried - yummy!! You can do this with or without a deep fryer.
Original Nestle® Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies
Rating: Unrated 497
This famous classic American cookie is a treat no matter what the age or occasion. Enjoy it with a glass of cold milk.
Rating: 4.5 stars 789

Popular chocolate-peanut butter buckeyes are so easy to make, and no-bake!