Sorry about the title; my daughter is in a bit of a Sesame Street phase and Cookie Monster, who has yet to master his correct use of pronouns, popped into my head. 😉
So the holidays are fast approaching and it is about that time to start baking! Here are some fantastic cookie recipes that I have made in the past; bookmark ’em and get ready for yummy deliciousness!
I loooove these cookies and my family does too! I definitely make a lot of these during the holiday season ♥
Yummy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour (I used wheat flour, but either is fine)
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 cup butter, softened
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375°
- Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown.
**Recipe adapted from Nestle’
These cookies barely lasted the whole day. We couldn’t stop eating them!
Caramel Apple Cookies
- 2 sticks salted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 ²/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup graham-cracker crumbs
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- 1 small apple, peeled, cored, and finely chopped (¾ cup)
- 1 cup vanilla caramels
- 3 tablespoons whipping cream
- Preheat oven to 350°. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a bowl, beat butter on medium to high-speed for 30 seconds. Beat in sugars until fluffy. Then add eggs and vanilla.
- In a medium bowl, stir together flour, crumbs, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add to butter mixture and beat until combined. Stir in apple.
- Shape dough into 1 ¼-inch balls. Arrange balls 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Bake for 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove and let cool on wire racks.
- In a bowl, mix caramels and cream. Microwave on high for 30 to 60 seconds or until nearly melted, stirring once. Stir until smooth. Drizzle over cookies; serve when hardened.
**Recipe adapted from Parents Magazine
Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies
These cookies were a favorite of my aunt’s…they are so good!
Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies
- ½ c. butter, softened
- ½ c. sugar
- ½ c. brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 large egg
- 1 c. smooth or chunky peanut butter
- ½ t. baking soda
- ½ t. vanilla
- 1 ¼ c. all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg, peanut butter, soda, and vanilla and beat until smooth. Add flour in portions, beating until well mixed. Shape balls out of teaspoons of the dough and arrange on greased baking sheets. Flatten balls with tines of a fork, making a pattern. Bake in center of oven about 12 minutes, or until golden.
**Recipe adapted from the Gooseberry Patch Book “Celebrate Autumn”