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18 Fabulous Cookie Recipes to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

18 Fabulous Cookie Recipes to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

I am a cookie monster. Therefore, I feel the need to share all of these amazing cookie recipes with you today.

I grew up with a single mom who was way too busy to cook anything from scratch except her famous chocolate chip cookies. Helping mom carefully stir the batter, forming (oddly shaped) cookie dough balls and sneaking little bittersweet chocolate chips were precious memories from my childhood. It makes me feel all warm and gooey inside just thinking about it. Or maybe I’m describing the way a freshly baked cookie tastes right out of the oven?

Cookies are simply the best dessert ever created. I even created an entire Pinterest board for this delectable dessert filled with over 200 cookie recipes that I personally pinned.

Let me explain exactly why cookies are so awesome:

  1. Cookies are single serve. No utensils are needed to divide them up.
  2. They aren’t hard at all to transport. No cake tin or pie plate cover necessary.
  3. Cookies are the perfect party dessert since you can stand and eat them (see: no utensils needed).
  4. They freeze well (so you can save more for later… and not eat the entire batch in one sitting).
  5. Cookies make excellent gifts.
  6. They can even be made a breakfast option, if you reduce the sugar
  7. They taste amazing if you find the right recipe and figure out what your preferred texture is (soft? cakey? crisp? chewy?)

Here are some recipes to get you started and hopefully win you over to the view that cookies are the best dessert option for so many reasons:

1. Lemon Snickerdoodle Funfetti Cookies via Diary of a Semi-Health Nut

lemon snickerdoodle funfetti cookies // 18 fabulous cookie recipes

    These puffy little cookies boast the cinnamon-sugar sweetness of snickerdoodles with the added fun of sprinkles- and a little something extra from the lemon.

    2. Double Chocolate Chunk Almond Butter Cookies (Grain Free) via In it 4 the Long Run

    chocolate almond butter cookies // 18 fabulous cookie recipes

      Not only does this recipe have double chocolate credentials, it’s also grain-free and boasts health benefits from almond butter and dark chocolate!

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      3. Monster Pretzel Cookies via The Baker Mama

      monster pretzel cookies // 18 fabulous cookie recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth

        These cookies are aptly names “monster” because of the monstrous amount of ingredients! The author packs in oatmeal, M&Ms, peanut butter and pretzels into one little cookie.

        4. Candy Bar Cookies via Bitz + Giggles

        candy bar cookies // 18 fabulous cookie recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth

          Who wouldn’t love stuffing candy into a cookie? This recipe is made with cake mix which makes them soft and chewy (and a tad easier to make).

          5. The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe via A Spicy Perspective

          the best sugar cookie recipe // 18 fabulous cookie recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth

            I’m always a tad skeptical when someone boasts that they’ve made “the best” anything, but the author has a list of detailed tips on making the best sugar cookies. They’ve definitely won me over.

            6. Butter Pecan Pumpkin Spice Cookies via Averie Cooks

            buttery pecan pumpkin spice cookies // 18 fabulous cookie recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth

              What a perfect fall recipe, featuring pumpkin and pecans! The author talks about how creamy they are because she used actual cream in making them. She then lists a bazillion other cookie recipes she’s made on her blog, so you will want to check those out as well.

              7. Almond Delight Cookies via Diary of a Semi-Health Nut

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              almond delight cookies // 18 fabulous cookie recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth

                If you love almonds, you need to try these cookies. Not only do they contain almond extract and slivered almonds, there is actual almond flour wrapped up in the dough too.

                8. The Best Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies via Pinch of Yum

                chocolate chip cookies // 18 fabulous cookie recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth

                  So, all of these photos in this chocolate chip cookies recipe look amazing and I struggled to pick one, but what is arguably even more amazing is the author’s funny banter in the post.

                  9. Grain Free Protein Peanut Butter Cookies via Fit Foodie Finds

                  grain free peanut butter cookies

                    These cookies are super simple and packed with protein. I would probably eat these for breakfast.

                    10. Softbatch Funfetti Sugar Cookies via Averie Cooks

                    softbatch funfetti cookies // 18 fabulous cookie recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth

                      The secret to the best softbatch cookies according to Averie is cornstarch. Interesting, right?

