What Are Some Great Recipes for Making Homemade Cookies?

What Are Some Great Recipes for Making Homemade Cookies?

What Are Some Great Recipes for Making Homemade Cookies?

While there are many great cookie recipes, Martha Stewart provides a recipe for peanut butter cookies. Southern Living provides a recipe for almond snowball cookies.

For peanut butter cookies, whisk together 1 1/2 cups flour with 1 teaspoon baking soda and set the bowl aside. Beat 1 1/2 cups peanut butter, 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup brown sugar in a separate bowl until the mixture is smooth, and then add an egg. Add the flour mixture to the liquids gradually, and continue beating to combine them. Place tablespoon-sized balls of dough on a lined baking sheet, and use a fork to create the crisscross pattern. Bake the cookies in an oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 18 to 22 minutes.

Make almond snowballs by toasting 1/2 cup slivered almonds for 6 minutes in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the almonds, and reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Cool the almonds for 20 minutes, and process the nuts in a food processor until they are finely ground. Place 1 cup butter in a bowl, and beat it until it is creamy. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 cup powdered sugar, and then beat the mixture well to create crumbly dough.

Add 2 1/2 cups flour and 1/4 teaspoon of salt and the almonds to a bowl. Add the almond mixture to the butter, and beat to blend. Form 3/4-inch balls, and place them on a baking sheet. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 12 minutes. Once they are cool, roll them in powdered sugar.