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Quick Easy Cookie Recipes

Here is a great selection of quick easy cookie recipes that are sure to please anyone.

No Bake Cookie Recipes
Includes chocolate drops, peanut clusters, fruit balls, butter slices,s, and goofballs.

Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies and other balls, fingers, and cookies made with peanut butter.

Gingerbreads
Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies and other assorted snaps and Holiday cookies.

Oatmeal Cookies
Kids' Favorite Oatmeal Cookies, Oatmeal Smartie Cookies, Coconut Oat Delights, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, and Oatmeal Macaroons are the cookies listed on this page.

Pumpkin Cookies
One lonely Pumpkin Cookie recipe, looking for more to add.

Shortbread Cookies
Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies and other assorted Shortbread cookie recipes.

Sugar Cookies
Several different recipes for Sugar Cookies.

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Honey Chocolate Chip Cookies, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, and several more recipes for Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Thumbprint Cookie Recipes
Peanut butter and jam thumbprints, coconut thumbprints, and several other thumbprint cookie recipes.


About Cookie Making.

Cookie doughs come in a variety of different forms and range from doughs that are soft enough to drop to those that are stiff enough to shape into a roll and slice for baking. Doughs can be spread in a pan and cut after cooking or rolled and shaped with cookie cutters.

How to Shape Cookies.

Cookie dough will be more easily handled and shaped if they are well chilled beforehand. Make your dough as soft as can be handled and only use as much as can be handled at one time. Keep all remaining dough refrigerated until ready to use.

Working your dough quickly, shape it into a smooth ball and place it on a lightly floured board. Starting from the center and working out towards the edges, use a floured rolling pin to work the dough to an even thickness. Shift the dough often to prevent it from sticking to the board but do not turn it over. Be sure to keep particles of dough from sticking to the rolling pin and board. If needed add dustings of flour to the board or rolling pin but don't use more than necessary as too much flour will make your cookies tough.

When using a cookie cutter, dip it in flour and shake off the excess. Cut your cookies as close together as possible to eliminate waste. The leftover dough after cutting can be returned to the chilled store for rerolling and cutting, but cookies made from this dough will not be as tender. The dough can also be shaped into small balls, placed on a cookie sheet, and flattened using a fork or spatula.

Place the cut cookie dough on cookie sheets using a spatula and leave about 1 inch of space between cookies.

Baking Cookies.

Cookies should be baked on a cookie sheet with no or very low sides. This allows even circulation of heat so that the cookies will brown nicely and evenly. Remember to always pre-heat your oven.


Cook Books For More Cookie Recipes and Ideas

Cookies for Christmas
More than 130 recipes for old-world favorites, American classics, shortcut cookies, new cookies, flavor twists, and decorating ideas.

Betty Crocker's Cookie Book: More Than...cover
250 scrumptious cookie recipe ideas for filling up your cookie jar with chewy cookies, crunchy shortbreads, chocolate brownies--and just about any sweet little number you can sink your teeth into.

Gifts in a Jar: Cookies
This book is filled with cookie recipes to make your own gifts. Each mix fits into a quart jar. The book even includes tags complete with recipient directions with each recipe. Just cut it out, personalize and attach to the jar. Fun to make and affordable, gifts in a jar make great gifts for neighbors, teachers, and friends!

Cookies Unlimited: Nick Malgieri
A collection of more than 350 cookie recipes that we can't live without.

One Dough, Fifty Cookies: Baking Favorite and Festive Cookies in a Snap
Need a last-minute batch of cookies for the holidays? Is the cookie jar running low on favorites? From simple, traditional chocolate chips to elegant Apricot Nut Biscotti, you can have classic and original cookies quickly without starting from scratch every time. Each of the fifty cookie recipes in this book originates from one basic butter dough but tastes and looks completely different.

The Cookie Book
Over 400 cookie recipes for the chewiest, crunchiest, crispiest, and most chocolatey cookies ever!

Rosie's Bakery Chocolate-Packed,...
A collection of 150 inspired, easy-to-make cookie recipes include such delectable treats as Noah's Chocolate Chocolatey Chocolate Chips, Lemon Crisps, Cappuccino Shortbread Sails, Glazed Coconut Dainties, Pucker Your Lips Apricot Bars and custard-filled Boston Cream Pie Sandwich Cookies.

Mrs. Fields, I Love Chocolate! Cookbook:...
A new collection of delectable chocolate recipes from the author of Mrs. Fields Cookie Book features kitchen-tested recipes for chocolate cookies, cakes, pies, tarts, puddings and shuffles, ice creams, candies, and desserts.

The Christmas Cookie Book
offers up a mouthwatering collection of forty traditional and contemporary cookie recipes. Classics like Sugar Cookies and Spritz make an appearance alongside more modern takes on long-cherished recipes such as French Lemon Wafers and Mahogany-Iced Brown Bears.

Southern Living All-Time Favorite Cookie...
Over 180 irresistible cookie recipes from the kitchens of Southern Living are included in this full-color cookbook.

Pillsbury Best Cookies Cookbook:...
Features 175 of Pillsbury's best-ever recipes for cookies, bars, and brownies.


Recipes and Cookbooks
Browse our collection of cookbooks and recipe book titles. These books can be purchased at Amazon.com and are the ones most often selected by visitors to Gramma Cookie's Kitchen. Find a book by your favorite chef. Desserts, calorie-counters, quick and easy, ethnic, and many more categories to choose from.

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