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Easy Cookie Recipes and Baking Tips for Busy Families

The Cookie Elf

The Cookie Elf is always on the lookout for easy cookie recipes  -- especially for the 95.2% of American households (people like you!) who consume cookies. 

Baking cookies can be simple and inexpensive with just a bit of know-how.

The Elf loves to bake cookies … and gets excited about showing you baking tips and easy cookie recipes, all so that baking cookies is simple and fun for you. 

Like You, The Elf Loves Easy Cookie Recipes

You don’t need any special skills to use the simple cookie recipes here. In fact, each one is Elf-tested and straightforward. They’re great for kids, too.

The Elf gathers up easy cookie recipes and organizes them here in one place for you to use. From ginger bread cookies to drop cookiesbar cookies to sandwich cookiesrolled cookies and even no bake Christmas cookies and healthy Christmas cookies …

As far as the Elf is concerned, the more cookies, the better … if they’re easy-to-make and foolproof.

The Elf Is All About Baking Tips

The Elf walks you through baking cookies how-tos, cookie ingredients, baking gear, baking tips …all kinds of time-saving and money-saving baking tips to use whether you’re making your very first batch of homemade cookies or you’ve got decades of experience in the kitchen.

The Elf's Favorite Holiday Cookie Recipes

The holidays are a favorite time to bake cookies. Why not make holiday cookie recipes that are festive and easy? Check out the Elf’s simple sugar cookies recipes … easy kids Christmas cookies recipes … shortcuts to take with cake mix Christmas cookiesgluten free Christmas cookies … even sugar free Christmas cookie recipes …

The Elf’s cookie recipes are all easy and uncomplicated to make. They have to be -- in order to be part of The Cookie Elf File.

More Simple Ways to Enjoy Baking Cookies

Want to know how to organize a Christmas cookie exchange? Find or make an adorable Christmas cookie ornament? Track down Christmas tree cookie cutters? Choose Christmas cookies gifts? Put together cookie gift baskets? The Elf can help you with that, too.

Find out more about baking cookies, easy cookie recipes, baking tips, and holiday cookie recipes from The Cookie Elf.

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About The Cookie Elf
Why I started The Cookie Elf – to give you easy cookie recipes and tips for baking cookies so that baking homemade cookies is simple and fun.
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The Cookie Elf File: Easy Cookie Recipes and Simple Baking Tips
The Cookie Elf File is the Elf’s free collection of favorite cookie recipes and cookie baking tips.
Cookie Recipe Index: Find Your Favorite Cookie Recipe
Use The Elf’s Cookie Recipe Index to find a favorite cookie recipe or to get ideas for easy cookie recipes to bake.
What Is a Cookie?
A cookie, originally called a “little cake,” is a small, baked, sweet treat. Cookies can be categorized by how they are prepared, by their ingredients, and by when they are used seasonally.
Baking Cookies: How-Tos Make It Easy
Baking cookies is not hard, especially when you understand basics about cookie ingredients, baking techniques, and baking equipment.
Basic Cookie Ingredients in Cookie Dough
Understand the four basic cookie ingredients in cookie dough and additional ingredients that make each cookie recipe unique.
Baking Gear for Baking Cookies: The Essentials
Just a few pieces of baking gear are all you need to measure cookie ingredients, mix cookie dough, bake cookies, and store cookies.
Baking Cookies Tips: The Cookie Elf’s Hints for Baking Homemade Cookies
Top baking cookies tips from The Elf about mixing cookie dough, preparing cookies for the oven, using the oven, and baking times.
Bar Cookies: Easy and Quick to Make
How to make bar cookies: special tips for preparing the baking pan, preparing the dough, baking the bars, and cutting the bars.
Get the Scoop on Making Drop Cookies
How drop cookies are prepared. How to drop dough and special tips to keep drop cookies from spreading too much while baking.
Filled Cookies: What’s On the Inside Counts
Filled cookies are made from cookie dough formed into a pocket or cup, which is loaded with fruits, nuts, chocolate, or other fillings.
Fried Cookies: Put Sizzle Into Your Treats
Fried cookies and how to make them, including tips for preparing the oil and frying the cookies.
Basics for Making Molded Cookies
Molded cookie basics, including tips for making hand-molded cookies and cookies formed in molds.
How to Make No-Bake Cookies
How to make no-bake cookies, with special tips and no-bake Christmas cookie recipes.
How to Make Pressed Cookies
How to make pressed cookies, with special tips, and Christmas cookie recipes.
Chill Out! How to Make Refrigerator Cookies
How to make refrigerator cookies, including baking tips for preparing the dough, chilling the dough, slicing the cookies, and adding a decorative edge to cookies.
How to Make Rolled Cookies
How to make rolled cookies. Special tips about how to roll out cookie dough and use cookie cutters.
How to Make Sandwich Cookies
How to make sandwich cookies. Special tips and recipes for sandwich cookie fillings.
About Brownies: America’s Favorite Chocolate Bar Cookie
Basics about brownies, America’s favorite chocolate bar cookie: their history, flavorings, rise in popularity, and differences with blondies.
Cake Mix Christmas Cookies: Stir Them Up in a Snap
Cake mix Christmas cookies are an easy way to stir up a batch or two (or more) of delicious cookies.
About Chocolate Chip Cookies
The story of how chocolate chip cookies first came to be and how their popularity spread.
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Fun facts about chocolate cookies, chocolate chip cookies, and chocolate brownies from The Elf.
Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies: How They Work, How to Make Them
Gluten-free Christmas cookies are made with ingredients that avoid gluten. Find out what function gluten performs in cookies and how these functions can be replaced by other ingredients.
Jumbo Cookies: Simple Fun for Cookie Baskets, Bake Sales, Picnics
Jumbo Cookies: baking tips that make it easy to bake oversized cookies for your next cookie basket, picnic, bake sale – or simply to eat.
Cookie Trivia: Rice Krispie Treats History
How Rice Krispie Treats were developed and how they became so popular.
Shortbread: A Rich Cookie with a Rich History
Shortbread is a crumbly, sweet cookie originating in Scotland. Its defining ingredient, butter, produces a rich flavor many associate with British tea time.
Time-Saving Tips for Making Halloween Cookie Recipes
Use these time-saving baking tips and Elf-tested Halloween cookie recipes to have fun with your family and make memories.
Italian Cookie Recipes: Crown Jewels in Italian Confections
Italian cookie recipes represent the country’s culinary traditions, from biscotti to pignoli to pizzelles. Cookies play a special role in Italian weddings and holidays.
Valentine Cookies: Perfect Homemade Gifts of Love
Baking Valentine cookies is a perfect way to show love to your family and friends.
Traditional Irish Cookies: Favorites Across the World
Irish cookies, also called biscuits, are known as favorites across the world including Irish shortbread, Irish soda cookies, Irish lace cookies.
What Is a Christmas Cookie Exchange?
The basics that explain what a Christmas Cookie Exchange is and why it’s a fun holiday tradition.
Cookie Gift Baskets: a Fun, Affordable Gift No One Will Return
Cookie gift baskets are a fun and cost-effective way to legitimately practice your baking addiction and to knock out your gift list.
Cookie Holidays: Special Days to Celebrate Cookies All Year Long
Mark your calendar with these special cookie holidays to celebrate baking and eating cookies all year long!
Cookie Trivia: Fun Facts about Eating and Baking Cookies
Fun cookie trivia and cookie facts about eating cookies, baking cookies, cookie cutters, cookie jars, and official cookies.
Cookie Quotes to Inspire You as You Bake and Eat Cookies
Cookie quotes about eating cookies and baking cookies – for fun and inspiration.
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