Readers’ Cookie Recipes

Oma’s Best Ever Sugar Cookies

Betty W. – Smithville Ontario Canada

2 c. butter or margarine

2 c. sugar

1 tsp. baking soda

3 c. flour

Cream butter and sugar, add baking soda and mix well. Add flour one cup at a time mixing until blended. Drop by teaspoonful onto cookie sheet and bake in preheated 350° oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown on edges. Since oven temps may vary check after 10 minutes.


Basic Cake Mix Cookies

Linda K. – Phoenix, Arizona

 1 regular sized cake mix

1/3 c. of oil or melted butter

2 eggs

Mix the ingredients in a bowl. Stir with spoon or spatula until well blended. Shape into balls, or drop by teaspoons onto cookie sheet. (May spray with cooking spray.) Bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes or until golden.


Use flavored cake mixes for many flavors of cookies

Add chips or candy at the end of mixing

Add coconut, peanut butter, Nutella, etc.

Add flavor extracts – vanilla, lemon, almond, etc.

Press dough into a 9×13 pan for bars. (Baking time is about 20 minutes for bars)


Tea Cakes from Scotland

Penny M. – Amarillo, Texas

2 c. sugar

1 c. shortening

2 eggs

1 c. buttermilk

1 tsp. baking soda

4 c. flour

1 tsp. vanilla flavoring

Preheat oven to 350°. Blend the sugar, shortening and eggs well. In a separate bowl combine the flour and baking soda.  Add the flour, small amounts at a time and the buttermilk, small amounts a time to the sugar mixture.  Do this until batter is well blended and add vanilla flavoring to it. The dough will be thick. Place half of the dough on a rolling board covered in flour.  You may need to work some flour into the dough to make it easier to roll out.  Roll the dough out into about 1/4 of an inch thick.  You can use a biscuit cutter or any shape cookie cutters.  Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.  Place on cooling racks and let cool. You can sprinkle with powdered sugar, sugar and cinnamon, or powdered sugar icing. The icing allows you different colors.


Protein Cookies

Diana M. – Indianapolis, IN

1/2 c. flax seed meal (ground)

1 c. Old Fashioned Oatmeal

1/4 c. semi sweet chocolate chips

1/4 c. Craisins (any flavor)

1/3 c. honey

1 c. creamy peanut butter

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients in large bowl. Works best if mixed by hand. Roll into bite size balls and place on waxed paper. Store in sealed container. Enjoy 2-4 a day for a power boost. Warning: These are high fiber cookies., which you will notice the day after you consume too many at one time. Makes 3 dozen.


Esther’s Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Eleanor Esther T. – Clearwater, Minnesota

3/4 c. brown sugar

3/4 c. white sugar

1 c. butter, or shortening

2 c. flour

1 t. soda in 1 t. water

1 t. vanilla

1 t. salt

2 eggs

1 pkg. chocolate chips

Bake 375° for 10-12 minutes. These are economical because they are just as good with shortening as they are with butter.


Peanut Butter Cookies

Linda B. – Houston, Texas

Judy B. – New Market,TN

1 c. peanut butter

1 c. sugar

1 large egg

Mix together well. Make into small ball about 1inch in diameter. Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Take a fork and smash down. Then take fork and cross press the cookies. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes.


Cowboy Cookies

Linda P.

 1 c. shortening

1 c. sugar

1 c. packed brown sugar

2 eggs

2 c. all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 t. salt

2 c. uncooked oatmeal

1 (6-oz.) pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 tsp. vanilla

Cream shortening and sugars well. Add eggs, beat until fluffy. Stir in dry ingredients. Mix in oats, chocolate, and vanilla. Drop on greased cookie sheet. Beat in a 400° oven for 10 minutes. Makes 6 dozen.

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