When I learned it was National Cookie Day yesterday, I set out to find a single recipe that I could quickly whip together using what I already had on hand.
Because when there's an excuse
to make cookies, you do it.
One recipe quickly turned into two, and then a trip to the store. Four recipes later, I need new pants. To be honest, I was going to make five but forgot that we didn't have peanut butter on hand. I guess something had to give.
Handmade gifts are trending this year, so why not add a few handmade sweet treats into your gift baskets? Here are the cookie recipes I made yesterday. They were all so easy to make. Very little prep time, each baked at the same 350 degrees, and each only baked 10-12 minutes. I was able to prep one recipe while another was in the oven.
I can't say that it didn't make me miss my double ovens, but it really did all work out okay. Just be sure to take a look at the prep notes for each cookie before you begin. It helps to know which recipes need to rest and which do not.
This recipe is a good one to start with. Once prepped, the dough needs to sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour. So I let this one sit while I started on the Brown Sugar Butter Cookie prep. Once it's ready to be handled, you roll each cookie ball in cinnamon and sugar before baking.
However, I think if I were to make this Snickerdoodle and Brown Sugar Butter Cookie combo again, I would prep the Snickerdoodle first, but bake the butter cookies first.
The butter cookies need to be rolled in only sugar before baking, so I had to toss the remainder of my cinnamon sugar mixture from the Snickerdoodle and lay down only sugar for the butter cookies. Had I baked the butter cookies first, I would've had less waste.
Recipe by Cake Whiz
Brown Sugar Butter Cookie
I'm pretty confident to say that you probably have all of these ingredients on hand. It may be the best cookie recipe if you're in a pinch. Quick to make, quick to bake. Does it get any better?
Recipe by Tastes of Lizzy T
The Classic Chocolate Chip
I don't think I know a single person who doesn't enjoy a good chocolate chip cookie. You of course don't need to make them quite as large as I did, but I can say that a giant cookie of any kind is so much more exciting to see!
Recipe by Dear Crissy
Why the elf have I not made these before now?! I've always loved a good chocolate and marshmallow combo. And this one is pretty to look at too with it's marbling look.
Recipe by Broma Bakery