Connecting moms in Polk County, Fla.
I love Southern Living Magazine in print and online. While clicking around there I found a link for seventy, yes, 70! recipes for various types of cookies. If you can't find something to float your fancy there, then you're just not trying hard enough. ;)
I love making cookies as gifts, how about you?
If you're in the gifting spirit and good with the mixing but want to skip the baking consider a cookie in a jar. I found a link with several recipes and ideas that you may find inspiring.
I hope you'll be inspired to post your favorite cookie recipes to share in this thread. :)
Thanks Shawn for the link. Will go to check it out. Making goodies this weekend to start shipping out to family. Here's a quick and easy Peanut Butter Cookie recipe that I use every year. Sometimes I'll add a Hershey's Kiss in the center or chocolate chips into the batter. I also put the mix back to the fridge, use my cookie scoop to take out and roll in regular or colored sugar.
Easy Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
1 cup brown sugar or regular sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
chocolate chips or kisses optional
Preheat oven 350 degrees. Mix peanut butter, sugar, egg and extract (stir in chips at this point). Drop by teaspoonful 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes till golden brown, remove, let cool a couple minutes then transfer to cooling rack. If you add kisses, put them in the center just as they come out of the oven. Makes about 2 dozen.
I had to miss work today to stay home with a sick kiddo so I am about to start baking some cookies for the holidays. The sugar dough is made and is chilling in the fridge before I start to roll it out. I am also planning on making brownie cookies with caramel and chocolate kiss centers, chocolate chip cookies, and peanut butter cookies. My husband requested gingerbread men but I don't have the ingredients for them and am not about to drag the sick little one out to the grocery store ;)
I will have to check out the link Southern Living's 70 cookies recipe. I don't usually make bar cookies but would be interested in trying some if they don't look too complicated.