Kids love to bake cookies. Young kids can practice by measuring out ingredients and stirring. Of course, the best part of baking cookies is eating them! Here are some easy cookie recipes for you to enjoy. If you have your own favorite cookie recipe to share, scroll down to the bottom of the page and share your recipe. You can also make comments about other people's cookie recipes.
1 1/2 sticks (185 grams) butter, softened 1 cup soft brown sugar, firmly packed 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg 2 1/4 cup self-raising flour
Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla, beat until combined.
Sift in 3/4 of the flour to the butter mix. Mix in well. You may want to use your hands at this stage as it can be hard to mix with a spoon. The mix should form a soft dough. If it is too sticky add a little of the remaining flour. Continue to add flour to the mix, mixing/kneading as you go, to get it to a soft dough.
Form into a log, wrap in baking paper or plastic wrap and place in the fridge until firm for about 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 375F (180C) degrees line a cookie sheet with baking paper. Once the dough is firm, slice about 1/4 inch thick.Bake for about 10 minutes or until golden brown (for a crunchy cookie), or 7 minutes for a softer cookie.
For variations on the above refrigerator cookie recipe try these ideas:
Swirly Cookies - take about 1/3 of the butter mix and place into a separate bowl. Mix through sprinkles or food coloring of your choice into each butter mix. Continue with the recipe as normal though you will need to divide the flour into thirds. (3/4 cup of flour for the 1/3 butter mix, and 1 1/2 cup of flour for the 2/3 butter mix). Once each bowl is made into a soft dough, roll/press out the larger quantity of dough to about1/2 cm thick. Do the same with the smaller quantity of dough. You can do this on top of the larger piece of dough. Roll up the dough together and refrigerate until firm.Then slice and bake.
Chocolate Chip Cookies - mix in chocolate chips and add to butter mixture. Continue on with the recipe as stated.
Chocolate Sprinkle Cookies - mix in 2 teaspoons of hot chocolate mix and brown sprinkles
You can add any kind of nuts, candies, dried fruit, or spices for variety.
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Slice cookie dough and put a piece of the bite sized candy in the middle of each piece of dough.Then fold over each corner of the dough to the center over the candy. Shake sprinkles on top of each cookie.
Place on a baking sheet and then bake for 12 minutes, or until the candy is melted completely. When cooled, eat up! This recipe was created by Sydney, age 16, of the United States.
1 cup shortening 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 eggs 2 3/4 cups sifted flour 2 teaspoons cream of tartar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400F degrees (180C degrees). In a mixing bowl, mix together shortening, sugar, and eggs thoroughly. In a separate bowl mix together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Stir into shortening mixture. Shape dough into 1" balls. Roll in mixture of 2 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet and bake 8-10 minutes. This recipe was submitted by C. Clark, age 12, of the United States.
Super Easy Sugar Cookies
1/3 cup butter 1/3 cup shortening 2 cups flour 1 egg 1/2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon milk 1 teaspoon baking powder pinch of salt 1 teaspoon vanilla candy sprinkles or red colored sugar raspberry or strawberry jam
Beat together butter and shortening on medium speed for 1 minute. Add 1 cup of the flour, egg, sugar, milk, banilla, baking powder, and salt. Beat until well mixed. Add the rest of the flour and beat well. Cover dough and chill for a few hours.
Lightly flour counter top and roll out the dough so it is about 1/8 of an inch thick. Use a heart shaped cookie cutter to make cookies.
Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375F degrees for 6-8 minutes.
Let cookies cool on racks. Then spread jam on top of half the cookies, and top with another cookie so you have a little "cookie sandwich." Spread sprinkles or red colored sugar on top.
In a bowl, whisk egg whites. Sift corn starch and flour. Add to bowl. Add sugar, vanilla, and melted butter to bowl. Fold dry ingredients in using a large wooden spoon. Then spoon into a plastic zip lock back and seal. Make a small cut in one corner of the plastic bag.
Line cookie sheet with baking paper. Squeeze plastic bag to make letters of the alphabet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on racks.
Melt chocolate in microwave then spoon into a plastic zip lock bag. Cut a whole and squeeze over each letter of the alphabet.
It's as easy as ABC!
Chocolate Cornflake Clusters
2 cups cornflakes, crushed 3/4 cups craisins (dried cranberries) 3/4 cups flaked almonds 3/4 cup shredded coconut 3/4 cup sweetened, condensed milk 2 cups melted milk chocolate chips, white chocolate, or peanut butter chips
Preheat oven to 325F degrees. Mix together all ingredients except chocolate chips. Line a cookie sheet with foil and grease. Spoon onto cookie sheet about 1 tablespoon per cluster.
Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes. Then spread the bottom of the clusters with the melted chocolate. Let the chocolate harden, then turn clusters over and drizzle more chocolate over the top.
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