8 Easy and Tasty Cookie Recipes!

Soft and chewy or perfect for dipping in a hot beverage, these 8 easiest cookie recipes for seniors will steal the show at tea time.

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Sometimes you just need a cookie, or six. And if you still love baking but no longer want to spend all day in the kitchen, or if you are looking for a simple recipe to do with your grandkids, these easy recipes are for you. Delicious, fun to prepare, but still quite simple to make, cookies are the ultimate crowd pleaser. Whether you are looking for the best version of a classic recipe or you want to try something new and surprise your group of friends on card night, we have what you need.

Sometimes classic, sometimes original and always delicious, these cookies will remind you of your childhood and make the house smell amazing and be delicious dipped in tea. Treat yourself, friends, your kids and grandkids! After all, life is made to be enjoyed and what better what to do so than with a cookie.

8. Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

Ingredients

2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
¾ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg room temperature
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup raisins

Instructions

Toast oats on a baking sheet in a preheated oven at 425° for about 5 min. or until golden. Let cool. Mix all dry ingredients. Using an electric mixer incorporate butter first, then egg, honey, and vanilla. Slowly add dry ingredients. Let sit at room temperature for an hour or more. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook for 12-15 minutes.

7. Molasses Cookies

Ingredients

1 ¾cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup packed brown sugar
½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 large egg, room temperature
⅓ cup molasses

Instructions

Whisk together dry ingredients. Beat wet ingredients and slowly incorporate dry ones. Pat together, wrap in plastic and let chill for about 1 hour until firm.Preheat oven to 350°. Form into balls and bake for 9–12 minutes.

6. Chewy Ginger Cookies

Ingredients

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup  shortening
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 large egg
1/2 cup blackstrap molasses
2 teaspoons finely grated ginger
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger

Instructions

Preheat oven at 350°. Whisk all dry ingredients. Mix all wet ingredients before adding dry ones. Bake for 10–12 minutes.

5. Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients

½ cup peanuts
¼ cup unsalted melted butter
¾ cup all-purpose flour
¾ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1 large egg
¾ cup granulated sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
16-ounce jar natural peanut butter

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°. Combine dry ingredients and wet ingredient separately. Then Add content of first bowl to the second using an electric mixer. Chill dough covered for about 1 hour. Bake for about 12–15 minutes.

4. Honey-Vanilla Shortbreads

Ingredients

2¼ cups all-purpose flour
¾ teaspoon salt
½ cup granulated sugar
2 vanilla beans
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 large egg yolk
¼ cup honey

Instructions

Combine dry ingredients and wet ingredient separately. Slowly incorporate dry ingredients to wet ones. Knead dough, wrap in plastic and chill until firm for about 2 hours. Preheat oven to 350° and cook for 13–18 minutes.

3. Rolled up Jam Cookies

Ingredients

½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
¼ cup sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup raspberry preserves

Instructions

Mix butter, sugar and salt, then egg yolk, honey and vanilla.Once smooth, add flour. Roll out into thin dough. Spread jam equally and roll up dough tightly. Cup cylinder into2 cm thick pieces and bake at 325° for 12-15 min.

2. Chocolate brownie cookies

Ingredients

3 cups powdered sugar
¾ cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 egg whites
1 egg
4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped
3 tablespoons cacao nibs

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk all dry ingredients together then add in all wet ingredients. Bake for 14–16 minutes.

1. Danish salted butter cookies

Ingredients

1 cup chilled salted butter
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 vanilla bean
1 large eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour

Instructions

Combine all dry and wet ingredients together using electric mixer. Wrap dough in plastic and chill for about 2 hours or until firm. Cut into desired shape, brush with beaten egg and top with sanding sugar. Freeze for 15 minutes and bake at 350° for 10–15 minutes.


Inspiration: BonAppetitMag