Pumpkin Bars We all know that season when everything in sight is Pumkin Spice flavored. There’s no better way to get the true pumpkin spice experience than by making a home baked treat that has real pumpkin in it. Make it easy as a bonus and we’ll get out of that long line for pumpkin […]Read more »
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 whites1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar2/3 cup sugar2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon baking cocoa1/3 cup (about) ground walnuts Directions 1. Heat oven to 275 degrees F. Cover […]Read more »
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, […]Read more »
Stained Glass Christmas 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 […]Read more »
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 […]Read more »
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 […]Read more »
Easy Double 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, divided2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking […]Read more »
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe 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, melted1/4 cup granulated sugar1 1/4 cups […]Read more »
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 flour1 1/4 cups powdered sugar1/4 teaspoon almond extract2 egg whites3 dozen blanched whole almonds Directions: 1. […]Read more »
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 mix1/2 cup vegetable oil2 eggs1 tub lemon ready-to-spread frosting Directions: 1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheet. Mix cake mix […]Read more »
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 […]Read more »
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 sugar1 cup mashed very ripe bananas (2 medium)1/3 cup vegetable oil2 […]Read more »
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 sugar1/2 cup butter1 egg (beaten well)2 cups flour1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1 teaspoon cloves3/4 cup cold coffee1/2 cup raisins (chopped)1/2 cup nuts (chopped)1 teaspoon […]Read more »
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 […]Read more »
Molasses Cookie Recipe This is an old fashioned molasses cookie recipe. You must use dark molasses, the flavor is unbeatable! Molasses Cookies Ingredients: 1 cup sugar1/2 cup shortening1 cup dark molasses1/2 cup water4 cups all-purpose flour1 1/2 teaspoons salt1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon ground cloves1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/4 teaspoon ground allspiceraisins […]Read more »
Gingerbread Cookie Recipe Nothing says home like a good gingerbread cookie recipe filling the air with the wonderful spices that smell like the holidays. This recipe makes a firm dough for rolling, but don’t be afraid to generously flour your rolling surface and rolling pin. Inexpensive pastry cloths and rolling pin covers work fabulously for […]Read more »
Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookie Recipe This is the best girl scout cookie recipe ever, it’s for all the months in between girl scout cookie selling season…when you still need your thin mints! Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Ingredients: 8 ounces butter, softened1 cup powdered sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 cup cocoa powder 3/4 teaspoon […]Read more »
Oreo Cookie Recipe This oreo cookie recipe was passed around friends for a long time, it’s a great way to show kids how oreo cookies are made. Home Made Oreo Cookies Ingredients: 2 (18 ounce) boxes devil’s food cake mix 4 eggs, beaten well 2/3 cup oil 1/2 cup butter 4 ounces cream cheese 2 […]Read more »
Diabetic Cookie Recipe Diabetes can be difficult to live with. It is difficult to monitor sugar levels, but one thing that can be especially hard is having to avoid eating your favorite sweets. Fortunately, with increased sensitivity to those with restricted diets, there are many options for diabetics who still want to enjoy sweet treats. […]Read more »
Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe This was voted the best chocolate chip cookie recipe in an old magazine recipe contest. The cookies are soft and tasty, you won’t be disappointed. Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients 1 cup packed dark brown sugar1/2 cup granulated sugar1 cup butter, softened1 teaspoon vanilla2 eggs2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon […]Read more »
Low Fat Butter Cookie Recipe You can indulge your sweet tooth with this low fat cookie recipe, and you won’t feel cheated. It’s packed with taste! Low Fat Vanilla Butter Cookies Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour1/4 teaspoon baking soda1/8 teaspoon salt1/4 cup butter, softened2/3 cup sugar1 egg white1 teaspoon vanilla Directions: 1. Combine flour, baking soda and […]Read more »
Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Recipe Mrs. Fields cookie recipe is one of the best, it makes wonderful cookies that are a cross between an oatmeal cookie and a chocolate chip cookie. The texture is much finer than an oatmeal cookie because of the step involving grinding the oats finer. They taste just like […]Read more »
Magic Bar Cookie Recipe The seven layer magic bar cookie recipe combines the sweetness of chocolate with coconut. It is a perfect dessert cookie recipe. Magic Bar Cookies (7 layer bars) Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk) 1 cup […]Read more »
Cookies are so popular in cultures across the world, it’s hard to think of a time before they existed. And, although there was a time before cookies, they actually date back pretty far… to the beginning of baked foods in general, in fact!
By the 14th century, they were well known in society served as royal cuisine and by every day street vendors.
Despite their rising popularity, cookies did not come to America until the late 1620’s They were brought to Americans by the Dutch in New Amsterdam who referred to them as ‘koekje”. This was later Anglicized to the word cookie.
Today, there are many varieties of cookies. Not only do they come in a wide selection of flavors, they come in different configurations as well. Those with a sweet tooth can enjoy bar cookies, drop cookies, filled cookies, sandwich cookies, no bake cookies…and the list goes on.
One of the most well known types of cookies is the chocolate chip. Invented in 1937, these were first made by Ruth Graves Wakefield who ran the Toll House Restaurant.
When Ruth didn’t have a needed ingredient for her ‘Butter Drop Do’ cookies, she used a bar of semisweet chocolate that she had on hand. She chopped the pieces of chocolate into the cookie dough and, voila, chocolate chip cookie weas born!
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!