JP’s Top 5 Favorite Cookie Recipes

By December 7, 2015 Gifts, Holidays No Comments

What’s your favorite cookie? There are so many to choose from it’s impossible to pick just one. From the traditional chocolate chip to the more adventurous cookie-brownie hybrids, we’ve finally decided on our top 5 favorite cookie recipes that you can share with your loved ones.

Classic Chocolate Chip

Ingredients: 1 cup softened butter, 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup packed brown sugar, 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 3 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 2 teaspoons hot water, ½ teaspoon salt, 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Cream together butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs, and stir in vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water, and add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour and chocolate chips. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pan, and bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until edges are nicely browned. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

Classic Peanut Butter

Ingredients: 1 cup unsalted butter, 1 cup crunchy peanut butter, 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup packed brown sugar, 2 eggs, 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt, 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

Cream together butter, peanut butter, white sugar and brown sugar, and beat in eggs. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; stir into butter mixture, and chill in refrigerator for about 1 hour. Make 1 inch dough balls and flatten with a fork, making a crisscross pattern. Bake in preheated oven at 375 degrees for about 10minutes, or until edges are nicely browned. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

Cranberry White-Chocolate

Ingredients: ½ cup softened butter, ½ cup packed brown sugar, ½ cup white sugar, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon brandy, 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, ½ teaspoon baking soda, ¾ cup white chocolate chips, 1 cup dried cranberries.

Cream together butter, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth, and beat in egg and brandy. In another bowl, combine flour and baking soda, and add to butter mixture. Mix in the chocolate chips and cranberries. Drop large spoonfuls onto cookie sheet, and bake in preheated oven at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

Million dollar

1 cup butter, 1 teaspoon cream of tartar, 1 cup vegetable oil, ½ teaspoon salt, 1 cup packed brown sugar, 1 cup white sugar, 3 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1 cup quick cooking oats, 1 egg, 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour, 2 cups crisp rice cereal, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 cup flaked coconut

Mix all ingredients together in order. Roll dough into balls, and place on cookie sheet. Press the balls down with a glass that has been buttered, and dipped in sugar. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Apple Cider Caramel

Ingredients: 1 cup unsalted softened butter, 1 cup white sugar, ½ teaspoon salt, 1 (7.4 oz) box of instant apple cider drink mix, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon baking soda, ½ teaspoon baking powder, 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 (14 oz) bag of individually wrapped caramels

Cream together butter, sugar, salt, and apple cider mix until smooth, beat in eggs and vanilla extract, and mix in baking soda, baking powder and flour. Roll dough into balls, and place a single unwrapped caramel in the center of each ball, covering the candy completely. Place on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper, and bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes, or until edges are nicely browned. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

So, not all of us have time to follow these complicated cookie recipes, but we still want freshly baked, gooey treats. Luckily, Jackson and Perkins offers plenty of gourmet treats that are prepared upon request, so you can send fresh, delicious desserts to all of your loved ones. We also offer pre-made cookie mixes that make awesome gifts for the chefs in your family, and are so easy to make, you’ll be making them all year long!

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About Kaitlin

Kaitlin has been gardening for a couple of years, and has found her green thumb, which she possibly inherited from her grandmother. Fueling her interest in gardening is her passion for cooking and love of all things living. She's a writer for Jackson & Perkins, but in her free time enjoys running with her Cocker Spaniel, baking anything from scratch and reading books on mysterious subjects like psychology and finance.

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