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Our Best Cookie Recipes and Guide to Baking these Classic Favourites

Baking cookies is fairly simple once you get organized and follow one of our easy recipes. Yes, you’ll soon be baking chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal cookies or even peanut butter cookies in the comfort of home! So, have a look at the site and enjoy these delightful bites!

Types of Cookies

There are four main types of cookies: drop, rolled, pressed, and bar. Each type of cookie requires a slightly different technique, but they all share some basic ingredients like flour, sugar, and butter.

Drop Cookies

Drop cookies are the easiest type of cookie to make. They’re called “drop” cookies because you simply drop spoonfuls of dough onto a baking sheet. There’s no need to roll out or shape the dough, which makes them perfect for beginners.

One of our favorite drop cookie recipes is for classic chocolate chip cookies. To make these, you’ll need:

- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour - 1 tsp baking soda - 1 tsp salt

- 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

- 3/4 cup white sugar - 3/4 cup brown sugar - 2 large eggs

- 1 tsp vanilla extract - 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

To start, preheat your oven to 375°F. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. In a separate large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract until well combined. Gradually stir in the flour mixture until just combined, then fold in the chocolate chips.

Drop spoonfuls of the dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Rolled Cookies

Rolled cookies, also known as cut-out cookies, are a bit more challenging than drop cookies. You’ll need to roll out the dough and use cookie cutters to create fun shapes. Rolled cookies are perfect for holidays and special occasions.

Our favorite rolled cookie recipe is for sugar cookies. To make these, you’ll need:

- 3 cups all-purpose flour - 1 tsp baking powder

- 1/2 tsp salt

- 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

- 1 cup white sugar

- 1 large egg - 1 tsp vanilla extract

Start by whisking together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. In a separate large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well combined. Gradually stir in the flour mixture until just combined.

Divide the dough into two equal portions and shape each into a ball. Flatten each ball into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Preheat your oven to 350°F. Roll out each disk of dough on a lightly floured surface until it’s about 1/4 inch thick. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes, then transfer them to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Pressed Cookies

Pressed cookies are made using a cookie press. The dough is loaded into the press, which is then used to create fun shapes on a baking sheet. Pressed cookies are perfect for parties and other gatherings.

One of our favorite pressed cookie recipes is for spritz cookies. To make these, you’ll need:

- 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature - 2/3 cup white sugar - 1 large egg - 1 tsp vanilla extract - 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour - 1/2 tsp salt

Start by creaming together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well combined. Gradually stir in the flour and salt until just combined.

Load the dough into a cookie press fitted with a star-shaped tip. Press the dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, making sure to leave about 1 inch of space between each cookie.

Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Bar Cookies

Bar cookies are made by spreading the dough out into a baking dish and baking it as one large piece. Once it’s cooled, the dough is cut into bars or squares. Bar cookies are perfect for potlucks and other events where you need to feed a crowd.

Our favorite bar cookie recipe is for blondies. To make these, you’ll need:

- 1 cup unsalted butter, melted

- 2 cups brown sugar

- 2 large eggs

- 2 tsp vanilla extract

- 2 cups all-purpose flour

- 1 tsp baking powder

- 1/2 tsp salt

- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Start by whisking together the melted butter and brown sugar in a large bowl. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract until well combined. Gradually stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Spread the dough out into a greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden brown. Allow the blondies to cool in the baking dish for a few minutes before cutting them into bars or squares.

Last Thing

Baking cookies is a fun and easy way to satisfy a sweet tooth. Whether you prefer drop, rolled, pressed, or bar cookies, there’s a recipe out there for you. Try out some of our favorite recipes and experiment with different flavors and mix-ins to create your own unique cookies. Happy baking!

Baked Cookies Meal Ideas
Schoolhouse Cake

Schoolhouse Cake might be a good recipe to expand your dessert recipe box. This recipe serves 15. For 53 cents per serving, this recipe covers 4% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 299 calories, 2g of protein, and 8g of fat. 1 person has made this recipe and would make it again. This recipe from Taste of Home requires vanilla frosting, cake mix, chuckles candy, and wafer sandwich cookies. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 1 hour and 15 minutes. With a spoonacular score of 12%, this dish is rather bad. Similar recipes include Schoolhouse Chili, Schoolhouse Wraps, and Schoolhouse Peanut Brittle.

Lavender and Lemon Cookies

Lavender and Lemon Cookies is a lacto ovo vegetarian dessert. For 16 cents per serving, this recipe covers 1% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 70 calories, 1g of protein, and 5g of fat. This recipe serves 25. 8 people were impressed by this recipe. Head to the store and pick up lemon zest, honey, baking soda, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 40 minutes. It is brought to you by Foodnetwork. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 8%, which is improvable. Similar recipes include Lemon Lavender Cookies, Lemon Lavender Cookies, and Lemon-Lavender Sugar Cookies.

Crunchy Raisin Treats

The recipe Crunchy Raisin Treats can be made in roughly 10 minutes. For 15 cents per serving, this recipe covers 2% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe makes 36 servings with 82 calories, 1g of protein, and 3g of fat each. It is brought to you by Taste of Home. This recipe is liked by 1 foodies and cooks. A mixture of butter, rice cereal, roasted peanuts, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so scrumptious. With a spoonacular score of 9%, this dish is very bad (but still fixable). Similar recipes include Cinnamon-Raisin Cereal Treats, Crunchy Raisin Bran Cookies, and Oatmeal Raisin Rice Krispie Treats.

Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookies

Need a lacto ovo vegetarian dessert? Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookies could be a tremendous recipe to try. One serving contains 104 calories, 1g of protein, and 4g of fat. This recipe serves 48 and costs 15 cents per serving. 139 people have tried and liked this recipe. Head to the store and pick up baking soda, rolled oats, eggs, and a few other things to make it today. It is brought to you by Allrecipes. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 25 minutes. Overall, this recipe earns a rather bad spoonacular score of 14%. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Cranberry-Orange Oatmeal Cookies, Orange Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies, and Healthy Oatmeal Cookies in Orange Cranberry.

Mountain Man Soup

Mountain Man Soup is a main course that serves 6. One serving contains 245 calories, 21g of protein, and 9g of fat. For $1.48 per serving, this recipe covers 23% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for Autumn. This recipe is liked by 1 foodies and cooks. A mixture of onion, garlic salt, canned tomatoes, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so delicious. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free, dairy free, and whole 30 diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 1 hour and 25 minutes. It is brought to you by Taste of Home. Overall, this recipe earns a pretty good spoonacular score of 63%. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Poor Man’s Egg and Spaghetti Soup, Rocky Mountain S'more, and Mountain Cookies.

Chewy Walnut-Apricot Candies

Chewy Walnut-Apricot Candies might be just the hor d'oeuvre you are searching for. This recipe serves 96 and costs 15 cents per serving. One serving contains 69 calories, 1g of protein, and 2g of fat. Not a lot of people made this recipe, and 1 would say it hit the spot. This recipe from Taste of Home requires apple juice, walnuts, orange extract, and water. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 25 minutes. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free, dairy free, and fodmap friendly diet. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 12%, which is rather bad. Try Chewy Apple Candies, Chewy Cherry-Apricot Granola, and Apricot Cashew Chewy Bar Cookies for similar recipes.

Popcorn Cookies

The recipe Popcorn Cookies can be made in approximately 30 minutes. For 17 cents per serving, this recipe covers 2% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One portion of this dish contains around 1g of protein, 7g of fat, and a total of 122 calories. This recipe serves 30. This recipe is liked by 1 foodies and cooks. It works well as an American dessert. Head to the store and pick up vanillan extract, pecans, egg, and a few other things to make it today. It is brought to you by Taste of Home. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 10%, which is improvable. Similar recipes include Popcorn Cookies, Cookies and Cream Popcorn, and Cookies and Cream Popcorn.

Candy Cane Sugar Cubes

If you want to add more gluten free, dairy free, lacto ovo vegetarian, and fodmap friendly recipes to your recipe box, Candy Cane Sugar Cubes might be a recipe you should try. This recipe makes 100 servings with 27 calories, 0g of protein, and 0g of fat each. For 20 cents per serving, this recipe covers 0% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 1 hour. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for Christmas. It works well as a very reasonably priced hor d'oeuvre. Not a lot of people made this recipe, and 1 would say it hit the spot. It is brought to you by Taste of Home. A mixture of water, water, paste food coloring, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so tasty. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 7%, which is very bad (but still fixable). Try Candy Cane Cocktail with Homemade Candy Cane Infused Vodka, Candy Cane Blossom Sugar Cookies, and Iced Candy Cane Sugar Cookies for similar recipes.

Mocha Fudge Cookies

The recipe Mocha Fudge Cookies can be made in about 40 minutes. For 23 cents per serving, this recipe covers 4% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe makes 100 servings with 176 calories, 2g of protein, and 8g of fat each. If you have semisweet chocolate chips, eggs, sugar, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. 1 person has tried and liked this recipe. It is brought to you by Taste of Home. It works well as a dessert. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 13%, which is rather bad. Mocha Fudge Bundt Cake with Mocha Fudge Glaze, Mochan Almond Fudge Cookies, and Gluten-Free Mocha Fudge Cookies are very similar to this recipe.

Jeweled Cookies

Jeweled Cookies is a dessert that serves 72. For 16 cents per serving, this recipe covers 2% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Watching your figure? This lacto ovo vegetarian recipe has 130 calories, 2g of protein, and 6g of fat per serving. This recipe from Taste of Home has 1 fans. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 25 minutes. If you have raisins, sugar, walnuts, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. With a spoonacular score of 10%, this dish is not so outstanding. Jeweled Coconut Cookies, Jeweled Lace Cookies, and Jeweled Rice are very similar to this recipe.

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