Grab your kids, get out all the yummy ingredients and let’s get started making some delicious homemade cookies from scratch, that is…no store bought cookies here…
When it comes to making desserts, I have to admit, I most love baking homemade cookies with my children. After all, this is a family tradition that has been passed down for generations. My fondest memories are of making cookies with my mom and grandma.
These homemade cookie recipes from scratch, are sure to bring back some of your fondest childhood memories or at least start new one with your children.
These oatmeal cookies have nuts and chocolate chips in them, for an extra special yummy twist.
Cream Butter, eggs and sugar together, add vanilla. Mix oatmeal, flour, baking soda, baking powder and combine with the first ingredients. Add candy, nuts and chocolate chips. Refrigerate 30 minutes
Roll into balls approximately 1 inch in size.
Bake at 375 degrees for 6 to 10 minutes
Don’t over cook these cookies and they will be soft and chewy and so good they will melt in your mouth
Basic Sugar Cookie
This is an excellent holiday baking recipe and the perfect cookie recipe for kids to make.
Macadamia Butter Cookies
These cookies are great for bake sales, school parties and after school snacks.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Sift flour, salt and sugar together; work in butter and vanilla. Add 2 cups finely chopped nuts; mix well.
Shape dough into 1/2-inch balls. Roll half of the ball in remaining nuts; place on greased baking sheets.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 35-40 minutes. Roll plain half of cookies in sifted confectioners’ sugar while still warm.
Peanut Butter Cookies
Well, actually they’re peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate walnut, raisin cookies…but that was just too much to say…
Combine sugars, vanilla, eggs, baking soda, butter and peanut butter. Add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet; flatten slightly.
Bake in a 350 degrees oven for 12 minutes.
You’re gonna love these soft peanut butter cookies…but not nearly as much as your kid’s will.
Old Fashioned Tea Cakes
Just like Grandma’s
Sift dry ingredients together.
Beat egg well. Add sugar and shortening and continue beating until creamy.
Add flour mixture alternately with milk. Add vanilla. Add another 1 1/2 c. flour.
Roll out dough thin if crisp cookies preferred a little thicker if soft cookies.
Bake 375 until golden brown.
Still warm from the oven with a chilled glass of milk.. Yummy!!!
Mix oil, melted chocolate and sugar. Beat in eggs 1 at a time; add vanilla.
Stir in salt, flour and baking powder. Mix well.
Chill several hours or overnight.
When ready to bake, roll by teaspoon fulls into balls in confectioner’s sugar.
Put on un-greased cookie sheet and bake 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.
Add a cup of coffee and you are all set.
Cream shortening and sugar; add eggs and molasses, and mix well.
Combine dry ingredients. Add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
Drop dough by teaspoonfuls, 1 1/2 inches apart, onto lightly greased cookie sheet.
Bake 350* for 10-12 minutes.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
These cookies are great for bake sales, school parties and after school snacks. Makes 4 dozen cookies.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Cream together sugar and shortening; add egg and molasses; beat well. Add sifted dry ingredients and mix well. Add vanilla and stir in oatmeal and raisins. Stir in nuts.
Drop by teaspoonfuls on to greased or parchment lined baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Butter Pecan Cookies
These cookies don’t last long at my house.
Soften butter; add sugars and mix well. Add eggs, soda, salt, vanilla and nuts. Mix well. Gradually add flour, mixing thoroughly.
Divide dough into 6 parts. Shape each part in a long roll on wax paper and refrigerate until firm.
Cut into thin slices and bake on cookie sheets lined with wax paper
Bake in 350 degrees oven until light brown. Remove from cookie sheet, but let cookies cool on wax paper.
Each roll makes 2 to 4 dozen cookies. This makes it easy to bake some today and freeze some for another day.
Red Velvet Cookies
Perfect for Valentines Day, Mother’s Day, Christmas, Anniversaries or anytime you just want to tell someone you truly care. Makes 3 doz.
Cream Cheese Filling
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Position rack in the middle of oven
Grease baking sheets or line with parchment paper. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.
Break chocolate squares into small chunks, place in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on High until chocolate melts. Stir the chocolate until smooth; set aside .
In a large bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter, white and brown sugar until smooth. Mix in the red food coloring and chocolate, until well blended. Add half of the sifted dry ingredients, stirring until well mixed. Beat in the sour cream and mix in the remaining dry ingredients. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Drop spoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
Bake one sheet at a time, until they spring back when pressed, about 9 minutes. Cool in the pans for 5 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
For the cream cheese frosting, whip 1/4 cup butter, cream cheese and vanilla until smooth. Slowly blend in the powdered sugar, in small portions, until the frosting reaches the desired consistency.