Simple Cookie Recipes to Make Any Time of Year

These Simple Cookie Recipes are perfect for those times when you need a little something sweet in a pinch. These recipes are easy, delicious and include some allergen-friendly recipes so you can share them with everyone.

These Simple Cookie Recipes are perfect for those times when we need a little something sweet in a pinch. These recipes are easy, delicious and include some allergen-friendly recipes so you can share with everyone. #simplecookies #cookierecipes #glutenfree #nutfree #eggfree #allergenfriendly

Simple Cookie Recipes

It’s that time of year when making cookies is a must! Not only do we need to make cookies but we also feel the need to make all different kinds and have big varieties! For the sake of simpleness, I like to keep it down to just a few kinds, but when I decide I want to add a couple more I’ve got a few go-to simple cookie recipes on standby.

These are easy ones that you can make up in your spare time, whatever that is! Enjoy these few simple cookies that I’m sharing today and make sure to scroll down all the way to the bottom of the post to find even more awesome cookie recipes to make!

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Simple Cookie Recipes

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies are super simple and are no-bake so they take very little time! My version has no peanut butter since we are a nut-free home.

What You Need:

  • 1 stick Butter (1/2 cup)
  • 1 1/4 cup Sugar (we use Turbinado, you can use can use regular sugar)
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 3 cups Old Fashioned Oats
  • 3 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

On the stove top, mix the butter, milk, and sugar together. Stir occasionally until the mixture is melted together and starts to boil. Boil for one minute and remove from heat.

In a separate bowl, mix together the cocoa powder and the oats until the oats are coated. Add in the sugar mixture from the stove. Stir well until all ingredients are combined. Let the mixture sit on the counter for about 30 minutes so the oats can soak everything up. Layer out a piece of wax paper and scoop tablespoons full of the mixture onto it. Let the cookies *dry* for a few hours on the wax paper before you store them in the fridge.

Print this Simple No Bake Cookie Recipe to add to your Recipe Binder below:

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 stick Butter 1/2 cup
  • 1 1/4 cup Sugar we use Turbinado, you can use can use regular sugar
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 3 cups Old Fashioned Oats
  • 3 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

Instructions

  1. On the stove top, mix the butter, milk, and sugar together. Stir occasionally until the mixture is melted together and starts to boil. Boil for one minute and remove from heat.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the cocoa powder and the oats until the oats are coated. Add in the sugar mixture from the stove.
  3. Stir well until all ingredients are combined. Let the mixture sit on the counter for about 30 minutes so the oats can soak everything up.
  4. Layer out a piece of wax paper and scoop tablespoons full of the mixture onto it.
  5. Let the cookies *dry* for a few hours on the wax paper before you store them in the fridge.

–If you like no-bake goodies, you need to try The Best Fudge Recipe Ever!

Simple Cookie Recipes

Banana Oat Cookies

These I make for my dairy-free, wheat-free son. He loves them! (And so does my hubby!)

What You Need:

  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 Banana (mashed)
  • 1 3/4 cup Flour  (I used gluten free flour)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats

In a bowl, mix together all ingredients. Drop by tablespoon full onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes (longer if gluten free). Don’t bake too long or they will get hard. You may want to *mash* down the cookies first before baking.

Print this Simple Allergen Friendly Cookie Recipe to add to your Recipe Binder below:

Banana Oat Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 Banana mashed
  • 1 3/4 cup Flour   I used gluten free flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon optional
  • 1 1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix together all ingredients.
  2. Drop by tablespoon full onto a greased cookie sheet. You may want to *mash* down the cookies first before baking.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes (longer if gluten free). Don't bake too long or they will get hard.

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Simple Cookie Recipes

Simple Peanut Butter Cookies

If you aren’t a nut-free home, these are some great simple cookies to make. So easy and just need a few things.

  • 1 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add all ingredients to a medium-sized bowl, and beat until fully incorporated. Roll into tablespoon-sized balls and lay on a cookie sheet. Slightly flatten each cookie using the prongs of a fork. Bake for 10 minutes in a preheated oven.

Wondering how to make cookies without eggs? You can use a flax egg in this recipe, however, your cookies may turn out slightly different than mine did. To make, add 2.5 tablespoons of water to 1 tablespoon of ground flax meal. Mix together well and let sit for 5 minutes.

Print this Simple Cookie Recipe to add to your Recipe Binder below:

Simple Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add all ingredients to a medium-sized bowl, and beat until fully incorporated.
  3. Roll into tablespoon-sized balls and lay on a cookie sheet. Slightly flatten each cookie using the prongs of a fork.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes in a preheated oven.

Here are even more cookie recipes you need to try!

Frugal Gluten Free
Looking for more simple gluten-free baking recipes that won’t break the bank?
You have to check out my ebook, Frugal Gluten Free!

What are your favorite simple cookie recipes?

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These Simple Cookie Recipes were originally published on Little House Living in December 2013. They have been updated as of December 2019.

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3 Comments

  1. Hello Merissa,
    Thank you so much for the cookie recipes. Here in Australia we call them biscuits and what you call biscuits we call scones. Funny how we mix up English words. Anyway I’m thrilled with the way these cookies (biscuits) are so easy to bake, especially the no bake ones. We hear on the news that you are experiencing very cold and bleak weather over in America. I wish I could send you some of our sunshine.
    Blessings Gail

  2. Merissa,
    These were great! I am trying to make healthier treats for my young ones. It seemed that they were a little too salty, though. Is is supposed to be 1/2 tsp. salt instead of 1 tsp.? I also added raisons in my second round of dough, and it made them a little sweeter. Thanks for all of the great recipes!