Cookie Recipes
From Scratch

Cookie Recipes From Scratch include No Bake Cookie, Spry Christmas Cookie, a sugar cookie, and a Chocolate Brownies Recipe.

Also included are baking tips for packing and shipping.

Do you love to find good cookie recipes to bake from scratch? You are at the right place.

I have selected the best for you.

At eight years old, I baked my first cookies using Mama's old Spry Shortening cookbook.

After all these years, I can remember vividly, the wonderful experience of how delicious and tender they were.

Grocery shelves are filled with cookies.

Some are delicious... all are convenient.

But, you can't buy in a box the fine flavor and pleasure of making these from scratch.

Nor the nostalgic memories of eating a hot chewy or crunchy cookie, fresh from the oven.

Some of these are quick and easy to make. Others take more time. All are super delicious... well worth your time and effort.

Baby Ruth Cookies

An Old Fashioned Cookie Recipe made by adding chopped Baby Ruth Candy Bars made of caramel, chocolate, and roasted peanuts to the batter.

Included is a fascinating story on the origin and naming of the Baby Ruth Candy Bar.


These Brownies are made with self-rising flour, chocolate and nuts that give them a small cake like quality.

They are topped with a yummy Fudge Frosting that makes them a moist, scrumptious cookie.

Fig Newton Recipe
This cookie recipe makes an amazingly delicious cookie with a Fig Filling.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

All time favorite of young and old, made with less sugar.

Delicious! Easy to make.

Continental Cookie

Our best! Made with cardamom and coriander spices, filled with current jelly and topped with slivered almonds.

A family Christmas tradition in many homes including mine!

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Includes a recipe for the Best Peanut Butter Cookies recipe that is flavored with honey and Homemade Peanut Butter

(Instructions included).

Fig Newton Recipe
This cookie recipe makes an amazingly delicious cookie with a Fig Filling.


These delicate, delicious cookies are made from a sponge cake batter then sprinkled with powdered sugar and nuts, if you prefer.

No Bake Cookie Recipe

Blue Ribbon winner in the 1970's. Peanut butter, coconut, and graham crackers rolled into balls and dipped in chocolate or butterscotch coating.

Includes a yummy, flat No Bake Oatmeal Cookie Recipe made with oatmeal, cocoa, peanut butter and pecans.

Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies Recipe

Old Fashioned Cookie with luscious, creamy coconut flavored filling.

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookie

Makes great snacks for children because of nutrients in oatmeal and raisins.

Snickerdoodles And Sand Tarts   
Snickerdoodles Cookies and Sand Tarts Cookies are both great Old Fashioned Cookies that are unique and delicious. 


Also known as "Mexican Wedding Cookies", these are delicate round, white balls rolled in powdered sugar and often served at Mexican weddings and at Christmas time.

Spry Christmas Cookie

Quick and easy to make.

Just mix ingredients, roll in sugar, and bake.

Vanilla Wafer Cookies

Recipe makes 7 1/2 dozen crisp, buttery cookies that cost less and are  more delicious than store bought.

Whoopie Pies

Soft, chocolate cake like with a yummy marshmallow filling.Suitable for lunch boxes or picnics.

Baking Tips For
Cookie Recipes From Scratch

If the recipe lists butter as the fat ingredient it is important not to substitute margarine or other vegetable shortening unless noted or for health reasons.

You will not attain the buttery taste intended.

The texture could also become altered.

It is also important to follow the mixing instructions precisely.

Creaming butter or other fat listed with sugar until light and fluffy starts the sugar dissolving and incorporates air into the batter producing a lighter and more delicate cookie.

Packing And Shipping Tips

Choosing the type of cookie to ship is detrimental to their arrival condition. So is the correct packaging.

Cookies that are thin and or fragile before shipping will almost certainly arrive crumbled.

So will loosely packaged ones.

Sturdy boxes with lots of packing fillers is vital.

The fastest shipping medium available for quick delivery should be used.

First class or priority mail in sturdy boxes provided by the USPS is an excellent choice.

A safe way to pack is to place a few in a zip lock soft fitting plastic bag, seal it and place several bags close together in an inner box.

Place the inner box in a strong sturdy outer box with lots of packing filler surrounding it.

Secure the outer box with strong acceptable shipping tape.

Ship for overnight delivery, if possible.

Don't forget to ship early around the Holidays to our servicemen and servicewomen.

History Of Cookies

Cookie Recipes came to America from Europeans when they started to colonize after Christopher Columbus discovered America.

Americas first book published in America was a 47 page cook book named American Cookery, created 1796 by an orphan named Amelia Simmons.

That cook book contained a recipe for cookies.

Those cookies were cooked on a hot stone because cook stoves were not invented at that time.

It is amazing that so many of those good, Old Fashioned Recipes, created so long ago are still here. 


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