5 Easy Cookie Recipes

By: Angelina Cordova

OwlFeed Journalist

Holiday season is here and the best part of the Holiday’s is the food. Here are five simple cookie recipes that anyone can do and would be great for for the holidays.

 

  • PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP

 

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ chocolate chips
  • Directions
  •  Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and pumpkin pie spice.
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, white sugar and vanilla. Add pumpkin puree and egg and mix well.
  • Stir the flour mixture into the creamed mixture then add the chocolate chips until fully incorporated.
  • Using a 1 1/2 tablespoon scoop, drop onto ungreased cookie sheets. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • Press cookies down slightly then bake in preheated oven for 14-16 minutes. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack

This cookie is one of my favorites for the Holiday’s, it’s absolutely delicious and it’s perfect for the fall/winter season. If you follow the recipe exactly how it is, your cookies will come out amazing.

  1. CHOCOLATE CHIP

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar packed

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 large egg

1 ¾  cups all-purpose flour*

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 cup  chocolate chips

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Microwave the butter for about 40 seconds. Butter should be completely melted but shouldn’t be hot.
  • In a large bowl, mix butter with the sugars until well-combined.
  • Stir in vanilla and egg until incorporated.
  • Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until just combined. Dough should be soft and a little sticky but not overly sticky.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Scoop out 1.5 tablespoons of dough (medium cookie scoop) and place on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 7-10 minutes, or until cookies are set. They will be puffy and still look a little under baked in the middle.

The chocolate chip cookie is a classic cookie that you can have anytime of the year, this recipe is for a soft and slightly gooey cookie. If you like your cookies a bit more on the crunchy side I would recommend leaving them in the oven for a few more minutes.

  1.     SUGAR

     2 ¾  cups all-purpose flour

     1 teaspoon baking soda

    1/2 teaspoon baking powder

      1 cup butter, softened

      1 ½  cups white sugar

      1 egg

      1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place onto cookie sheets.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks

These cookies are also good all year round and taste great. When it comes to making these sugar cookies do not substitute the baking sheet for a greased pan, it will change the texture of the cookies and they won’t come out as good. Follow the recipe exactly as it says and it’ll come out great.

  1. PEANUT BUTTER KISS

1 cup white sugar

1 egg

1 cup peanut butter

18 hershey kiss chocolates

Directions

cookie
Photo Credit: Betty Crocker
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine sugar, peanut butter, and egg
  • Shape into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. (If dough is too sticky, refrigerate 30 mins)
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Remove cookies from oven. Press a chocolate kiss into the center of each warm cookie.

This cookie is the easiest to make out of the five, this recipe is a great one for kids to help out with. It tastes good but it is extremely sweet, if it’s too sweet I would recommend using dark chocolate.

    5.DOUBLE CHOCOLATE

1 1/4 cups margarine, softened

2 cups white sugar

2 eggs

Large White Eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 cup chopped walnut

1 ½ cup chocolate chips

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • In a large bowl, cream together margarine and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Mix in walnuts. Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool for a couple of minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to wire racks to cool completely

This cookie is super good but it’s also super sweet, if it’s too sweet use dark chocolate chips. Follow the recipe exactly as is and it will come out great.