Here, in this six-ingredient recipe, plus glaze, less truly is more. Butter-Mint Shortbread This simple shortbread cookie recipe bakes to a delicate golden brown. With only five ingredients to put together before this cookie is ready to go into the oven, it is one of our favorite easy-bake recipes. Once it comes out of the oven, the final ingredient is sprinkled on. Beneath its light dusting of powdered sugar is a crisp cookie with a fresh surprise.
A dash of mint extract gives these buttery shortbread cookies an extra zing. Serve them with hot mint tea or a tall glass of sweet tea and a slice of fresh lemon. Molasses-Spice Crinkles Southerners sure love molasses. Boil down some sugar cane or sugar beet juice, take out the sugar, and what you've got left over is molasses.
It is thick, brown, and sticky, and, if you are from the South, you know it is delicious. So, put some together with ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, and ground allspice, and you have the beginnings of a pretty incredible cookie. Roll the dough in sparkling sugar before you put it in the oven since you need just the perfect amount of sweetness. First, you'll be enticed by the incredible aroma. Then, the taste of these will amaze you. Molasses may be a mystery when you begin, but once you've baked a batch of these Molasses-Spice Crinkles, you'll love it just as much as Southerners do.
Rosemary Shortbread Cookies Fresh rosemary adds a fragrant quality to these delicate cookies. And because the herb traditionally represents remembrance, a batch of these treats is ideal as a thank-you or birthday gift. Fresh out of the oven these cookies get a light dusting of granulated sugar. This gives the cookies a sweet refrain that works well with the earthiness of the minced fresh rosemary.
This recipe makes about 18 cookies, so you may want to double it. Serve these with a hot cup of your favorite tea or atop a cool scoop of sherbet.
You'll love how these scrumptious double-chocolate cookies are similar in taste and texture to your favorite thick and fudgy brownies. These will smell just like brownies as well, so be prepared when people start to wander into the kitchen to check your oven for delicious treats! Reviewers rave about these cookies. These cookies have a little bit of everything: Strawberry and peach jams make beautiful jewel-colored fillings, but you can also use other Southern favorite jams, such as blackberry, muscadine, or apple.
One reviewer said raspberry was their favorite, so several until you find the one you think tastes best. Since these are rolled in pecans you will get that pecan crunch in every single bite. Cappuccino Blossoms These coffee-flavored cookies have relatively small amounts of granulated and light brown sugar because the coffee liqueur and the dark chocolate kisses add a good bit of sweetness.
There is a little cinnamon in this as well, so don't be surprised by a hint of spice. You'll love the flavors and aromas of some chopped salted, roasted almonds, which brings these cookies a wonderful crunch. Also, you might want to note that this is an egg-free recipe.
If you prefer dry-roasted salted peanuts to the almonds, feel free to substitute them instead. Either way, these Cappuccino Blossoms will be a sweet but bold delight. Oatmeal-Pecan Snack Cookies You would never know it from the great taste of your first bite, but these Oatmeal-Pecan Snack Cookies keep it a little on the light side with some reduced-fat cream cheese and egg substitute. Try these nutritious cookies with a cold glass of milk for breakfast on the go.
This recipe makes a great base for your favorite add-ins: You'll feel like you've taken a trip to Scandinavia yourself from the moment you have a taste of these Swedish Holiday Cookies. A tall glass of milk and a sweet tooth are all you need to enjoy these crisp spice cookies sweetened with dark molasses. If you're wondering what those unique flavors and aromas are, think ground cinnamon and ground cardamom: These also work well with a cookie cutter, so make them into a variety of wonderful shapes.
Spritz Cookies Spritz cookies are holiday classics. To bake truly authentic spritz cookies, you will want to invest in a cookie press.
Then you will be sure to get that oh-so-perfect shape. This beautiful symmetry is actually party of the traditional spritz cookie, and you'll enjoy creating these gorgeous sweets on your baking sheets too. In the oven, these cookies bake to become light, crisp, golden delights. You can even add colored sugar crystals on top for an extra festive flair. Just be careful that the sugar is lightly colored with liquid—too much can make the sugar wet. Cool completely, then enjoy these festive delights. Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies Having tasted these, we can assure you that these really are twice as nice—they are twice as chocolaty too.
Chocolate chip cookies are twice as nice when you use both milk chocolate bars and semisweet chocolate chunks, and these both come together in this deliciously decadent recipe. You also get the delectable chewiness of some uncooked quick-cooking oats. The texture these add in is pure joy.
Pecans add just the right amount of crunch, and keep these cookies both speaking and eating Southern. This cookie is simple to get together, so make a batch and double down on your love for chocolate cookies today. Chai Tea Eggnog Cookies This delicious cookie blends chai tea leaves with a packaged sugar cookie mix to amp up a simple baked standard. The chai gives this cookie a kick while the eggnog topping shows a sweet side.
