Cookie Recipes

Cookie Recipes


Everyone loves cookies and has a favorite cookie recipe that brings back fond memories of their favorite; warm and soft right out of the oven. With our family favorite cookie recipes, you can bake your favorites or try new ones; we have over 40 of the best and popular cookie recipes to choose from.

Whether for holiday cookie baking or a homemade treat for filling the cookie jar, we have the cookie recipes for you. From the old-fashioned, to the tried and true favorites, to the quick and easy recipes, they're all here!

Cookie Recipes

Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bar Recipe


Pumpkin bars are the perfect spiced treat that can be served individually with no mess. Easy to make, you can also frost them with cream cheese icing for an extra bit of decadence. Pumpkin bars should be refrigerated to keep them fresh, but make sure you get one fresh out of the oven for the ultimate taste experience!

Pumpkin Bars

Ingredients:


Bars:

4 eggs
1 2/3 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
15-ounce can pumpkin
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda


Cream Cheese Icing:

8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Using an electric mixer at medium speed, combine the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until light and fluffy.

3. Stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and mix at low speed until thoroughly combined and the batter is smooth.

4. Spread the batter into a greased 13 by 10-inch baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting. Cut into bars.

5. To make the icing: Combine the cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the sugar and mix at low speed until combined. Stir in the vanilla and mix again. Spread on cooled pumpkin bars.

 

 

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Chocolate Meringue Cookie Recipe

Chocolate Meringue Cookie Recipe


This meringue cookie recipe adds the flavor of chocolate to the delicate puff of a meringue cookie.

Chocolate Meringue Star Cookies

Ingredients

3 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon baking cocoa
1/3 cup (about) ground walnuts

 

Directions

1. Heat oven to 275 degrees F. Cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.

2. Beat cream of tartar and egg whites in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until foamy. Slowly beat in sugar, in very small amounts, continue beating until stiff.

3.  Fold in cocoa, lightly combining.

4. Place meringue in a decorating bag fitted with a #4 large star tip. Pipe 1 1/4-inch stars onto cookie sheet. Sprinkle lightly with walnuts.

5. Bake 30-35 minutes or until outside is crisp and dry. Cool 5 minutes, then place on wire rack. Store in airtight container.

 

 

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Mexican Wedding Cookie Recipe

Mexican Wedding Cookie Recipe


This is the traditional Mexican Wedding cookie recipe, a wonderful treat served for a wonderful event. We serve them at Christmas, never realizing until a few years ago that these melt-in-your-mouth cookies were wedding cookies.

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup butter, at room temperature (2 sticks)
2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
1-1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup finely chopped pecans

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

2. Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and 1 cup of the confectioners' sugar in a large bowl. Stir in the vanilla and almond extracts.

3. Gradually add the flour and salt. Use the mixer for the first cup of flour, and then work in the remaining cup of flour and the finely chopped pecans by hand with a wooden spoon. Dough will be stiff.

4. Form dough into balls (1 level tablespoon each). Place on an ungreased baking sheet, 1 inch apart.

5. Bake at 325°F on middle oven rack until light golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

6. While cookies are still warm, place the remaining cup of confectioner's sugar in a shallow dish. Roll the cookies in sugar to coat completely. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
 

 

 

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Stained Glass Christmas Cookie Recipe

Stained Glass Cookie Recipe


Almost everyone has had this Christmas cookie recipe at some point in their lives, it is a traditional Christmas cookie. Each cookie looks like it has stained glass windows, beautiful and perfect for the season.

Stained Glass Window Christmas Cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 rolls mult-colored lifesavers candy

 

Directions:

1. Beat sugar, vanilla, butter, and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon.

2. Stir in baking powder, flour, and salt. Cover and refrigerate for one hour until firm.

3. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Cover cookie sheet with aluminum foil.

4. On a lightly floured surface, roll 1/3 of dough at a time to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into shapes.

5. Place 1 inch apart on cookie sheet. Cut out window pane designs from cookies. Place partially crushed pieces of candy in cutouts, mixing colors as desired.

6. Bake 7-9 minutes. Immediately spread any unmelted candy with a knife. Cool completely on pan.

 

 

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Easy Cookie Recipe

Easy Cookie Recipe


For an easy cookie recipe, you can't go wrong with this one. The ingredients are basic but the cookies are colorful and delicious!

Easy Cookie Recipe

Ingredients:

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Colored sugar sprinkles

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.

2. In a mixer, cream together the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until well blended. Slowly add the flour mixture, beating on medium speed until mixture is completely combined.

3. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, sprinkle with colored sugar, then place onto ungreased cookie sheets.

4. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until golden.

5. Let the cookies stand two minutes before removing them from the cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

 

 

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Easy Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Easy Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe


This is an easy peanut butter cookie recipe for anytime, all the taste of the greatest peanut butter cookies and a time saver too!

Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients:

3/4 cup butter, softened (1 1/2 sticks)
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2/3 cup plus 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
1 egg
2/3 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour

 

 Directions:

1. Combine butter, brown sugar and 2/3 cup granulated sugar and in a mixing bowl; beat until creamy.

2. Stir in egg, peanut butter, and vanilla, mix well. Stir in baking soda and flour, mix well.

3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls, then roll in 3 Tablespoons sugar, coating well.

4. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

5. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from baking sheets and cool on wire racks.

 

 

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Easy Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe


This easy chocolate chip cookie recipe is all about chocolate. With a chocolate cookie filled with chocolate chips, this one is for the serious chocolate lovers in your house.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

4 cups (two 12-oz. pkgs.) semisweet chocolate chips, divided
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter , softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Melt 2 cups of the chocolate chips in a small, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat; stir until smooth. Remove from heat.

3. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl.

4. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl.

5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

6. Beat in melted chocolate.

7. Gradually beat in flour mixture.

8. Stir in remaining 2 cups of chocolate chips.

9. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

10. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes or until cookies are puffed. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

 

 

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies


This is a chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe, for those who don't like their chocolate chip cookies to lose the softness even when they've been out of the oven for a while. It is amazing!

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups plus 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup coarsely chopped nuts, optional
1 (12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)

 

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Beat butter, vanilla, sugars, and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed. Stir in flour, salt, and baking soda. A stiff dough will form.

3. Stir in chocolate chips, and if using nuts add also.

4. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.

5. Bake about 10 to 12 minutes. Cool 1 to 2 minutes then finish cooling on wire rack.

 

 

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Almond Cookie Recipe

Almond Cookie Recipe

This almond cookie recipe is different from the standard hard almond cookies. It has the amazing almond flavor with a softer texture.

Almond Macaroons Cookies

Ingredients:

1 (7 ounce) package almond paste
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 egg whites
3 dozen blanched whole almonds

 

Directions:

1. Grease cookie sheet. Crumble almond paste into small pieces in large bowl.

2. Stir in almond extract, flour, and powdered sugar. Add egg whites. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed about 2 minutes,
until smooth.

3. Place dough by small spoonfuls onto cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Place an almond on top of each cookie, then refrigerate 30 minutes.

4. Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Bake about 12 minutes.

5. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Store in airtight container.

 

 

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Lemon Cookie Recipe

Lemon Cookie Recipe


This lemon cookie recipe uses a cake mix, the cookies are soft and raised when baked. It is easy and delicious!

Lemon Cookies

Ingredients:

1 package lemon cake mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 tub lemon ready-to-spread frosting

 

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheet. Mix cake mix , eggs and oil in large bowl by hand until dough forms.

2. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set.

3. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely then frost with lemon frosting.

 

 

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Coconut Cookie Recipe

Coconut Cookie Recipe


This is a coconut cookie recipe that is easy to make and very tasty with the addition of butterscotch chips. It has just the right amount of coconut for flavor without being overwhelming.

Coconut Cookies

Ingredients:

1/2 cup coconut oil
1 cup + 1 Tablespoon brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups butterscotch chips
1 cup shredded coconut, toasted

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and prepare a baking sheet with cooking spray.

2. In a large mixing bowl, use a mixer to beat coconut oil and brown sugar.

3. Add the eggs and beat until fluffy. Add vanilla extract.

4. In a separate medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt with a whisk.

5. Mix the flour mixture into the coconut oil mixture a little bit at a time with a wooden spoon until flour is well mixed.

6. Add in the butterscotch chips and coconut and mix well.

7. Drop by the spoonful into the baking sheets. Bake 8 minutes or until slightly browned around the edges.

 

 

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Banana Cookie Recipe

Banana Cookie Recipe

When making this banana bar cookie recipe, make sure your bananas are very ripe. The flavor and the moistness depend on it. Depending on the size you cut the bars, this yields approximately 24 bar cookies.

Banana Cookie Bars

Ingredients:

1 cup sugar
1 cup mashed very ripe bananas (2 medium)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Cream Cheese Frosting:

2 cups powdered sugar
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese -- softened
1/3 cup butter -- softened
1 teaspoon vanilla

 

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease rectangular pan, 13 × 9 × 2 inches.

2. Mix banana, sugar, oil and eggs in large bowl with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Stir in nuts.

3. Spread batter in pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes.

4. Cool completely. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting. Cut into bars.


Cream Cheese Frosting:

1. Mix butter , cream cheese, and vanilla in medium bowl. Gradually add powdered sugar with spoon, mix until smooth.

 

 

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Indian Cookie Recipe

Indian Cookie Recipe


This Indian cookie recipe is filled with aromatic spices and a hint of coffee. Coffee and cookies, you can't go wrong!

Coffee Drop Indian Cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 egg (beaten well)
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
3/4 cup cold coffee
1/2 cup raisins (chopped)
1/2 cup nuts (chopped)
1 teaspoon vanilla

 

Directions:

1. Mix shortening and sugar together until creamy, add egg and mix well.

2. Combine flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cloves and cinnamon. Add coffee slowly and mix well.

3. Combine nuts, raisins, and vanilla. Mix well.

4. Place on a greased baking sheet.

5. Bake at 400 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes.

 

 

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Pumpkin Cookie Recipe

Pumpkin Cookie Recipe


This pumpkin cookie recipe is like eating a piece of decadent pumpkin roll in a cookie sized portion. A soft spiced cookie is frosted with velvety cream cheese frosting, creating the ultimate sweet and spiced delicacy in a perfectly sized package. This is a great recipe for holiday cookie exchanges or smaller portioned treats for fall dinners.

Frosted Pumpkin Cookies


Ingredients:

4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 cups sugar
2 cups vegetable shortening
2 eggs
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped nuts (to place on top of frosting)


Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:

1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves in medium bowl. Beat shortening and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl for 30 seconds.

3. Add pumpkin, eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract; beat until blended. Gradually add flour mixture into pumpkin mixture at low speed until combined.

4. Stir in raisins. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheets.

5. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.

6. Mix all frosting ingredients together with an electric mixer until smooth.

7. Frost cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting. Sprinkle nuts on top.
 

 

 

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