Cookie Jar Classics
Try seven sweets that are as straightforward or unusual as you'd like. Peanut butter snickerdoodles, anyone?
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

All bakers know one thing, says Stacy Adimando: When their plate of cookies hits the table, they'll be the most popular person in the room. In her book, The Cookiepedia: Mixing, Baking, and Reinventing the Classics, Adimando tells us how to make the classics—and change them up if the mood strikes. For Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, her advice ranges from achieving the perfect craggy texture (hint: don't skimp on the oatmeal) to trying interesting new ingredients (she likes dark chocolate chunks and dried cherries instead of raisins).

Get the recipe: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies