Monday, October 1, 2012

Mouthwatering Cookie Recipes

Mouthwatering Cookie Recipes

Author: pcarp

You never know when the craving for a really good cookie will strike someone in your family. There's no need to spend a small fortune on store-bought gourmet cookies when you can just as easily fill the cookie jar with fantastic homemade cookies. If your idea of homemade cookies involves breaking apart some Tollhouse cookie dough squares or slicing through a cookie dough log, then you have a lot to learn about the homemade cookie universe that your taste buds are missing out on! I've put a few great cookie recipes in this article that even the most inexperienced cookie maker can whip up. Enjoy!

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies


2 cups of all-purpose flour

1 tsp of salt

1/2 cup of sugar

1 tsp of baking soda

1 cup of brown sugar

2 cups of chocolate chips

1 cup of softened butter

2 large eggs

1 1/2 tsp. of vanilla extract


In a small bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking soda. In a large bowl, beat together the butter, vanilla, and sugars until it turns a creamy texture. Mix in one egg at a time, then add the flour mixture and chocolate chips. Grease two large baking sheets or line them with parchment paper. Drop by the tablespoonful for about 12 minutes at 375 degrees F. Allow them to cool on the sheets for a few minutes before removing to cooling racks.

Butterscotch Chip Cookies


1 1/8 cups flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

3/4 cup butterscotch chips

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1 cup flaked coconut

1 cup rice krispies cereal

1/2 cup butter

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla extract


In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, white sugar, and brown sugar. Add in the butter, egg, and vanilla and mix well. Mix in the butterscotch chips, coconut, and rice krispies cereal. When this mixture is completely blended, drop by the tablespoonful (about the size of a walnut) onto greased cookie sheets. Slightly flatten with the palm of your hand. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 8 - 10 minutes.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3 cups rolled oats

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 tsp ground cloves

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup butter flavored shortening

1 cup packed light brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup raisins


Cream together the shortening, butter, white and brown sugars, vanilla extract, and eggs. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, cloves, and cinnamon. Add the flour mixture into the butter and sugar mixture, and stir well. Add the oats and raising and stir again. Drop by the spoonful onto cookie sheets (ungreased). Bake at 350 degrees F for about 10 - 12 minutes. Allow the cookies to cook on the baking sheets for a minute or two before transferring to wire racks. Keep stored in an air-tight container with a slice of bread to ensure they remain soft.

Sugar Cookies


2 3/4 cups flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 cups white sugar

1 cup butter, softened

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 egg


Mix together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda, then set aside. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar until it turns smooth, then add in the egg and vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture to the sugar and butter, and mix well. Drop by the spoonful onto cookie sheets (ungreased) and bake at 375 degrees F for about 8 - 10 minutes. Let them stand on the cookie sheet for a minute or two before transferring to wire racks.

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