Who doesn’t love an easy cookie recipe?
In fact… I’ve never met a cookie I didn’t like! I’m not alone here, right?
Can you really resist the warmth of a delicious chocolate chip melting into your mouth, washed down with a cold gulp of milk? I know I can’t!
And while dessert has always ranked as my favorite meal of the day, within that, cookies take the top prize.
If you’re looking for some easy cookie recipes to make at home, I have a few favorites to share with you.
These are tried and true and some of my most popular recipes with both friends and family!
Be it an after-school snack, a potluck dessert or an early test for a cookie exchange, I hope you enjoy these 3 easy and delicious cookie recipes.
Peanut Butter Blossoms That Are Ready In Minutes
People are shocked when they learn these soft and flavorful peanut butter cookies use 3 simple ingredients and are gluten-free!
No flour in this recipe, just sugar, an egg and of course peanut butter.
This is one of my kids’ favorite cookies and is my core recipe for the holidays, always topped off with a kiss… a Hershey’s kiss, of course.
I show you how easy these cookies are to make in my video below.
People are shocked when they learn these soft and flavorful peanut butter cookies use 3 simple ingredients and are gluten free! No flour in this recipe, just sugar, an egg and of course peanut butter.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 egg
- Unwrapped Hershey's Kisses
- Preheat the oven to 350°.
- Put sugar, egg and peanut butter in bowl. Mix until well combined.
- Shape dough into 1-inch small balls. Place the dough balls 2” apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the tops are a very light golden brown. (Check the bottom of the cookies often to prevent burning.)
- Remove cookies from oven.
- Wait 2 minutes then push an unwrapped chocolate kiss in the center of each cookie. Allow to cool thoroughly before storing in a tight container.
For The Brownie And Chocolate Lovers
If you thought the 3 ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe was easy, wait until you try these Brownie Chip Cookies!
If you love the chewy, yet soft texture of a brownie, imagine that in cookie form. And then add more chocolate. Grab a napkin, you’re drooling!
The nice thing about these cookies is that they start with a brownie mix, making them quick and easy to bake.
As you’ll see in the video above, the batter is thick, but the cookie is soft and decadent and delish!
If you love the chewy yet soft texture of a brownie, imagine that in cookie form. And then add more chocolate.
- 1 box store-bought brownie mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350°.
- Grease two cookie sheets.
- Combine the brownie mix, eggs, and oil in a large mixing bowl. Beat the mixture with a spoon for about 50 strokes.
- Stir in the chips Use a small ice cream scoop to drop the cookies onto the baking sheets.
- Bake for about 8–10 minutes. The cookies should be soft to the touch when done.
These No-Bake Cookies Use Pantry Staples
I have such fond memories of these easy no-bake cookies.
They were a favorite of my Grandma Metzger, especially in the hot Indiana summers when her grandkids wanted cookies and she didn’t want to turn on the oven.
Related: Grandma Metzger’s Best Casserole
Simple pantry ingredients like oatmeal, peanut butter and sugar combine to make a delicious drop cookie.
I like to keep them in the refrigerator. They also freeze well for when you want to sneak a little treat because your sweet tooth needs some comfort.
Simple pantry ingredients like oatmeal, peanut butter and sugar combine make a delicious drop cookie.
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 & 1/2 cups of sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2/3 cup peanut butter
- 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
- 3 cups oats
- 1/8 tsp salt
- Line cookie sheets with parchment or silicone mats. Set aside.
- Over medium heat, combine the butter, sugar, milk, and cocoa powder together in a medium saucepan. Whisk until the butter melts, then bring to a simmer. Stop stirring and allow mixture to simmer for a minute or so. Don’t let it boil.
- Remove from heat, then immediately stir in the peanut butter and vanilla extract until completely combined. Stir in the oats and salt.
- Using a spoon or scoop, drop a Tablespoon of dough onto the lined baking sheets.
- Put in the refrigerator for about an hour. These will keep in the refrigerator for about a week. Store in a covered container. These can also be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw before serving.
“C” is for Cookie
I hope these easy cookie recipes come in handy the next time you’re in the mood to bake.
I have several other cookie recipes that have received rave reviews, including my famous best-ever best-ever chocolate chip cookies.
And I can’t even begin to count how many people have told me that once they tried my recipe, it became their family’s favorite cookie recipe too.
If you want to make some decorated cookies with your littles, my sour cream sugar cookie recipe is perfect.
From my cookie kitchen to yours,
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