My Favorite Cookies~Easy & Delicious

These cookies are soft, chewy, dark, delicious, and super easy to make.

Chewy Chocolate Cookie

Blend Together

1 1/4 c. Butter softened

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

2 teas. vanilla

2 c. flour

Add

3/4 c. cocoa (Hershey’s is best)

1 teas, baking soda

1/2 teas. salt

1 c. chopped nuts (optional)

Bake at 350 for 8-9 minutes.  Do not overbake but take them out and let finish baking on cookie sheet out of the oven.  Makes 4 1/2 dozen

Peanut Butter Cookies

Super easy and a favorite of my dear  husband.

1 c. butter (softened)

1 c. peanut butter                  

1 c. sugar

1 c. brown sugar

2 eggs

1 t. vanilla

2 1/2 c. flour

2 t. baking soda

1/2 teas. salt

Bake @ 375 10-12 min. Makes 6-8 dozen

Cake Mix Cookies (Easy & Fun)

Any Cake Mix

2 Tbsp water

2 eggs

1/2 c. oil

1 Tsp. extract (vanilla, orange, almond other)

1/2 c. nuts (optional)

Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired

For chocolate cake mix you can use almond extract

For yellow cake use vanilla or lemon

Oatmeal Cookies

These are my favorite!

3/4 c. butter ( can add apple sauce in place of 1/2 c. butter)

1 c brown sugar

1/2 c. white sugar (sometimes I leave this out…still good)

1 egg                                 

1/4 c. water

1 ts. vanilla

3. c. oatmeal (uncooked)

1 c. flour

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp cinnamon & cloves

Preheat oven 350. Beat together sugars and wet ingredients.  Add dry.  Add raisins, nuts, chocolate chips or coconut if desired.  Makes 5 dozen.  Do not overbake.

Worlds Best Cookies

1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup vegetable oil
1-1/2 cups oatmeal
1 cup Grape Nuts cereal
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup chopped nuts
3-1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, then oil. Add oats, cereal, coconut, and nuts, mixing well. Add dry ingredients and vanilla. Form into balls the size of walnuts and place on greased cookie sheets about 1 inch apart. Bake for 12 minutes or until light brown. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes before removing to wire racks.

MAGIC COOKIE BARS
1/2 cup margarine, melted
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup chocolate chips
1-1/3 cups coconut
1-1/3 cups sweetened condensed milk

Pour margarine into a 9 by 13 inch pan. Add graham cracker crumbs, walnuts, chocolate chips and coconut in layers. Pour milk over the top.
Bake at 350* for 25 minutes until lightly browned.

HERMIT COOKIES
6 tbl. oil
1 cup brown sugar
1-1/2 cups flour
1 egg
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup nuts and raisins

Mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a lightly greased
cookie sheet. Bake at 375* for 12-15 min.

LEMON BUTTER COOKIES
1-2/3 cups flour
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla

Filling:
1 egg, beaten
2/3 cup sugar
2-3 tsp.grated lemon peel
1 tsp. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. salt
3 tbl. lemon juice
1 tbl. butter
Powdered sugar

Combine first 4 ingredients; blend well. Chill dough. Preheat oven to 350. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. With thumb and forefinger, make an imprint in the center of each cookie.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.

In a medium saucepan, combine filling ingredients except powdered sugar. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth and thickened. Cool.
Top each cookie with about 1/4 tsp. filling. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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