Readers love how these Chai Tea Eggnog Cookies bring together a great blend of spicy and sweet—so much so that some plan to make it again and again, while some already have! However often this cookie compels you to bake in the kitchen, the outcome is always the same: Cranberry-White Chocolate Cookies Fans of classic cookies will love the accents of sweet-tart cranberries and gooey white chocolate in these treats. They are beloved by readers, leading one reviewer to remark "these will be one of my 'go to' cookies forever!!!
Since the dough itself is straightforward, this cookie already begins with a strong foundation. If you can manage to wait, let these cookies cool completely before eating them. That's the idea, at least, according to the instructions. Follow them for the best results, although your appetite may encourage you otherwise. And so they should, since their name says it all: In this case, a mix of semisweet chocolate morsels and peanut butter morsels is mixed into dough that also includes a cup of crunchy peanut butter—in case there was any chance that this would not be nutty enough.
The granola with almonds is simply an exclamation point on the end of that delicious idea. Once everything is together, and in the oven, the aroma is simply overwhelming. These bake quickly, so they will be ready in a jiffy, and you'll be ready to enjoy them too. Chocolate Chubbies A tablespoon of batter chock full of semisweet chocolate morsels, chopped pecans, chopped walnuts, semisweet chocolate, and unsweetened chocolate is obviously going to be a solid spoonful of goodness. So if the name of this cookie Chocolate Chubbies, it is definitely stating the facts.
These cookies are so laden with chocolate you will almost want to use everything available to pick them up—simply so you can eat some now, and save some for later. How can you go wrong with this much chocolate packed into one recipe? And chances are you already have most of the ingredients on hand. So whip up a recipe of Chocolate Chubbies today, and get your finger on the pulse of these chocolate sensations.
Salted Caramel-Pecan Bars For those who love sweet-and-salty combinations, this is the dessert for you!
A sprinkling of kosher salt perfectly complements the sweet caramel and chocolate. Whole graham crackers make a perfectly formed crust—just overlap the edges a little. Then pour the rich, chocolaty mixture over the top, and in less than fifteen minutes it will emerge from the oven a lightly browned and bubbly delight. That's when the salt goes on, making the sweet-or-salty decision one you won't have to make.
You can, of course, push this further into decadence by melting even more dark chocolate over the top when these come out of the oven then adding the salt. You just have to decide just how rich you want these to be. Chocolate-Peanut Bars The secret to these chocolate-peanut bar cookies is the crushed vanilla wafers. What's not secret about these is how amazing they taste. The vanilla wafers mix with peanut butter to form what you could think of as a combination filling and crust. It's probably better to just think of this as a transportation system for getting the delicious semisweet chocolate from the pan to your mouth.
All these come together in fantastic bite-sized bars that are rich and decadent. This cuts into 48 bars, so everyone can enjoy them. As she shares, "When I spent summers in Florida with my grandma, we would bake almost every day. I love this recipe because it's special enough to serve to guests, but easy enough to make often. It is packed with the great flavors of a package brownie mix. Then, half a bag of chopped chocolate-covered whipped nougat bars get layered on top, covered in melted chocolate, and covered with more chopped chocolate-covered whipped nougat bars.
The sweetened condensed milk is to help with melting the chocolate morsels, in case you were wondering—and to ensure these Triple Fudge Brownies are rich enough. They are, and they are delicious. Rudolph's Christmas Sugar Cookies Get ready to light the way for Santa's sleigh by making these sweet holiday cookies. Start with refrigerated sugar cookie dough to make these adorable reindeer cookies. Kids can help place Rudolph's eyes, mouth, and antlers, made of cinnamon candies, chocolate mini morsels, and pretzel twists. Some readers enjoy these cookies so much that they have become favorites.
In the words of one reviewer, "I have been making these cookies for at least 15 years. White Chocolate Chip-Oatmeal Cookies It is hard to improve on a classic, but these cookies certainly are delicious. You can indulge in these white chocolate chip-oatmeal cookies for a fresh twist on the traditional chocolate chip cookie. Using oats and pecans also gives this cookie a spin on the white chocolate-macadamia nut combo. You will love the little bit of chewiness these cookies get from the oats, while some coarsely chopped, crunchy pecans balance out the white chocolate chips' sweetness.
These cookies certainly are melt-in-your-mouth good. Their five-star rating tells you how beloved these sweet treats are. Bake a batch or two today. Southern Dutch Squares Four-ingredient gems with a flavorful burst of strawberry jam tucked inside, these little treats are the big attraction at the annual Kolache Festival. Yes, you read that correctly, there is an entire festival dedicated to one sweet treat. This Caldwell, Texas, event is more than 20 years old and is hosted by proud descendants of early Czechoslovakian immigrants to Central Texas.
