Looking for Some Interesting Cookie Recipes

Updated on June 25, 2009
R.D. asks from Brevard, NC
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OK, moms... this is kind of a trivial, Betty Crocker question, but I figured I'd give it a try. My mom and I were talking about cookie recipes and realized that most of the ones we have are basically chocolate chip, oatmeal, peanut butter, or sugar cookies. Does anyone have cookie recipes that are a little more interesting? My mom in particular would prefer a drop cookie or a shaped cookie instead of a bar cookie because she wants something that she can put in her cookie jar (I put bar cookies in the cookie jar all the time, but I guess I shouldn't argue with mom!). Thanks, ladies, for helping with this goofy request!

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answers from Atlanta on

My husband's favorite cookies are Chocolate Crinkles. I don't have the recipe (his mom always makes them). You can probably google the recipe though.

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answers from Atlanta on

Chewy Cheesecake Cookies

1/2 c. butter, softened
1 3oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 c. sugar
1 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. chopped pecans

Cream butter & cheese; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add flour and beat well. Stir in pecans. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Dip bottom of a glass in water and gently press each cookie until 2 inches in diameter. Bake at 375 degrees for 12-13 minutes. Cool 2-3 minutes on cookie sheet before removing to cooling rack. Yields 2&1/2 dozen.

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answers from Atlanta on

Here is a pretty cookie, for your cookie jar. I got this one from my Aunt Jo.

Peanut Blossoms

1 3/4 c flour
1 t soda
1/2 t salt
- Sift together.
- Then cream:
1/2 c shortening
1/2 c peanut butter

- Add: 1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 c white sugar
1 egg
2 T milk
1 t vanilla

Beat well & shape into balls. Roll in sugar. Bake at 375˚, 8 minutes. Remove from oven and press a choco kiss on top. Return to oven and bake 2-5 min.

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answers from Atlanta on

I hear ya, and totally understand. Go to Allrecipes.com and see what they have listed under cookie jar cookies....choc peanut butter chip, white chocolate macadamia. Anyways those are some suggestions.

Good luck.



answers from Spartanburg on

If you like Andes Candies, here's a great recipe...

This recipe makes 10 doz.

3/4 c butter
1 1/2 c brown sugar
2 tbsp water
2 eggs
2 c choc. chips
2 1/2 c flour
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 boxes Andes Candies

In sauce pan over low heat, melt butter, add sugar & water. Add chocolate chips. Stir until partially melted. Remove from heat, stir, then let cool for 5 minutes. Add eggs & dry ingredients, mix with mixer on low until blended. Chill 1 hour (I find it easier to break the batch in half to chill, makes the dough easier to work with).

Make into little balls & bake on ungreased cookie sheet @ 350 for 10-13 minutes. While still hot put Andes Candy mint on each cookie (I break mine in half) let it get soft then swirl mint with toothpick. Cool on baking rack.

These have been a hit every time I make them! Good luck!!


Here's another popular one for ya...

Peanut Butter Blossoms

1/2 c shortning
3/4 c peanut butter
1/3 c granulated sugar
1/3 c brown sugar
1 egg
2 tbs milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
Hershey Kisses

(makes about 4 doz)

Set oven to 375

Beat together shortning and peanut butter. Add both sugars & beat together. Add in milk, egg, vanilla and beat. Stir in flour, baking soda & salt.

Roll dough into 1 inch balls, then roll ball into loose granulated sugar (at Christmas, I mix in green & red sprinkles in the sugar). Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake 8-10 minutes. As soon as they come out of the oven
place Hershey Kiss into center of each cookie.

An an alternative, my husband really likes Candy Cane kisses instead of the milk chocolate. We've experimented with other kisses and they're too soft and melt too much.



answers from Atlanta on

Chocolate no bake cookies are so good and easy to make. They contain chocolate (chips or powder) peanut butter (crunchy or not) and oatmeal. Some have coconut in them if you like that.
There are a lot of different versions. Google chocolate-peanut butter no bake cookies to find a recipe you like.



answers from Atlanta on

We love Monster cookies (I'd just google it so that you can see people's comments to the recipe too-- people do all kinds of little modifications to this recipe)-- it's with peanut butter and oatmeal and m&m's-- it's definitely not your grandma's oatmeal cookie-- so good!



answers from Atlanta on

Try finding Paula Dean on the Food Network web page. Look up secret chocolate cookie recipe from last Holiday Season. I am NOT a baker but these are so easy and I have had tons of people ask me to make them again and again. You can also freeze batches and make them whenever.



answers from Atlanta on

What about those Neiman Marcus cookies? lol I've never made them personally, but just another one I remembered. Snickerdoodles aren't interesting, but still another option. Gingersnaps. You could also make a chocolate cookie and wrap a rolo caramel around it, then put in the oven. Jam thumbprints. I do have an oatmeal cookie recipe that is THE BEST! Does not have brown sugar in it and not like your typical recipe. I get asked for this recipe all the time. If you would like it, just let me know...I know you were not wanting an oatmeal cookie recipe. (I make these huge too...as big as your hand almost. lol)



answers from Macon on

Martha Stewart's Cookie Book rocks! I made the Cigar cookies (provacative name, kid friendly)and they were YUMMO! It is full of great cookies and well worth the purchase - Amazon, used



answers from Atlanta on

I actually just cut one cookie recipe off the cake mix box because it looked so good (and different). I've been seeing a few of them here lately. The one I cut was from the Double Chocolate Fudge cake mix. Next time you're at the store, check out the cake mix boxes and see if you can find any of those.
My mother used to make cookies out of cake mix when I was little. I think she added flour and sugar and made "drop" cookies, but they were the chewiest, best cookies I'd ever had! :) I wish she would have wrote down the recipes as she went. She regrets it now, too!



answers from Atlanta on

R.. This is a GREAT question, and I look forward to seeing your other answers. My easiest delicious cookie recipe is for peanut butter cookies (they are naturally gluten free). These are different because they have NO flour and are utterly delicious and moist for as long as they are around, which isn't long in my house.
350 degree oven
2 cups peanut butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup chocolate chips (optional)
Mix, drop, bake. About 9 minutes.

Enjoy. E.--mom of 2 boys, 5 and 7. (husband and friends all love these cookies, earned tons of money in the church pie auction with them.)

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