Homemade Fresh-From-The-Oven Cookie Recipes

Lemon Bar Cookies

These lemony bars cookies will melt in your mouth! They make a beautiful addition to any meal! Wrap a few of these wonderful lemon bars up and give as a gift!

Lemon Bar Cookies
Lemon Bar Cookies | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour 5 min
Yields: 20 bars

Ingredients Crust

  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • ½ cup confectioners sugar

Instructions for Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine butter, flour, and ½ cup confectioners sugar.
  3. Mix thoroughly and press into un-greased 13-inch x 9-inch pan
  4. Bake 20 minutes; take out of oven, set aside.

Ingredients Filling

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups sugar
  • dash salt
  • 5 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • confectioners sugar

Instructions for Filling

  1. Mix the eggs, sugar lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and flour.
  2. Pour over crust layer, continue baking 25 minutes.
  3. After removing from oven, sift powdered sugar over the top.
  4. Cool and cut into bars or squares.

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

You must try these amazing flourless cookies. The first time I ate them, I could not believe they did not have flour as one of their ingredients. If I had not eaten one first, I probably would not have every made them.

They are quick and easy, with only four ingredients. Hope you enjoy them as much as my bunch!

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies | Source


  • 1 cup peanut butter, creamy or crunchy
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit .
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; mix well.
  3. Roll into small balls, about 1-inch.
  4. Place ball on ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Using a fork pressed down each cookie making a criss cross pattern.
  6. Bake cookies at 350 degree for 7-9 minutes. Watch all ovens cook different, should be brown on edges and slightly puffed in middle.

Makes 2 dozen cookies.

Take these cookies to another level with these extra ingredients!

  • Chocolate chips
  • M & Ms
  • Nuts-pecans, peanuts, macadamia, walnuts or cashew

Nutty Shortbread Cookies

One of my husband's favorite things to eat is shortbread cookies. There are so many ways to make shortbread from simple, chocolate, chocolate chip, rosemary,

nutty to about whatever you can imagine!

You can cut in squares, round or any shape you like. The secret to these shortbread cookies is using real butter.

Nutty Shortbread Cookies
Nutty Shortbread Cookies | Source


  • ½ cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 cup butter (real butter only)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup nuts, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Sift confectioniers sugar.
  3. Beat butter until fluffy.
  4. Gradually add sifted confectioners sugar.
  5. Beat until light and creamy
  6. Add vanilla extract; mix.
  7. Combine flour, salt and baking powder.
  8. Add to butter-sugar mixture.
  9. Blend thoroughly and add nuts.
  10. Chill dough for 30 minutes.
  11. Roll dough out to ¼-inch thickness on lightly floured board.
  12. Cut into squares or rounds, prick dough all over with a fork.
  13. Cover a cookie sheet with foil and places squares or rounds on it.
  14. Bake for 20 minutes.

Now you can eat one, when is cool enough!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Kisses Cookies

What could be better than peanut butter and chocolate kisses! The kids will love them. These eye-appealing cookies would be great for a food gift, parties, bake sales or just for the family.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Kisses Cookies
Peanut Butter Chocolate Kisses Cookies | Source


  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 48 Hershey's Chocolate Kisses


  1. Cream the peanut butter, sugar, butter, and brown sugar. Add the egg and vanilla extract.
  2. Sift flour, baking soda, and the salt, combine with creamed mixture.
  3. Shape into balls and dip in the white sugar.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 minutes, do not over-bake.
  5. While cookies are hot, place a chocolate kiss on each cookie. Remove to a baking rack to cool.
  6. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Oatmeal Macaroon Cookies

These oatmeal cookies are deliciously coated in a cinnamon-sugar mixture before baking. I have given them for gifts at Christmas many times.

Oatmeal Macaroon Cookies
Oatmeal Macaroon Cookies | Source


  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups 3 minute oatmeal
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup granulated white sugar, for dipping


  1. Melt the butter in saucepan or microwave.
  2. Mix the brown and granulated white sugar with the melted butter in large mixing bowl.
  3. Stir in the flour, oatmeal, baking soda, baking powder, salt, vanilla extract, beaten eggs, coconut, pecans and cinnamon.
  4. Put in the refrigerator and chill well, this makes it easier to work with dough.
  5. Roll in small balls, then dip in ½ cup granulated white sugar.
  6. Place on cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 350 degree Fahrenheit for 8 to 10 minutes.
  8. Store in air tight container.


  • You may double or triple recipe for the amount of cookies you like.
  • Do not over cook.

Brown Sugar Cut-Out Cookies

You cannot eat only one of these moist and scrumptious cookies with brown sugar and almond flavoring! Do I have your mouth-watering yet!

I like to make this recipe for my cut out Christmas cookies. The kids love decorating them with cream cheese or butter cream frosting.

Brown Sugar Cut-Out Cookies
Brown Sugar Cut-Out Cookies | Source


  • 2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup butter


  1. In a large mixing bowl cream together brown sugar and butter.
  2. Add vanilla extract, almond extract and eggs. Mix well.
  3. Mix flour, baking power and salt; add to creamed mixture, combining well.
  4. On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick.
  5. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters.
  6. TPlace cookies 2 inches apart on un-greased cookie sheets.
  7. Bake at 350 degree F for 9-12 minutes, do not over bake.

Cream Cheese Frosting


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Beat cream cheese, almond and vanilla with an electric mixer until creamy and smooth.
  2. Add powdered sugar gradually, mix well until reaches desired consistency.
  3. You will use between 3 and 3-1/2 cups of powdered sugar.
  4. Frost cooled cookies.
  5. Refrigerate or freeze.


  • You may use a butter cream frosting with some almond extract
  • These cookies make a great gift any time of the year.
  • Cookies freeze well.
  • Refrigerate cookies with cream cheese frosting.

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Let's Talk Cookies! 4 comments

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Lorelei Cohen 4 weeks ago from Canada

OMG your lemon bars look unbelievably heavenly. Definitely saving this one for future use. Pinning to my Pinterest boards so I'll be sure to find it later. Thank you so much for sharing. Yummy.

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Margie Lynn 4 weeks ago from Beautiful Texas Hill Country Author

Lorelei they are very good, I love lemon! Thanks for stopping by!

Carolyn Gathright 2 weeks ago

Great lemon bars! Thank you!

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Margie Lynn 9 days ago from Beautiful Texas Hill Country Author

Carolyn you are very welcome!

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