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12 Bake Sale Recipes That Are Better Than Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s almost bake sale season! You know what that means – three dozen batches of chocolate chip cookies, right? Think again! Give the chocolate chip cookie recipe a rest this year and try one of these exciting and delicious desserts instead. We promise you won’t be disappointed. There’s something for everyone on this list! We’ve salty sweet bars, decadent chocolate cookies, and a few simple cookie recipes as well. Go ahead and find your new go-to bake sale recipe right here!

Pecan Sandies

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We love how crisp and buttery these cookies are, especially with chunks of chopped pecans scattered throughout. For a little flare, we like to top each cookie with a whole pecan to make this homemade treat look extra special. Pecan sandies are a great addition to any cookie exchange or holiday party. But really, these pecan sandies are delicious at any time of year! Get the festive recipe here!

Secret Kiss Cookies

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The best part about these cookies, aside from how tasty and addictive they are, is how ridiculously adorable they are once you cut into them. Let them cool completely, then shock your family or friends when they take the first bite and see that classic chocolate silhouette. Get the easy recipe here!

Cool Whip Cookies

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These cookies are sure to be a hit at all of your upcoming parties. Who doesn’t love the delicious combination of chocolate, cool whip, and powdered sugar? The best part about these cookies, aside from their rich taste, is that they only take 5 ingredients, and 15 minutes to make. It doesn’t get any easier than this. Just mix, roll, and bake! Get the simple recipe here!

Texas Sheet Cake Cookies

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These Texas sheet cake cookies are unlike any you’ve had before. They’re rich and chocolate-y, while still being light-as-air, and not too heavy to stop you from enjoying a couple. Then there’s the glaze: it perfectly rounds out the Texas sheet cake flavor and takes the cookie to the next level. Get the delicious recipe here!

Slow Cooker No Bake Cookies

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Chocolate “No-Bake” cookies are a staple in our household, but we realized we could simplify the process even more by making them in the slow cooker. (What can we say? We’re surprisingly resourceful when the oven’s full and we get a craving for cookies….) These no-bakes are easy to whip up, then all you have to do is throw the ingredients together before scooping them into cookies and letting them set. Get the ridiculously easy recipe here!

Ooey-Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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One of the (many) things that make these bars so great is that we used browned butter to make the dough. If you haven’t cooked with it before, browned butter gives this dough more richness and you can taste a faint toffee flavor that wouldn’t be there if you’d used regular butter. You don’t have to take our word for it, but it really bumps things up a notch. Get the delicious recipe here!

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

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We love anything sweet and we really love anything that’s easy. These cookies are a double threat because they’re absolutely delicious and seriously easy to make- you probably have all the ingredients already and could be biting into a piping hot cookie in under half an hour! Get the easy recipe here!

The Perfect Snickerdoodle Cookies

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The snickerdoodle is a delicious, buttery cookie that’s light and fluffy and coated in cinnamon sugar goodness! A lot of people associate these cookies with the holidays, but we say snickerdoodles are good year round, day or night. There’s no wrong time for these puffy bites of heaven. Apart from tasting amazing, these cookies are comprised of ingredients we’re sure you already have on hand! Get the perfect recipe here!

Chewy Nutty Squirrel Bars

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These are super easy to make, and come with a sweet and salty combination of flavors that we absolutely go nuts for! A crisp cookie base is covered with a chewy filling, and that chewy filling is topped with a delightfully delicious swirl of caramel and nuts. Get the irresistible recipe here!

Hello Dolly Bars

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These ooey gooey bars of sweetness go by many names – hello dolly bars, seven layer bars, and magic bars, to name a few. No matter what you call them, one thing’s for sure; you can’t go wrong with chocolate, coconut, and pecans, layered on a graham cracker crust. These classic dessert bars are sure to be a hit at your next get together! Get the tried and true recipe here!

Millionaire Bars

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We know exactly how these bars got their name – they taste like a million bucks! The perfect buttery crust, filled with a deliciously salty, homemade caramel and then topped off with creamy chocolate…this treat is seriously the stuff dreams are made of. Get the delicious recipe here!

Chocolate Revel Bars

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These ones are so good–basically made up of decadent fudge–they’re absolutely out of this world and great for a crowd! We made this recipe with ourselves and our friends and families in mind, but double it up and you’ve easily got enough for a whole party! We love everything about these revel bars (how sinfully rich they are and how quickly they disappear, being two reasons) and we know you’ll love them too! Get the addictive recipe here!

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