Wednesday, October 26, 2011

USAB Virtual Cookie Exchange 2011!

Welcome to our First Ever Virtual Cookie Exchange!

Since we are all busy moms, and we live all over the globe and can't visit each other's kitchens. . . . Let's do the next best thing and share our favorite cookie recipes right here!

Please post your favorite cookie recipe in the comments section of this post.  Then, return after the party to browse through the yummy recipes all collected in one spot.  Feel free to print the entire collection, or copy and paste the ones you want to try.


  1. Grandma Bennett’s Snickerdoodles

    1 cup shortening (part butter)
    1½ cups sugar
    2 eggs
    2¾ cups flour
    2 teaspoons cream of tartar
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    ¼ teaspoon salt

    Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix shortening, sugar, and eggs thoroughly. Measure the flour by the dipping method or by sifting. Stir together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Blend in with the shortening mixture.

    Form into 1-inch balls and roll in this mixture:
    2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon

    Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheet for a minute or two before moving to a cookie cooling rack. Makes 4 to 6 dozen wonderful cookies!

  2. Monster Cookies
    12 eggs 8 teaspoons baking soda
    2 pounds brown sugar 1 pound margarine
    4 cups sugar 3 pounds peanut butter
    3 teaspoons vanilla 18 cups minute oatmeal
    3 teaspoons white corn syrup 16–ounce package M&Ms
    16-ounce package chocolate chips

    Mix all the ingredients in the order given (mixing margarine with eggs and sugar first).
    Drop spoonfuls of dough onto a cookie sheet and bake at
    350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes (or more, depending on the size of your cookies).

    If this sounds like too much to deal with all at one time, this recipe can be halved.

  3. Granny’s Cake Molasses Cookies
    ¾ cup melted shortening 2 cups flour
    ½ cup brown sugar ½ teaspoon cloves
    ½ cup white sugar ½ teaspoon ginger
    ¼ cup molasses 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 egg ½ teaspoon salt
    2 teaspoons baking soda
    Cream together shortening, sugar and molasses; add egg.
    Mix dry ingredients in separate bowl, and sift; add to creamed mixture. Chill until dough is firm. Form into 1” balls and roll in granulated sugar. Place on greased sheet 2” apart.
    Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes.

  4. Almond Bark Drops-
    2 lbs. white chocolate, 2 c. crunchy peanut butter, 2 c. Rice Krispies, 2 c. dry roasted peanuts, 2 c. colored small marshmallows, 1 tsp. almond flavoring

    Melt chocolate, add all other ingredients and mix well. Spoon onto wax paper and let harden.
    Makes several dozen.
    Best of all - no baking!

  5. Candy Cane Cookies
    ½ cup butter, softened
    ½ cup shortening
    1 cup confectioners sugar
    1 egg
    1½ teaspoons pure almond extract
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    2½ cups flour
    1 teaspoon salt
    Red food coloring
    Red sugar or confectioners sugar to sprinkle on baked cookies
    In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and shortening with an electric mixer. Add confectioners sugar and blend. Add egg, almond extract, and vanilla and mix until well blended. Measure the flour in a separate bowl and mix in salt. Slowly mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients, scraping down the bowl as needed.
    Divide the dough in half in 2 bowls. Add a few drops of red food coloring to one half of the dough. Mix in the food coloring until well blended and the color you desire. Cover both bowls with plastic wrap and allow the dough to chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.


    1 cup peanut butter
    1 cup brown sugar
    1 large egg
    1 tsp baking soda

    Mix all ingredients. Drop into small balls. Cook at 350 for about 10 mins. They're amazing!

  7. - Christmas in July Cookies (cause you'll want em all year)

  8. Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites
    (okay, technically not cookies but these have been a Christmas tradition in my family for longer than I can remember!)

    1/2 cup butter, melted
    1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
    2 cups peanut butter
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

    Mix together butter, sugars, peanut butter and vanilla. Press into a 9 x 13 inch pan. Melt chocolate chips and spread over the top. Cool. Cut into squares when cooled but chocolate is not set. Just makes it easier to cut. Keep chilled until serving. Enjoy! :-)

  9. This isn't my mommas recipe beause well I just packed all my recipes and cook books but this one is similar.

    Peanut butter chip chocolate cookies

    1 cup butter
    1 1/2 cups white sugar
    2 eggs
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    3/4 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 cups peanut butter chips


    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
    In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt, stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, fold in the peanut butter chips. Drop cookies by heaping teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
    Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until set. Cool on wire racks.

  10. Vanishing Rolo Cookie

    2 1/2 c flour
    3/4 c cocoa
    1 t baking soda
    1 c sugar
    1 c brown sugar
    1 c butter softened
    2 t vanilla
    2 eggs
    75 Rolo candies

    Step 1: Beat sugars and butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat well. Add flour, cocoa, and baking soda. Blend well.

    Step 2: Chill the dough in the refrigerator for one hour.

    Step 3: Shape roughly 1 T of dough into the palm of your hand and form a ball. Press Rolo into the ball and cover it completely.

    Step 4: Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet and chill for one hour.

    Step 5: Bake 9-12 minutes at 375 degrees.

  11. Cake Mix Cookies

    1 box Butter Recipe Duncan Hines cake mix
    2 eggs
    1/2 cup oil (we use melted coconut oil)
    1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

    Mix ingredients together and drop by teaspoonfuls onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Cake mix flavors and chip flavors may be varied.

    These are very easy to make and very delicious! Enjoy!!!

  12. I love Swedish Honey cookies for a cookie swap. Easy to make in batches in a great assembly line:

    Find the recipe here:



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