Thanksgiving is over, but that doesn't mean we can't continue to celebrate food. I recently discovered that December 4th is National Cookie Day and was personally offended that my foodie friends had never told me about it. How have I gone through twenty years of life without the knowledge of a day reserved for celebrating this classic comfort food?

As we know, 2016 has been a year of many changes, so it's about time we made a great change and all started celebrating National Cookie Day. If you're not sure where to begin (because searching "cookies" on Pinterest gives you more anxiety than your upcoming economics exam), look no further.

This list of Spoon University's greatest cookie recipes will have you heading for the kitchen in no time. Become the favorite roomie during finals season by sharing these necessary homemade goodies.

1. The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

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Scott Harrington

Try this recipe for soft and gooey, classic chocolate chip cookies.

2. Marshmallow Cookie

cookie, sweet, chocolate, pastry, cake, wheat
Raissa Xie

Fluffernutter meets chocolate meets cookie dough. What else could you possibly need?

3. Chocolate Cookie

chocolate, peanut butter, peanut, butter
Sophie Rodosky

All you want is chocolate? This recipe's got your back.

4. White Chocolate Matcha Cookie

milk, cream, sweet, dairy product
Vernell Dunams

Yes, you can definitely use green tea as part of the cookie batter. Life = changed.

5. Peanut Butter Kiss Cookie

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Annie Pinto

Literally the epitome of a cookie that gives you that classic melt in your mouth, peanut buttery, comfort food taste.

6. Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie

chocolate, strawberry
Mei Lan Fogarty

Looks like a regular chocolate chip cookie, right? Wrong. This cookie is filled with Nutella goodness — even better.

7. Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookie

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Audrey Mirabito

Three ingredients combined into one rich cookie, sure to satisfy all of your peanut butter cravings.

8. S'mores Chocolate Chip Cookie

sweet, pastry, cake, chocolate, cookie, oatmeal cookie, bread
Rebecca Block

I'm just going to give you a fair warning, these cookies could quickly become highly addictive. 

9. Ricotta Sprinkles Cookie

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Marissa Ferrara

Sprinkles make every dessert look more fun, so why not add them to this light and fluffy cookie recipe?

10. Bakery-Style Chocolate Brownie Cookie

chocolate, peanut, butter, peanut butter, brownie
Vedika Luthra

Ooey, gooey brownies packed into a super chocolatey cookie.

11. Gingerbread Cookie

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Sarah Comerford

December 4th is right in the middle of the holiday season, so there really is no better time for this recipe.

12. Oreo Cheesecake Cookie

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Steven Shaltiel

Pair with a glass of milk for a decadent cookie inspired by your favorite Oreo taste.

13. Double Chocolate Cookie Sandwich

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Amanda Gajdosik

Satisfy your sweet and savory cravings with a chocolatey cream cheese frosting center.

14. Peppermint Christmas Cookie

Marykate Surette

This holiday-inspired cookie brings in peppermint and chocolate for a sweet and minty dessert.

15. Red Velvet Cake Cookie

Kelli Haugh

A smoother cookie recipe, requiring white chocolate chips and velvety red cake mix.

Now that you have a variety of cookies and flavors to choose from, make sure you're celebrating National Cookie Day the right way, and test out some of these recipes.  Also, always remember that every cookie is better with a glass of milk. Happy National Cookie Day!