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10 Perfect Back To School Cookies


Sharing some favorite cookie recipes today! I’ve got 10 Perfect Back to School Cookies for you to make everyone’s day a little brighter! There’s nothing like coming home from school to a fresh batch of cookies in the kitchen. You can’t go wrong with my favorites below!

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Candy Bar Crusher Cookies

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These buttery crisp cookies are packed with your favorite candy bars. The best part….use your family favorites!

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Chocolate Malted Chip Pudding Cookies

These cookies have all of my favorite things packed inside. You will love the hint of malt in each bite.

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White Chocolate Lemon Pudding Cookies

I remember creating this cookie with my oldest son a few months ago. He loves lemon desserts and these cookies did not disappoint!

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Double Chocolate and Junior Mint and Chip Cookies

Who doesn’t love Junior Mints?! Bites of gooey mint in every bite!

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Soft Batch Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are a family favorite. Soft and loaded with chocolate chips. Can’t beat these!

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Peanut Butter PayDay Cookies

I’m not typically a PayDay candy bar fan, but wait until you try them inside these cookies! Whoa! Amazing.

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Mini Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everything is always cuter when it’s mini. These itty bitty chocolate chip cookies have a hint of mint with great chewy texture.

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Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies

I could eat these all day everyday. Soft peanut butter cookies with added pudding mix makes one perfect cookie.

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Salted Brown Butter Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you haven’t baked cookies with brown butter before, you have to do it! The richness it brings to a batch of cookies is unbeatable 🙂

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The Perfect M&M Cookies

These don’t need any introduction. They’ve been a reader favorite for a long time. Perfect shape, perfect texture and….now I want a cookie, lol! Enjoy!

Tips For Making The Best Cookies

  1. Don’t alter the recipe, use all ingredients as listed.
  2. For a more firm cookie, refrigerate your cookie dough for 24 hours before baking.
  3. Always use butter, not margarine.  ALWAYS.  I prefer salted butter for my chocolate chip cookies.  Try it!
  4. Do not ever grease your cookie sheets.  Will make cookies spread and change texture.
  5. Don’t skip creaming your butter and sugars for a good 2 minutes.  Helps create a fluffy, chewy cookie.
  6. Try sprinkling dough with just a touch of salt for a perfect sweet and salty combination.
  7. Don’t overtake your cookies.  Cookies will continue to cook on hot cookie sheet when removed from oven.
  8. Let cookies cool completely before storing in containers. This will keep their crispness
  9. Store leftover cookies in an airtight container for 3 days room temperature.

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  1. 1
    Sues says:

    I’m not in school anymore and don’t have kids yet, but I’d love to have any (and all) of these waiting for me when I get home from work!!

  2. 2

    wow, i think this is the most fantastic list i have ever seen! i want to try them all!

  3. 3

    I would certainly want to come home from school for all of these cookies!

  4. 4
    Maria says:

    I need them all!

  5. 5
    Melissa says:

    These look great… however the link for the peanut butter pudding ones go to the mini mint chip ones. Did a search and found them… but thought I’d let you know! 🙂

  6. 6

    The best cookies for back to school! I want a whole lunchbox-full! Haha

  7. 7

    Cute!!! I was just thinking that I need to make a bunch of cookies this week and stick them in the freezer for lunches!

  8. 8
    Virginia says:

    Oh man, I can not WAIT to try some of these out!!! Cookies are my favorite thing to bake. My family rarely argues when I say I’m trying out a few new recipes. 😉

  9. 9
    Candice says:


    The link for the Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies goes to Can you update the link for the PB Pudding cookies?


  10. 10

    You always make the best cookies, Jenny!!

  11. 11

    I want to eat all of these!

  12. 12

    Wow. So many great ones I don’t know where to start!
    Have a great Wednesday!

  13. 13
    Kristen says:

    I need to make cookies for my kiddos more often… they would love every single one of these as an after school treat!

  14. 14

    I want to live at your house! I need to dust off my baking tools and make some after school cookies for my kids.

  15. 15
    Gaby says:

    I totally want to make all 10 batches today! So good!

  16. 16

    Your favourites are my favourites. Delicious, Jenny!!

  17. 17

    I just vowed(again) to start eating healthier and now can’t stop staring at tis list of cookies and thinking about what I’d like to bake first… Great list, Jenny!

  18. 18
    lisa g. says:

    Hi. When I click on peanut butter pudding cookies it pulls up mini mint chocolate chip cookies. Can this be fixed? Thank you and thanks for delicious recipes!

  19. 19

    Thanks for finally writing about >10 Perfect Back To School Cookies –
    Picky Palate <Loved it!

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Jenny Flake

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