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I am looking for easy cookie recipes.
By BARBARA from Afton, OK
I've tried this recipe and it is easy and delicious
Basic Sugar Cookie
2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
2. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, beat sugar and shortening using an electric mixer at medium speed until well blended. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets.
4. Bake 10 minutes or until golden. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire rack.
Time: 25 minutes
Easy Mix Cookie Bars
2 Cups moist brown sugar, packed
1 Cup Shortening
Measure all ingredients into a 3 or 4 quart mixing bowl in order listed. Do not stir until all are in the bowl. Beat thoroughly. Spread out 1/4 inch thick on greased cookie pan 17 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 2 inches. Bake in a 375 F. oven about 20 minutes or to a rich brown. Drizzle Confectioner's Frosting over cookies while hot. Cut into any shape desired. 40 - 2 inch bars.
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I am invited to a cookie party and need a really easy cookie recipe. I need my cookies to look really cute. I am not a good baker. So far I have the simple butter recipe. Any other suggestions?
Promise from Chicago, IL
This one is really easy as it is no-bake. It is like rice crispy bars except you use corn flakes and tint mixture green. They look real festive and kids love them.
Melt marshmallows and butter until smooth; stir in color, vanilla and cornflakes. Drop one tablespoonful at a time on wax paper lined cookie sheet; sprinkle with red hots and let set.
I hope you have fun at the cookie party! For really cute cookie recipes (plus lots of other sweets), please go to brightideas.com. Under the yellow peanut M&M character, there is the word Christmas. Click on that, and then click on Recipes. There will be a whole page of really cute and easy Christmas cookie, cake, etc. recipes. It's a wonderful site, with great ideas for every holiday. (11/21/2006)
You can make Rice Krispy bars green or red by adding food coloring to the marshmallow mixture. Then press some red and green M&Ms on the top as the marshmallow sets. Easy and festive. I do this with brownies from a mix all the time, too. Bake the brownies with the M&Ms sprinkled on the top. People think you knocked yourself out and I just use a cheap box mix! (11/21/2006)
You can take like a cake mix, devil's food for example, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 2 eggs, and mix up. Add your favorite chocolate chips, pecans, walnuts, or your choice, switch it out! Bake at 350 degrees F for 9 to 11 minutes, keep an eye on them. Quick and easy. (11/21/2006)
Super easy peanut butter cookies: 1 egg, 1 cup peanut butter; 1 cup sugar. Mix together, roll spoonfuls into small balls, press down balls with thumb. I sprinkle sugar on the top. Bake for about 12 minutes at 350 F. (11/22/2006)
Why don't you try thumbprint cookies? They are easy to make and you put a pretty red jelly in the thumbprint. They even have a green mint jelly if you want to look really Christmasy. (11/28/2006)