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Cookies For Every Occasion

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The word cookie originates from the Dutch "koekje" which means "little cake". However, these baked goods can be traced all the way back to Persia, circa the 7th century.

Cookies can be any variety of six basic cookie types: drop, bar, formed, pressed, refrigerator, or rolled. In addition to breaking our collection down by various types, we've also grouped them by flavor (like chocolate chip, lime, or pecan) so you can find the exact recipes you are looking for.

Baking is more of a science than an art form. It requires a specific ratio of ingredients and precise baking methods to yield desired results. But don't let that scare you, once you understand what ingredients you can tweak to get the results you want, baking cookies is a breeze.

Cookie Tips:
More Chewy: Remove the cookies from the oven a couple minutes before they are done or bake them at 25F cooler an oven temp for the same amount of time. Add more butter than called for in the recipe or add an extra egg yolk.
More Crispy: Add more liquid or reduce the flour. Use melted butter. Use white sugar instead of brown.
Cookies spread too much? Chill the dough (or at least the butter and eggs).
More Cakey: Add more liquid or more flour. Use brown sugar instead of white. Reduce the oven temp by 25F. Add baking soda.
More tips - make sure the baking sheets are completely cool before baking the next batch. Bake one sheet at a time in the center of the oven and rotate it half way through the cooking time. If you must bake 2 sheets at once, rotate them during cooking. Let cookies cool on the sheet on a rack for 5 minutes, then remove (unless the recipe specifies otherwise). Most cookies freeze wonderfully.

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Cake Mix Peanut Butter Cookies
This recipe has a 5 star rating
11 reviews   2 comments

Cake Mix Peanut Butter Cookies

Made with water, eggs, yellow cake mix, peanut butter, vegetable oil


Quaker Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
This recipe has a 5 star rating
37 reviews   4 comments

Divine when warm.
photo: ea5ac

Made with quick or old fashioned oats, margarine or butter, brown sugar, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, salt


Pretzel Kisses
This recipe has a 5 star rating
5 reviews   1 comment

Pretzel Kisses
photo: dbcarney1

Made with candy coated plain chocolate candy, round pretzels, milk chocolate kisses


3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
This recipe has a 5 star rating
41 reviews   4 comments

Photo of 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
photo: smilee282000

Made with egg, sugar, peanut butter


Low-Carb Peanut Butter Cookies
This recipe has a 5 star rating
31 reviews   2 comments

Photo of Low-Carb Peanut Butter Cookies
photo: CDKitchen

Made with vanilla extract, egg, peanut butter, sugar substitute


No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

photo by Crystal Cronk
photo: cwcronk

Made with vanilla extract, oatmeal, peanut butter, chocolate chips, sugar, milk, margarine


Deep Fried Oreos
This recipe has a 4 star rating
3 reviews   1 comment

My first try at Deep Fried Oreos
photo: inkedmom

Made with oil, Oreo cookies, pancake mix, milk, eggs

deep fryer

Brownie Mix Cookies
This recipe has a 5 star rating
12 reviews   3 comments

Fantastic chocolate brownie oatmeal cookies
photo: Ritch

Made with coconut, brownie mix, oats, eggs, water, vegetable oil, chocolate chips


Cream Cheese Cake Mix Soft Cookies
This recipe has a 5 star rating
8 reviews

Cream Cheese Cake Mix Soft Cookies

Made with cake mix, butter or stick margarine, cream cheese, egg, vanilla, milk


Haystack No Bake Cookies
This recipe has a 5 star rating
4 reviews   1 comment

Holiday Style!  Use red and green M&Ms as garnish.
photo: kkuiper

Made with chow mein noodles, peanuts, butterscotch, chocolate, or peanut butter chips, peanut butter


Chocolate No-Bake Cookies
This recipe has a 5 star rating
11 reviews   1 comment

Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

Made with instant oatmeal, sugar, peanut butter, cocoa powder, milk, butter, vanilla extract


Halloween Black Cat Cookies
This recipe has a 5 star rating
2 reviews

Photo of Halloween Black Cat Cookies
photo: fourwheelinchiky

Made with red hot candies, crunchy peanut butter, water, eggs, chocolate cake mix, candy coated plain milk chocolate candy pieces


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