Tired of making the same old cookie recipes? Give your next bake sale or cookie exchange a wow factor with these 35+ unique cookie recipes.
Your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe may be delicious, and always turn out the way you like, but sometimes you just want something different.
Maybe you are attending a holiday cookie exchange or raising money with a school bake sale? You definitely don’t want to show up with the same cookies that others have made.
Well, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve gathered over 35 unique cookie recipes that will be perfect for the next time you want to change up your baking routine or are looking to impress.
What makes a cookie recipe unique?
To make it on my list, the recipe needed to make me drool just looking at it, and/or feature some different flavor combinations or textures. Then I headed over to Pinterest. Are there already 100 recipes for this cookie? If yes, it didn’t make the list!
You’ll find cookies with different shapes. For example, one looks like a peach! You’ll also find cookies with fun ingredients like black sesame seeds, edible rose petals, mochi, and even one that is topped with a candied sage leaf.
Lace up your apron and ready your taste buds because this list is going to make you want to ditch your old recipes and start baking (and eating) now!
Unique Cookie Recipes
Be the envy of everyone at your next bake sale or cookie exchange with these 35+ recipes for unique cookies. They will definitely impress!
Linzer cookies are usually shortbread cookies sandwiched with a jam that shows through a cutout, and they are quite common. This recipe is a unique twist because the cookie has pieces of pistachio and cranberry baked in and the whole cookie is Vegan!
This delightful recipe combines millionaire shortbread bars with alfajores (a dulche de leche sandwich cookie). Just look at them! I can see why this combination takes them up from a millionaire to a billionaire.
A Ferrero Rocher hazelnut chocolate is hidden in a Nutella and oat cookie. It is then topped with a drizzle of white chocolate shining with gold luster glitter reminiscent of the Ferrero Rocher gold packaging!
Breskvice is a traditional Croatian cookie that is made for special occasions. Each cookie is made to resemble a peach and sometimes even has a leaf to further the illusion. The 'pit', or filling is made from apricot jam spiked with rum.
Although thumbprint cookies are quite common, the 'thumbprints' are usually filled with jam. You can also use cheesecake or chocolate filling. However, these hazelnut cookies have a dollop of maple cream on top!
Take the classic ginger cookie up a few notches with this recipe! Candied ginger, fried ginger and fresh ginger juice give these cookies a big ginger kick and the addition of bacon fat provides a bit of a smoky flavor.
Wait, what? Named for what they look like, these Italian meatball cookies don't have any meat in them. The base cookie is like a chocolate walnut cookie with the flavors of fall baking. It is then topped with a chocolate buttercream frosting!