Five Cookie Recipes to Make While Watching Your Comfort Show

Hello all. If you’re reading this, it is most likely because life got in the way of me writing hard-hitting articles like “I Was Wrong About ZOMBIES 3” or “All I Want to Do Is Watch ‘Star Trek’ and Cry.” However, you dear readers deserve to have something to snack on while I’m busy, so I’ve decided to curate a list of cookie recipes. These are some of my favorite recipes, and I’d happily make them repeatedly. Not all of them are mine, and I will credit the brilliant people who crafted them.

If you need a show recommendation to watch while making and consuming these cookies, then I highly recommend the following (all of which come from this list):

  1. The Office
  2. Parks and Recreation
  3. Schitt’s Creek
  4. Gilmore Girls
  5. BBC’s Pride and Prejudice
  6. Hilda
  7. The Great North
  8. Black Books
  9. Call the Midwife
  10. Star Trek: The Next Generation
There is an obvious and a not-so-obvious list of comfort shows

Unlike Chef Atlas Corrigan, I intend to tell you what kinds of cookies you’ll be making because there are literally THOUSANDS of cookie recipes. Now without further ado, here is my list:

Mrs. Fields’ Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Notes: This is a controversial opinion, but we like it when the oatmeal is unblended because it gives the cookies a chewy texture. It’s also less work because you don’t have to pull out a blender or food processor to grind the oats (and wash the stupid thing afterward).

Dandelion Chocolate’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Notes: Print this recipe. Right now. Print it out because you will not regret it. These cookies are something magical and will delight and infuriate the people who eat them because they are so damn good.

These cookies were obviously made to showcase the exquisite confectionaries of Dandelion Chocolate, so I encourage you to use nice chocolate in these cookies. The recipe calls for dark chocolate (like 70%+ cocoa, but semisweet will also be okay). I used a bag of See’s Candy chocolate chips once, which went well. I’ve also used whatever chocolate I could find in my pantry, and people still ate the cookies, so don’t worry if you can’t drop $10 on a chocolate bar.

Four-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Notes: This recipe was the closest I could find to what I usually make. For one, I do not think it’s necessary to use white sugar and brown sugar – I like to just use brown sugar because I like how it pairs with the cookie. Also, feel free to add some vanilla (or even almond) extract to the cookie. I’d say add a splash of extract (or a teaspoon). So you do you, baby boo.

Kitchen-Sink Cookies

Notes: Browning butter is for fancy ladies, and I don’t have time for that, so I don’t do it. This is not my exact recipe, but it’s a good base to get you started! 

To make kitchen-sink cookies, you take this cookie dough and add in a mixture of sweet and salty add-ins! I used to make these for my classmates, and they were always a hit. The key to this cookie was the liberal addition of potato chips and pretzels. Make these cookies after Halloween when your pantry is overflowing with odds and ends of candy you’re unsure what to do with. Add whatever you like to these guys, and they’ll probably be a hit. 

Yes, even raisins. But don’t add mint. That would be nasty.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Notes: First of all, Sally’s Baking Addiction can do no wrong. She’s a legend; I’ve always had solid results with her recipes. Second, these are one of my favorite Christmas cookies, but I think you can enjoy them anytime it’s chilly outside. My mom used to make these (albeit a different recipe) all the time during the holidays, and I think that’s why I love them so much. Give these a shot. I think you’ll love them as well.

I hope you enjoy these recipes! However, before trying each one, check the ingredients for possible allergens because some recipes contain peanuts, flour, eggs, etc. Also, if you want to comment with your favorite cookie, I want to hear it because I need more cookies in my life.

Now please, go make some peanut butter cookies and watch Hilda. I need twenty more seasons of this wonderful show!


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