5 Of Our All-Time Favorite Cookie Recipes

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It’s that time of year when I would love to share 5 our all-time favorite cookie recipes. Are any of you involved in some cookie exchanges? You, know someone invites a few neighbors to “exchange” their favorite cookie with each other including the recipe.

My daughter just went to a cookie exchange party and I told her to make one of the recipes below. Easy peasy recipe for any working mom to make after working ten hour days.

Some of these recipes are so easy that a very young child could make them easily. I bet you can picture a grin from ear to ear from a little child making cookies all by themselves, right?

One of the cookie recipes below is gluten-free because it has no flour in it! I would check your jar of peanut butter to make sure it has zero gluten ingredients, just to be sure.

Favorite Cookie Recipes

1. Nana’s Peanut Butter Cookies

Nana's Peanut Butter Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 7
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients and roll into small ball. Use a fork dipped in sugar to make a criss-cross pattern on top of the peanut butter balls. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

My favorite cookie sheets: Commercial Half Sheet

2. Pretzel Rolo Pecan Turtle Cookies

Pretzel Rolo Pecan Turtle Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
13 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 dozen
Ingredients
  • Small/mini tiny twist pretzels
  • Rolo chocolate caramel candy
  • Pecan halves
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place mini pretzels on cookie sheet. Place one Rolo chocolate caramel candy on each pretzel. Bake at 350 degrees for 3-5 minutes. Remove from the oven, the candy will be soft but not melted. Place a pecan half on each pretzel Rolo cookie. You decide how many you want to make by purchasing the pretzels, candy, and pecans you desire to serve.

3. Buttermilk Drop Cookies

Buttermilk Drop Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 dozen
Ingredients
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Cinnamon sugar mixture: (set aside this mixture)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients. Grease a cookie sheet and drop by tablespoons onto the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes. (Soft and moist)

4. Applesauce Cookies

Applesauce Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36 cookies
Ingredients
Cream:
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 eggs
Combine the following:
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda in 2 cups applesauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 4 cups flour
Combine the ingredients above and mix thoroughly.
  • Stir in the following:
  • 1 cup nuts
  • 2 cups raisins
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease cookie sheets or use parchment paper. Drop by tablespoons or use a cookie scoop. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

5. Erma’s Mound Bars

Erma's Mound Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 bars
Ingredients
Combine:
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 large package coconut shredded
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Crust:
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 cups crushed graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
Frosting:
  • 6 ounces chocolate chips
  • 6 cups butterscotch chips
Instructions
  1. Combine the butter, graham crackers and sugar and scoop into a greased 9 inch by 13-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and pour coconut mixture over crust. Return to the oven and bake another 15 minutes.
  2. Frosting: Melt together over hot water, spread over baked mixture. Let cool.

Let me know if you have a favorite cookie recipe your family makes every year. Don’t you love the smell of cookies in the oven? Thanks again for being prepared for the unexpected. the nice thing about these cookie recipes, we have most of the ingredients in our pantry. May God bless this world.

14 thoughts on “5 Of Our All-Time Favorite Cookie Recipes

  • December 13, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    The “real” peanut butter cookies! I’m impressed! I’m going to have to try those buttermilk cookies, too.

    Have a great day, my friend! Hugs, Mare

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  • December 13, 2017 at 12:34 pm
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    Where are the chocolate chips in the Mounds Bar recipe?
    How many?
    Thanks.

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    • December 13, 2017 at 12:35 pm
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      OOPS! I found the chocolate chips and the amounts.
      Sorry. Thanks.

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      • December 13, 2017 at 1:30 pm
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        Hi Teresa, no worries, these are so good, you will love them, I hope! Happy Holidays, Linda

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    • December 13, 2017 at 1:30 pm
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      Hi Teresa, you never know, I can miss something every so often. I love it when readers ask me. Linda

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  • December 13, 2017 at 1:59 pm
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    Love, love love the GF peanut butter cookies! They are so easy and so good. Can’t make cookies to save my soul I’m sorry to say but I can make that one and the family loves them. Thanks for the recipes. May have to give it another try.

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    • December 14, 2017 at 8:28 am
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      Hi Rita, I guess they were gluten-free before any of us heard about gluten-free! LOL! My grandmother made these all the time. They are easy to make and we usually always have the ingredients on hand! Happy Holidays, Linda

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  • December 19, 2017 at 9:29 pm
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    Hi Linda,
    The mounds bars look amazing in the photo but I do not see the melted chocolate and butterscotch chips on the top…it looks like they are beneath the coconut/nut mixture…did I miss something??

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    • December 20, 2017 at 7:02 am
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      Hi Stephanie, you melt the chips and frost them and it oozes down into the bars. They are so yummy! Linda

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  • December 20, 2017 at 8:28 pm
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    With the peanut butter cookies, which peanut butter is best – creamy or crunchy. Plus can a sugar substitute such as splenda be used inside of sugar? Thanks. The receipe looks easy.

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    • December 21, 2017 at 6:53 am
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      Hi Emily, that’s a good question. I have always used creamy peanut butter and regular white sugar. I wondered about using freshly ground almond butter and Stevia. There are different kinds of substitute sugars I bet we could try it if the package says something like using equal amounts. My big bag of Raw Stevia states cup for cup. I don’t know about Splenda. It’s so funny you asked this question because as I was typing the recipe I was thinking about this very thing (trading out the sugar). I think crunchy or creamy would work. The recipe is very easy and I would love it to be “sugar-free” with a sugar substitute. Happy Holidays, Linda

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      • January 29, 2018 at 6:39 pm
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        Linda, I tried Splenda instead of sugar in the peanut butter cookies. They
        were very crumbly. So the next time I used white sugar & they were so good. Plus I
        used crunchy peanut butter. My husband loved them & said it was a keeper receipe.
        It’s such an easy receipe. Thanks for the response & information in your blogs. I enjoy reading
        them. Take care. Emily Lewis

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        • January 29, 2018 at 6:52 pm
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          Hi Emily, oh I bet crunchy peanut butter would be yummy! Good to know about Splenda! I really appreciate your kind words, thank you! Linda

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