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Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies
Chocolate chip
Sugar cookie
Peanut butter
No bake cookies
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Monster cookie
Baby Ruth bars
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Best Cookie Recipes

Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

  • 3/4 Cup shortening
  • 1 1/4 Cups brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 Cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 Cups oats
  • 1 Cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Cup raisins, chopped nuts and/or chocolate chips, optional
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease cookie sheets and set aside. In mixing bowl, combine shortening, sugar, egg, milk and vanilla. Blend together.
Add in remaining ingredients and combine.
Roll in balls or with cookie scoop, place on cookie sheets and bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
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Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cranberry

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Best Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

  • 1 Cup butter
  • 2 Cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 Cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 3/4 Cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
In mixing bowl, blend together butter, sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla until smooth. Add flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Combine.

In separate small bowl, stir together 3 T. sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon.  Scoop balls of dough and roll into cinnamon sugar mixture. Place on cookie sheet. Press down each cookie ball flat with the bottom of a glass. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes.

Best Soft Chocolate Chip Recipe

3 Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie

by Gouri Meenakshi (Alleppey,Kerala,India)
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  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
It's so simple you won't believe mix all the things needed as written above one by one. Mix them to a smooth and spread cookie shapes on a butter paper using a spoon.

Bake for two to three minutes without preheating or anything your cookies are ready to enjoy.

Cinnamon Apple Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Addie Winn (Wichita, Ks)
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup cinnamon apple sauce
  • 1 11.5 oz bag of chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir together you may need to use a mixer and then set aside.

In a separate mixing bowl combine butter, brown sugar, white sugar, egg, and apple sauce and mix. Add the butter sugar mix to the lager bowl and mix together you may need to use the mixer again.

Then add the bag of chocolate chips to the batter and mix again. Place a spoonful of dough on a cookie sheet about 1in. apart, until cookie sheet is full then place in preheated oven for 10 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies.
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 2 Cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup uncooked oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 Cup butter
  • 3/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie seasoning
  • 1 Cup mini chocolate chips
In a large, bowl blend flour, oats, baking soda and salt. Stir together. In mixing bowl, blend butter, brown sugar and egg. Add in vanilla, pumpkin, and pumpkin pie seasoning. Blend together. Add in flour mixture and continue to blend. Stir in chocolate chips.

Make small balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes or until light golden brown.

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Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

  • 1 Cup butter
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 1/2 Cups flour
  • 1 Cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/3 Cup chopped nuts, optional
Cream butter and sugars together. Add eggs and vanilla and blend until creamy. Stir in baking powder, baking soda and flour. Combine. Add chocolate chips and nuts. Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet bake for 8-10 minutes.
For a Chocolate chocolate chip best cookie recipes add 1/3 Cup cocoa with the flour.
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Easy Sugar Cookie Recipes

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Few Ingredient Sugar Cookies

by Deborah (Canada)
Preheat oven: 350  Makes 24 plus Cookies
  • 1 cup Soft Margarine
  • 1 cup Confectioner's Sugar
Cream together with fork.  Add 2 cups Flour & 1/2 tsp. Vanilla. Mix together with a fork will be a bit crumbly. Roll dough into balls, place onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper & press down lightly with the back of a fork ( if fork sticks to dough, put a until flour on to stop the sticking);
Bake until golden brown on bottom: approx. 7 - 12 minutes. Keep a close eye on these as they tend to burn easy.

Bunny Bite Sugar Cookies!

Original Recipe by Bunny Anderson
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What you will need:
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. of almond extract
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 tsp. of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt
Baking Instructions:
step 1: First pre-heat your oven to 325 degrees.

Step 2: Beat the following ingredients together:
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of softened butter
1 egg
1/2 tsp. of almond extract
1 tsp. of vanilla

Step 3: In the same mixing bowl put in these ingredients and work thoroughly with clean hands:
2 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 tsp. of baking soda
1/2 tsp. of salt

Step 4: Take dough out of bowl and roll out dough into a flat pancake and cut out the shape of cookie you want.

Step 5: Bake cookies at 325 degrees for 8-10 min.

Step 6: Take out cookies and enjoy a fun and delicious treat with friends and family.
For extra fun here is a recipe on how to make delicious cream cheese frosting!
Just beat these following ingredients together and you'll get delicious cream cheese frosting that tastes wonderful on Bunny Bite Sugar Cookies!
  • 2 -3oz. pkg. cream cheese
  • 1/2 c. softened butter
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 4 1/2- 5 1/2 c. of powdered sugar

Sugar Cookies

by Sanaa (Arlington, TX, USA)


  • 1 Unsalted Butter Stick
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon coconut milk
  • 4 Tablespoon sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 Teaspoon baking Powder

Mix the butter with powdered sugar until creamy.Then, add coconut milk and add the sweet condensed milk. Mix.
Then.... add the flour. It depends on how much for the flour. Just add until the dough is creamy. Add the backing powder, also until you have a soft dough.
After that, shape little balls out of the mixture.
After that, put the balls faces' on to the sugar, then on a tray. Make sure you have wax paper on your tray.
**Note** Have your oven preheated at 350 Degrees Fahrenheit.
After that, take out the cookies from the oven when they are slightly yellow.