The recipe could not be easier: Folding the edges in makes these simple cookies beautiful as well. They look good, and they taste even better. That is the mark of a great cookie. Jam Kolache Four-ingredient gems with a flavorful burst of strawberry jam tucked inside, these little treats are the big attraction at the annual Kolache Festival.
Gingerbread Squares with Lemon-Cream Cheese Frosting These squares are rich with the flavors of ground cinnamon and ground ginger, and sweet with the tastes of sugar and molasses. Then, lemon-cream cheese frosting dresses them up further. The Lemon-Cream Cheese Frosting includes cream cheese, lemon curd, lemon rind, and powdered sugar, creating a creamy mix of sweet with just a delicate taste of tart. Once these have been frosted, Cut them triangles and serve them with a cup of your favorite tea. These store well, so if you want to make them in advance, you may keep them in the refrigerator up to a week.
That's what goes into these delicious Bayou Brownies. Using a store-bought, boxed yellow cake mix makes the recipe extra convenient for busy cooks who can whip this up in minutes. You'll love the taste and aroma of the pecans as they toast, and the creaminess of the sweet cream cheese frosting that is poured over the top. This cake may or may not be born on the bayou, but have a slice and you will certainly be letting the good times roll.
Go ahead and throw everything in. Well, not quite everything. As the name implies, you throw just about everything but the kitchen sink into these ultra-decadent brownies. That means they are packed full of cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, chopped candy bars, chocolate morsels, white chocolate morsels, and pecan pieces—that's a lot of deliciousness.
Bake these up and you'll find the kitchen sink in there somewhere. To make baking and cleanup easy, line the pan with foil before spooning the batter into the pan. Oatmeal Carmelitas Caramels, chocolate morsels, and pecans are combined for a fast-disappearing treat. This cookie also works well if you line the pan with foil and lift it out whole before slicing. As far as the recipe itself, oats, semisweet chocolate morsels, your choice of nuts, and caramels come together in a rich, sticky, sweet, and chewy combination of tastes, textures, and flavors to make these Oatmeal Carmelitas.
Butter, brown sugar, and half-and-half also help make it rich and sweet. If you are not a fan of nuts, you can leave them out entirely. The recipe will be just as delicious, and cook just as well. Pecan Squares If you like the taste of pecan pie, you will love this easy alternative. A flour, sugar, and butter mixture makes a simple crust. Top that with the pecan mixture, and bake this until it is golden brown and bubbly. Not only will you love the smell of the pecans as they cook, but you will love the special sweetness the honey adds to the brown sugar-based filling.
Let this cool completely before you slice this into single servings. Serve the squares with vanilla ice cream for an over-the-top dessert. Cappuccino-Frosted Brownies Readers give these decadent frosted brownies five stars. You'll know why after just one bite. But since you can't taste them until you make them, we will tell you right now.
Unsweetened chocolate and semisweet chocolate form the chocolate foundation for the brownie mixture.
If this is not decadent enough, it is going to be slathered in Cappuccino Buttercream Frosting once it comes out of the oven and cools. The frosting has instant mocha cappuccino mix, milk, butter, and powdered sugar. If that can't push your sweet senses over the edge, perhaps that last little bit of shaved chocolate sprinkled on top will do the trick. That should be five stars' worth of delicious about now.
Mudslide Brownies You don't even have to be in Mississippi to enjoy these because this great recipe brings these wonderful flavors anywhere. Yummy ingredients from the popular drink—chocolate, espresso, and whipping cream—make a splash in these decadent bars filled with chopped pecans and garnished with chocolate-covered espresso beans. These also do a little tippling: You'll love the distinctive flavors of both. And yes, those chopped chocolate-covered espresso coffee beans push this over the top. Serving this with a cup of coffee is optional.
Death by Caramel Bars Pockets of caramel goo are the highlight of these showy bar cookies. After making the batter— packed with chopped chocolate-coated caramel-peanut nougat bars and uncooked regular oats—this decadent dish gets topped with dulce de leche. This dish takes around an hour to cook, and even longer to cool, but let it cool completely before slicing it into bars. If you would like to create an even more over-the-top dessert, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle it with caramel sauce just before serving. You will find the bars rich and delicious on their own.
Double Chocolate Brownies with Caramel Frosting These indulgent bars are filled with toasted chopped pecans and semisweet chocolate morsels and topped with a warm caramel frosting. What more can you ask out of a brownie? In this case you can ask for even more chocolate, since these have semisweet chocolate squares, as well as squares of unsweetened chocolate.
