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 cookie recipes 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!
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.
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.
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 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 preheated oven.
Here are even more cookie recipes you need to try!
- Brownie Cookies
- Brown Sugar Cookies
- Soft Sugar Cookies
- Zucchini Cookies
- Oatmeal Goodies
- Peanut Butter Cookies
What are your favorite simple cookie recipes?