17 amazing cookies your kids will beg you to make

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Kids and cookies are a match made in heaven – or maybe in the kitchen? They have an uncanny ability to sniff out a delicious treat from a mile away, and let’s face it, sometimes their taste buds are even more discerning than ours. They have their favorites, and I have to admit that – at least here – they are completely on point.

In my house, the cookie jar is a battleground, constantly under siege by tiny hands searching for their next sugar fix. But a few brave cookies have managed to rise above the rest, earning the coveted title of “kid-approved masterpiece.”

These aren’t your average, run-of-the-mill cookies. They have different flavors and looks and textures and even some hidden surprises that keep my kids coming back for more. Try chewy molasses cookies that transport you to a cozy winter night or s’mores cookies that capture the magic of a summer campfire. Test out this treasure trove of recipes for yourself and watch your kitchen turn into a bakery and your kids into the happiest little taste testers around.

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Candy Stuffed Cookies. Photo credit: Honest and Truly.

Candy Stuffed Cookies

These cookies are filled with hidden surprises in every bite! Kids will love discovering their favorite treats inside, making them a fun and delicious way to enjoy leftover candy.
Get the Recipe: Candy Stuffed Cookies

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Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Photo credit: Honest and Truly.

Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

The timeless combo of oats and raisins never goes out of style! These classic cookies are chewy, delicious, and always a crowd-pleaser with kids.
Get the Recipe: Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Chewy Lemon Cookies. Photo credit: Honest and Truly.

Chewy Lemon Cookies

Brighten up any day with these sunshine-flavored cookies. They’re bursting with citrusy goodness that kids will love, making them a perfect pick-me-up at snack time.
Get the Recipe: Chewy Lemon Cookies

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Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies. Photo credit: Honest and Truly.

Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tangy sourdough meets irresistible chocolate chips in these cookies that are sure to be a hit. With a unique twist on a classic, they’ll vanish from the jar faster than you can say “cookie monster!”
Get the Recipe: Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies

A hand holds a chewy molasses cookie facing the camera with more cookies on a baking sheet in the background.
Chewy Molasses Cookies. Photo credit: Honest and Truly.

Chewy Molasses Cookies

These soft and comforting cookies are packed with flavor, making them a cozy classic that kids can’t resist. Think warm milk on a chilly night and happy smiles all around.
Get the Recipe: Chewy Molasses Cookies

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Gochujang Caramel Cookies. Photo credit: Honest and Truly.

Gochujang Caramel Cookies

If your kids are adventurous eaters, these cookies are for them! Sweet caramel meets a touch of spice for a unique and delicious flavor explosion. They’re a fun way to try something new and enjoy a different kind of cookie.
Get the Recipe: Gochujang Caramel Cookies

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Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie. Photo credit: Honest and Truly.

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

This giant cookie is perfect for sharing and celebrating! Packed with chocolate chips and baked to perfection in a skillet, it’s a show-stopping dessert that will leave everyone wanting more.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

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Double Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cookies. Photo credit: Honest and Truly.

Double Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cookies

Celebrate any occasion with these festive cookies bursting with rich chocolate and juicy cherries. They’re a decadent treat that’s perfect for satisfying chocolate cravings.
Get the Recipe: Double Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cookies

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Toasted S’mores Cookies. Photo credit: Honest and Truly.

Toasted S’mores Cookies

Bring the warmth and coziness of a campfire to your kitchen with these cookies. They’re like a mini s’mores adventure in every bite, and they look so fun on a plate to share with friends and family.
Get the Recipe: Toasted S’mores Cookies

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Chewy Chocolate Marshmallow Cookie. Photo credit: Honest and Truly.

Chewy Chocolate Marshmallow Cookie

These cookies are pure indulgence! Imagine gooey chocolate chips and fluffy marshmallow all in one delicious bite. They’re like a warm hug in cookie form, and the stretchy marshmallow center is an extra fun surprise.
Get the Recipe: Chewy Chocolate Marshmallow Cookie

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Copycat Mrs. Field’s Chocolate Dipped Cookies. Photo credit: Honest and Truly.

Copycat Mrs. Field’s Chocolate Dipped Cookies

Recreate the mall magic with these homemade cookies that are so good, kids won’t want to share! Rich chocolate and a decadent coating make them a special treat they’ll love.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Mrs. Field’s Chocolate Dipped Cookies

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Palmier Cookies. Photo credit: Honest and Truly.

Palmier Cookies

Light, flaky, and easy to make, these cookies are a fun baking project for the whole family. With a unique crispy bite and simple flavor, they’re a delicious treat that kids can help create.
Get the Recipe: Palmier Cookies

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Copycat Girl Scout S’mores Cookies. Photo credit: Honest and Truly.

Copycat Girl Scout S’mores Cookies

Bring the nostalgic taste of campfire treats right into your kitchen with these homemade s’mores cookies. Packed with graham cracker, chocolate, and marshmallow, they’re a childhood favorite kids will love.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Girl Scout S’mores Cookies

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Nutella No Bake Cookies. Photo credit: Honest and Truly.

Nutella No Bake Cookies

Quick, easy, and super tasty, these cookies are a winner with kids. They taste like their favorite emoji and require no baking, making them the perfect hassle-free treat.
Get the Recipe: Nutella No Bake Cookies

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Chewy S’more Cookies. Photo credit: Honest and Truly.

Chewy S’more Cookies

Capture the magic of campfires and summer fun in these chewy cookies. They’re packed with the delicious taste of s’mores, making them a treat that kids will be begging for more of.
Get the Recipe: Chewy S’more Cookies

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Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie. Photo credit: Honest and Truly.

Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie

When those late-night cravings hit, these cookies are the answer! Warm, delicious, and ready in minutes, they’re the perfect way to satisfy your kids’ sweet tooth without waiting.
Get the Recipe: Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie

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Chocolatey Raisin Cookies. Photo credit: Honest and Truly.

Chocolatey Raisin Cookies

Kids can’t resist the classic combination of chocolate and raisins in these cookies. They’re soft, chewy, and perfect for satisfying even the biggest sweet tooth.
Get the Recipe: Chocolatey Raisin Cookies

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