They also have the toasty, nutty flavor and aroma of toasted pecans. If you would like to make these in advance, or if you have leftovers, you can freeze these in an airtight container for up to a month. Chunky Chocolate Brownies These brownies are literally filled with the delicious tastes of rich, melted chocolate. Some of the chunks from this recipe go in whole, while others are melted down in advance. It's the chocolate chunks that make these brownies fudgy. They're also packed with chopped, toasted hazelnuts or pecans.
Use the minute baking time to make them extra gooey. Let them cool and dust them with powdered sugar. Then, you're ready to bite into these decadent delights. In the words of one online reviewer, "I have finally found a go-to brownie recipe. Key Lime Bars with Macadamia Crust Found in the southernmost tip of Florida, Key limes are small, yellow, and have a tarter flavor than other lime varieties. So you'll want to be sure to use their juice in this recipe to get their distinctive flavor.
These cookie recipes will inspire you to fill it up with tasty takes on chocolate This simple recipe for macaroons would make great gifts for friends and relatives. is the surprised remark I hear when I bake these for the family. These spiced balls are a yummy twist on a traditional favorite. A friend gave me the recipe for these cookies many years ago, and they're as delicious as the.
Macadamias contribute to the perfect crust for this creamy filling. Since the perfect key lime pie is a Southern delicacy, turning this great regional creation into bars is a fantastic approach to making these bite-sized, finger-food delights. Dust them with a garnish of grated lime rind for picture-perfect Key Lime Bars. With their macadamia crust, you will savor every sweet bite.
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars This recipe mixes the richness of chocolate with the creaminess of cream cheese. Put the two together, and you have the perfect filling for cheesecake bars. Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars make enjoying this style of dessert super-easy. Simply slice these in the pan, and then have them ready as single-serving delights. You'll also love the way these look, since they present beautifully and are elegant enough for more formal dinners or for evening weeknight meals. Cheesecake Swirl Squares Eggnog recipes spread creamy holiday cheer, as revealed in these cheesecake brownie bars.
And, sometimes, it can be even better to enjoy these flavors in a bite than in a sip. A buttery crust of vanilla wafers and toasted pecans forms the foundation for the bite-sized beauties, and balances the rich filling that's flavored with a splash of rum flavoring. White chocolate is spooned over the cream cheese filling; spoonsful of a double-chocolate delight are then dolloped on top, and swirled. The result looks incredible, and tastes even better. You will enjoy every bar—probably so much that you will wish you had a whole slice! Cocoa-Almond Biscotti Biscotti are elegantly sliced, intensely crunchy Italian cookies, perfect for dunking into a cup of hot coffee.
They are cooked twice: This recipe enhances their traditional almond foundation with some cocoa and some coffee liqueur. They are crisp, crunchy, and light enough that you can enjoy them for breakfast or dessert.
Our readers like them so much that they are made again and again. As one reviewer remarked, "I've been making these for years. They're always a big hit. Bake a batch and enjoy them too. As simple as it may seem, all I do is follow directions. This works exceptionally well when it comes to making cookies. This cookie recipe—a favorite of our four children—has been in my collection for years. Either way, the chocolate cookies disappear quickly. White baking chips and macadamia nuts are a fantastic duo in these buttery cookies. They are a nice change from the classic chocolate chip ones.
Crazy about chocolate chips? This chewy, oatmeal chocolate chip cookie has plenty, not to mention lots of heart-healthy oatmeal. The history of this whimsically named treat is widely disputed, but the popularity of this classic cinnamon-sugar-coated cookie is undeniable!
Graham cracker crumbs added to chocolate chip cookie dough bring out the flavor of the fireside favorite. You can add many different flavors to butter cookies to make them your own. Try an alternate type of citrus zest, or add an alternate liquid to change things up. These buttery little rounds add beautiful color to a platter of treats.
Fill the thumbprint in the center with any fruit preserves you like. Sign-up for recipes to your inbox Recipes from real home cooks, tested in our kitchens and delivered right to your inbox! I used to bake them in large batches when our four sons still lived at home. Now I whip them up for the grandchildren! I usually make these bite-size cookies at Christmastime, when oranges in Florida are plentiful. Every time I sniff their wonderful aroma, I remember my grandmother, who shared the recipe.
These spiced balls are a yummy twist on a traditional favorite. This might just be the ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipe besides our refrigerated dough, of course. Just freeze individual scoops, and your cookies can go straight from freezer to oven. Just add about five minutes to bake time for frozen dough.
Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies. Prep 55 min Total 55 min Ingredients 9 Servings By Pillsbury Kitchens April 21, In large bowl with electric mixer, beat granulated sugar, brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and eggs until well blended. Beat in flour, baking soda and salt.