Best Peanut Butter Cookie Recipes

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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

by Heather (USA)  yields 3-4 dozen
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1 c white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 4-1/2 c regular oatmeal
  • 1 c chocolate chips
  • optional: reduce chocolate chips to ½ c and add: ½ c M&Ms and/or ½ c butterscotch chips and/or ¼ c coconut

Mix first 6 ingredients together. Add baking soda and oatmeal Mix until moist. Add chocolate chips and optional ingredients. Use 1/4c size measuring cup or ice cream scoop and drop dough onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Push down a bit but do NOT flatten. They will spread out a bit.

Bake at 350' for 10-12 minutes. Transfer cookies from cookie sheet by lifting entire sheet of parchment to cooling rack. Cookies will appear underdone. If they start to come apart as you move them (because they are soft) gently push the cookie back together again, it will firm up as it cools. Carefully remove cookies from parchment paper after a few minutes on the cooling rack. 

4 ingredient Peanut butter cookie recipe

Eggless Peanut Butter cookies

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Basic Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
  • 1 Cup butter, softened
  • 1 Cup peanut butter
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 Cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • chocolate kisses candy, unwrapped
Preheat oven at 375 degrees. In mixing bowl, beat butter, peanut butter, sugars and eggs until well blended. Stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Gradually add to butter mixture. Drop by teaspoonfuls to ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes. To make Peanut Blossoms, immediately press an unwrapped chocolate kiss or mini peanut butter cup into center of each cookie after done baking.
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No Bake Best Cookie Recipes

Chocolate No Bake Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

by Patty Clark (San Antonio Texas)

I at age 7 learned this recipe, and have been making it every since.

  • 1 stick margarine
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • Optional Ingredients: you may add one or more of the following, in 1/2 cup portions. Peanut butter (creamy or chunky), coconut flakes, nuts or dried fruit.

In large saucepan, bring first 5 ingredients to a boil. Remove from heat add optional ingredients ( if you want) and oatmeal stirring till very well blended and everything is covered with chocolate. Then drop by spoonful on wax paper and let cool, then enjoy!
chocolate oatmeal cookies

No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 4-1/2 cups quick cooking oats
In sauce pan over medium heat, combine sugar, butter, and milk. Bring to rapid boil and boil for 1 min. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla & peanut butter. Mix in oats, stirring until mixture begins to cool. (Transfer to large bowl if it doesn't fit in pan). Drop batter by tsp. fulls onto waxed paper and let cool until set.
***Makes about 48 cookies***

Fun and Easy Cookie Recipes

Stonehenge Cookies

by Emma Grace DeMatteo (Blue Bell, PA )
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  • 4 (2.6 oz.) Hershey candy bars
  • 2-1/2 c. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1 c. butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
1. Pre-heat oven to 350.
2. Break candy bars into sections. Break 30 sections in half.
3. In a medium bowl mix flour, baking powder and salt.
4. In a large bowl beat sugar and butter until fluffy.
5. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until mixed.
6. Add flour and mix with a wooden spoon.
7. Using about three tablespoonfuls, drop onto ungreased cookie sheet.
8. Bake 9-15 minutes, or until light golden brown.
9. Immediately put two half sections of candy bar into cookie standing up, then place
  one whole section on top of half sections. Let cool.
Makes 25-30 cookies. Enjoy!

Cake Mix Cookies

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Monster Cookies or Cowboy Cookies

These best cookie recipes for monster cookies are known to have a lot of yummy ingredients and are to be made a little bigger than your average size hence its name.
  • 1 Cup butter
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 Cup applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Cups wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 Cups oats
  • 1/2 Cup chopped nuts
  • 1 Cup chocolate chips or chocolate candies
  • 1/2 Cup shredded coconut
In mixing bowl blend, butter sugar, applesauce, eggs and vanilla until combined. Add remaining ingredients and blend. Roll into large balls and bake in a preheated oven oat 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cowboy Cookies

  • 1 Cup buttermonster cookies
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 2/3 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 Cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 Cup flour
  • 1 Cup oatmeal
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Cup raisins, chopped dried fruit or Craisins
  • 1 Cup chocolate chips or M&M's
Blend together butter, sugars, peanut butter, eggs and vanilla until creamy. Add in flour, oatmeal baking soda and salt. Blend until smooth. Stir in raisins and chips. Roll into large balls and bake in oven 10-12 minutes.

Soft Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

  by Emma Fletcher (Port Perry, ON)
  • 3/4 cup Margarine
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 4 tbsp. Molasses
Mix these together in large bowl. Set aside.
In Medium Bowl mix the following,
  • 2 cups flour (all purpose)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Mix together, add to first bowl, mix well.

Roll into balls, then roll into course white sugar.
Place onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake @ 350 for 11 minutes.

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Baby Ruth Bars

by Suzanne (US)
  • 1 C light karo syrup
  • 1 C white sugar
  • 1 1/2 C peanut butter
  • 4 C rice krispies
  • 1 6 oz package chocolate chips
  • 1 6 oz. pkg butterscotch chips

Bring syrup and sugar to full boil, remove immediately from heat.
Mix in peanut butter and cereal.
Press into buttered 13x9 pan.
Melt choc. and butter, chips and spread as icing over mixture.
Cut into bars or we leave the icing off a lot of times!

Press Butter Cookies

by Sayyeda Sahar Rizvi (Mombasa , Kenya)
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons water

Step 1. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg yolks, 2 tablespoons water, flour, salt and vanilla. Chill the dough.

Step 2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).

Step 3. Fill the cookie press and shape the cookies on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush the top of each cookie with the egg whites mixed with 2 tablespoons of the water. Decorate as desired.

Step 4. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) until the cookies are golden brown on top, about 10 minutes.

Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies

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