15 Old School Cookie Recipes Like Nana Used to Make

Be instantly transported to the good old days with these nostalgic cookie recipes. These classic cookie recipes are just as delicious as you remember them being – maybe even better! 

Molasses Cookies

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Indulge in the irresistible charm of our soft and chewy molasses cookies, where each bite offers a delightful blend of rich, deep molasses flavor and a perfectly tender texture. These homemade treats are a cozy embrace for your taste buds, perfect for those who cherish the warmth of classic, comforting flavors.

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M&M Cookies

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There’s nothing more classic than the M&M cookie. This soft and chewy cookie is perfectly paired with crunchy M&M candies. 

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Lace Cookies

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Delight in the exquisite charm of lace cookies, a tantalizing treat that perfectly balances delicate crispness with rich, golden sweetness. With their intricate patterns and irresistible flavor, these thin, lacy confections promise to enchant your palate and add an elegant touch to any dessert spread.

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Danish Butter Cookies

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These cookies have been around for years and for a good reason! These classic cookies will remind you of growing up.

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Made Dinner Easy with Classic Slow Cooker Recipes

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Dinner doesn’t get any easier than with the slow cooker. Here are some of our favorite classic crock pot recipes:

Lemon Curd Cookies

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These homemade lemon curd cookies are delicious with crumbly cookies and sweet, tangy lemon curd. They are so light and melt in the mouth. With only five ingredients needed, this cookie recipe is a must-try.

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S’Mores Cookies

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S’mores Cookies are an irresistible treat that combines the classic flavors of graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows in a perfectly chewy cookie.

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Crispy Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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To make these chocolate chip cookies both crispy and chewy, its really about having the right amounts and kind of flour and sugar.

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Craving Even More Dessert?

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You won’t be able to resist these delicious dessert recipes!

Homemade Oreo Cookies

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Homemade oreo cookies are WAY better than any store bought version and so fun to make. Here’s the easy recipe!

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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

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Chocolate peppermint cookies with crushed peppermint on top. So easy to make and full of chocolate peppermint flavor.

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Lemon Ricotta Cookies

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Brighten up your world with a burst of citrusy bliss with these easy-to-make and delectably delicious Italian Lemon Ricotta Cookies! With their soft melt-in-your-mouth texture and perfect balance of tangy to sweet, these lemon cookies are a true delight! Whether you serve them alongside your favorite hot beverage or take them to your next family gathering, they are sure to be a hit!

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Apple Pie Cookies

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These irresistible apple pie cookies will be the talk of the table this holiday season! Made with fresh apples and a sweet, delicious apple pie filling, you will feel like you are eating mini apple pies (without all the hassle)! Its warm, comforting flavor makes the perfect dessert for any occasion, especially alongside a bowl of ice cream!

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Funfetti Cookies

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These colorful funfetti cookies definitely put the “fun” in eating dessert! Made with a sugar cookie base from basic pantry ingredients and crunchy colored sprinkles, they are a soft, chewy treat that all ages will love. With so many color variations to choose from, they are the perfect cookies for your next birthday party, baby shower, or holiday party!

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Tiramisu Cookies

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These delicious, coffee-flavored tiramisu cookies are the perfect after-dinner treat, dessert table addition, or compliment to your morning cup of coffee. A delightful twist on the classic Italian dessert, this easy tiramisu cookie recipe combines espresso powder and sweet mascarpone frosting topped with cocoa powder. No matter how or where you eat them, it is sure to be something that everyone will love!

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  • Ali Van Straten

    Ali Van Straten is the founder and journalist of Champagne and Coffee Stains. She is a Peloton expert, certified running coach and certified nutrition coach. Champagne and Coffee Stains provides information and resources on Peloton Interactive, running and recipes.

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