Easy Cookie Recipes

These easy cookie recipes have guided me through the baking of many irresistible treats.

Kids Butter/Spritz Cookies Parties
Brownies No Bake Cookies Old-World
Bar Cookies Sugar Cookies Drop Cookies
Fried Cookies Shortbread Low Fat Cookies
Saltines/Crackers Biscotti Rolled/Cutout Cookies
Gluten Free Cookies Pies Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rest assured that the cookies you make at home will always be delicious no matter how they turn out in appearance. You know the saying, “appearance can be very deceiving.”

Entertaining guests at your next cookie exchange party is a labor of joy. Let these recipes add a touch of fun to the task.

Click on one of the following images, and it will take you directly to its baking portfolio.

Chocolate Cranberry Biscuits

An easy cookie recipe for crinkle cookies

Crinkle Cookies

Fruitcake Cookies

Fruitcake Cookies
Holiday Cookies

Holiday Cookies
Christmas Cookies

Snow Caps

Sesame Cookies

Sesame Cookies
An easy cookie recipe for mamoul

Pecan Tassies

Pecan Tassies

Feeling ambitious? Create your own cookie recipe!

I follow this basic formula: 1 part sweet, 2 parts fat, 3 parts flour. Feel free to add or subtract from this formula as the case may be. The following easy recipe for thumbprint cookies illustrates my point.

granulated sugar 2/3 cup
Unsalted butter, softened ½ cup
Creamy peanut butter 1 cup
Eggs 2 large
Vanilla extract 1 tsp
All purpose flour 2 cups
Baking soda 1 tsp
salt ½ tsp
Raisins, nuts, jam, Jell-O gelatin

Peanut butter thumbprint cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F., and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  • Cream sugar, butter, and peanut butter on low speed.

  • beat in eggs and vanilla extract.

  • Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.

  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place on prepared baking sheets. Press a thumb into center of each cookie to make an indentation.

  • Bake 12 – 15 minutes or until light golden. Cool on baking sheets for about 5 minutes, then remove to racks to cool completely.

  • Fill your thumbprint cookies with raisins, nuts, jam, jello, etc., and ENJOY! This super easy cookie recipe yields between 2 – 3 dozens cookies.

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