                      11. Reese’s Stuffed Giant Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies via Mom on Timeout

                      reeses stuffed cookies recipe // 18 fabulous cookie recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth

                        Here’s another example of how awesome it can be to stuff candy into a cookie.

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                        12. Chewy Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies via Back to Her Roots

                        chewy double chocolate espresso cookies recipe // 18 fabulous cookie recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth

                          Have you ever tried coffee or espresso in a chocolate dessert? It’s magnificent. It will also give you a good kick in the pants if your energy is low.

                          13. Salted Vanilla Toffee Cookies via Sally’s Baking Addiction

                          salted vanilla toffee cookies // 18 fabulous cookie recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth

                            I remember making a basic cookie recipe, but subbing the chocolate chips for toffee and everyone at work went bananas. I think a salted toffee version would be even better.

                            14. Secret Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies via Just a Taste

                            secret ingredient chocolate chip cookies

                              Should I tell you the secret or make you go to the recipe? Maybe I will just give you a hint: it’s a main component in cheesecake and it makes the cookies creamy. Any guesses?

                              15. Frosted Flakes Chocolate Chip Cookies via Crazy for Crust

                              frosted flake cookies // 18 fabulous cookie recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth

                                Here’s another weird ingredient recipe for cookies that looks absolutely amazing. Where do people come up with these ideas?

                                16. Peanut Butter Cookies via Smitten Kitchen

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                                peanut butter cookies via smitten kitchen

                                  The name of this cookie recipe is simple, but the recipe sounds divine— especially when peanut butter chips and chocolate chips are involved!

                                  17. 5 Ingredient Oreo Cheesecake Cookies via Baker by Nature

                                  oreo cheesecake cookies

                                    I was kind of amazed to see that a recipe with Oreos and cheesecake already in the title only required three more ingredients—and it’s true. Only five ingredients are needed to create this mouthwatering cookie recipe.

                                    18. Chocolate Crinkle Cookies via Something Swanky

                                    chocolate crinkle cookies via something swanky

                                      These cookies remind me of Christmas, for some reason. Maybe it’s the powdered sugar surrounding the brownie-like cookie?

                                      So, tell me… which of these fabulous cookie recipes will you try first?

                                      Featured photo credit: Amanda at Diary of a Semi-Health Nut via semihealthyblog.com

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                                      Last Updated on October 14, 2020

                                      How To Be Successful In Life: 13 Life-Changing Tips

                                      How To Be Successful In Life: 13 Life-Changing Tips

                                      What is success to you? How to be successful in life?

                                      To some, when they think of success, they imagine wealth; others want power; some just want to make a positive impact on the world.

                                      All of these are perfectly valid, indeed success is a concept that means different things to different people. Though no matter what success is to you, it almost certainly isn’t something will come easily.

                                      There are countless guides and books to being successful, however, as success is personal and unique to each individual. The advice contained in these books can often not be relevant. Therefore following the advice of a single individual can often be unhelpful.

                                      With this in mind, considering the advice of a great many people, people whose ideas of success were different both to each other, and quite possibly, to you can be a good alternative.

                                      What follows is a list of 13 of the best pieces of advice from some of the most successful people who have ever lived. If you want to learn how to be successful, these tips are essential:

                                      1. Think Big

                                        From Michelangelo Buonarroti, Great Renaissance Artist:

                                        “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”

                                        There are few artists as influential as Michaelangelo. Today centuries after his death, his work still inspires and connects to people. His work is world famous, just think of his statue of David, or the Mural in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.

                                        Imagine then, if he decided not to work as an artist.

                                        Being a successful artist has always been extremely difficult, imagine if he decided to give up this ambition in favour of something easier?

                                        Oftentimes, people often decided to put their dreams aside for something more “realistic”. To give up their dream for something easier. This quote teaches us the danger of such a point of view.
                                        Instead be ambitious.

                                        2. Find What You Love to Do and Do It

                                          From Oprah Winfrey, Media Mogul:

                                          “You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it.”

                                          This is a good quote to remember and think about when you’re at work.

                                          Imagine being as successful as possible in your current job. Ultimately you’ll probably find yourself working extremely hard and this it will take up much of your time.

                                          If it’s a job you hate, then being successful at it might only mean filling your life with something you hate to do. What’s the sense in this?

