There is no better spending-a-day-inside-at-home activity than baking cookies. Most cookies require less than an hour of your time, and the process is simple enough that kids can join in and stay entertained for 20 minutes or so. Then after a brief interlude in the oven (which will make your house smell amazing) you get fresh, warm comfort.
Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite cookie recipes from The Takeout archive, including selections from all the greatest cookie groups: shortbread, gingersnap, coffee-dunking biscuit, holiday cookies, and, of course, chocolate chip. Let us know your favorites.
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