It’s National Cookie Day! Here Are 5 Recipes to Try

Celebrate this totally real holiday with homemade Oreos, breakfast cookies, and more.

Your new favorite chocolate chip cookies. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

There is nothing quite like a cookie. The classic mood-elevating, yes-you-are-special food gets its due every December 4, also known as National Cookie Day. To celebrate, try one of these five recipes. Too tired to bake? We suggest you head immediately to Teaism, home to perhaps the best cookie in town.

If you’ve been searching for the perfect chocolate chip cookie, look no further than this recipe from pastry chef Tom Wellings. It’s based on the one he used when cooking at the now-closed Maestro at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner.

The toughest thing about a trip to Northside Social coffee shop in Arlington? Trying to resist great baked goods like these chocolate-gingerbread treats from former pastry chef Rob Valencia.

Love sugar cookies? Here’s a recipe from Blue Duck Tavern.

Sub green or red food coloring for orange in this homemade Oreo recipe from Bayou Bakery, and the Halloween cookie becomes instantly appropriate for the current season.

Looking for something a little healthier? Try these blueberry-almond-flax breakfast cookies from our fit pals over at the Well+Being blog.