Need simple cookie recipes?

Question by GirlWithQuestions: Need simple cookie recipes?
I want to make cookie baskets but low on time…. what are some easy cookies that are yummy and look festive.. and if you could give a recipe that would be awesome.. Thank you…
I really appreciate the time you all are spending to give me ideas.. Just wanted you to know you all are great. and so are your ideas..

Best answer:

Answer by Swirly
1 1/2 cups sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 egg
3/4 cup jam or preserves
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Sift together flour and baking powder in a small bowl and set aside. In a large bowl cream butter, sugar and almond extract. Beat in egg thoroughly. Add sifted dry ingredients to butter mixture and stir to blend. Spread a little less than half the dough into a greased baking pan
(about 11 x 7 x 2 in.) In a small bowl, mix jam with cinnamon and ground cloves. Spread over dough. Drop remaining dough in blobs over jam; spread carefully with small spatula. Bake in hot oven at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. Put on rack to cool; cut into squares.

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  1. redunicorn says:

    Stained Glass Window Cookies

    These cookies have open spaces filled
    with crushed hard candy (bright colors work best). When baked, the candy melts and the cookie becomes a lovely stained glass window.

    We don’t recommend eating them, they are mostly for decoration. They can be eaten, but the melted candy gets very hard.

    2/3 cup butter or margarine
    1 cup white sugar
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    2 eggs
    3 cups all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/3 cup milk
    40 pieces of colored hard candy

    81% would make this again

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    Preheat oven to 350F. Grease cookie sheets very well or line with parchment paper. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Stir in vanilla and eggs. In another bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt; add to egg mixture alternately with milk. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough 1/4 inch thick. Cut into 1/4 to ½ inch wide strips and, on a well-buttered baking sheet, form into window frames. Alternately, cut with graduated cookie cutters so that there is a hole in the middle of each cookie. Keeping the colors separate, place candy in plastic bags and crush into small bits. Place crushed candies inside window frames. Bake for six minutes, or until candy is just melted. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, until candy is hard. Carefully lift cookies off baking sheet with spatula.

    Candy Cane Cookies

    1 cup butter or margarine
    1 cup sifted confectioners sugar
    1 egg
    1-1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring OR 3/4 teaspoon peppermint flavoring
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy
    1/2 cup white sugar

    86% would make this again

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    Preheat oven to 375 F. Mix butter sugar, egg, and flavorings thoroughly. Add flour and salt, Mix well. Shape dough into a disk and wrap with plastic wrap; chill for at least 2 hours or until easy to handle. Roll into 4 inch strips; place on baking sheet. Curve top down to form handle or cane. Bake 9 minutes. While still warm, remove from pan and sprinkle with candy and sugar mixture.

    Dough may be divided in half and colored with 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring if desired. Roll each color into strips, place side by side, press together lightly and twist like a rope.

  2. melandlaurie5 says:

    there are cookie recipes on the stick butter my favorite thing is to take all the dry ingredient and put in jars wrapped in ribbons and pretty paper and give directions on a piece of paper attached to the jar with ribbon and tell them to just add the other simple ingredient,you could even use one of those festive jars

  3. Rachel H says:

    Make these more festive by using a gingerbread man shaped cookie cutter…..

    Easy Ginger Biscuits

    2 oz vegan margarine
    1 oz sugar
    4oz flour
    1 teaspoon ground ginger

    Blend the margarine with the sugar until it is a smooth paste. Add the ginger and flour and blend thoroughly. If it too dry add a teaspoon of water – it should come together in a dough. Roll out on a floured surface and cut out using a cookie cutter. Place on a greased baking sheet in a 200 degree oven for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

  4. LadyT says:

    Here is a recipe for a no bake candy/cookie
    3/4 C. butter (no substitutes)
    3 1/4 to 3 3/4 C. powdered sugar
    1 C. peanut butter creamy
    1 T. milk
    1/2 t. vanilla
    16 oz. semi sweet choc. chips
    1 T. shortening
    Melt butter in small saucepan over low heat. combine melted butter and 2 cups of powdered sugar in medium bowl. Beat until smooth. Add peanut butter,beating till combined. Stir in milk and vanilla. Beat in enough of the remaining powdered sugar to make a firm crumbly-looking mixture.
    Roll mixture into 1 inch balls. arrange on a tray or pan chill in freezer for about 30 min. meanwhile melt choc. chips in shortening in a heavy saucepan over med heat…. cool slightly.
    take peanut butter balls out of freezer and dip 3/4 of each one in the chocolate put on wax paper lined sheet. when all dipped slap them in the freezer until firm and there ya go. They sound harder than they are I usually make a triple batch because everyone loves them and I make cookie baskets also. They travel well too.

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