                                          Instead, why not focus on doing something you love? When you’ve found what you’re passionate about, you get the motivation to keep you moving. Success at this means the fulfilment of your dreams.

                                          Not sure what your passion is yet? You should learn about this Motivation Engine first.

                                          Even if you’re not successful, you still filled your time with something you love to do. Many successful musicians spent years of their lives doing unpaid performances, the only reason they kept playing was because they loved to perform.

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                                          3. Learn How to Balance Life

                                            From Phil Knight, CEO of Nike Inc.:

                                            “There is an immutable conflict at work in life and in business, a constant battle between peace and chaos. Neither can be mastered, but both can be influenced. How you go about that is the key to success.”

                                            All too often, people think that to be successful, they need to make the object of their success their life.

                                            If a person thinks their job will lead them to success, then they may spend countless hours per day, and well into the evening working hard.

                                            However this comes at the cost of rest, your health and having an enjoyable life. Ultimately they may burn out and cease to be successful at their job anyway.

                                            If success comes from having a strong social life and a good group of friends, their job may suffer; meaning that they may lose their job, and then be unable to afford going out with friends.

                                            In these ways, success, as Phil Knight says above, is helped by balance. Think of it as a balance between rest and work, or work and play.

                                            To achieve that balance, this Ultimate Guide to Prioritizing Your Work And Life can help you.

                                            4. Do Not Be Afraid of Failure

                                              From Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motors:

                                              “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”

                                              There is a story, it’s unconfirmed whether it actually happened, yet the message within is none the less true:

                                              Thomas Edison inventing the lightbulb was the result of several hundred failed attempts. In an interview, he was asked “How do you feel after all of your failed attempts?”

                                              His response was great, “I didn’t fail, I learned hundreds of ways not to invent the lightbulb”

                                              He saw each “failure” as a lesson. From that lesson he learned what won’t work, and also might work instead.

                                              Each failed attempt, each rejection, were key steps on his path to success. It is easy to feel like you should give up after a failure. But perhaps in that failure is a lesson.

                                              Pay attention to your failures, study them. Perhaps then you’ll learn how to succeed.

                                              If you find it difficult to fight your fear of failure, here’s a guide for you: Why You Have the Fear of Failure (And How to Conquer It Step-By-Step)

                                              5. Have an Unwavering Resolution to Succeed

                                                From Colonel Sanders, Founder of KFC:

                                                “I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me. And I have done that ever since, and I win by it. I know.”

                                                This, in many ways relates to the above quote about learning from your failures.

                                                It’s the easiest thing in the world to give up from a failure. The only way to push on is if you have the true burning desire to succeed, to not be moved or dissuaded from your goals.

                                                If you are not truly dedicated towards success, then each failure will hurt more, each set back will slow you down.

                                                Success is hard; without the unwavering desire to succeed, this difficulty may seem insurmountable. With the desire, it is merely an obstacle to go through.

                                                6. Be a Person of Action

                                                  From Leonardo da Vinci, Renaissance Genius:

                                                  “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”

                                                  Though it was said hundreds of years ago, it works just as much today as it ever had. It applies to literally any successful person.

                                                  Think about it, picture someone like William Shakespeare:

                                                  When we think of the time he lived in, we think of the time in a way shaped by him. When we think of Renaissance era Italy, we think of Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci. Or think about the present day, Bill Gates or Steve Jobs. Our current way of life would simply be incomparably different if they didn’t accomplish what they did.

                                                  You’re probably reading this article on a device by a company that they either founded or companies influenced by them.

                                                  All these figures were proactive, they saw ways to do things differently and did them. If they let the world shape them, then they’d simply fit into the background. Instead they shaped the world.

                                                  Applying this to you?

                                                  Don’t be afraid of going outside the norm. If you can think of a better way to do something, do it that way. If you fail, try again.

                                                  7. Cultivate Positive Relationships

                                                    From Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of America: “

                                                    The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.”

                                                    The best leaders and some of the most influential people (and Theodore Roosevelt is one of the best leaders and one of the most influential people to have lived) were not those who caused commotions, who fought with people or disregarded people; but were people who were friendly to those around them.

                                                    People liked them. They wanted them to do well.

                                                    This is key to good leadership.

