From chocolate chip cookies to chocolate meringues, these cookie recipes are easy to make and easier to devour.
Cost per serving: 27¢
These tiny cookies pack a lot of flavor!
See recipe: Coconut-Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cost per serving: 31¢
Grab a glass of cold milk and treat yourself to the ultimate classic. Whether you like them thin and crispy or soft and chewy, these chocolate chip cookies can be customized to suit any taste.
See recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cost per serving: 23¢
In this versatile recipe, you can try other fruits, like raisins, currants, dried cranberries or chopped dried apricots, instead of cherries. You can also use pecans, almonds or hazelnuts in place of the walnuts.
See recipe: Cherry–Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cost per serving: 84¢
Indulge your sweet tooth with this dessert pizza, a surefire family favorite. Chocolate chips and dried sweet cherries are delicious additions to the easy cookie crust. Save some dough for a rainy day by doubling the recipe and storing half the mixture in the freezer.
See recipe: Choco-Cherry-Nut Cookie Pizza
Cost per serving: 52¢
This variation on the usual chocolate chip cookie includes extra goodies: white chocolate and dried cherries.
See recipe: White Chocolate Cherry Cookies
Cost per serving: 29¢
If you can't find toffee bits in your grocery store, buy a chocolate-covered toffee bar (such as Heath) and chop it up. Want to make the perfect shape cookie? Use a a small ice cream scoop to gather the dough into balls. the scoop delivers the same portion and shape every time so they'll look bakery-made.
See recipe: Toffee-Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cost per serving: 20¢
These little two-bite cookies will be impossible for anyone to resist. Make them up to a day ahead of time and store in a resealable container until the day of your big party to give yourself more time.
See recipe: Peanut Butter-Cup Cookies
Cost per serving: 53¢
You can buy fortune cookies online—a 1-lb. box, which contains about 50 cookies with general fortunes inside, is $6 on amazon.com. For custom fortunes, flavored and colored cookies and other special requests, check out fancyfortunecookies.com.
See recipe: Chocolate-Dipped Fortune Cookies
Cost per serving: 65¢
These dipped delights are perfect for potlucks and picnics—at a budget-friendly 65 cents per serving!
See recipe: Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Fingers
Cost per serving: 17¢
Finish these pretty cookies with tiny nonpareils in red, pink and white. Craft stores sell them in individual colors or “rainbow” for about $3 per 4-oz. jar.
See recipe: Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Cost per serving: 85¢
These heart-shaped Chocolate Paninis are as tasty as they are cute. For the best texture, make these just before serving so they will be crisp and hot.
See recipe: Chocolate Panini
Cost per serving: 14¢
Indulge in these sophisticated yet simple little cookies without guilt―they have only 73 calories.
See recipe: Cocoa-Coffee Meringue Kisses
Cost per serving: 8¢
At 8 cents and 29 calories per serving, these airy treats are as light on your wallet as they are on your waistline.
See recipe: Chocolate Meringue Kisses