Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 1 decade ago

Homemade Cookie Recipe?

Anyone have an easy homemade cookie recipe that I can make that doesn't require much ingredients and I can shape into Christmas Shapes & then decorate?

9 Answers

  • Swirly
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    1/2 cup butter (softened)

    1/2 cup shortening

    1 cup sugar

    3 eggs

    1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    3 1/2 cups flour

    1 teaspoon baking soda

    2 teaspoons cream of tartar

    In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla extract until light and fluffy. Sift dry ingredients together and add to butter mixture until well blended. Chill dough for 1 to 2 hours.

    On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters. Place on greased baking sheets or parchment paper. Sprinkle with colored sugar or leave plain to frost later.

    Bake at 350 degrees for 5 to10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.

    Here's some cute ideas for Christmas Tree Cookies...

    Butter Cookie Snowmen

    Candy Cane Cookies

    Reindeer Cookies

    Angelic Cookies

    Christmas Eve Mice

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Ouinoa ~ Vegan GF Cookie by Digestive Diva 12/2007 Crispy Quinoa Cookies 1/2 cup honey *Agave nectar 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup margarine or *coconut butter 1/2 cup peanut butter or *other nut butter 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 cup rice flour 3/4 cup Quinoa Flakes 1 t baking soda 1/4 t salt (optional) 1/2 cup nuts or chocolate chips (optional) *or both Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat honey, brown sugar, margarine, peanut butter, and vanilla in medium bowl until creamy. Combine rice flour, quinoa flakes, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl (or just dump it all on top of the wet mixture like I did!) Add to mixture and beat until well blended. If desired add nuts and/or chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls about two inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool one minute before removing from cookie sheet. I found that they seemed to bake much faster that the time given. Then again, that could have been due to my parents' old, wacky oven. While these are not a real holiday cookie, it is still a fantastic addition to our gluten free baking repertoire. If you miss oatmeal cookies and don't want to risk a reaction to oats, this is the way to go. They are not exactly the same, but are pretty darn close. Enjoy! * my own additions

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Go to the fridge section of your grocery store and buy the Pillsbury sugar cookie dough in a tube (log). Take it out, cut it into 1/4 inch circles (easy to do since they're already in round log form) and decorate and bake.

    They as good if not better than home mixed and have the same ingredients and cost the same as buying the ingredients and mixing it yourself. Buy sprinkles and other decorations and have fun.

  • 1 decade ago

    Chocolate Chip

    1/2 cup margarine

    1/2 cup shortening(butter flavored)

    1/2 cup granulated sugar

    3/4cup light brown sugar(firmly packed)

    2 eggs

    1 teaspoon vanilla

    2 1/4 cups all purpose flour

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    1teaspoon baking soda

    2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

    Cream marg.+ short. with sugars, mix until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, mix until fluffy. Sift + slowly add dry ingredients to sugar mixture. Blend well. Add chips.

    Preheat oven 350 degrees. Spoon cookie dough on greased cookie sheets, bake 10-12 minutes, until golden brown. Or divide dough in half, spread evenly on greased cookie sheets + bake 20 minutes or until golden brown.

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  • 1 decade ago

    By the premade ones. That wy just shape and throw in the oven. Cheap and easy

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I am making these butterscotch cookies this christmas. They are easy and tasty...,Butterscotch_Christmas...

  • 1 decade ago

    buy the homemade package at the grocery store....the already ready to put in the oven!!!!!!!!!

  • 1 decade ago I made these this afternoon and dipped them in chocolate

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