It’s Friday. Celebrate with 5 cookie recipes

Recipe: Julienne's double-chocolate espresso walnut cookies
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It's Friday. You've made it. Now it's time to celebrate. A batch of cookies is sure to start any weekend off the right way. Click on the pictures below to view the recipes.

Corner Bakery Cafe's oatmeal currant cookies

Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

These hefty oatmeal cookies are big on both size and flavor. It may seem like there's a lot of cinnamon, but it balances nicely with the vanilla and fruit. And even though they are generously sized, after one bite you may realize one is not enough. Best to have plenty on hand.

Milk's molasses cookies

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Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

These are thin and rich, so have a big glass of milk at the ready.

Farmeeoh cookies

Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

The Farm of Beverly Hills' supersized chocolate sandwich cookies are a spectacularly large and magnificently rich wonder to behold. Just one of their dense chocolate cookies with its sugary-sweet and buttery filling could feed a small family for dessert. They were happy to share their recipe, which we've downsized into home kitchen-size versions of the original.

The Buttery's peanut butter cookies

The Buttery's take on peanut butter cookies, massive enough that you almost need two hands to hold them, are rich, sweet and perfectly crumbly. Each cookie is garnished with a coating of dry-roasted peanuts around the edge. It's like a little bit of peanut butter heaven with every bite.

Julienne's double-chocolate espresso walnut cookies

Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

Simply put, this is a must-have recipe for any chocolate lover.

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