                                                    It’s logical. If someone likes you, they want to help you; if you give them a suggestion, they’ll gladly follow through with it.

                                                    But if someone doesn’t like you, they may either refuse to help or actively get in your way.

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                                                    What’s more, it’s always a good idea to cultivate good relationships. You can never tell who will prove to become someone who’ll be able to help you in a big way, or even be a good and supportive friend.

                                                    As such, help people and they may help you; and be good to people, and they my be good to you.

                                                    8. Don’t Be Afraid of Introducing New Ideas

                                                      From Mark Twain, Famed Author:

                                                      “A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.”

                                                      It is an unfortunate truth that those with the boldest ideas are often disregarded.

                                                      Most of us are taught from an early age to think and do things similarly to everyone else. This can be great to fill an existing role. But to truly do things differently (and all successful people did things differently), you need to think differently.

                                                      If you have a new idea, don’t throw it away because it’s new and different; instead, celebrate it. Your strange new idea might one day be the one that leads you to success.

                                                      9. Believe in Your Capacity to Succeed

                                                        From Walter Disney, Founder of Walt Disney Company:

                                                        “If you can dream it, you can do it.”

                                                        Success has to be something you can imagine yourself achieving.

                                                        It is possible that you will come across those who doubt you and your ability to succeed. You must not become one of these people because the moment you cease believing and dreaming is the moment these dreams fall away.

                                                        Keep dreaming!

                                                        10. Always Maintain a Positive Mental Attitude

                                                          From Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of America:

                                                          “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”

                                                          Like the above quote says, you need to trust in your ability to succeed. This is the only way to cultivate the right mindset.

                                                          Replace negative thoughts with the positive ones. You need to approach problems, not as obstacles stopping you, but merely tasks that need to be completed for you to keep going.

                                                          If you stay positive and think like this, setbacks won’t affect you so much, people’s doubts won’t impact you and even the biggest obstacles will seem like minor problems.

                                                          However with the wrong mindset of doubt, you’ll be much easier to stop.

                                                          11. Don’t Let Discouragement Stop You from Pressing On

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                                                            From Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of America:

                                                            “Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.”

                                                            It is an unfortunate fact of human nature — all of us in some way, doubt ourselves. This can be made far worse if others doubt us too.

                                                            When surrounded by doubts, giving up can actually seem like a good idea. Don’t pay attention to the doubts. If you are discouraged, ignore it.

                                                            Watch this video and learn what to do even when others don’t believe that you’ll succeed:

                                                            If this discouragement moves into your mind and you begin to doubt yourself. It is important to ignore this too. This is How Self Doubt Keeps You Stuck and How to Overcome It

                                                            12. Be Willing to Work Hard

                                                              From JC Penny, Founder of JC Penney Inc.:

                                                              “Unless you are willing to drench yourself in your work beyond the capacity of the average man, you are just not cut out for positions at the top.”

                                                              You might have heard the quote that “success is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration” or you may have heard about the 10,000 hours idea.

                                                              Whichever way you frame it, they say one thing:

                                                              True success comes from work.

                                                              You’ll never become successful if you don’t work towards your goal in life and keep working towards it.

                                                              Check out this article and you’ll understand Why Hard Work Beats Talent.

                                                              13. Be Brave Enough to Follow Your Intuition

                                                                From Steve Jobs, Co-founder of Apple Inc.:

                                                                “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

                                                                In ancient Greece, there was a group of Oracles who lived in Delphi. Everyone who needed advice or to know their future visited them, from the poorest of society to kings. Above the doorway of the temple were the words “know thyself”.

                                                                If you strongly believe and desire something, chances are that you already have an idea how to get there. If not, you may naturally know what things will help you and what things will slow you down.

                                                                It’s like how your body can detect danger even when things seem safe.

                                                                Ultimately then, you need to trust your own instincts.

                                                                Final Thoughts

                                                                What you might have noticed is that many of the above lessons are similar — most are about developing the right state of mind. This clearly suggests that the key to achieving success, in whatever you wish, comes down to the way you approach it mentally.

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                                                                Moreover, no matter what stage of life you’re at now, you can still make a difference and pursue success. You can make resetting your life possible when you do this: How to Start Over and Reboot Your Life When It Seems Too Late

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                                                                Featured photo credit: Ryan Wong via unsplash.com

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