Fill Your Cookie Jar

Even your kid will recognize that these clever cookies are something special. Not only do they taste delicious, but they look amazing.

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Kate Mathis

Gluten-Free Blueberry Cornmeal Cookies

Fresh blueberries work magic on these gluten-free treats, which are perfect for playdates.

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Kate Mathis

Molasses Butterfly Cookies

When you need dessert for a kid's party, wing it with these colorful treats.

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Kate Mathis

Chocolate-Hazelnut Thumbprints

Your kid can have a hand in making these gooey chocolate treats.

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How to Make Hazelnut Thumbprint Cookies

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Kate Mathis

Sesame Lemon Crisps

Since these seed-filled treats are under 60 calories apiece, be sure to take two.

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Kate Mathis

Fig Foldovers

Make your own easy (but impressive!) version of these fruit-filled treats.

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Kate Mathis

Little Pumpkin

Carve out a spot for these vitamin A-packed treats in your family's diet.

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Kate Mathis

Caramel Apple Cookies

Your family will find these candy-apple treats totally appealing.

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Kate Mathis

Berry Bling

These ring-shaped strawberry treats will steal your kid's heart.

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Ken Burris

Almond-Honey Butter Cookies

Your family will swarm around these honey-nut treats!

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Peter Ardito

Double-Stuffed Oatmeal Cookies

Why not let your kid have a cookie for breakfast? These treats are packed with whole grains, fruits, and even veggies!

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Tara Donne

French Macaroons

Make macaroon-like treats at home for a quarter of what bakeries charge.

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Tara Donne

Chip Changeup

Stir pomegranate seeds into your cookie dough for extra nutrients and a satisfying crunch.

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Miki Duisterhof

Peppermint Snow Balls

Everyone will love the bright, minty flavor in these tasty treats. They're the perfect sweet to bake up when you're stuck inside on a snow-day.

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Miki Duisterhof

Rainbow Rounds

Colorful cookies will brighten everyone's day.

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Miki Duisterhof

Molasses Spice Stars

Delicious fall spices make these cookies irresistible.

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Frances Janisch

A Batch of Sunshine

Wake up and smell the oranges! These glazed citrus-cheese cookies are great as a morning snack.

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Peter Ardito

S'more, Please

These graham cracker cookies are no-bake and super-easy.

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Tina Rupp

Pooch Pops

These cookies on a stick are oh-so-cute (and tasty too)!

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Frances Janisch

Pink-and-Yellow Cookies

Go Technicolor with this pretty pastel version of traditional black-and-white cookies.

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Peter Ardito

PB&J Thumbprint Cookies

The classic combo of peanut butter and jelly gets a sweet remix in these thumbprint cookies.

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Rita Maas

Smiley Face Cookies

Smile! These yummy cookies will brighten any day.

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Tina Rupp

Jam Cutouts

These delicate treats will make your heart skip a beat!

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Tara Donne

Caramel Posies

Stop and smell the sweet caramel flowers!

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Frances Janisch

Traffic Jams

Honk if you'd love one of these PB&J treats.

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Gemma Comas

Maple Sugar Buttons

With licorice lace thread, our maple sugar button cookies are "sew" cute for an afterschool snack.

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Frances Janisch

Hot-Chocolate Shortbread

These biscotti-like shortbread sticks are perfect for dunking in milk. Feel free to change the color of the polka dots to match the season.

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Frances Janisch

Cake Mix Cookies

These springy sandwich cookies have a secret shortcut: They're made with cake mix.

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Frances Janisch

A-B-C Grahams

Want to be the coolest mom on the block? Have homemade cookies waiting for your child after the first day of school. Try decorating some of the cookies with numbers or short school-themed words such as "bus" and "pen."

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Frances Janisch

Lemon Slices

Surprise: We sweetened these fun cookies with lemonade mix.

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